Our Post Lockdown Travel Bucket List

3 June 2020

Post Lockdown Travel Bucket List Image
By this time of the year we have usually travelled to another country, made various visits to local parks and beaches, visited the Merlin theme parks and have a Summer Holiday to look forward to. Unfortunately this year we haven't ticked anything off that list and our Summer holiday has been cancelled. Whilst it's rubbish that we haven't been able to travel we are safe and healthy at home. the extra time at home has been great for planning holidays and break aways when it is safe to do so. I'm not sure what travel will look like in the future but I really do hope we manage to tick off at least a few of our post lockdown travel bucket list.

Southport Pier

Southport Pier

I'm thinking we may be a little nervous travelling outside our local area for the first time so I know we will want to stay close. Some of our favourite memories as a couple, a family of three then a family of four are at Southport Pier. A nice stroll along the pier, a visit to the penny arcade and fish and chips overlooking the beach might be just what we need.

The Wicker Man Ride At Alton Towers

Alton Towers

As a theme park loving family this is the longest we have ever gone without riding a rollercoaster. The last time we went to a theme park was Disneyland Paris in December 2019. We have been visiting Alton Towers together for 20 years and I really do hope that we get to visit this year to help celebrate it's 40th birthday and to check out the new World Of David Walliams.

Family meeting captain america at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

I'm guessing we would have been heading to Disneyland Paris sometime in the next few weeks to celebrate the Season of the Superheroes. I absolutely love Disney but after watching all the Marvel movies in chronological order last year we headed to Disneyland for the marvel event and I was blown away. It added a little bit extra to the trip and meeting Captain America was a highlight for us all. Unfortunately the season has been cancelled this year so I am hoping that we can get there for Halloween or Christmas.. fingers crossed.

view from a boat on Lake Windermere

The Lake District

I doubt we will head up for longer than a day trip but a visit to The Lakes will definitely be a must if it's safe to visit during the Summer months. We have visited many areas of the lakes over the years but our favourite is definitely Bowness on Windermere with a nice boat trip over to Ambleside. We head up to the lake district a few times a year including a big family trip each Summer staying in a cottage and it's a shame that won't go ahead this year.

Man and Woman standing in front of the castle at Disneyland


At the beginning of the year we got talking about visiting Disneyland in California. We have visited Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in Paris so it was only natural to think about Disneyland in California. John wasn't too keen on the idea mainly due to the flight time but now I think if we ever get to travel to the USA again I think it will definitely be on our travel plans.

Unfortunately at this moment we have no idea what travel will look like in the future but we can still plan and dream that one day the world will go back to normal.



  1. That saying " You don't know what you've got till it's gone" is a cliche, but so right. Not being able to go to the beach, the cinema, a meal out, a neighbour's house for a cuppa or day trips to museums, West End shows, or big international holidays, we certainly took it all for granted. I hope, when it's all over we realise just how lucky we are.

  2. Sounds like a great list! Really want to go to Disneyland Paris as have only been to Disney in Florida


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