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Bucket List Adventure Ideas with Kids

A dad hiking with his two young boys.

Are you looking to fill your 2023 bucket list with amazing adventures for your kids? We asked our Explorer Families what their wishlist of adventures included for 2023, and we have compiled all their answers together into one super exciting blog post. Hopefully, some of their answers will inspire you to build your 2023 adventure bucket list. Here are Bucket List Adventure Ideas with Kids.


 


2023 Bucket List Adventures for Families

A young girl reads a book while camping atop a mountain.

Bucket List Adventure Idea #1: Treetop Adventure & Glamping

"Treetop adventure at Ijams Nature Center and to finally go glamping are two of our bucket list for 2023!" - @bbwilliams21


Bucket List Adventure Idea #2: Camp at a fire lookout

"We’re camping in a fire lookout tower next fall, it’s been on my bucket list for a long time!" - @elizabethstarexplores


Bucket List Adventure Idea #3: Explore California

"We want to get to most of the national parks in California!"


Bucket List Adventure Idea #4: Become a Kiwi Guardian

"Here in Aotearoa New Zealand we have something called Kiwi Guardians by the Department of Conservation in lots of beautiful nature spots, and you earn a little wooden medal for finding each Guardian Post. We'd love to do all the ones in the South Island in 2023!" - @livinglifewilder


A dad lays in the grass with his two young kids near a tent in the woods.

Bucket List Adventure Idea #5: Visit Fury Water Adventures in Key West

"So, for a fun filled adventure day- Fury Water Adventures in Key West. It is definitely a fun day out on the beautiful water, parasailing, jet skis, banana boat, floating gymnasium and to end it with snorkeling the reef!For a beautiful low key less explored adventure - Cascade National Park in Washington...y'all..the most beautiful water I have ever seen in my life. The hiking is out of this world and if you have a SUP bring it. That would be an adventure in itself."

Bucket List Adventure Idea #6: Travel to Patagonia

"Patagonia! We are working out the details for a trip fall 2023. Might take some extra time and snowboard the Andes too!" - @loralbird


Bucket List Adventure Idea #7: Explore Tokyo, Japan

"My wife grew up in Tokyo, Japan. Now that we have kids we’d like to retrace her footsteps and introduce them to the world in which she grew up!" - @fromtenttotakeoff


Bucket List Adventure Idea #8: Snowshoe in Banff

"Winter hiking/snowshoeing in Banff. Backcountry camping in Kananaskis in the summer. Would love to make it to Europe in the fall." - @jes.at.her.best



A mom and baby pose together atop a mountain hike.

Bucket List Adventure Idea #9: Travel to Belize

"We have a trip planned to Belize in the summer! Can't wait for my kids to see the ocean for the first time." - @madelynnek


Bucket List Adventure Idea #10: Oregon Coast Road Trip

"We are hoping to do a road trip down Route 101 to camp along the Oregon coast. I’m hoping it works out and I can get places booked. We are also planning a trip to the UK and I want to do outdoor adventures in wales and Scotland with the children." - @tgmiscellany


Bucket List Adventure Idea #11: Start a long hike

"We are completing second long hike South Downs Way and we are starting South West Coast Path which is 640 miles (we will be doing it over two years)" - @janielnie 


Bucket List Adventure Idea #12: Try a multi-day backpacking trip

"More multi day backpacking and hunting trips in Yoho, Kananaskis etc. We'd also like to visit a few countries in Africa while kiddos plane seat (aka my lap) is still free 

I want to take a few days to explore the iceline etc trail in Yoho, bag a few peaks around lake Louise and in Banff, get into the backcountry for wild camping, foraging trips, and some hunting trips all together. I'm looking forward to foraging with kiddo, it's such a great way to connect and learn with nature! We haven't made a specific list yet but we will be doing that soon!" - @syl.dekker


A dad and his young son skip rocks into the ocean.

Bucket List Adventure Idea #13: Drive the Road to Hana in Hawaii

"Both of Hawaii’s National Parks & the Road to Hana!" - @the_little_hollow


Bucket List Adventure Idea #14: Explore around Scotland

"We are taking our twins to Scotland for their first birthday to tour the highlands! We’re also going to Yosemite in the spring, a national park none of us have hit yet." - @amandax220


Bucket List Adventure Idea #15: Hike to Kilimanjaro basecamp

"We are hoping to climb Kilimanjaro with our twins. Hoping to be able to get them even just up to basecamp then hubby and I will alternate summit days." -  @restlesscrusade


Bucket List Adventure Idea #16: Drive the Washington to Cali Coast

"Camp/surf/beach trip down the coast from Washington to California" - @schoollessinseattle


A mom holds hands with her three kids while backpacking in the mountains.

Bucket List Adventure Idea #17: Explore all National Parks local to you, and maybe get your Junior Ranger Badge

"In 2023 our current bucket list is to hit all of the national parks where the kids can get there JR Ranger Badges within a days drive from us…Cumberland Island in GAThe Gulf Islands in FLEverglades National Park in FLChickamauga Battlefield in Chattanooga TNKayak with the Manatees in Crystal River" - @growing.grahams

Bucket List Adventure Idea #18: Book your first international trip

"We are currently in the process of choosing locations for our first local backpacking trip, as well as our first international trip as a family of four. We’ll be exploring with a 2year old and 8 month old." - @stephanie.vdneut


Bucket List Adventure Idea #19: Go on a overnight float trip

"I’m hoping to take my three kids (5, 5, and 2) on our first overnight float trip." - @everydayoutdoorfamily


A family paddle boarding together in the summer.

Bucket List Adventure Idea #20: Give Skiing a go as a family

"Skiing and more overnight hikes!" - @hike.lyss


Bucket List Adventure Idea #21: Set a goal, instead of a destination or activity

"Our goal is to hike 365 miles!" - @melissainthewild 


Bucket List Adventure Idea #22: Ski the Powder Highway

"A ‘Powder Highway’ ski trip in our tiny trailer. We have purchased a mini wood stove to be able to use our trailer year round with no hook up." -@gingesonajourney

Thank-you for taking the time to read our first blog post of 2023. Will any of these Bucket List Adventure Ideas end up on your adventure list for this year? Don't forget to tag us @KidsWhoExplore #KWE so we can see your adventures, and a chance to be featured on our social channels!


 


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