Our A-Z of summer fun

Hi my names Amy and I am a compulsive list maker.

I have lists on the fridge, I have lists on my phone, I have notebooks just for lists and today I am writing a list for our summer, thought I would make it a little more interesting and share our plans as an A-Z!

summer A-Z

A is for Arts & Crafts – we love a good craft or some messy play I am dusting off the tuff spot and we are getting busy this summer, you guessed it I have a list of crafts and activities ready to go!

B is for Bike Rides – I am desperate to get Maisy confident on her bike this summer and Lottie confident on her balance bike.

C is for Camp Bestival – Did I mention I am going to Camp Bestival this year, maybe a little but I am so freaking excited. Camp Bestival is a family focused festival in Dorset on the 28th-31st July. It is the perfect festival for kids with so many amazing acts and activities for them, I have heard so many good things about Camp Bestival, I really can’t wait to take the girls, you can read the details and get the full line up here.

DAY2_castle stage

D is for DVD night – Late night’s in the summer holidays are allowed we are going to have snuggly DVD nights & game nights including lots of treats!

E is for Eating Alfresco – BBQ’s & Picnic’s galore.

F is for Farm visitsFarmer Palmers or finkley farm is the question?

G is for Garden Games – Hop scotch, hula hoops, snakes and ladders, football you name it we’ll be doing it.

H is for Hengistbury Head –  We love visiting this place on a sunny day perfect picnic spot.

HH 9

I is for Ice cream – Because summer wouldn’t be summer with out them.

J is for Jumping waves – The beaches by us are gorgeous we can be found there all year round.

K is for Kingston Lacy – A walk around the gardens is over due.

L is for Lulworth Cove – It was one of our favourite spots when I was younger but I am yet to take the girls this summer we are changing that!

M is for Moors Valley – Moors valley is just great for kids they can run free, play on the play trail and even spot a stick man!

N is for New recipes – We love getting our bake on and as an ambassador for Bake Box this summer we are going to bake up a storm, you can’t always guarantee the great British weather so this is our rainy day activity.

O is for Orangoutangs – That’s right we are planning a trip to Monkey world!

P is for Premier – This weekend sees us kicking off the summer holidays with the UK premier of the BFG, to say I am excited is a slight understatement.

Q is for quality time with friends and family – When life gets busy it’s tough to keep up with everyone the summer holidays is a perfect time to make plans and catch up with everyone.

R is for Rock pooling – Because it’s just fun isn’t it!

S is for Sea life Centre – We are ambassadors for Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park meaning we visit a lot but there is so much to do the girls never get bored of it.


T is for Tregenna Castle – Monday we will be packing up and heading to St.Ives to visit the stunning Tregenna Castle and I cannot wait for a few days in Cornwall with my girls. Perfect start to our holidays.


U is for Uniform buying – Maisy’s off to year 1 and Bella will be starting her school life in reception, new uniforms are needed.

V is for Veg patch – We visited back in October for some pumpkin picking and the girls loved it we are going to go again and look for some strawberries.

W is for the West End – We’re heading to the West End to watch The Tiger Who Came To Tea, my girls know this story by heart so they’ll love seeing it come to life.

X is for eXploring the country side – There are so many places in Dorset to explore, beautiful spots that just need you and a picnic.

Y is for Yawning – Once we start on this list I can see three little yawning ladies each evening.


Z is for Zoo – Marwell Zoo we are coming for you!

Phew list and a half for us right there – what are your summer plans?


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  1. July 14, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I am such a list maker too – this list is fab! I hope you love the BFG – rather jealous x

  2. July 14, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    What a great idea for a list and you’ve got some fab plans on there! I love E because eating al fresco is one of my favourite things about summer. We might be heading to Marwell this weekend 🙂 x

  3. July 15, 2016 / 6:52 am

    Oh this sounds like it is going to be a great summer. Might have to steal a few ideas and make a list of my own or else I’ll sit around on the sofa all summer!!! x
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  4. July 15, 2016 / 9:31 am

    What a fab idea and loads of fun things going on on this list! The beaches near you really do look amazing and I love jumping waves! Happy summer 🙂
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  5. Kerry Norris
    July 15, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Love this post. You’ve given me some great ideas. So jealous you are going to camp bestival x

  6. July 15, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Such a lovely post darling, I just hope you get the weather as it’s being so annoying right now isn’t it? Doesn’t know if it’s coming or going!
    You are so organised, I really must be more ‘on the ball’ and plan things better 🙂
    X X

  7. July 17, 2016 / 9:31 am

    Great idea for a post! We are off to Camp Bestival for the day on the Saturday, its such a great place and the kids have soooooo much fun! You will need a holiday to get over it though!
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  8. July 18, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Wow what a list. We don’t have any plans for the summer. I just do stuff as I go along. each visit the beach a lot, eat ice cream and we are going on our first summer holiday in 2 weeks. That’s about it

  9. July 18, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Wow this is fab! We are so excited about Camp Bestival too! Whoop! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  10. July 22, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Sounds like a fun summer honey! I am also addicted to lists, he he, but I’m going to try and go with the flow this summer. It’s scary! Camp Bestival sounds like tons of fun, I can’t wait to read all about it! That first photo of your girlies is gorgeous! x
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