A Guide to Celebrating Your 40th Birthday in Style

40th Birthday Party IdeasWhether you’re looking for 40th birthday ideas to make a friend’s big day special, or you’re organising something to do with mates for your own birthday, the team here at Adventure Britain have some great ideas for making it one to remember.

Check out five of them below.


1. Everyone Loves Cake

First off, whether you’re four or forty, everyone loves cake – and it isn’t a birthday without one. So, make sure you have a slice for everyone!

Beer bottles for 40th Birthday

2. Stock Up the Mini Bar

Let’s face it, most people enjoy a tipple or two and there is nothing worse than a bar running dry. So, when planning your 40th celebration make sure to stock up on beverages, or book a venue with a well-serviced bar, no one likes a long wait to be served.

3. Take a Walk Down Memory Road

You’re only as old as you feel, so why not throw it back to the 70s with fancy dress. Your guests could dress as they did back then, or in fashions popular from times gone by. Your best mate would rock a disco wig and bell bottoms, right?

4. Spend it Amongst Great Company

40th birthday with friends

What better way to celebrate your birthday than being surrounded by great friends and family? Perhaps you could have a day off work followed by a lad’s night out, or if you’d prefer something a little more mellow, a meal out with your family at your favourite restaurant?

5. Make a Weekend of it

You only turn forty once, so why only celebrate it for one day? Instead, you could make a weekend of it with an action packed few days away with your friends and family.
Activity weekends are ideal for those who love the great outdoors, would like a staycation, and are keen to experience something new and exciting. Therefore, a group adventure like this makes for a great 40th birthday present.

Canyoning adventure for 40th Birthday

Here at Adventure Britain, we offer something for everyone. Here are just a few of our favourite:

The Legendary Underground Overground – Two nights full board, caving, canyoning, and your own residents bar open late.

The James Bond Weekend – Perfect your aim with clay pigeon shooting and test your bravery with waterfall canyoning, before shaking things up with martini making and a casino themed evening.

The Scotch and Water – An all-inclusive weekend of whisky distillery tour with a side of canyoning and quad biking in the Brecon Beacons.
Find out more about our adventure weekends, where we combine all of the above top tips. Get in touch today to make this a 40th to remember.

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