Creating a summer bucket list for kids and families while going on a family holiday can be quite the thing as it allows you to start planning your travel in a more systematic way and get all the arrangements done in advance to tick them off the list. In short, creating a family summer bucket list allows you to set fun and adventure goals while you go on a holiday.    

Here’s how you can create a summer bucket list for kids and families 

  • Choose the right destination 

Before you start preparing travel activities for a family, list down the places you have visited before, and determine which type of destinations you have enjoyed the most. Do you like to explore beaches or you feel happiest in the mountains? Do you prefer going on a trek or do you like water sports more? 

Knowing answers to these questions will help make informed and better decisions in terms of where you want to travel next, and things you want to do on the trip.  

  • Get everyone involved in the process 

Remember, it is a family summer bucket list that you are making, and it is only fair to involve everyone in the process, instead of you making all the decisions. Have all the members make their own summer bucket list ideas for family and compile them into a big list. This could be the first step to make your dream vacation a reality.  

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  • Rank your list 

After you have an extensive list ready, it is time to take a closer look at it and start ranking them based on feasibility and practicality. Next, discuss with everyone and decide the top 5 to 10 things from the list everyone wants to prioritise.  

This will help you prepare an itinerary and plan the entire journey. Now, all that is left is to get your booking done and set off on the trip. 

Here are some of the best travel activities you must include in your family summer bucket list  

  • Go snorkelling or scuba diving in Andaman Islands


Andaman Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the world boasting pristine beaches and bountiful natural beauty. The picturesque landscapes of this tropical paradise attract many tourists from all over the world, especially during summers as they come here to relax by the beach and indulge in various water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving.  

After all, a leisurely dip in the sea during the hot summer is refreshing, right? Not to mention, when you go snorkelling or diving, you get to see the surreal underwater life and one of the best coral reefs in the world. Rated as the best place in India to go scuba diving, planning a trip to the Andaman Islands this summer is a great way to tick off one of the activities from a family summer bucket list. 

Where to Stay in Andaman Islands: You can have the best holiday experience by booking your stay at one of the resorts in the Andaman Islands offered by Club Mahindra’s associate resorts like Symphony Sands, Symphony Palms, Symphony Samudra, Neil Islands and Havelock Islands. All these resorts are the most premium ones, and they ensure you have an unforgettable holiday.  

  • Try paragliding in Bir


For many years, paragliding in India was practically non-existent. However, recently, this fun and adventurous sport has gained immense popularity as people have the opportunity to try it and live out their longest fantasy of flying like a bird. Although there are many places in India where you can try paragliding, none is better than Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh.  

Bir Billing has a worldwide reputation for hosting the first ever paragliding world cup. Here there are many paragliding schools that help you learn how to fly solo or you can go with one of their pilots for a spin in the air and enjoy the joy of flying like a bird.  

As you take off and soar high, the stunning view of the beautiful valley and the majestic mountains below only adds more charm to the activity and make it an unforgettable experience. The best thing is, the activity is safe for all; kids above the age of 8 years can paraglide.  

So, if your summer activities bucket list for adventure lovers features paragliding, head to Bir Billing and make your dream come true. After a thrilling experience of flying in the air, you can head to Dharamshala, which is about 65 kms from Bir Billing and explore the beautiful monasteries in the town.

Where to Stay in Dharamshala: You can check into Club Mahindra Dharamshala. It would be the perfect base for all your Dharamshala adventures. This resort has a reputation for being one of the best family resorts in Dharamshala and offering world-class hospitality services that make you feel at home.  

  • See the stunning waterfalls in Shillong


Majestic, surreal, and divine, that is Shillong for you. The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong’s reputation as one of the most scenic places in India precedes its name. Add to it, the pure, pristine and crisp air and cool weather, which makes Shillong one of the best places to go for a family holiday in the summers.  

Home to misty hills, sparkling lakes, gleaming rivers, and majestic valleys, this stunning hill town is also endowed with some of the best waterfalls you will find anywhere in India. Gushing down from the lush green hills, Shillong’s waterfall looks alluring on any summer day.  

Where to Stay in Shillong: You can explore all the beautiful waterfalls and tick off the adventure activities for a family summer bucket list in Shillong by staying at Polo Towers, one of the most premium resorts in Shillong offered by Club Mahindra. Located in the heart of the city, the resort allows you to easily reach every corner of the city and visit the popular sightseeing attractions without any hassles.  

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  • Take a tour of the coffee plantation in Coorg


The Coffee Capital of India, Coorg, or Kodagu, as it is officially called, is a green haven that is comfortably perched on the slopes of the mighty Western Ghats in Karnataka. A hill town blessed with unmatched natural beauty, its landscape is made of verdant hills, majestic valleys and seemingly endless coffee plantations.  

If you are looking for some relaxing summer bucket list ideas for families, you must add taking a tour of the coffee plantations in Coorg at the top. There are many coffee estates in Coorg that are open for public visit, and each one of them is worth exploring.  

Where to Stay in Coorg: You can get the best experience of taking a tour of the Coffee Plantations by booking your stay at Club Mahindra Virajpet Resort, one of the most premium resorts in Coorg. The travel desk at the resort can arrange a guided tour of the coffee plantation that takes you through the winding lanes of the estate. During the tour, you learn about how coffee beans are harvested, processed and packaged. Also, you get to sample some of the finest coffee brewed from the locally grown beans.  

  • Take a road trip from Delhi to Nainital


A road trip is a major travel goal for many. If you want to add some adventurous activity in the summer bucket list for kids for this summer, a road trip from Delhi to Nainital would be the perfect addition. As the heat levels rise in Delhi, escaping to a ‘cool’ place like Nainital would be the perfect favour you could do for your family.  

One of the most popular tourist places, Nainital is a quaint town in Uttarakhand steeped in rich culture, traditions and abundant natural beauty. Boasting of glacial lakes, charming resorts, and plenty of greenery, these hills greet many tourists coming from urban areas like Delhi with glee.  

While the destination itself is unbelievably good, the real fun lies in the journey from Delhi to Nainital, and you would surely remember this for a long time. The road trip will take you through the most scenic roads, and will have the most picturesque view that accompanies you all the way. 

Once you reach Nainital, after a long drive, you may want to retreat peacefully and comfortably, right? There is no better place than Club Mahindra Corbett Resort, one of the finest resorts in Nainital. The resort is close to the famous Jim Corbett National Park and gives you the novelty of staying in a luxury tent amidst wilderness.  

Now that you know how to make a summer travel list for kids and families and the experiences you must have, get to work, prepare a bucket list, put down the things you want to experience on paper, and start ticking them off from the list one by one. You can even put down a timeline to achieve all the things in your bucket list; this will keep you motivated and on track of achieving all your travel goals. Happy Travelling!

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