BlogDays OutFamily Holidays

Mini Travellers Toddler Bucket List (updated May 2015)

Originally inspired by Becky over at 3 Princesses and One Dude we created this toddler bucket list.  On it is places we would like to visit and things we would like to do.   With our eldest now nearly 5 and the twins nearly 4, travelling has been challenging (see our Adjusting Expectations post) but is getting easier every day.

So where do we want to go and what do we want to do? Our top ten are as follows:

1 Visit Disney World in Florida. We know we could have been already but we want to wait until they will all definitely appreciate it and be less tired. Maybe next year. 

shx

2 Meet Santa in Lapland – Oh how we want to go. We are considering Christmas 2015.  Any tips would be really appreciated.

EUROPEMEDITERRANEANFINLANDLAPLANDDES_002179

3 Glamping. Possibly Pot-a-Doodle or Stanley Villa Farm like Five Adventurers, possibly Grey Willow Tree Yurts like some friends. Or maybe somewhere completely different, where have you been.

photo-21-300x300

4 Martinhal in Portugal. We have heard so many good things we really want to try it. If you’ve been let us know. {We won’t be doing this this year as we’ve booked to go back to Mousses in Lefkas which we have never ever done!}

praia-do-martinhal-carl-whitfield

5 Visit Coombe Mill – It looks like an incredibly special place and there are so many recommendations, we must go. We maybe need to combine with a two week trip to Cornwall and visit Bedruthan or Retallack or maybe even Gwel-an-Mor.  Oh or Bosinver, so many options.

2124eb4b-6e8b-464e-aea9-3ffb3d9a7324

6 Peppa Pig World (well maybe we don’t specifically, but we know the Mini Travellers will). When we go we will definitely be following the tips by Mummy to Boyz in their really helpful How to Survive trip review.

Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 17.44.51

7 Periyali, Zante – The first creche and children’s club Simpson Travel did and given the success of our Mousses holiday which was practically perfect. We definitely want to try it.

periyali-villas

8 Butlins – Just for Tots Week. This one will be more difficult as Mr Mini Travellers really doesn’t fancy it. I can’t persuade him that it has changed.

butsign

 

9 A festival with the Mini Travellers. I had thought this might be the Just So Festival as it is just down the road from us, and Baby Isabella made us really want to go, but our first festival is going to be Geronimo Festival at the end of May. We can’t wait.

Just So

10 Skiing (Not just for Daddies). We can’t believe we managed to tick this one off the list this year!! Here is our post if you haven’t seen it!

IMG_9869.PNG

 

So what are we going to replace number 9 and 10 with? Now we have actually been skiing – who would have thought it- and the festival is in two weeks. We need to add more to our list.  Helpfully last week I received an email from Love Holidays which attached a link to their bucket list.

We printed the list off this morning before pre-school and as I was reading out the list, all 3 ticked off what they wanted to do, trying to find the letter it started with! Educational breakfast this morning!

IMG_1398.JPG

 

So what did they choose.

Lily chose Visit Walt Disney World which is already on the list.

Izzy chose See Disney on Ice (yes you can see a theme here!)

Eve chose Have lunch with a Disney Princess

Mmm this is going to be expensive!!

NB: This post was created in collaboration with Love Holidays.

Mini Travellers

Mini Travellers

Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.

45 Comments

  1. September 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    Great list! There’s a few we would like to visit too 🙂

  2. September 12, 2014 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    Oh this is fab, I want to take Baby to so many of these places and I NEED to go and find out what Pot-A-Doode is! Thanks for much for linking up to #TheLIst

  3. September 13, 2014 at 5:09 am — Reply

    What a great idea to have a bucket list for the little people! Skiing would definitely be on ours too although I don’t think they’d appreciate the cold much 😉 I’d definitely recommend Coombe Mill – we had a lovely time there and we’re hoping to go back. (P.S. I wrote about it here… http://bodfortea.co.uk/2014/05/another-perfect-day-at-coombe-mill-farm.html) x

  4. September 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    Great list, but I have to admit it’s me that really wants to go to Peppa Pig world – I saw a review on someone’s site (I’ve completely forgotten who’s!) and it looked flipping mint!! The Just so festival, looks really great too, I fancy a bit of that too 🙂

    Thanks for linking in hxxx
    #TheList

    • Mini Travellers
      September 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm — Reply

      Haha how funny re Peppa Pig World – Hope you get there!!

