Is your 50th birthday on the horizon? If the ‘adult stuff’ has been getting in the way of learning new skills or having a few new experiences then now is most definitely the time to try something new and have some fun in the process! After all, aren’t birthdays supposed to be a time when you get what you want for a change?

50th birthday in the sand

Make your landmark birthday one to remember & take a look at our 50 holidays inspired experiences to try before your 50th birthday.



  1. Scuba diving – Great for those of us who love water
  2. Explore a quaint Spanish village – A chilled activity for the sightseer
  3. Swim in the ocean – Warm water and sunshine, what could be better?
  4. Create your own cocktail – Create your own signature tipple!
  5. Learn how to cook authentic Spanish paella – Something the whole family will love when you get home
  6. Try a sunrise yoga class – Brilliant for improving pasture
  7. Give paddle boarding a go – Fun and a good cardio workout
  8. Experience a Turkish bath – Get rid of those toxins and relax
  9. Book a spa day with the girls – A gossip and pamper is the best medicine
  10. Take a salsa class – Show off your moves and get fit too!
  11. Book a girly getaway – Reconnect with your soul sisters
  12. Learn a new language – Fantastic if you love to travel
  13. Get a makeover – 50 doesn’t mean frumpy, feel fabulous with a makeover
  14. Dine in the vines – Enjoy some world-class wines and fabulous rustic food
  15. Press your own wine – Messy, but so much fun!
  16. Bathe in a natural lagoon – Feel refreshed in a freshwater lagoon
  17. Try Zumba – Burn off that birthday cake in this high energy activity
  18. Go sea fishing – Great if you are the competitive type
  19. Book a wellness retreat – Work on your wellness in a stunning setting
  20. Take up a new exercise – Try an exercise that you actually enjoy
  21. Get a body MOT – See where your wellness needs a little work
  22. Try an alternative therapy – Holistic therapies are a great experience
  23. Send a message in a bottle – Pass on your email and see where it ends up!
  24. Book a mother/daughter break – You can’t beat mother-daughter time
  25. Experience the sun setting over the ocean – Soak in the serenity
  26. Take a sunset cruise – Better still, have dinner on board!
  27. Go on a treasure hunt – Fabulous group fun
  28. Discover Portugal’s old town – Historical and gorgeous!
  29. Have a clifftop cocktail – Take in the views while sipping something amazing
  30. Experience a new cuisine – Find a new favourite dish
  31. Try an aromatherapy massage – A treat for all your senses
  32. Party on a private yacht – Celebrate in style!
  33. Send a postcard home – When was the last time you sent a postcard?
  34. Gin tasting with the girls – Just make sure you’ve got some paracetamol handy!
  35. Take a tour of Palma – Shop and see the sights
  36. Live it up at a beach club – Party like a VIP!
  37. Take a photography class – Fantastic for capturing those gorgeous holiday vistas
  38. Shop in a European city – Check out the local designers
  39. Go to an acoustic night – Kick back and relax with a G&T
  40. Play a round of golf – Are you a natural?
  41. Dine under the stars – Great food and a sparkling canopy of stars,
  42. Try a still life class – Get arty and uncover a hidden talent
  43. Read a classic novel – Grab a copy and lounge by the pool
  44. Get some pilates coaching – Improve your poses and posture in one go!
  45. Go beachcombing  – See what treasures you’ll discover
  46. Try a deep sea salt body scrub – Feel baby soft all over
  47. Walk a nature trail – Good exercise and stress-buster all in one
  48. Go paragliding – One for the thrill seekers!
  49. Try your hand at Portuguese pottery – If you like crafts, you’ll love this!
  50. Take a hydro-biking lesson – Keep cool and tone those legs

If any of these experiences take your fancy, speak to the team at Grown-up Escapes who can tailor a 50th birthday break where you can try something new and create memories to last a lifetime.

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