When it comes to keeping teenagers entertained, we know it can be a bit of a challenge. It’s inevitable, unfortunately, that they’ll grow out of the activities that used to get them excited and the adventures that used to get them bouncing out of bed on the weekends soon become a thing of the past.  Help is on hand with this list of things to do with teenagers in Bristol and Cardiff, so we will have you enjoying a family day out again in no time.

Chances are you’ve been through the Kevin and Perry stage yourself where most of the things your parents suggested were ‘rubbish’ or ‘boring’. Yes. We did too. Unlike your parents though, you’ve got this brilliant blog full of brilliant Bristol activities and Cardiff activities that’ll make you the coolest parent ever, come rain or shine.

Things to do in Bristol with a Teenager

MoJo Active, Bristol

Finding something that teenagers want to do can be a little bit trial and error. Panic no more though, because MoJo Active have hit the nail on the head when it comes to Bristol days out that everyone in the family will love.

There’s high fun on their ever-popular high ropes course, an Adventure Challenge for the more competitive adolescents as well as extreme events and obstacle courses for them to get their teeth stuck into. We think you’ll find yourself struggling to get them home rather than out of the house as you find your teenagers suitably impressed that you found  some really cool things to do in Bristol!

Laser Fusion, Bristol

laser fusion cardiff

It’s a fact. Teenagers love video games. Still, we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to entice them away from the Xbox with a visit to Laser Fusion for a bit of live action fun. It also means there are even rainy day activities in Bristol for teenagers too.

Laser Fusion is probably best described by the team themselves, who say that it’s ‘tag with a high-tech twist’. In teenager terms, it’s Call of Duty set against a Guardians of the Galaxy backdrop but don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting a go too. When looking for things to do with teenagers in Bristol, don’t rule out getting stuck in and having a go yourself.  We think everyone will enjoy a visit here so keep it on your list of things to do indoors in Bristol in the rain!

Things to do in Cardiff with a Teenager

Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre, Cardiff

You already knew it got cold in Wales but you didn’t expect to find a ski slope in the capital, did you? Nestled amongst the suburbs, Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre is something of a hidden gem. There’s a range of lessons available throughout the year for all skill levels, intensive courses during the school holidays and open slope sessions for the seasoned pros. Of course, it’s a dry run (it’s cold, but not that cold) so, if they fancy some winter sports in the middle of July? No problem!

So, there you have it. Our pick of the best activities in Bristol and Cardiff to get teens out of their bedrooms and making the most of the weekends and school holidays. Whether it’s a family day out (we know you want a go at laser tag) or one with their friends, we guarantee that ‘rubbish’ or ‘boring’ won’t even cross their minds.

Boulders Climbing Centre, Cardiff

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Boulders is brilliant for teenagers who like to get out and get active. It’s indoors so rainy-day excuses don’t count and they don’t need to be experienced climbers either. There’s a team of fully qualified instructors who run taster sessions throughout the year and more in-depth, technical courses throughout the school holidays too.  It’s even perfect if you’ve got little ones to try and entertain at the same time as there’s a soft play area on site as well.

Escape Rooms, Cardiff and Bristol

Escape rooms have been popping up left, right and centre and you can find them in various guises across most major cities.  As things to do indoors in Bristol and Cardiff go these provide pretty high adrenalin fun.

There are several locations to choose from in either Bristol or Cardiff. Our favourites are Locked In A Room in Bristol and, the other side of the bridge, Escape Reality in Cardiff. And don’t worry, the irony of locking a teenager in a room to get them out of their own isn’t lost on us either!  And before they ask, no, they can’t take the Xbox with them.

We hope you found these ideas for cool activities in Bristol and Cardiff  for teenagers helpful.  If you have tried any of these out, please do leave us a comment below!

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3 COMMENTS

  1. My son is 13 and would love all of these, my fiance would love to do the escape rooms and laser fusion with him, we live in Bridgend so it wouldn’t be to far to travel either, although my fiance drives anyway (I’m learning) we have a go ape close to us too which I want to book for his birthday in September although I’m not sure if he will like the height xxx

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