The Best Way to Celebrate a Milestone Birthday

Ed Maughan
Ed Maughan

A milestone birthday is a perfect excuse to plan the ultimate party. Enjoy a weekend away with your closest friends, or treat the whole family to a fabulous group holiday. Below are a few milestone celebration ideas to help you plan the birthday of a lifetime. From 21st birthdays all the way up to the real landmarks of the 60th, 70th and beyond — there’s something for everyone!

A weekend away

For those wanting to swap the hustle and bustle of modern life for a bit of peace and quiet, a weekend away is a great way to switch off, recharge and relax with friends. Enjoy your birthday in a picturesque holiday cottage, beautiful manor house or perhaps even something a little quirkier like a log cabin. These rural retreats can be found throughout the UK, with Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and Northern England boasting some of the most beautiful destinations to visit in the world.

An adventure activity break

If activity-packed adventures are your idea of the perfect birthday party, then why not choose to celebrate with a group of friends on an a cycling holiday, an assault course, paint balling or try your hand at fishing. The activities available will depend on the time, but there are guaranteed to be some fantastic options available throughout the UK. Enquire with the owner of your chosen property, they will often have a list of activities available in the local area.

In the summer months, the Highlands are a great choice for outdoor activities. Enjoy mountain biking in Aviemore, white water rafting in the Cairngorms National Park, skydiving in Perthshire or paragliding in Fort William. Other activities available across Scotland’s Highlands and islands include kayaking, cycling, hiking and canyoning; there is something for everyone.

Holiday with extended family

One of the best ways to spend your milestone birthday is a holiday with all the family. Not only do you have the opportunity to extend your celebrations to an entire week (or two!), you have the chance to (re)connect with your nearest and dearest. There are countless holiday cottages available across the UK, suitable for larger groups of family and friends. Choose a house near the beach for a summer celebration, or a multigeneration family home and enjoy long walks in the peaks, dales, moors and valleys.

If you’re feeling generous, you could even consider whisking the family away to Spain, Portugal or France. The offer blue skies, great food and stunning scenery makes for a fantastic, memorable milestone birthday, or perhaps travelling further afield across the pond would be more appropriate if you’re planning the ultimate birthday.

Go on a road trip

Pack up the car and head towards the beautiful Devonshire countryside, drive down the coast of Cornwall, make your way through the rolling Welsh valleys or journey across the breathtaking Emerald Isle. Book a holiday cottage with a cosy log fire awaiting your arrival after a long drive. If you’re planning a road trip, the AA Route Planner is a great resource!  

Have a party

The birthday party is a tried and tested, classic option for those looking to celebrate an important milestone. If your home isn’t big enough to hold all your friends and family – or if you’d rather avoid cleaning up after the celebrations are over – why not look at hiring a party house, the owners of these properties have thought of everything you could possibly need to create the perfect house party.

Do something for charity

When people hit an important birthday, they often want to give something back. Doing something for charity can be a very rewarding way to celebrate a milestone birthday. Sponsored bike rides, marathons, skydives, and other charitable events are a fantastic way to raise money, get fit and have fun.

If you’ve got a big birthday coming up, don’t let the date slip by without a celebration. Start planning now to make sure your next birthday is one you remember forever.

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