Summer School Holiday Planning | Summer2020

With only two weeks left of school whatever that looks like for you at the moment it’s time to think about our summer school Holiday. Time to dust off the note pad and write out a summer bucket list. It’s time to do some Summer School Holiday Planning!

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Summer School Holiday Planning

I’ve said before I love a bucket list. A little bit of a plan for the holiday period. It’ s the best way to make the most of our holidays and not have to think of things to do or places to go on the spare of the moment.

This year summer may look a little bit different with social distancing in place and the threat of local lockdowns looming. However I’m not going to let that stop us making memories and having a summer of mini adventures.

Summer 2020 Bucket List

So what is on our Bucket list for summer 2020? Or Summer no 9 In our 18 summers countdown!

Summer Bucket List Infographic

BBQing is a given over the summer weeks isn’t it? Those nights spent in the garden while the kids play and the adults chat with a wine or two. I’m hoping that we will be able to have friends over a few times also.

I would love nothing more than to spend the whole summer exploring new places. Taking a road trip in a motorhome like we did last summer. I do have a couple of road trips in mind even if they are only short ones here and there.

Heading to the seaside has to be one of my favourite road trips to take whether thats to stay overnight somewhere or just to head out for a day beach life adventure are some of my best memories from previous summers.

We have for the past few months been spending Saturday nights having movie night. Setting up our big screen and projector in our front room or sometimes even out in the garden. as a family we all look forward to movie nights though I think the kids look forward to the snacks more than the actual film watching.

A global pandemic calls for creating new hobbies. Our new family hobby involved a bit of an impulse buy from amazon (The lockdown place of wonder) Yup we are the family that bought a canoe! Though I have to say ever since myself and SpencersARC Daddy went on a coffee and kayak trip on the broads in 2018 I’ve thought it would be a great hobby I could do. Little did I know that the big kids would love it too. So one thing I’m sure we will be doing over the summer is getting out onto the water and canoeing.

One hobby we have had for some years is Geocaching. We love it and this year especially during those weeks in lockdown where we were allowed out for exercise we have really got back into it. The kids love grabbing a map and searching in trees and bushes for those little pots of treasure.

When I was a teenager one year (for about 2 weeks) I had a job strawberry picking for a local farm. As an adult though I have never been to a pick your own. The kids have requested they want to go strawberry picking even though grandma has a patch that we pick from I think they fancy seeing how many strawberries they can eat when there is a whole field full of them!

There are so many little pleasures in life and seeing the sunrise over the sea has to be one of my favourite things. Living so far away from the seaside and not getting up very early its not really an option right now. Though watching the sunrise and the sunset over a nice landscape and not just from our garden has made it to our summer bucket list. now if someone can just point me somewhere fantastic within the east midlands to do so I would be eternally grateful!

The last thing on our Summer bucket list is toasting marshmallows. We often light a fire on a sunny evening and get out the bag of giant marshmallows to toast. The kids love it and thanks to their love of watching vlogs they have now discovered s’mores too! (Alexa add s’mores kit to the shopping list)

I hope our simple Summer bucket list has filled you with some more inspiration. Hopefully to fill your summer with memories and adventure.

It has been a strange year so far hasn’t it. But better days are coming. Days without fighting with “Home schooling” days where hopefully if we are all careful we can explore what the world has on offer once again.

Here is to happy summer adventures!

Nina x

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22 Comments

  1. 8th July 2020 / 12:56

    A Canoe sounds like so much fun! We love bodyboarding, and lots of watersports, but am not sure how we’d get a canoe to our local beach/lake!

    • Nina
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      8th July 2020 / 18:05

      Ours is an inflatable. Otherwise we would struggle to get it to the canal too. Its honestly the best thing i’ve done in ages!

  2. 8th July 2020 / 13:21

    Some lovely ideas! I’ve still never tried Geocaching… maybe this summer will be the time I do!

    • Nina
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      8th July 2020 / 18:04

      You really should its fab!! xx

  3. 8th July 2020 / 19:16

    A great idea to plan your break. Even more important this year I guess as many children have been one based due to school closure.

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:44

      Its been such a weird year for all of us and i fear if days aren’t planned ahead I will end up even more stressed! xx

  4. 8th July 2020 / 19:42

    Good idea to plan ahead or the days can certainly drift… Will put some of these on our list!

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:43

      Time seems to run away doesn’t it? Enjoy The summer!! xx

  5. 9th July 2020 / 05:09

    These are great ideas! I used to go canoeing in the guides and loved it. Looks like you have a great summer ahead of you.

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:43

      I wasn’t that keen as a kid but Im finding a-lot of things in life that i didn’t like as a kid now really are great!xx

  6. 9th July 2020 / 10:31

    Brilliant ideas! Seaside days are such wonderful times, the memories are irreplaceable.

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:38

      Love seaside days the best! xx

  7. 9th July 2020 / 14:00

    A lovely list! We usually camp in the summer but probably won;t as we don;t have a car at the moment. I hope to be able to stay at my Dad’s house as he lives by the sea. I’d also love to start going back into Town for some days out.

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:42

      Ahh I hope you get to stay over being by the sea is just amazing xx

  8. 10th July 2020 / 13:06

    Love doing road trips and exploring new places. Overnight stay at the beach might be one I will look forward to the most

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:41

      Love beach life the best! xx

  9. 10th July 2020 / 20:41

    I love this!! You are so right – just because of corona virus it doesn’t mean we cant still make plans ad have mini adventures. You have inspired me to write a bucket list with the kids this weekend. Thank you x

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:41

      A bucket list is the way forward Im telling you! enjoy xx

  10. 13th July 2020 / 18:33

    We only tried out Geocaching this year and the kids loved it, so I will be doing it much more with them this summer

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:40

      Its such a good way to see places you wouldn’t have even thought of visiting!

  11. 13th July 2020 / 22:24

    How good is kayaking or canoeing. We bought our kayak not long after we started travelling and its the best thing ever. The beautiful places you can go away from people is just divine. Plus its just fun!

    • Nina
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      14th July 2020 / 14:40

      We are loving it. I want to get us exploring further afield too chuck everything in a car and head off xx

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