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Completing most bucket lists normally requires at least £30,000 and a couple of years out of your life. Whilst, this would be great, not all of us have such luxuries. So, at Red Square Vodka we decided to create an achievable bucket list within a reasonable budget and time frame (maybe…summer 2016).

1.  St. Patricks Day, Dublin

If you ever want to see a city overtaken with green and euphoria 17th March in Dublin is the place to be. Book flights early and stay in a local hostel or AirBnB to make the overall trip reasonable.
Flights – You’re currently looking at around £50-£60, check out Skyscanner
Accommodation- Cheaper Hostels can be an easy £21 – £30 on Hostelworld

2. Isle of Man, Stargaze

Taking into account UK light pollution, cloud cover and budgetary constraints the Isle of Man is almost too good to be true. Camp out under the stars, get a fire going, wrap up warm and just take in the stunning views.
Travel- Depends on when you go but around £50- £60 return on a Manx Ferry

3. Day out in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is perfect for a weekend escape away from the UK. Go outside of term times for cheap flights and accommodation and discover a small city that’s buzzing with great culture, food and night life.
Flights –From £59 on Skyscanner in April 2016
Accommodation- Cheaper Hostels ranging from £13 – £20 on Hostelworld.com

4. British Street Food Festival

The British Street Food Festival collates the best hidden treasures hiding in the UK into a nationwide competition. Needless to say if you like unbelievable and unpretentious food, get yourself there.
Cost – Take £30 to cover food

5. Boiler Shop Steamer – Newcastle

A unique mix of Newcastle’s street food, craft ales, cocktails and live bands combines on the first weekend of every month, just near the train station. Find out more
Cost – Around £10 entry fee

6. Glastonbury 2016

If you are lucky enough in getting tickets Glastonbury has to be up there on any bucket list. Unbelievable music and a surreal atmosphere for 4 days in June.
Cost – £233 per person on Glastonbury Festival

7. Euros 2016

Held in France over June and July 2016, get a short flight or Eurostar (again!) to watch a game. Although, prices will hugely vary depending on the game you go to.
Travel- £67 return with Jet2 in June on Skyscanner
Tickets- Prices start at £18 according to UEFA
Accommodation- Starting from £16 on Hostelworld

8. Tour de Yorkshire 2016

After the success of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in 2014, the Tour de Yorkshire returns in April – May 2016. Set yourself up in a local Yorkshire pub, get a pie, mix with the locals and enjoy.
Cost – Free

9. Surfing in Newquay

If you fancy a bit of surfing, Newquay is your best option. Consistent waves, good conditions and something for all abilities.
Surf Hire- Wetsuit £8 Surfboard £10 for one day at Quicksilver.

10. Zorbing

Surely everyone has to try this once? Who doesn’t want to roll down the hill in a big inflatable ball? Anyway… get yourself over to Surrey.
Cost- Between £25 – £50 per person at Go Zorbing.

 

 

Overall bucket list cost – £602 – £671

Not bad hey?


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