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Activities to add to your Weekend Bucket List

We all dream of that perfect and fulfilling weekend with friends and family, but sometimes our weekends can get stuck in just daily chores before the working week begins again and we miss out on those weekend joys.

Well, beat those weekend blues by creating a bucket list! Bucket lists not only are an excellent way to remember and keep track of fun activities you’d like to do, but it is also great practice to keep family and friends involved and organised without blowing the budget. This way, your precious time and money are well spent ticking off your list. Check out our top list of activities to add to your weekend bucket list.

Baked goods and coffee picnic.

Have a Picnic

This one is super easy and can be as budget-friendly as you make it! There are so many beautiful places to set up a blanket, bring some food, and soak up some sun. You probably already have some snacks in your pantry that you could bring along, but you could also make a nice charcuterie board, pick up some subs, or even grab some fruit trays.

Before setting out on your picnic, there are a few things to consider. Find the perfect location and make sure you’re allowed to be there! And, of course, you will want to check the weather. Spring is notorious for random popup showers, so make sure blue skies are set for the whole day.

Mini Road Trip

Planning a mini road trip can be as simple as exploring a neighbouring suburb or extending it to visit a country town within a small drive radius.

Exploring sandy shores, a national park or a country town with cute tea houses or vintage shops is a great way to get out and about in different communities. They give you a great sense of freedom, whether it’s for a day or a whole weekend. Pack your bag and hit the road. You never know, you could stumble across part of your country you haven’t been to before.  


Intrepid hikers going on a jungle walk.

Hike a new trail

This is one of our favourites! Imagine it – the warm sunshine on your face, the cool breeze, and the sounds of nature all around you. So here’s your invitation to get out there this spring. It's great for your mind but also improves circulation, strengthens muscles, and lightens moods. So, why not include hiking in your weekend bucket list ideas and enjoy the benefits of walking with nature?

A quick Google search can find you a wide variety of local trails and hiking locations near you and check a trail map before heading out so you know what to expect.

Plant a garden/get gardening

Gardening is so rewarding so why not try your hand at planting herbs, vegetables, or flowers. If you wish to plant and grow herbs, you can start planting them as soon as September rolls around. Peas, lettuce, beets, and broccoli are also great options for a spring garden.


Farmers market stall covered in healthy fresh produce.

Visit a farmer’s market

If you’ve never or rarely shopped at a farmer’s market before, make sure to add it to this year’s weekend bucket list ideas. Farmer’s markets are excellent places to shop for fresh produce. You get tasty fruits and vegetables grown locally, and you’ll be supporting local farmers and businesses.

Spring clean your home

Spring cleaning is a must for every weekend bucket list! It’s also the perfect season for it. Try to find ways to motivate yourself and your household to eliminate things you no longer use.

For instance, you can make a game out of it by seeing who can clean their room the fastest. So, set a date, put some music on, and think of creative ways to get everyone to chip in.


Eco worrier volunteers collect rubbish around bush land.

Volunteer for a cause you care about

This is also a must-add to your bucket list ideas. There is always a need in every community for volunteers. And you don’t necessarily need a charitable organisation to help out or make a difference.

Whether you’re looking to volunteer yourself or get family and friends involved in volunteering, you can find opportunities to do so in your community. Here are some ways you can help out:

  • Go to a homeless shelter to cook or serve meals.
  • Drive a neighbour to run errands or shop for groceries.
  • Participate in a park or beach clean-up event.
  • Volunteer at a local nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • Connect with a local organisation to cook and deliver meals to people who are sick.
  • Plant flowers at a local school or library.
  • Put together a neighbourhood garage sale and donate the profits to charity.

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