30 Things I Want To Do Before I Turn 30

Hi everyone! Today, as I publish this, is my 25th birthday. I can’t believe this day has come around, I honestly feel like I’m still 20 years old. I have accomplished a few things in my life so far which I am so grateful for, but today I wanted to share a list of 30 things I would love to cross off my bucket list before the big 30 arrives!

  • Visit New York
  • Learn the basics of the guitar
  • Adopt a cat (completed Dec 2021)
  • Go on the Jack the Ripper walking tour in London
  • Go up in a hot air balloon
  • Get engaged
  • Visit Disneyland as an adult at Halloween and see the Disney Villain Parade
  • See the Northern lights
  • Learn how to make sushi
  • Read The Silmarillion (I’ve had it for years but never read it)
  • Have a zoo animal experience
  • Save some more money (going well Jan 2022)
  • Go aquazorbing
  • Adopt an animal in a sanctuary
  • See The Lion King again on stage (pending march 22)
  • Go to a drive in cinema
  • Ride a bike around Hyde Park
  • Take a road trip up to Scotland
  • Go to a roller rink disco
  • Stroke a piglet
  • Go to a Hard Rock Cafe
  • See Bon Jovi live
  • Indoor skydive
  • Go Llama trekking
  • Celebrate New Years in a different country
  • Go on a swan pedalo in Hyde Park
  • Go to a cocktail making class
  • Do first aid training at work and become a first aider
  • See a polar bear
  • Go Segwaying

And there you have it! 30 things I want to do before I turn 30. Whatโ€™s on your list?

Until next time


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    1. These are really great bucket list ideas. I would to visit New York as well. Some of my goals before I hit 40 since I’m 29 now are to visit Paris for a month, go to Japan, learn to horseback ride and archery, go turtle watching and learn conversational Spanish, French & Japanese.


    1. A great list here. I have a similar 40 things to do before I’m 40 and have quite a few of these on this!! I’m worried I only have 16months to go and covid has ruined the chance to do a few of them ๐Ÿ˜• I hope you manage to achiever yours. If you are anywhere close to Doncaster (or fancy a trip) The Yorkshire Wildlife Park has Polar Bears and it is amazing. An easy way to cross one off!!


  1. This is such a great list! I’ve done a bike ride around Hyde Park before and it’s definitely worth it.

    Do you have a particular country (or countries) in mind for where you’d love to spend NYE? ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Happy Birthday!!
    It is my 29th birthday in 3 days – I might have to make a list for my 29th year of life.
    I just wanted to hit 30 countries before I turned 30 and I did that ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Happy birthday!! Hope you have a lovely day ๐Ÿ™‚ This is such a great list. I’ve done a few of them! I’ve been to the Hard Rock Cafe, adopted an animal, done the swan boat thing in Hyde Park and the Jack the Ripper walk. That was really cool and so interesting and eerie!


  4. There are some great things on this list! I’m already in my 30s, so I’m working on the list of things that I want to do before turning 40. Some of the things that I’ve put on that list include:
    – build a van conversion with my husband
    – take a month-long camping trip with my husband and the dogs
    – visit Disney during their Halloween celebrations
    – learn a new language
    Making a list like this is a great way to motivate ourselves to try something new and make these things happen!


  5. happy birthday to you! there are so many great wishes on this list, the northern lights are definitely near the top of mine!


  6. Happy belated birthday lovely, I hope you had a fab day! I love your list of things you want to do before turning 30! I’m with you on going to see the Northern Lights, I’d love to go and see them! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk


  7. What a great list!! I’ve been to New York several times and absolutely would recommend!! ๐Ÿฅฐ Central Park is really beautiful!


  8. Happy birthday! Hope you had a great day! There are so many lovely ideas on this list, and I hope you get to do all of them. I’m turning 25 myself in a few weeks and I’ve been working on a list very much like this.


  9. This is such a great list! I turned 30 a few years ago and I still have some of these on my list, like go to New York. I had no idea about the Jack the Ripper tour, Iโ€™d love to do that! Another thing on my list ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Good luck, hope you had a great birthday xx


  10. So many great ideas!
    Iโ€™ve done a few so I can give some insight!
    Bon Jovi is amazing!
    Also I have two cats and they will run your life but in a great way!


  11. What a creative list. One that I will be making note of! I turn 29 tomorrow and I will have a year to complete a whole lot of things! Thanks for sharing this.


  12. I love this list – you’ve chosen some great goals. I’d also love to do quite a few of these like adopt a cat & celebrate NYE in another country. Here’s hoping we both get to do these!

    Tara | mamasmoneydiary.com


  13. Love this! Hope you get to do it all and so much more… Start with sushi, buy the ingredients and then whack on a YouTube tutorial following the steps.

    Thereโ€™s a hot air balloon festival in Bristol every year, too. ๐Ÿ˜


  14. I absolutely love bucket lists! You have some great point on your list! The campervan idea to Scotland sounds absolutely amazing and you’ll hopefully manage soon! Hope you’ll get to achieve all of them x


  15. This is such a great list. I too would love to see the Northern Lights. Also, aqua zorbing sounds like so much fun!


  16. Happy Birthday Ellie! There are so many great adventures on this list! I would also love to see the Northern Lights, go to a drive in cinema and I’ve been thinking of doing first aid training for a while as it’s such a livesaving skill to have! xx


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