50 things to do before you turn 50

A recent study researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50. 

1. Buy a house
2. Have kids
4. Fall in love
5. Eat fish and chips on the pier 
6. Donate blood 
7. Read 100 books 
8. See your favourite band live
9. Learn a language 
10. Attend a music festival 
11. Own a dog
12. Learn to say no to your mother 
13. Stay out all night partying
14. See the Northern Lights
15. Visit Stonehenge
16. Remember where the petrol cap is
17. Travel somewhere alone
18. Sleep underneath the stars 
19. Watch a meteor shower
20. Dance in the rain
21. Become an expert at something
22. Quit a job
23. See a volcano
24. Visit all seven continents
25. Throw a coin in the Trevi fountain 
26. Take a helicopter ride
27. Have sex on a beach 
28. Swim with dolphins 
29. Go skinny dipping
30. Ride a gondola in Venice 
31. Make a snow angel 
32. Take part in a protest
33. Own your own business 
34. Go in a hot air balloon
35. Ride an elephant
36. Climb Snowdonia 
37. Jump into a pool fully clothed
38. Backpack across Europe 
39. Perfect a signature dish 
40. Drink beer at Oktoberfest
41. Run a marathon
42. Get a tattoo
43. Ride a Vespa
44. Watch comedy at Edinburgh Fringe
45. Write a novel
46. Write a journal 
47. Spend a month technology free 
48. Try drugs
49. Have a threesome
50. Go to an airport and pick a random flight 

It was also found that four in 10 over 50s have accomplished all of their life aims with another 39 per cent believing life really does begin at 50. 

The study of 2,000 over 50s, found buying a house is top of the list of things to do before you turn 50, followed by having children, getting married, falling in love and eating fish and chips on the pier.

Donating blood, reading 100 books, seeing your favourite band or musician live, learning a language and attending a music festival completed the top ten. 

Other things every 50-year-old should have experienced include travelling somewhere alone, sleeping out underneath the stars and swimming with dolphins.