  5. October 2, 2014 at 9:00 am — Reply

    Aww what a nice idea to have a toddler bucket list!! That picture of the glamping place looks fantastic, like a little fairy house…bound to be a hit with all the family!

    Good luck with the list 🙂

  6. October 2, 2014 at 9:55 am — Reply

    What a great list!!

    I want to do all of the above apart from Peppa Pig or Butlins but might add Cbeebies Land instead! I think travelling with little ones is stressful but rewarding and it’s so great to do new things as a family.

    #loudandproud

  7. October 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    great list! i would love to take mine to disney but i think mine would need to be bait older so they know whats going on!

  8. October 2, 2014 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    What a brilliant list! Hopefully you will be #loudnproud when you’ve got to the bottom of it! We were determined to go skiing and eventually got there just 2 years ago – now we’ve got the bug for sure! We’ve been to a Yurt Farm in Wales which was fabulous if a little cold at easter time 😉

  9. October 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm — Reply

    All great places! We went glamping in Scotland last year, in a hobbit house and I highly recommend it. HighSeas Hobbit- fab little place! x

  10. October 2, 2014 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    Oooh I love this list. A lot of these would make our bucket list too, especially Lapland, I would love to take Luca there as I love Christmas. This is the first time I’ve visited your blog and I’ll definitely be back. 🙂
    #brilliantblogposts

  11. October 3, 2014 at 11:20 am — Reply

    Wow, this is a great list. I love camping, Hubby doesn’t. I really want Pumpkin to experience it though, so I’m figuring camping might be the compromise. I’ll have to take a look at the places you linked to. #brillblogposts

  12. October 4, 2014 at 7:53 pm — Reply

    Great idea to have a toddler bucket list. I have problems with my OH going anywhere. He’s coming on our first family holiday next week with us…since I was 7.5 months pregnant!

    • Mini Travellers
      October 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm — Reply

      Do feel free to submit your review if the holiday!

  13. November 2, 2014 at 9:28 am — Reply

    Brilliant list.
    I am hoping to persuade hubby to let us go to Disneyland when Emily is old enough to be able to appreciate it as well as Freyja, and EVERY time I linky up to #CountryKids I want to go to Coombe Mill more and more.

  14. Emma
    November 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm — Reply

    That is a brilliant list and all of the locations sound wonderful! I am currently pregnant so waving goodbye to my holidays for a few years haha. Looking forward to seeing how many you manage to get to!

    Emma | frillsanddoodads.com

  15. Katie Haydock
    November 2, 2014 at 8:04 pm — Reply

    1, 2 and 5! Yes! On our list too.
    I spent six years working in travel so we got some mega discounts and are pretty well travelled but would both LOVE to go to Disney World in Florida… one to wait until the little miss is a big miss maybe 🙂
    Great post. Really enjoyed reading xxx

  16. November 3, 2014 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    Love this list! Glamping definitely, I would go for a yurt with wooden floors I reckon but not sure where! We’ve just bought a caravan so that will be a first for us next year, let’s see how that goes. I’d love to go to Portugal, maybe the Algarve, and Sicily. We went to Barcelona with a 20-month-old and found it was fab, he loved the parks, the food and simple stuff like riding on the bus! Thanks for linking up #sundaystars

  17. November 5, 2014 at 12:32 am — Reply

    You are much more adventurous than me Karen! Sadly my hubby is very much a homebody so trying to persuade him to go abroad is proving difficult!
    We do enjoy camping, even did it when we had a 3 month old! I really wouldn’t mind a bit of glamping though!
    Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars x

  18. January 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    Great list! Just discovered it – Martinhal is amazing if you get chance to go, and just perfect for kids. My daughter was teething viciously when I was there, and the staff were fantastic at making her feel better, and no-one batted an eyelid when she screamed the place down over lunch. Plus I had cocktails and a spa treatment to recover 🙂

    Lapland is wonderful too. I went pre-baby and it’s beautiful but cold, and so much to do. I’d be tempted to wait until they’re a bit older and try husky rides etc though.
    Cathy (MummyTravels) recently posted…How to protect your skin in the sunMy Profile

