Our Family Fun List 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Last year we sat down together and wrote a small list of what things we wanted to do as a family throughout the year. We managed to get most of it completed, so we thought it'd be a great idea to write a new one for 2017!

After deciding on a name for the list, (sidenote: Mark actually spent time trying to come up with a name for the list!) we got down to writing things down.

So here is our list so far:

Exploring the UK 

For Christmas a couple of years ago, we bought Mikey a UK Scratch map. Every so often we like to try and scratch some more off, so our plan is to get quite a bit uncovered this year!

Going to Wistow Maze

You may have seen my post on Wistow Maze. It is a maize maze that changes every year. It has different questions dotted throughout, which is just as much fun for the adults. We have now made it an annual trip :)

Climbing at Altar Rock

In Derby, there is a place called Altar Rock, which is a rundown church that has been converted into a climbing facility. For Mikey's birthday, my Aunt kindly bought him some climbing sessions with
his dad. They had a ball, although my husband got stuck in the cave section, much to our amusement!!

  • Walking more
  • Spend time together
  • Plant some flowers (and keep them alive!)
  • Have a trip to the seaside
  • Go swimming
  • Read more (this one is mine!)
  • Have a family movie night

Have more occasions where the extended family can get together

When we have a family get together, there is usually upwards of 20 people. I love it! At Christmas, I held a Christmas party which began with quiet conversations and eating a few nibbles but ended in a hilarious pub quiz and a very funny Christmas parcel game. Never have I seen a pair of dice thrown with such determination!

It was a fantastic day and I hope to do both the party and more things with us all together again this year :)

This is all we have so far, but we intend to add lots more too it! 

Do you have a family fun list for the year? Do you have any suggestions for the list?