Bust out the jackets, gloves, long socks, and slide like some sort of graceful-winter-swan out onto the ice.
Keeping up your Old Mate's physical capabilities is important for their physical health, in avoiding injury, and in improving their mental health, too.
Ice Skating is a relatively low-impact (barring falls) way to stay fit and is super fun.
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Indoor Rock Climbing
Contrary to popular belief, rock climbing is all about the legs, not the arms.
Many Old Mates are physically still spry and rock climbing is a unique and fun way to keep that fitness up, as it requires a specific combination of physical strength, stamina and dexterity.
Indoor rock climbing is a great option as walls are designed to cater for a full spectrum of abilities.
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Just because your Old Mate has more candles on their cake than you, it doesn't mean they're any less adventurous!
Skydiving remains probably one of the most adrenaline-inducing activities in the world - and your Old Mate might just be up for it!
Of course, skydiving isn't the cheapest activity, but you could always see whether your friends and family would chip in. Your [ ... ]
Snorkelling or Scuba Diving
Most Australians live within an hour's drive of the 30,000kms of coastline - and snorkelling or scuba diving in our pristine oceans is a uniquely Aussie treat.
If cheap and easy is what you're after, then snorkelling will be for you. Alternatively, if you have some money to spare and your Old Mate is physically fit enough, then scuba diving is the ultimate way to explore the magical [ ... ]
Surfing and Body Boarding
With the sun in your face and salt on your skin, the ocean is invigorating and a great place to take your Old Mate. Depending on their physical capabilities, incorporating surfing or body boarding into the mix will take your day at the beach to a whole new level.
Body (or boogie) boarding is perfect for those Old Mates that are comfortable swimming in waves, but maybe don't quite have [ ... ]
Who doesn't love a roller coaster? No matter how old you get, those butterflies in your belly as you go over the drop will always be there!
Even if your Old Mate isn't up to the big rides anymore, theme parks have a whole range of shows, games and smaller rides that they might love.
This is a great way to fill a whole day, too, if you're looking for a longer activity.