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Family Summer Bucket List 2023 (50+ ideas!)

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Inside: You’ll love this family summer bucket list for 2021 with lots of fun (and not redundant) ideas like making popsicles, going to the lake, attending a baseball game, and more! Plus, I share tips on how to get your car ready for all of these summer activities with Kelley Blue Book’s Service and Repair Guide.

Summer is probably my favorite season.

I love the warm nights, schedule-free days, and endless amounts of activities.

But with all of the summer fun, it can be hard to keep track of all the great things there are to do.

So I created a family summer bucket list for you!

I’ve broken it down into categories so you can choose one activity from each category every week or however you’d like to do it.

There are still plenty of weeks left of summer to cross several of these off your list, and I bet you’ve done a lot of them already.

Don’t forget to grab your free printable summer bucket list below!

Family Summer Bucket List Ideas

Make It

Mom and kids prep shirts for tie dye.
  1. Make s’mores
  2. Try a new recipe
  3. Tie-dye shirts
  4. Make homemade ice cream
  5. Make an indoor fort
  6. Make popsicles
  7. Try a science experiment
  8. Build a sandcastle
  9. Paint rocks
  10. Make friendship bracelets

Water Activities

Three kids play with water balloons.
  1. Play with water balloons
  2. Swim in the pool
  3. Go to the beach
  4. Do a slip and slide
  5. Run through the sprinklers
  6. Go to the lake
  7. Go to the water park
  8. Visit a splash pad
  9. Try canoeing or kayaking

Take A Trip

Mom stands with two kids in front of carnival.
  1. Have a picnic in the park
  2. Go camping
  3. Go on a road trip
  4. Go hiking
  5. Visit a museum
  6. Go bowling
  7. Go fishing
  8. Visit a farmer’s market
  9. Go to the zoo
  10. Go to a bounce house
  11. Visit the library
  12. Go to the carnival
  13. Go to an amusement park
  14. Try a new playground
  15. Attend a baseball game
  16. Visit the aquarium
  17. Have a beach day

Family Fun

  1. Have a game night
  2. Outdoor movie night
  3. Sleep in the backyard
  4. Watch fireworks
  5. Draw with chalk
  6. Go on a walk in the park
  7. Feed the ducks
  8. Relax in a hammock
  9. Go on a bike ride
  10. Eat snow cones
  11. Have a BBQ with friends
  12. Watch a parade
  13. Play yard games
  14. Blow bubbles
  15. Have a bike parade
  16. Listen to an outdoor concert
  17. Read a new book
  18. Host a lemonade stand
  19. Play night games with neighbors
  20. Stargaze
  21. Fly a kite

Getting Your Car Ready For Summer

Three kids sit in trunk and smile while mom stands nearby.

We all know that most summer fun requires a reliable vehicle, and that’s where Kelley Blue Book’s Service and Repair Guide comes in!

If your car has been sitting idle this past year, it’s probably time to take it in for a routine maintenance check. The Service and Repair Guide on can help you determine which services your car will need based on how many miles it has.

The guide can also alert you to any recalls related to your specific make and model of car.

Woman holds phone with Kelley Blue Book on screen.

My favorite part is that the Service and Repair Guide gives you expected repair pricing so if something does come up during your maintenance check, you’ll know if the car shop is giving you an honest price on the repairs.

I always like to get a routine check whenever I take our cars in for an oil change, but if you’re heading out on a long trip this summer, I definitely recommend using a trusted resource like the Service and Repair Guide on to see what maintenance your car needs. Kelley Blue Book also provides a list of repair centers specific to your make of car so you’ll know your car is in good hands.

Summer Bucket List Printable

If you’d like to get a cute printable with all these summer bucket list items, just enter your email below and I’ll send you the full list, along with a blank one for you to fill in with your own ideas!


Your Turn

Do you have anything on your summer bucket list 2021 that I didn’t include? Let me know in the comments!

And don’t forget to check out the Service and Repair Guide on for all of your car maintenance needs.