Top 10 Family Holidays for Teenagers

Viva Cuba!

Where? Cuba
Why? Explore offers special departures for children aged 11 and over on this guided family adventure – a big plus for teenagers who are happiest on holiday with fellow teens. Cuba is also a seriously cool destination. Highlights on this trip include the classic cars of Old Havana, camping in Topes de Collantes National Park and chilling out on the beaches of Cayo Levisa.
Contact Explore

Surf Scene
Where? Newquay, Cornwall
Why? Sleeping up to six and boasting excellent facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and communal roof garden, the contemporary Horizons apartments are the perfect base for a surfing holiday in Newquay.
Contact Blue Chip Holidays

Wilderness Christmas 
Where? Finnish Lapland
Why? You won’t hear even the slightest whimper of boredom on this week-long Lapland adventure, where activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and a husky safari. Competitive teens will love the snow games, featuring ice fishing, ice sculpting, snowshoe racing and reindeer lassoing.
Contact Activities Abroad

Active Turkey
Where? Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Why? Specially designed for teenagers, this family trip combines a three-day cruise on a traditional sailing gulet (plenty of time for snorkelling, swimming or just lazing on deck) with optional extras like sea kayaking and a Discover Scuba course.
Contact The Adventure Company

Duinrell Parc

Where? Wasssenaar, Netherlands
Why? Free rides at the Duinrell Theme Park and free entry for two hours every morning to the Tiki Water Park with its splash-happy array of whirlpools, wave machines and water slides. Bored? No chance.
Contact Eurocamp

A Two Week Winter Warmer
Where? New South Wales and Queensland, Australia
Why? South Stradbroke Island has loads to do, from bush walks to softball – and it’s within easy reach of the Gold Coast’s mega theme parks. Lamington National Park has forest frolics, like night walks and an aerial slide; Hamilton Island is the perfect place to chill, while Sydney boasts the Harbour Bridge climb and surfing at Bondi Beach. Put it all together and you have the ultimate Aussie tour for teens.
Contact Bridge & Wickers

Forte Village
Where? Sardinia
Why? Forte Village is particularly appealing to teenagers who love the freedom to experience its huge range of social and sporting activities, from karaoke to go-karting. They also have their very own, very cool Crecheto Teens club, while the luxury resort’s sandy beach is just the place for watersports and hanging out with friends.

Contact Forte Village

Pyrenean Adventure
Where? France
Why? There’s so much packed into this eight-day multi-activity break that teenagers will barely find time to text their mates back home. It’s complete mountain madness with a frenzy of canyoning, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, abseiling and kayaking.
Contact Explore

Slovakia Summer Adventure
Where? Poland and Slovakia
Why? Combine the buzz of one of Europe’s finest cities with the thrill of a mountain adventure and you should meet with the approval of most teenagers. This eight-day tour includes a paddle down the Orava River on inflatable rafts and a walk through the spectacular Janosik Canyon.
Contact Exodus

Into the Wild West
Where? USA
Why? A ten-day journey through America’s Wild West, taking in the sights of the Grand Canyon before visiting a Navajo reservation in Monument Valley with a local guide. There’s also time for hiking and horseriding in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.
Contact Grand American Adventures