Activities Days Out Ideas Summer

Things to do with Teens and Tweens

Written by Lucy Cousins

Don’t know what to do with your teens?
Trying to get them off their screens?
Across the land, you can discover the joys,
Or family places without screens or toys!

We know how difficult it can be to take a tween or a teen out in the summer. It seems like they just want to be left alone on their PlayStation or phone all day! However, we’ve got a huge collection of places to visit that will make them want to put down the phone… for a while at least!


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It comes as no surprise that Longleat kicks off our list as tweens and teens love this attraction! An outdoor adventure with some of the world’s most majestic creatures is bound to create timeless memories for you and your teens! Book your visit with us.

Madame Tussauds London

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At this attraction your tweens and teens can take those much-anticipated selfies with their favourite celebrities! From music legends such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to racing legends, they’re bound to get some incredible pictures! This attraction will have the whole family smiling, book your visit with us.

Cheddar Gorge

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This natural beautiful is located in Somerset. It offers a day out featuring wildlife, caves, history and adventure. From rock climbing to adventure caving, which is suitable for all abilities, there is something for all ages at Cheddar Gorge. Book now with Picniq!

Clip ‘n Climb Exeter

Situated at the stunning quay in Exeter, this clip ‘n climb is an ideal activity your teens this summer! With 26 challenges to try, your tweens will be thoroughly entertained. Take part in this action-packed adventure as you explore the Big Cheese, the Checkerplate, Spaghetti Junction and many more climbing walls! Find out more here!  

The London Dungeon

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This attraction is perfect for the older ones, as it can get quite gruesome at points! Watch the story of the London Burkers, a treacherous trio on the hunt for corpses to sell to anatomists. They have no qualms with drugging and taking new ones – will you escape or will your corpse be sold to the highest bidder? You can be prepared for spine-chilling effects and a variety of scares that will leave you your tween on the edge of their seat! Book now with Picniq!

The Natural History Museum

Have a fantastic educational day out at the Natural History Museum, your family can learn about the natural world and the cultures within it. The Natural History Museum has plenty of large and amazing exhibitions, from ancient civilisations, space, the evolution of animals there are so many things to discover.

Thames Rockets

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This is one for the thrill-seeking teens! Experience London’s speedboat river rides and pass the Tate Museum, the OXO Tower and HMS Belfast! There will be many selfie opportunities for the whole family and lots of popular music on board. This is the perfect day out for all the family, book now with Picniq!

Alton Towers

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Fancy a day of thrills at the UK’s biggest theme park… then head to Alton Towers! There are fast rides for thrill-seekers from The Smiler, Nemesis and Oblivion! Alton Towers will keep your whole family entertained! Book now with Picniq!

New Forest Water Park

Water lovers will adore the New Forest Water Park! The aqua park is perfect for the whole family and will leave you all laughing by the end of your session. Challenge yourself on the inflatable course with swings and thin pathways that will test your balance! If you fancy trying something new, there is also wakeboarding and kneeboarding with one-to-one sessions with an instructor for beginners. Head down to the beautiful lake this summer and enjoy a day of water sports. Find out more here!

LEGOLAND®  Windsor Resort

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Create the most amazing memories at Legoland this summer! New this year is the Lego Ferrari Build & Race so why not go test it out? There are plenty of rides for the older kids such as The Dragon, Mia’s Riding Adventure, and Pirate Falls Treasure Quest! Book here with Picniq!

Thorpe Park Resort

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Thorpe Park is launching a new feel-good carnival event from the 21st of July – 29th August. You and your music loving tween and teens won’t want to miss out! Experience the thrill of Thorpe Park’s world-class coasters and amazing live entertainment. Whether you’re accelerating to 80mph on Stealth or twisting around on Colossus with its ten acrobatic loops, you’ll have an incredible day out! Book now with Picniq!

Zip World

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Have an exhilarating experience this summer at Zip World! Enjoy some amazing views as you zip through the sky. There are 4 different experiences from Fforest Coaster which will zoom you through the forest with the only Alpine Coaster of its kind in the UK! There’s also Tree Hoppers which is a high-roped obstacle course to navigate. Book here.

Liverpool FC Stadium Tour & Museum Tickets

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Go behind the scenes at one of the most notorious stadiums in the UK. All football mad teens and tweens will go mad for this behind-the-scenes tour of Anfield. Peek in the changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to pitch side and hang out in the dugouts. Even if you’re not a Liverpool FC fan, there’s lots to appreciate at this arena.

Warwick Castle

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Visit the medieval fortress and travel through time to this magnificent action-packed castle! Throughout summer they have ‘The Biggest Summer in History’ event happening, which will see Horrible Histories ® – Wicked Warwick return to the castle, with many live shows, jousting and entertainment at the castle.

Spinnaker Tower

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This tower offers breathtaking views of Portsmouth. Situated within Gunwharf Quays, a popular shopping arena. There are plenty of outlet shops which have incredible discounts on branded clothes, such as Nike, Adidas, Vans, Levis and much more. There are also many reasonably priced cafes and restaurants which overlook the marina.

The Tate

A free international art gallery, home to sensational contemporary art from across time and locations. The Tate is a wonderful place to visit with your teens and tweens who are interested in art or history. There are usually lots of interactive displays, you’re guaranteed to find a quirky art piece at the Tate.

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