The Roadmap to getting our lives back and getting traveling!

So, Tuesday 22nd February 2021, the UK government gave us the best-case scenario for life getting back to normal in England.

What we are all interested in though is when we can get travelling and getting some days out again.

Outdoor attractions for days out

From the 12th of April at the earliest, outdoor venues are scheduled to open for groups of up to 6 people.

This will include:

  • Zoos
  • Theme Parks
  • Drive-in Cinemas.
  • Drive-in Performance events

Outdoor hospitality

Also, hopefully from the 12th of April we can enjoy some outdoor hospitality without a curfew.

This will include:

  • Eating outside at Restaurants
  • Drinking in the beer garden of Pubs
  • Sitting in the courtyard of Cafes.

Self-contained accommodation within England

To get our travels started, all being well from the 12th of April we can have a holiday with our household in self-contained accommodation.

You cannot share bathing, entry/exits, catering or sleeping facilities.

This will include:

  • Caravans
  • Lodges
  • Cottages
  • Camping if not using shared bathing areas.

Indoor entertainment and attractions for days out

These will be available no earlier than 17th of May


  • Museums
  • Cinemas
  • Children’s play areas.

Indoor Hospitality

All being well, from the 17th of May, we can:

  • Eat inside a Restaurant
  • Have a drink or 2 inside a Pub
  • Chill inside a café.

All other types of accommodations within England

This will be opened up on or after the 17th of May.

This will include:

  • Hotels
  • Hostels
  • B & Bs
  • Camping using shared bathing areas.

Remaining outdoor entertainment including large events

This will also hopefully open on the 17th of May.

For example:

  • Outdoor theatres
  • Outdoor cinemas
  • Concerts
  • Sports events


This is the one we are all waiting for and we should know more in late April. It is not just down to us though and depends on the situation and road maps around the world. The earliest expected date is the 17th of May for England.

So, it is time to get researching and planning (if you’ve not already!) and time to get excited.

Our recommendations are if you book before the dates are finalised:

  • International travel
    • Book a package.
    • Pay using a credit card.
    • Ensure you can move your dates or get a full refund.
  • UK travel
    • Pay using a credit card.
    • Ensure you can move your dates or get a full refund.
  • Days out – zoos, theme parks etc
    • Wait until nearer the date to book if you can.
    • If you do not want to risk waiting, pay by credit card.


Details taken from the UK government document COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021 (


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