The Ultimate (remaining!) 2021 Bucket List

New-found freedoms are coming your way! Take a look at how you can live the rest of 2021 to the fullest…
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As everyone’s missed out on so much for so long, it’s safe to say we’ve been daydreaming of certain activities. 

Whether you want to reunite with friends, book a getaway, watch live comedy or dine out - it’s finally time to think about welcoming them back into your life!

Ready for when restrictions ease, we run through some of the best ways to make memories, live new experiences and make the rest of 2021 count in Great Britain…

Try your hand as a food critic

If your lockdown home cooking has turned you into a glorified chef, why not flex your new-found foodie knowledge with the best grub out there?


Cumbria is the UK county with the most Michelin Stars. Dine at Old Stamp House, the former office of William Wordsworth, Ashkam Hall, a superior country kitchen, or HRiSHi, complemented with Asian and Indian spices.

After you’ve enjoyed an innovative meal at Old Stamp House, sleep it off at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection, a 2-minute walk away.

Enjoy a getaway with friends

When it’s permitted again, why not reconnect with your best friends while enjoying the views of somewhere new?


Whether you and your pals are after a sunny two-week staycation on the Isle of Wight, or an eventful city break in Manchester, the UK is full of locations waiting to be discovered.

If a more discreet spa is your idea of fun, escape reality at Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa and ‘cheers’ to your reunion in the jacuzzi.

Play on world-famous golf courses

With golf courses now open, get some practice in at your local before you’re allowed to travel elsewhere to tee off. And by that we mean Scotland – ‘Home of Golf’.


St Andrews has it all, including Old Course, recognised as the oldest golf course in the world.

After a day of (touch wood) hole in one’s, bask in success at the neighbouring Best Western Scores Hotel.

Thrill seek at a theme park

While our sofas have been a trusty lockdown companion, it’s time to switch comfort for adrenaline. Fill your day with screams on rollercoasters, splashes from water rides and spooks in haunted attractions.


Whichever rides you brave ­­– make sure you get a photo of your loved ones’ faces of horror for the memory books!

Enjoy a theme park and zoo in one trip by staying at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa BW Premier Collection for easy access to Drayton Manor. 

Revel in the best comedy

When the doors to comedy clubs finally fling open, it’s safe to say everyone deserves some laughs. Securing tickets in advance could also be the perfect pick-me-up present for your loved one.


A March Comic Relief survey of 2,000 adults found Liverpool to have the best sense of humour in the UK. So, if you want to be entertained at ‘god tier’ level to really mark the occasion, it’s worth venturing there. 

After cackling all night at Hot Water, one of the world’s most successful comedy joints, winddown at Liverpool Inn Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western.

Feel festive at a Christmas market

Celebrations have harshly suffered through the pandemic – so this Christmas is destined to be a special one. While cities like Birmingham and Edinburgh are home to some renowned holiday markets in the UK, we know of one hidden-gem in the Peak District you ought to try instead.


Bakewell in Derbyshire is known for being a market town all year round – essentially an expert. Not to mention it’s home to the festive (and delicious) Bakewell tart…

What could be more Christmassy than medieval architecture, honey-coloured stone cottages, quaint streets and the picturesque River Wye?

After a wholesome day of trawling the markets and local shops wrap your newly-purchased presents at Best Western Plus Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, a 20-minute drive away.

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