Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Summer bucket list 2017

Now that another half-term is behind us and summer is inching ever closer, I’ve got to thinking about things I want to do this summer in Cornwall – in particular fun and affordable things we can do as a family. Here’s what I’ve come up with.

2017 summer bucket list

1. Visit the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Taking Jenson anywhere is difficult at this age because he has to be able to run freely and safely in plain sight. Plus it looks pretty picturesque.

2. Visit Enys Gardens. I’m all about pretty parks and gardens at the moment – especially if they have a tearoom!

3. Play on the beach. Easy and affordable!

jenson at the beach

4. Spend an afternoon or evening in a beer garden. I’m so jealous of people who get to grab a pint after work.

5. Hold a car boot sale. It’ll help to declutter and raise a few quid for more summer fun.

6. Co-host/go to a BBQ. I didn’t go to a single BBQ last year!


7. Picnic in the park. We live near some beautiful parks and gardens but don’t make the most of them.

jensons first birthday party

8. Visit a picturesque harbour/seaside town I’ve not been to before (e.g. Padstow).

st ives, cornwall

9. Take Jenson strawberry picking at Trevaskis Farm.

10. Go back to Penlee Park Theatre. I reviewed a show last year and the summer 2017 programme looks awesome. I might have to check out some of the Jane Austen productions.

Penlee Park Theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream

11. Get some cute patio furniture for the balcony and spend an evening out there with the laptop and a cider.

12. Take Jenson to Lappa Valley. The kid loves trains.

13. Go to the Meadery. It’s been so long since me and Luke have been out for dinner with friends.

14. Try paddle boarding. Finally.

15. Take Jenson on an open-top bus.

Am I missing any essential family moments? Any must-see Cornish hot spots? Fun activities for a two year old? Leave me your tips in the comments below.

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