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Who’d have thought this time last year that we’d be in the midst of lockdown number three. This third lockdown seems to be hitting people much harder than the previous two which I think is down to the sheer disbelief that we’re actually here, enduring this new way of life again. With that in mind and to try to put a positive spin on the situation I’m keeping my wish list of all the things I’ll be doing with my family once lockdown is over at the forefront of my mind, and I hope you’ll be doing the same.

5 Things I'll be doing with my family once Lockdown is over.

5 Things I’ll be doing with my family once lockdown is over.

1. Exploring the UK with the National Trust.

For Christmas we were kindly gifted a year long National Trust pass from my parents and although the majority of sites are still open during lockdown, it’s not appropriate for us to be travelling up and down the Country having family days out. It’s really unfortunate that we haven’t yet been able to get the use out of our National Trust passes because if we weren’t in lockdown I know for sure we’d be ticking places off the list already. I’m all for exploring the UK, in fact I feel like as soon as the lockdown rules are lifted we’ll be using our passes quicker than a sprinter leaves the blocks. We really enjoy exploring and discovering new places as a family & I’d love it if we could visit a different site every weekend, even though my packed lunch ideas may get a little repetitive. But hey, who doesn’t love cheese sandwiches

2.Go out for a meal.

Never have I ever missed going out for a meal before! We’re not a boujee family, going out for something to eat isn’t something we do very often, but boy do we miss it now we don’t have the luxury of going anywhere. Between lockdowns our restaurants were only open for takeaway service and never open for sit down meals so it feels like we’ve been missing out on the luxury for such a long time. This is obviously very much a first world problem, but I’d love to take my family out for some pub grub as soon as everything reopens. I can literally smell triple cooked chips!

3. Have a huge family celebration.

We’ve missed out on celebrating so many different family occasions during lockdown. All three of us in our house have celebrated birthdays and we’ve missed out on family weddings and various anniversaries since we were first told to stay at home. I think it’s only fair to have a huge family celebration once lockdown is over. I know I said I wasn’t boujee but heck I think we need to make this one to remember, I’m thinking venue hire, balloons and booking a band, I might even plan multiple outfits! Getting out of lockdown is a perfectly reasonable excuse for multiple outfits!

4. Go to DisneyLand.

We’ve not yet been able to take our daughter abroad, so jetting off on holiday is definitely high on the to do list once lockdown is over, with DisneyLand Paris being our number one destination. Pre-baby we were never massively into Disney but post-baby it’s a whole other ball game, in fact I’m not sure if we watch Frozen on a bi-weekly basis for us or for her. I do know however that the day we step foot into DisneyLand Paris & our daughter sees the cast members walking around as if it was the norm, she’ll be living her best life & so will we seeing her eyes light up.

5. Go camping.

As a couple we’ve not been camping for a long time now, however once our daughter arrived we always said it was something we’d like to get back into. I used to go on yearly family camping holidays with my parents and sister & it’s something I’d like to pass down to my own family as I have the fondest memories of back then. I love the slower pace that comes with camping and that there’s zero pressure to do anything with your days, however what I’m smitten most by is the idea of us all sharing a big double sleeping back and getting all cosy under the stars. To me that is bliss!

So there’s just five things I’ll be doing with my family once lockdown is over. I've certainly learnt a lot about myself and have learnt a lot during lockdown as a parent and I don’t know about you, but the day lockdown is lifted will be a day that is celebrated!... Probably with a glass of fizz and a takeaway while we sit down at the laptop to plan our next adventure.

I do hope you’re keeping safe! Let me know in the comments one thing that you’ll be doing with your family once lockdown is over.



  1. I hope you get to do all of these things once all this is over Claire, I'd love to go out for a meal once I'm allowed to! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. Thanks Lucy! It seems like something so trivial, but I'm really missing it. X

  2. Love the national Trust and camping ideas keeping it local and getting familiar with the local surroundings.
    Disneyland would be a whole lot of fun also.
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Definitely! I can't wait to get out and about exploring again. X

  3. These are great ideas Claire! I too am longing for freedom once lockdown is over so perhaps I should make my own list? Xo

  4. Oh yes! Once I get the vaccine I'll meet friends in restaurants and go back to teach in school. What a dream!


    1. I know right! I can't wait to get back out and about. X


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