As much as we love our kids, sometimes holidays with teenagers can leave you feeling more wound up than before you left.
Finding the perfect holiday to please all the family can feel like a mammoth task, plus you have to figure out how to make them leave their bedrooms… Luckily a stay in one of our friendly holiday parks is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.
No more sacrificing breathtaking beaches for entertaining activities on your doorstep – from the best seaside locations, to thrilling night-time aerial assault courses, we’ve scoured the reviews and brought together the top holiday parks for family holidays with teenagers. Enjoy!
- Parkdean Resorts Newquay (Cornwall)
- Haven Rockley Park (Dorset)
- Haven Seashore (Norfolk)
- Parkdean Resorts Ruda (Devon)
- Haven Golden Sands (Lincolnshire)
- Parkdean Resorts Trecco Bay (Wales)
- Park Holidays UK St Osyth Beach (Essex)
- Haven Haggerston Castle (Northumberland)
Parkdean Resorts Newquay
Location: Newquay, Cornwall
Best for: Getting your surf on in Newquay
Newquay has come a long way since it once had the reputation as being a top party spot for teenagers. The town is now full of lovely cafes, fantastic surfing schools and awesome local attractions.
It’s still a great place for teenagers to hang out at and has a lively buzz, without losing its family-friendly atmosphere. Teenagers are also bound to be won over by Newquay Zoo – who wouldn’t be excited by tigers, lions, and cheeky meerkats?
Back at the park there’s lots to keep the whole family occupied, and the sweet 200ft water slide will definitely be featuring big time in your teenager’s holiday snaps. There are three outdoor heated swimming pools, and brilliant clubs for teens up to 14 years old – a great way for making new friends on their holidays.
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Facilities: The location of this park in Cornwall makes for one of the top holidays for teenagers. On top of that, there are fab onsite activities like nine-hole pitch ‘n’ putt, archery lessons, and an assault course. If you’ve got younger kids, they’ll be kept happy at the adventure playground and indoor soft play area, while the whole family will enjoy hanging out together to watch the evening entertainment. Plus there are a range of caravans and lodges to choose from, so whether you’re looking to splash out on luxury accommodation or save some money for extra treats, you’ll find your perfect holiday home here.
Haven Rockley Park
Location: Poole, Dorset
Best for: Onsite water sports centre and indulgent pampering
It’s been a tough year for teenagers, and they deserve to have some fun finally. This is one of the top parks for holidays with teenagers because they’re bound to love the outstanding onsite activities, no matter what their area of interest is.
Active teens will love the water sport centre, with lessons available from the park, while those who prefer their creature comforts will be thrilled when you treat them to a pampering session at the spa.
Of course the heated outdoor swimming pool is set to be a crowd pleaser, and you’ll have one very happy teenager when they hear there’ll be lots of time to lounge poolside and sip a milkshake on the sun terrace. You might have to drag them away to visit the beach, but we know once they’re there they’ll ask to come back to Dorset again and again.
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Facilities: As well as the heated indoor and outdoor pools, there’s an indoor SplashZone Grotto, and lovely poolside terraces for soaking up some glorious Dorset sun. As ever, Haven is smashing it when it comes to having some of the most fun onsite activities out here. As well as a climbing wall, tennis courts, and high ropes course, there’s a crazy golf course and archery coaching. Watch out though, you run the risk of being thrashed on the sports court if you challenge your teenagers to a family kickabout. Whether you’re staying in a luxury lodge or cosy caravan, you’ll have a stay to remember forever at this family-friendly holiday park.
Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfol
Best for: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Great Yarmouth is a classic UK seaside resort, and has been attracting holidaymakers year after year. This Norfolk holiday park is in the perfect place to visit the famous seaside town, and brilliant for teenagers as well as younger children.
The park is so close to Great Yarmouth Beach, but equally appealing is the awesome onsite Shore Water Park, complete with slides, flumes and fountains. Teenagers will love having some freedom onsite, and being able to hang out with other young guests at the bakery or amusements arcade.
If you have a teenager who loves the great outdoors (erm… how did you make that happen?) then you’ll love how close this holiday park is to the beautiful Norfolk Broads. With walking trails for all abilities, even teens who are usually glued to the games console will love discovering charming narrowboats and picturesque medieval villages on a stroll here.
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Facilities: This holiday park has impressive new facilities and activities like the Marina Bar & Stage, and Pizza Deck. There’s also crazy golf, a climbing wall, and a creative studio, while toddlers will go wild for the indoor soft play area. All you need to do is choose what holiday accommodation suits your group, and you could be looking forward to your next adventure.
Parkdean Resorts Ruda
Location: Croyde Bay, Devon
Best for: Chilling out on Croyde Beach and going glamping
If you love camping holidays, but your teenagers are kicking off about sleeping on the ground all week – this is the park for you. With sweet glamping accommodation, camping holidays with teens never looked so good.
Their safari tents have cosy beds, a kitchen, furniture and even a deck to enjoy the sunset. Of course if you’re looking for something even more luxurious, how about a luxury lodge with a hot tub? Your teenager will love you forever if they can spend half the holiday bobbing in bubbles next to the beautiful Croyde Bay.
The area is known for its world-class surfing, and there are plenty of nearby water sports operators to rent boards from, or even take some lessons from a surf school. Of course you’d be rude not to sample the local ice cream after catching some waves… will that be one scoop or two?
