Looking back at our Spring and Summer Bucket List


Way back on the 25th March, I did a blog post about our Spring and Summer bucket list. I promised I would report back on how we did.  Looking through the list, there is alot of things which we didn’t get round to crossing off. Maybe I was a little too optimistic on some things, but hey the uncrossed things can always be carried over onto the Autumn and Winter list ! We certainly had a fantastic Summer, squeezing in 3 holidays in 3 weeks. Crazy but fun times for us all.

So here is my bucket list for Spring and Summer. Its mainly centered around the North West where we live, but we will be venturing down south too. So with a cup of coffee in hand, rain pouring down outside, lets look forward to Spring and Summer !

Places we want to visit

Thorpe Park – We did make it down south to visit Thorpe Park but thanks to a stomach bug we never made it



We have Merlin cards so we aim to travel down south for several nights and stay in a Premier Inn so we can do the above attractions

Blackpool Pleasure Beach (we visited in October and we loved it)

Blackpool Tower – Sea Life Centre – Madame Tussauds – Dungeon (all Merlin card attractions)

Legoland Discovery Center and Sea Life Manchester (again Merlin cards)

Alton Towers (yep you guessed it with Merlin cards)

Hire a beach hut for the day at Lytham St Annes

Monkey Forest at Trentham Gardens in Stoke

Chester Zoo

Knowsley Safari Park

Jodrell Bank

Make more use of Delamere Forest for walks and picnics

Go to an outdoor concert (am thinking posh picnic with champers sat on a rug in the glorious sunshine)

Go to the beach more often

Visit local National Trust properties – Tatton Park – Quarry Bank Mill – Dunham Massey

Things to do around the house

Tidy the garden

Paint the playroom

Get new storage units for the playroom from Ikea

Get sofa bed for the playroom from Ikea

I am sure will think of more things to do around the house which will please Mr Williams no end !!!!!

Whilst we didn’t do any work on the playroom, we did redecorate our living and dining room. This wasn’t even in our plans, but thanks to a nice bonus from Mr Williams work, we decided to do it. I love our new living room and was glad to see the back of the terracotta walls and dado rail !


So there is plenty to carry forward for the next bucket list as we enter Autumn, and many days of fun and laughter with the kids.


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