Looking for inspiration and ideas to help make this year – 2019 – your best year yet? Here is a ‘35-points’ bucket list highlighting great family activities that feature fresh air, challenges, and a bucket load of fun things you can do as a family wherever you’re in the United Kingdom this year. Since we are already a few months into the year, you still can make some resolutions to ensure that the remaining months are fun and adventure filled. Here is a challenge for you – try and see how many of these activities you can tick off come December.
Plan The Most Exciting Family Break Ever
Holidays are always something we all look forward to – from the instant we book to the moment we finish packing up our cases. Today, there is no need to travel abroad thanks to the unique variety of amazing staycation destinations packed with family fun now available here in the United Kingdom. On your next family break, why not plan a trip to one of the many theme parks or staying at cosy cottages spread all over the country? Your options are almost endless.
Go On a Steam Train Ride With Your Kids
The magic of transport is quite intriguing to kids, and there is nothing more magical for them than a classic steam train ride. Visit a local steam railway and jump aboard a steam train for a day out that both you and your kids will love as you chug along through some of the most beautiful scenery you will find in the United Kingdom. Here are our top ten steam railways and steam train rides in the UK. For activities geared more to kids, check out our “A Day Out with Thomas” video.
Discover a New United Kingdom City
How many of the United Kingdom’s 69 cities have you been to? Make it your goal in 2019 to explore at least one or two cities. With plenty of days to try each, you will be spoilt for choice. Start planning by exploring things you can do in Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, York, or Liverpool!
Learn One New Skill
Learning new skills is the basis for most people’s New Year’s Resolutions. Learning a new skill is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and can be easily done as a family. Consider visiting an indoor ski centre to learn snowboarding or skiing, or visit a local pottery café and learn one or two arts and crafts skills, or head to a local climbing centre and learn rock climbing. Consider checking with your local community centre or library to see if they have workshops and classes.
Technology is constantly evolving, and we are willing to bet that you are not aware of how much has changed in the last year. Consider embracing technological advancements, both at home and on days out, as a family. Learn the trends and follow them. Try a new tech experience this year. If you want to try a hand at it, start with our ‘Best Virtual Reality Experiences for Kids’ guide and a handpicked list of the best VR centres in the UK.
Cool Off at a Local Waterpark
If last year (2018) is anything to go by, then we might be in for some perfect weather this year. Beat the extreme heat – and have fun while doing it – by visiting a local water park. Cannot wait until the summer? Here is our list of the twelve best indoor water parks in the United Kingdom.
Spend More Time Exploring the Great Outdoors
It is not referred to as the Great Outdoors for nothing. From parks and forests to lakes, gardens and local walks, there is so much to be explored wherever you are in the United Kingdom. And if you’re in Surrey, why not check out Wild Wood Adventure? Even on a rainy day, grab your wellies and coat and head out – trust us, you will notice the difference.
Try Your Hand At Something New Every Month
While we have already mentioned learning a new skill, still consider making 2019 the year of learning/trying something new too. What is it that you have always wanted to do? Is it trying indoor skydiving, a new walking route, or having a go at watersports? Why not start this year? Your options are endless, so what’ll you choose?