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Facilities: As stunning as your surroundings in Devon will be, there’s plenty to keep teens occupied onsite. The holiday park has tennis courts, an amusements arcade and kids clubs going up to 14 years. For younger children, there’s an adventure playground and indoor soft play area, while the whole family will go mad for the Cascades Tropical Adventure indoor pool with a slide. Plus with a range of holiday homes to choose from, you’ll be sure to have a comfortable stay in your perfect accommodation.
Haven Golden Sands
Location: Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
Best for: Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and onsite night time activities
If you know some teens who are big on caring for animals and advocating for their rights, they’ll love a visit to the incredible seal sanctuary in Mablethorpe.
Under a mile away from the holiday park, the sanctuary rescues local animals and cares for them until they’re able to return to the wild. After all that heart-warming goodness, the popular seaside resort of Mablethorpe is only a short drive away, and well worth a visit.
This is without a doubt one of the top parks for teenagers because of the thrilling night-time adventure activities on offer. It can be hard being a teenager – you’re not yet old enough to enjoy going out but you’re still up and ready for some exhilaration when the evening comes. Well Golden Sands have the answer! Not only do they offer an Aerial Adventure and ‘The Jump’, which are adrenalin filled even during the day, but you can choose to do it in the night-time (if you feel brave enough). It’s a great option for holidays with teenagers who are looking for a little more excitement onsite.
Facilities: Teenagers are also bound to love the heated outdoor and indoor pool, and will be happy to hear they both have a great flume. There’s also a multi-sports court (think you could challenge your teenagers to a game of table tennis?), pool tables, crazy golf and day & evening entertainment – so you’ll never have to think up things to keep them busy. With great facilities, fun activities, and fantastic accommodation, what more could you want from your stay?
Parkdean Resorts Trecco Bay
Location: Mid Glamorgan, Wales
Best for: Learning survival skills and playing video games!
While holidays for teenagers and learning survival skills might not sound like a winning combination, you might just be surprised by this holiday park.
With brand new facilities, Trecco Bay is one of the largest holiday parks in the UK, and runs great events to match. One of the new venues is the awesome Base Camp, which holds Bear Grylls Survival Academy. If your teenagers already love exploring the great outdoors, this will be right up their street, but even if your kids are a bit wary of getting physical, this could be the perfect introduction to learning to fend for themselves and build confidence.
On the other hand, if your teens prefer to stay inside and get their game on, the park has a wicked Next Level Gaming Arena where you’ll find the classic consoles like PS4 and Xbox, as well as gaming PCs.
Of course with a Blue Flag beach on the doorstep, you could find your family wants to spend all their school holidays on the beach instead…
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Facilities: Teenagers will go ape for the climbing wall and virtual reality experience, where they can try their hand at interactive games. As well as the Base Camp and Gaming Arena, there’s a Splashland indoor swimming pool, plus an outdoor wet play area with water guns – perfect for teens to have some fun with their younger siblings. With a range of classic caravans and luxury lodges, you’ll be spending your stay in comfort and style in the privacy of your own holiday home. After a busy day around the site, you can put your feet up and get your happy teenagers to make you a cuppa. Bliss.
Park Holidays UK St Osyth Beach
Location: St Osyth, Essex
Best for: Clacton-on-Sea and day trips to Colchester.
You can take the kid out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the kid… and as much as we’d like to imagine teenagers love spending their holidays enjoying the great outdoors, sometimes we all love having an afternoon hitting the shops in a bustling town.
This is one of the best parks for families with teenagers who have their heart set on doing some holiday shopping, but also want to enjoy being beside the seaside and catching some rays. It wouldn’t be a proper holiday in Essex without indulging in some retail therapy, would it? Whether you’re taking in the historical sights, or relaxing in a lively restaurant, this is a great park for taking a day trip to Colchester and having some family fun time in the town.
Clacton-on-Sea, a lovely seaside resort, couldn’t be easier to get to, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities for fish ‘n’ chips on the beach and an ice cream or two.
Facilities: With day clubs for kids and teenagers up to 14 years and evening entertainment seven nights a week, your teens will never have a dull moment of their family holiday. As well as an amusement arcade and heated indoor pool with flume, the site also has an adventure playground for younger children. With direct beach access, whether you want to lounge on the sands or by the pool, enjoying the Essex sun couldn’t be easier.
Haven Haggerston Castle
Location: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Best for: Horse riding and onsite bike hire
If your teenagers act like royalty, this is the holiday park for you. The site is built on the grounds of an old castle estate, and has amazing adventurous activities to match.
Horse riding through the park’s nature trails? Check. Mountain biking through shady woodland? Check. Add to that an adventure golf course, heated indoor swimming pool, and fishing lake, and you have the site of your dreams.
If that wasn’t enough, the sauna and steam room are sure to make you want to stay forever. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Facilities: Hit the water on the boating lake or challenge your children on the sports range or pool table. Younger kids can get active at the Nature Rockz clubs, or at one of the outdoor play areas. Children, big and little, will love the ShowBar entertainment venue, and families with teenagers will be pleased to hear there is a Papa John’s Pizza at the site. This is a very popular site so get booking now if you’re thinking of visiting during high season.
Find Your Perfect Family Holiday
Family holidays don’t have to be all about compromise. At one of our fantastic holiday parks you’re bound to find something to please everyone, including teenagers.
Whether you’re looking for a site with its own water park, awesome soft play areas, or simply somewhere to chill out in the sauna, why not take a look at our full range of holiday parks on our website?
From fantastic holidays with teenagers to fun breaks with younger kids, Breakfree today and treat your family to a holiday they’ll remember forever.