The 17 Greatest Kids Bucket List Adventures

I bet that not a lot of kids have ever said NO to travel! They all want to explore, to see new places so different than home.

Travelling with kids can be very exciting. There are so many places, natural wonders, beaches, mountains in the world that can make your family life interesting and also a great learning experience too for everyone.

Specifically for the kids, discovering new exotic places, outstanding natural phenomena, weird animals or simply extraordinary toy stores around the world, all that will get out of their comfort zone and help them learn, grow and eventually become responsible adults.

In case you are wondering where to take your kids this weekend or holiday, here are the greatest kids bucket list adventures, for every budget!

The 17 Greatest Kids’ Bucket List Adventures Around the World

1. The relocation of the red crabs

In October and November of every year on Christmas Island in Australia, a huge number of red crabs are moving from the forest to the sea. This can be a wonderful view, to see all those little red beauties on the beach, making a parade.

Kids' bucket list: 1. The relocation of the red crabs

Photo credit: Parks Australia

2. White holiday in New York City

New York is magnificent in winter! You will not regret it if you spend your winter vacation there. A walk on the 5th Avenue is a must, as well as a carriage ride in Central Park! Feel the spirit!

Kids' bucket list: 2. White holiday in New York City

3. Camping in a National Park

Take a weekend off, and go with your family at one of the National Parks across the US or Canada. The experience and the joy will be unforgettable. The kids will be extremely happy to play, eat and sleep under the sun and the stars, as well as the grownups too. Ready for marshmallows by a campfire?

Kids' bucket list: 3. Camping in a National Park

Photo credit: Scott Goodwill

4. Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey

Is there something kids like more than balloons? Can you imagine the excitement of a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over fairy chimneys and through valleys scattered with pigeon houses, one of the most popular spots in the world to go up the sky in a balloon?

Kids' bucket list: 4. Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia

Photo credit: Daniela Cuevas

5. The World of Disney

Favorite place to be for every kid! They can spend a lifetime there. The entertainment complex in Florida will offer you four different theme parks, and 2 water parks. But don’t forget about the parks in California, Paris, Hong Kong, Japan, China and even Hawaii. There are fun things to do for everyone, from 7 to 77 years old. This is probably the most popular kids bucket list adventures of all!

Kids' bucket list: The World of Disney

Photo credit: Jorge Martinez

6. Go on a Ski vacation

A ski vacation is the best way to see the beauty that winter can give you. Whistler in British Colombia, Canada, is one of the most perfect ski destinations. It is never too late to learn how to ski: ski-schools are always there. You can also try snowmobiling or ice-skating, and enjoy the winter to the fullest!

Kids' bucket list: Go on a Ski vacation

Photo credit: Pamela Saunders

7. Space Camp

You can visit the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. This is a great experience for your kids. I mean, who doesn’t want to be an astronaut? Here kids can train like astronauts, they can make their own model rockets or they will see what it is like to live in an International Space Station.

Kids' bucket list: Space Camp

Photo credit: Girl Scout Pathfinder

8. Rafting adventure

If you want to spend precious family time on the water, rafting adventures are a great choice! The Adventures on the Gorge – West Virginia will offer you different kinds of adventures and rafting, for every age and for every taste. From easy floating to very adventurous ride.

Kids' bucket list: Adventure rafting

Photo credit: The Adventures on the Gorge

9. Surf camps and schools

Other adventurous family moments can spend at the Endless Surf Camp in San Clemente, California, or at the Ron Jon Surf School in Florida. Kids will be pleased to spend a few summer days learning new surfing skills.

Kids' bucket list: Surf school

Photo credit: Michael Vilorio

10. Northern Lights

Feel the magic! This natural wonder can be seen in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, and also a lot of other Northern countries too. The Northern Lights happen because of the earth’s magnetic poles during the winter. The sky is filled with magnificent colors and shades of blue, yellow, red and green.

Kids' bucket list: Northern lights

Photo credit: Vincent Guth

11. Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea is an active volcano on the Big Island, in Hawaii. There are a lot of different ways to explore this natural wonder such as hiking the park’s many trails, learn about the desert, watch the glow from the caldera or take a driving tour. You still have to be careful though: the volcano can erupt, so please listen to the warnings provided by the local authorities.

Kids' bucket list: Kilauea Volcano

Photo credit: Jack Ebnet

12. Legoland Billund Resort

The original Legoland Park is situated in Billund, Denmark. The park is located next to the Lego factory and it is celebrating its 50th birthday this year! This is one of the most popular amusement parks for family and children of all ages. This might be my favorite amusement park too and definitely was on top of my kids bucket list adventures!

Kids' bucket list: Legoland Park

Photo credit: Omar Albeik

13. San Diego Zoo

Voted #1 Zoo in the world. They have different kind of activities for every age, kids and teen programs, even meeting with specific animals, such as experimenting early morning with Pandas. They also have a 4-D Theater and a lot of different shows. You’ll spend unforgettable moments with your family there!

Kids' bucket list: San Diego Zoo

Photo credit: Zoonooz San Diego Zoo

14. Park Güell

The Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain, is definitely a masterpiece! It actually looks like an alive book, which is open for you and your kids, and it’s ready for you to puzzle it out. Just like in the fairy tales.

Kids' bucket list: Park Guell

Photo credit: Daniel Corneschi

15. Shop at Hamleys

Hamleys is the world’s oldest toy store, located in London, UK. It has seven floors, each one of them fulfilled with thousands of different toys. With nearly 260 years of experience in bringing smiles and joy to children, this shop will bring happiness to every child.

Kids' bucket list: Shop at Hamleys

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16. Safari in Sri Lanka

Experience a unique and breathtaking safari discovery in one of Sri Lanka’s national parks, Yala or Udawalawe, at a fraction of the cost of an African safari. Your kids will scream with excitement when they’ll spot leopards, elephants and majestic peacocks in the wild!

Kids' bucket list: Sri Lankan safari

17. Cenote discovery

One of my favorite things to do in Mexico (besides walking down the gorgeous beaches of the Riviera Maya) is to swim in cenotes. Everyone will like to jump in the emerald crystal clear waters on a hot day, making it the most fun day ever of your family vacation!

Kids' bucket list: Cenote

What’s on your kids bucket list adventures? Which one have you already experience? Please let me know if you would add more adventures to this list!


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    My boys both have gotten to do #7 on a Beta Club Field Trip. They loved Space Camp!

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