When children reach their troublesome teens, it can be difficult to find a suitable holiday that works for the whole family. In fact, teens often don’t even want to go on holiday with their parents anymore! Many parents are faced with this difficult decision. To help you out, we’ve decided to offer some suggestions of our own! Many of our guests provide feedback on holiday parks that have indeed been suitable for their teens. We’ve decided to do a bit of research and put together the best tips for a family holiday with teenagers. Read more and enjoy a stress free getaway with your whole clan.
Things to bear in mind when booking a holiday with teens
Unfortunately, there comes a point in every teenager’s life when it is no longer very cool to go on holiday with mum and dad. So, if you really want to make a success of it, you’ve got to up the cool factor. Here are things to keep in mind when booking holidays for teens:
- WiFi: Imagine suddenly being unable to SnapChat your friends all day, every day. Imagine not being able to document every sunny scene on Instagram. That simply cannot be!
- Youth clubs: There are quite a few holiday parks that cater to teenagers. Often, these resorts have youth clubs or hang out zones for the teens. Even if your young ones are missing their mates, they can relax in with people their own age and enjoy a sense of independence and adventure.
- Teen discos: The entertainment teams at parks also regularly organise teenage discos. Oh, the nostalgia. Teenagers can dance and stay up with their friends all a few minutes from the accommodation.
- Activity holidays with teenagers: Many teenagers like adventure. Many holiday parks offer adventurous activities, from abseiling to amusement parks. Check out what the park has on offer because you go, it may be just the allure you need to convince your teen!
Holidays abroad with teenagers
Holland with teens
Het Stoetenslagh in Overijssel, Holland
This is our number one choice for a holiday with teens in the Netherlands. Het Stoetenslagh makes sure youth are completely taken care of, especially during the summer holidays. Young people have their own space at the park, called ‘The Box’, where a disco is held every night. Don’t worry, there is a strict no alcohol policy at all times. In addition, there is a beach area which is perfect for beach parties. During the day, they can swim in the lake or in the indoor pool. The park also offers regular activities like laser games, canoeing and survival courses.
There is also an extensive entertainment programme for small children. What’s more, the park is situated in the stunning countryside of the Overijssel, meaning you can enjoy quality family time, stunning surroundings, and happy children!
Holidays in France with teenagers
Bluemundo Village Oceania in Aquitaine, France
Bluemundo Village Oceania is located in southwest France. Due to its location on the Atlantic Ocean, the park offers a hu
ge range of activities. This makes it an ideal destination for a holiday with teenagers. Older kids can surf at the nearby beach or go horse riding at the nearby stables. In the surrounding forest you can also go ziplining or canoeing.
There is also a special youth club at this park where the older siblings can hang out. They can listen to music and play table tennis or a game of cards. Once they leave the comfort of their den, they can visit the nearby beach and make the most of the watersports activities.
Germany with teens
Ferienpark Weissenhäuser Strand in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
This park is – and we are not exaggerating here – a paradise for teenagers. Located in northern Germany, Ferienpark Weissenhauser Strand has one of Europe’s largest subtropical swimming paradises with a grand total of 440 metres of water slides. In addition, there’s a Jungle Adventure Land at the park where young people can climb and admire snakes and spiders. Because the park is on the beach, it is perfect for sailing, surfing and wakeboarding. There is also a games centre with a bowling alley and sports games.