Baby Boomers at the weekend!

Baby Boomers at the weekend!

Ah, the Baby Boomers! They’re a jolly group who came into the world in quite the boom of births from post-war optimism.
Spanning from 1946 to 1964, this generation was born during a time when the wireless was king, but they’ve since had to adapt to everything from the Beatles and bell-bottoms to smartphones and social media.
They’ve been shaped by rock ‘n’ roll, the moon landing, and a fair share of economic ups and downs, they’ve witnessed a world changing faster than a two-minute boiled egg!
Boomers are often celebrated for their strong work ethic, community values and no-nonsense approach to problem-solving—all served with a side of classic British tea and occasionally a digestive biscuit or two. They’ve seen it all, done much of it, and still have the knack for telling the best stories of ‘how things were’ in their day.

Here are some suggestions tailored to Baby Boomers’ preferences, without using the exact age-sensitive term “Baby Boomers”!


1. Gardening: Many people enjoy spending time in their gardens on weekends. It’s a relaxing and rewarding activity that allows them to connect with nature, stay active, and create beautiful landscapes to admire.

Baby Boomer women friends hand planting vegetables in a greenhouse at a community garden
Senior women friends hands planting vegetables in greenhouse at community garden

2. Vintage Retro Classic Car Shows: Attending classic car shows is a way to indulge in nostalgia, appreciate vintage vehicles, and socialise with like-minded enthusiasts. It brings back memories of an era gone by and fosters a sense of community among attendees.

Vintage, classic retro cars exhibition
retro cars exhibition

3. Playing golf: Golf is a popular pastime for many over the weekends. It provides a perfect blend of exercise, skill, and social interaction, offering a peaceful escape on sprawling greens with friends or solo.

Baby Boomer golfers out to play a round of golf.
Team of senior golfers out to play a round of golf.

4. Book Clubs: Joining a book club is a fantastic way to engage in stimulating conversations, expand one’s knowledge, and foster social connections through shared interests. It offers a chance to unwind while enriching the mind.

Group of Baby Boomer friends sitting on bench and reading books in a book club in a park on an autumn day
Group of senior friends sitting on bench and reading books in park on autumn day

5. Walking Groups: Taking part in walking groups allows individuals to stay active, explore the outdoors, and form bonds with others who share a passion for fitness and nature. It’s a great way to stay healthy and enjoy leisurely chats along the way.

Germany, Rheingau, happy senior couple hiking together
Germany, Rheingau, happy senior couple hiking together

6. Cooking Classes: Participating in cooking classes over the weekend can be both fun and educational. Learning new recipes, culinary techniques, and exploring different cuisines can ignite creativity in the kitchen and enhance social connections through shared experiences.

Youre never too old to learn. Shot of a group of seniors and Baby Boomers attending a cooking class.
Youre never too old to learn. Shot of a group of seniors attending a cooking class.

7. Antiquing: For many, browsing through antique shops and markets is a delightful weekend activity. It offers the thrill of discovering unique treasures, learning about the past, and indulging in a bit of nostalgia while hunting for hidden gems.

Close up of antique brass jugs and dishes
Close up of antique brass jugs and dishes

8. Cultural Events: Attending cultural events such as art exhibitions, concerts, or theatre performances is a great way to immerse oneself in creativity, expand horizons, and appreciate various forms of art. It provides entertainment and intellectual stimulation in a shared communal setting.

Group of baby boomers senior people having bbq dinner party in home garden
Group of senior people having bbq dinner party in home garden

9. Fitness Classes: Engaging in fitness classes like yoga, Pilates, or dance sessions is a popular choice among many. It helps maintain physical health, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being while enjoying the camaraderie of group activities.

Seniors stretching during fitness class
Seniors stretching during fitness class

10. Volunteering: Spending weekends volunteering for charitable causes is a fulfilling way to give back to the community, make a positive impact, and connect with others who share a passion for helping those in need. It provides a sense of purpose and satisfaction that goes beyond personal gratification.


These activities offer a mix of leisure, social engagement, mental stimulation, and physical well-being that cater to diverse interests and preferences, making weekends enjoyable and enriching for many.

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