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Deminism Mon 10-Dec-18 15:09:33

My friends and I are putting together a list of fifty fun things to do before we are fifty. Nothing expensive. Things like swim off the English coast, dance all nught, learn to make cocktails, etc. Any ideas? All thoughts appreciated. X

CougarSquad Mon 10-Dec-18 15:11:35

Learn to drive/control a variety of vehicles.

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Mon 10-Dec-18 15:13:41

Sleep outside under the stars

Bog snorkelling

Climb a mountain

LizzieSiddal Mon 10-Dec-18 15:14:20

Go to a painting or drawing class.

LizzieSiddal Mon 10-Dec-18 15:15:06

Go sailing.

riotlady Mon 10-Dec-18 15:18:52


Go to a masquerade ball
Go coasteering
Get a tattoo
Climb a mountain and watch the sunrise
Buy something extravagant
Get a manicure
Host a party
Learn to cook an amazing dessert
Go horse riding on the beach
Go on a really scary looking rollercoaster
Play crazy golf
Camp in the woods

LittleLongDog Mon 10-Dec-18 15:20:22

Go sledging.
Make something artistic even if it’s a big mess.
Dress up super fancy for drinks.
Nighttime badger watching.
Camping with a campfire.
Visit somewhere in England you’ve always wanted to visit.
Have a cuppa and a furry cuddle in a cat cafe/dog cafe.

LittleLongDog Mon 10-Dec-18 15:21:05

Go kayaking/do some kind of water sports.

knittedjest Mon 10-Dec-18 15:39:17

Go to a really expensive hairdresser and give them free reign to do whatever they want with your hair.

Meandyouandyouandme Mon 10-Dec-18 15:49:10

A friend of mine wanted to climb Snowdon before she was 50, we ended up doing the 3 peaks, in 24 months though, not in 24 hours!

GraduationDilemma Mon 10-Dec-18 15:50:20

Climb a mountain - there are lots of beautiful ones here in the UK!

Missingthesea Mon 10-Dec-18 15:53:29

Jump in puddles!

GlassHeart1 Mon 10-Dec-18 16:02:06

Try a naturist beach & swim in the sea
Walk up Snowdon

sherrysfortea Mon 10-Dec-18 16:05:13

Get a tattoo!!!

ClemClemFandango Mon 10-Dec-18 16:08:36

Go clay pigeon shooting or to an archery lesson.
Get all dressed up and have afternoon tea at an expensive hotel.
Join in at a local rock choir (your first session is free).
Go to a (cheap-ish) music festival, and camp there at least one night.
Try snowboarding/skiing at a local ski centre.
Go out drinking dressed in (all different, not themed, not 'sexy') fancy dress.

Whatever goes on your list, have fun. grin

Deminism Mon 10-Dec-18 16:10:41

Oh I love these. Thank you. Keep them coming please

AsleepAllDay Mon 10-Dec-18 16:11:46


Lucylugs Mon 10-Dec-18 16:18:41

Ask everyone what they have a fear of and find a way to help them face it as a group. Try climbing a rock wall and abseiling down for fear of heights, join a choir or book karoke booth for fear of singing in public, everyone head to the local pool and do swim session with person afraid of water.

ikltownofboothlehem Mon 10-Dec-18 16:21:12

Organise a flash mob

LittleLlamaontheduskyroad Mon 10-Dec-18 17:02:18

Take an alpaca for a walk.
Go to the Grand National / Gold Cup.

MawkishTwaddle Mon 10-Dec-18 17:05:54

Go trampolining.
Spend a day at Go Ape.
Sleep under the stars.
Go clay pigeon shooting.
Have a proper British seaside day out, in the arcades, fish and chips on the pier, crazy golf, etc.
Do one of those motor racing days.

Lobsterquadrille2 Mon 10-Dec-18 17:44:51

Host a murder mystery party

Deminism Mon 10-Dec-18 22:01:26

Where do you take an alpaca for a walk?

elQuintoConyo Mon 10-Dec-18 22:15:58

Naked swimming.

Do the spider thing at London Zoo (or wherever) where they teach you to not be frightened of spiders.

Do something to support Woman Friday (i may have got the name wrong, sorry! Use the men's changing rooms or go to men-only club/gym etc and claim to identify as a man). Get your name in the papers - make your future granddaughters

elQuintoConyo Mon 10-Dec-18 22:17:23

...grandnieces proud grin

Drive a fast car around a track - Lamborghini, Ferrari whatever floats your boat.

Do a mermaid swimmig course.

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