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Summer Bucket List Ideas for Endless Family Fun

Every summer I have every intention to have lots of family fun, but the reality is I always go blank. 

I find myself in the house wondering what to do with kids between holiday cookouts and random summer gatherings, and end up wasting a lot of our summer days. 

But that’s all about to change. 

If you can relate to that feeling, then you’re in the right place. I have finally created a summer bucket list full of ideas for our family so I’ll never run out.

You can use these ideas to organize your summer days too! Bookmark or pin this page to reference all summer long. 

Outdoor Summer Activities

Ideas for when you want to have more fun in the sun:

  • Plan a beach day
  • Go berry picking
  • Water gun/balloon fight
  • Go swimming at a public pool
  • Dinner on the patio 
  • Have a picnic 
  • Go to a ball game
  • Backyard scavenger hunt
  • Visit a splash pad
  • Fly kites
  • Amusement park/fair 
  • Attend a festival 
  • Go to a water park 
  • Go out for ice cream 
  • Ride bikes
  • Slip-and-slide 
  • Make sidewalk chalk art
  • Rent a bounce house 
  • Go for a nature walk 
  • Plant flowers/herbs
  • Attend free summer concerts

Indoor Summer Activities

Ideas for when you need to escape the heat and humidity:

  • Book a cabin 
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Go go-karting 
  • Make slime 
  • Visit a children’s museum 
  • Finger painting
  • Complete a puzzle
  • Visit your local library
  • Make a dessert
  • Make homemade lemonade 
  • Plan a staycation

Nighttime Activities

Ideas for a fun or relaxing evening:

  • Craft night
  • Game night
  • Host a movie night
  • Make campfire s’mores 
  • Have a sleepover 
  • Make your own pizza 
  • Catch fireflies 
  • Stargazing
  • Catch a drive-in movie
  • Go camping 
  • Watch fireworks 
  • Light sparklers

Pin for later!

I don’t know about you but I am feeling really confident about this summer!

What I love most about this bucket list is that it proves it’s possible to have fun as a family + make the most of our summer days together without traveling far or spending a ton of money. 

  • Reply
    Tinesha Davis
    05/30 at 2:15 PM

    I love this!!

  • Reply
    Kiera Drayton
    05/30 at 7:47 PM

    These are great ideas I definitely will have to check into doing these things with my daughter before the baby comes

    • Reply
      Danielle Skeaton
      05/30 at 7:50 PM

      Thanks Kiera! You definitely should. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy 🥰

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