  19. January 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    Fab idea, we also want to go to Lapland. Sooooo much! Be interested to see what information you get… I’ve been told that it’s best to wait until children are a little older. I hope you get to do all these things and more… of course skiing is now a dead cert 🙂
    Ting at My Travel Monkey recently posted…Travel Quote of the WeekMy Profile

  20. January 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    This is such a fab list. I share many of the same dreams- Disney, glamping, Lapland and of course Peppa Pig land. I think Peppa will be the only one in our sights for the moment sadly but hopefully one day we will be able to tick all of those off our list.
    Congrats again on being a Mark Warner Mum, totally deserved. xx
    Katy {What Katy Said} recently posted…Embracing changeMy Profile

  21. January 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    1 and 2 is a definite aim for my family although I doubt we’ll make any of these this year though, we have our house to redecorate! It’s great you have a list, you can tick them off one by one 🙂

  22. January 4, 2015 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    heard so much about the just so festival – would love to go myself
    #sundaystars

  23. January 5, 2015 at 7:05 am — Reply

    We love peppa pig world its quite near us aswell definitely will be going again this year! xx
    everything mummy recently posted…My Sunday photoMy Profile

  24. January 5, 2015 at 8:14 am — Reply

    A great list, there’s a few on there we definitely want to do & a few more I’d like to look into
    Gym Bunny Mummy recently posted…Meal Planning Monday #1My Profile

  25. January 8, 2015 at 1:10 pm — Reply

    Love this list, you’ve got a great year of hols ahead haven’t you, with the skiing as well! I’d love to go glamping, and somewhere nice and hot this year xx
    Julia @ rainbeaubelle recently posted…Thank You cards from MintedMy Profile

  26. May 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    What a brilliant idea. I say yes to all of these but not sure about Butlins. As you say – tots week. We have aome lovely trips planned over the next year. Can’t wait. X
    Kat | Beau Twins recently posted…Vlog Stars – Meet The VloggerMy Profile

  27. May 17, 2015 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    Ooh this is a great idea, I need t make a wish list of activities and travel something to work towards xx
    Sarah Christie recently posted…My Sunday Photo, I am so Lucky I Live HereMy Profile

  28. May 19, 2015 at 12:40 pm — Reply

    Love this! So many exciting places and dreams to fulfil! Ours features Disney and Disney on Ice too. Going abroad is our next plan….we must do it soon! Great post 🙂 xx

  29. May 21, 2015 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    Great list! You have so many adventures with your little ones I hope you get to tick off a few more in the next couple of years. Would love to try Glamping with my boys, might not be quite brave enough for that yet though! Coombe Mill always looks great too xx
    Hayley @hayleyfromhome recently posted…Mr. Zebra & Growing UpMy Profile

  30. May 22, 2015 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    I love this, great idea for a bucket list!! (and I definitely recommend Lapland!)
    Globalmouse recently posted…A taste of Italy in Springtime, 2015 – Prezzo restaurant, PlymouthMy Profile

  31. May 23, 2015 at 11:32 pm — Reply

    What a great bucket list! We did Peppa Pig World last year for our son’s 2nd birthday and even I was caught up in the magic so I can’t begin to imagine how he felt! We’d love to go to CBeebies Land but living on the South Coast means it would be quite a long journey even for a weekend. One day I hope we can take him to see the real Santa in his grotto. 🙂

  32. May 27, 2015 at 7:23 am — Reply

    Love this list – there’s a few places on there I’d love to visit although several are out for us as Jessica can’t fly due to her heart condition. Peppa Pig World is amazing – we have a day out there with the other Ocean Ward heart families each year and the girls love it. Looking forward to hopefully going again in a few weeks. My hubby needed persuading to go to Butlins as well and really enjoyed our holiday there before Sophie arrived.
    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) recently posted…Three Little Pigs themed craftsMy Profile

  33. June 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm — Reply

    This is a great list! We are doing number 1 this year and I am even more excited that the toddler! We’ve done Peppa Pig World which the toddler (and the six year old) were more excited about than me. Would love to take them skiing – I think perhaps next year they will be old enough to enjoy it (and not make it too much like hard work for us!)
    Emma recently posted…WIN: A Children’s Travel JournalMy Profile

  34. July 2, 2015 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    Great list, and the photos make this so easy to read. Definitely going to take my daughter to Peppa Pig World when she turns 2 in October (armed with the tips from Mummy to Boyz!). Thanks for this

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge