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Top 10 Travel Destinations For Teens In Britain | Family holidays


Another place, Cumbria

A contemporary take on the traditional country house, Another Place is the Watergate Bay Hotel’s sister property and has much the same fun, contemporary feel. The hotel comprises a Georgian house and a modern extension that opens onto 18 acres of land, with an archery field. The lakeside location means kayaking, SUP, and sailing are on offer, with excellent mountain biking trails nearby and a large indoor pool. The Living Space’s all-day menu means hungry teens can eat whenever they want, with its Rampsbeck restaurant offering an adults-only option for dinner.
Doubles from £ 240 B&B; another place

Moonfleet Manor, Dorset

“Brightly colored battery”: Manoir de Moonfleet

This 18th century cream-colored pile on the Dorset coast is sure to appeal to the sullest teenager. For the youngest, take your pick from table tennis at the pool, air hockey to rock climbing, trampoline to tennis and a game of archery in the garden. If lounging is what they’re after, older teens can join you in the indoor pool and even persuade you that they more than deserve that Elemis beauty treatment or manicure. Literary teens should appreciate its stunning location, overlooking the sea and part of the desolate 18-mile long strip of pebbles that is Chesil Beach, giving Ian McEwan’s novel its name. Venture along the coast for fossil trips to Charmouth and Lyme Regis or head to nearby Hive Beach for a crab sandwich in their cafe or eat at the pretty Moonfleet conservatory restaurant where their pickiest whims should be. satisfied with a range of comfort food and plenty of vegetarian options. Rooms offer old-fashioned comfort with feather beds and sleek claw-foot tubs for long teenage baths. Good luck getting them down in time for breakfast.
Doubles from £ 109 B&B;

Malmaison, Brighton

Bohemian: the North Laine are in Brighton.
Bohemian: the North Laine are in Brighton. Photograph: Andrew Hasson / Getty Images

Brighton is made for teens – stomach-breaking pier walks, vegan cafes in the bohemian North Laine district, great shopping and fries with it all. Staying at the Malmaison – tucked into the city’s sparkling marina – means being able to dive in and out of the center, while enjoying Brighton’s other big draw, the sea. On a sunny day, the terrace bar overlooking the boats gives a positive impression of Ibiza, and there are plenty of water sports to try, from SUP to fishing and sailing. The rooms are elegant, simple and super comfortable and the hotel’s brasserie is suitable for teenage burger lovers.
Doubles from £ 119;

Bluestone Resort, Pembrokeshire

“An excellent choice for families”: Bluestone Resort, Pembrokeshire.
“An excellent choice for families”: Bluestone Resort, Pembrokeshire. Photograph: Keith Morris / Alamy

Spread over 500 acres, Bluestone is a great choice for families looking for an active break, with everything from ax throwing to coasting and off-roading, plus aerial climbs and catwalks in the giant Serendome. Teenagers who are less keen on the outdoors can participate in a samba drumming workshop or head to the village center for coffee at Ty Coffi’s. A program of festivals and outdoor events take place throughout the year, and the three restaurants, pub and bar ensure that even the pickiest are catered for.
Three nights from £ 589;

Crieff Hydro, Perthshire

“A wide range of activities”: Crieff Hydro, Ayrshire.
“A wide range of activities”: Crieff Hydro, Ayrshire

This sprawling and popular Scottish resort, set in 900 acres of unspoiled countryside, offers a wide range of activities that will delight even the most discerning teenager. Outside in Action Glen there is quad biking, archery, air rifle shooting and a tree course as well as a huge range of water sports on Loch Earn at nearby, as well as a great cafe to refuel. On rainy days, Glen’s Den will delight teens with its play area with air hockey, Xbox, VR machine and all the popcorn they can eat. Rooms include family apartments and studios, and there are seven restaurants.
Doubles from £ 197 B&B;

The Fish, Worcestershire

There is something of a festival vibe to this quirky hotel, a cluster of more conventional shepherd’s huts, homes, and hotel rooms scattered across the 400-acre Farncombe Estate. It’s a safe environment for teens to explore on their own with walks from the front door – and plenty to do on a rainy day, including a game room with pool table, foosball, and Sky Sports, and a cinema. Along with the more formal Hook Restaurant, the Sliders Bar menu features teen-friendly burgers, and the legendary breakfasts are a great start to the day.
Doubles from £ 180 B&B;

Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond

“Leafy Richmond”: Bingham Riverhouse

A getaway to London is a great option with teenagers, but downtown hotels can be extremely expensive, unless you settle for a Premier Inn. The Bingham Riverhouse in leafy Richmond has a hip vibe that older teens will love – and gives them the freedom to head to Richmond to explore the shops on their own. The hotel has partnered with Active360 Richmond to offer tailor-made paddleboarding lessons and offers Pashley bikes for hire to explore the Thames Path and nearby Richmond Park.
Doubles from £ 135;

Watersmeet, Devon

'Perched above picturesque Combesgate Beach': Watersmeet, Devon.
‘Perched above picturesque Combesgate Beach’: Watersmeet, Devon

Newly refurbished and on its way to becoming one of Devon’s finest hotels, Perched above scenic Combesgate Beach, Watersmeet is a 10-minute walk from the bustling seaside resort of Woolacoombe. Steps from the hotel lead down to the beach, which is rarely busy and is great for body boarding. Surfers can follow the South West Coast Path which passes behind the hotel, for an easy walk into Woolacoombe. If the sea is too cold for a dip, the hotel has indoor and outdoor pools, and next to the formal main restaurant, simpler meals are offered in the bistro.
Double of £ 170 in bed and breakfast;

Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall

“There are few better places to learn to surf”: Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall.
“There are few better places to learn to surf”: Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall. Photography: Kirstin Prisk

There are few better places to learn to surf than the two mile beach at Watergate Bay – and few better places to stay than the hotel above it. Rooms range from family suites and apartments to beach lofts, all furnished in a cool, contemporary style. The Extreme Academy, right outside the door, offers surf lessons for all skill levels, and after a day in the water, the hotel’s living space is a lovely chill out space offering everything from sharing with Japanese ramen.
Doubles from £ 210 B&B;

Hotel Runnymède

“There is a lot to like here”: Runnymede.
“There is a lot to like here”: Runnymede. Photograph: Greg Balfour Evans / Alamy Stock Photo

Fitness-oriented teens will find a lot to love here, with daily outdoor exercise classes, tennis lessons, a huge outdoor pool and the chance to paddle along the River Thames right outside the doorstep. the hotel. Interconnecting rooms and duplex suites suit all ages, and dining options include the River Hideout – a cluster of bean bags and loungers scattered around an Airstream trailer serving hot drinks and ice cream, along with pizza and hot dogs are also on the menu. The hotel has a small fleet of boats, allowing guests to explore the river at their own pace.
Doubles from £ 215;

This article was last modified on September 27, 2021. A previous version incorrectly placed Crieff Hydro in Ayrshire, rather than Perthshire.


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