Uni is a great time to tick things off your bucket list, without those heavy work commitments, so why not try to do 21 fun things to before you’re 21?

Whether its going on holiday abroad or taking on an adventurous challenge that pushes you out of your comfort zone, now is the time to get yourself out there and have some fun.

Here’s a list of 21 exciting things that you should try and get involved in before you turn 21 – although lots of these are fun to do no matter your age.

#1 – Visit London

You can never get bored of things to do when you’re in London. Our capital city has lots of things to take a look at that you simply cannot find anywhere else. Why not go on a sightseeing trip and see Buckingham Palace in real life or perhaps going to the West End is more your thing? There’s something for everyone in London – it’s definitely worth the visit.

#2 – Go Abroad

Visiting another country is the perfect escape and can be so rewarding, especially when you are young. There are so many beautiful countries full of culture to travel too, the opportunities are endless. Whether you travel by Eurostar, ferry or plane, you will make memories to last a lifetime.

#3 – Take A Trip To The Theatre

Going to the theatre doesn’t have to just be about plays. Musical theatre shows are one of the best forms of entertainment. You don’t have to be a performing arts student yourself to appreciate good quality drama when you see it. The theatre puts on a variety of shows about quite literally anything so there’s bound to be something that you will enjoy.

#4 – Try Out An Escape Room

Escape rooms can be great team bonding exercises and really fun icebreakers, making them especially good fun for freshers. They are also wonderful for boosting your problem solving skills whilst being an entertaining idea for a birthday celebration.

#5 – Go Karting

Go karting isn’t something you get to do everyday, which is what makes it so exciting. Racing against your friends brings out the competitive side of you – who doesn’t love a bit of healthy competition? If you want to make the experience really memorable, why not go wild and dress up as Mario Kart characters? Because who doesn’t just love Mario Kart?

#6 – Jam At A Concert

Nothing beats live music. The feeling of music booming and seeing you favourite artist perform in front of your eyes is like no other, especially after two years the pandemic putting things on hiatus. Some of my happiest moments have been at concerts and I’m sure you’d feel the same too.

#7 – Axe Throwing

Do you have an adventurous side? If so you need to try axe throwing. This activity is all the rage right now and lots of places are offering this out as an opportunity. While it may seem a little bit weird to some it sure is an experience you will never forget.

#8 – Indoor Skydiving

Indoor skydiving is a wonderful experience, especially for those who are too anxious to do the more daunting alternative, outdoors. You will feel like you are actually flying – which is such a cool thing to boast about to your friends and family.

#9 – Camp At A Festival

Camping at a festival for a weekend is an experience that allows you to forget your worries and enjoy the moment. You’ll learn to live in a simplistic way whilst enjoying some good quality music in the summer sun (hopefully). Just remember to bring your wellies as no matter what the weather it’s guaranteed to get muddy.

#10 – Have An Afternoon Tea

The sophisticated feeling you get when you get to dress up, go somewhere a little bit fancy and enjoy some traditional British cream tea never gets old. plus, how can you ever go wrong with that old British staple; scones. The real questions comes when you ask which goes first – the jam or the cream?

#11 – Walk An Alpaca

Want to spend a few hours with some companions that are so fluffy and cute and are guaranteed to make you smile no matter the weather? Well, why not head to your local farm and walk an alpaca? Just think of all the alpaca selfies you can take.

#12 – Ice Skate

Ice skating rinks may be cold but you won’t be able to ice skate and channel your inner Torvill and Dean any other way. Wrap up warm and give it a go!

#13 – Hold A Bird Of Prey

Holding a bird of prey can sound super scary but many zoos do offer such an experience. Don’t worry, a trained professional is on hand at all times whilst you get close and personal with one of the true fascinations of the natural world.

#14 – Stargaze

Have you ever looked up at the stars and been tempted to spend the night under them? Go on, nothing’s stopping you. Have a beautiful night, set up a tent and try to spot some of the famous constellations. Just remember to plan a clear night and wrap up warm.

#15 – Horse Ride

Do you love animals? Horse riding can be lots of fun and allows you to spend time with some beautiful animals. Horses are one of my favourite animals but I must admit that horse riding is a lot harder than it looks, but anyone can give it a go.

#16 – Attend A Dance Class

Do you have two left feet or are you a future Strictly pro? Dance classes can be fun for anybody and can be taken as one-offs or on a more regular basis. There’s a style of dance for everyone so give it a go no matter your ability.

#17 – Go To A Theme Park

Are you going to choose the tame carousel or the adrenaline filled rollercoaster? It’s your choice but no matter your idea of fun, a trip to the theme park is sure to have you feeling on top of the world and there’s so many in Britain or you could always dare to make a holiday of it an go abroad?

#18 – Participate In A Fun Run

Colour runs or inflatable runs, there are always fun runs being advertised that you can sign up for. Some are even charity runs which is even better, like the Race for Life. Bring your friends along and get ready to get a little messy and sweaty. But that’s all part of the fun.

#19 – Rock Climb

Fancy yourself as the next Bear Grylls? Rock climbing is bound to get you active and has you feeling a great sense of achievement when you reach the top of the wall.

#20 – Play An Instrument

I’m not saying that you have to be a prop at the guitar by the time you are 21 but attempting to play ‘Happy Birthday’ on the keyboard may be something worth trying out. If you’re already a master at an instrument why not set the target of learning a set of new songs before you turn 21?

#21 – Zip Line

Zip lining will have you zooming across the sky faster than you could have ever imagined. Buckle up because you’re in for a treat or a nightmare depending on how you look at it. If you are up for challenge then this is the perfect activity for you.

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