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A break away in the Lake District can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Sometimes however it is not always straight forward knowing what activities and attractions are going to be popular with older kids. Here we take a look at our top 10 things to do in the Lakes for teenagers.


Lakeland Segway

If you’ve never been on a segway tour before then we highly recommend it. It is an ideal activity for teenagers to get involved with. Lakeland Segway is the longest running Segway Tour company in the UK. After a short tutorial and safety instructions they can be zooming along the wide trails and routes in the area. Advantage card members get 10% off tour prices.


Cliffhanger Rooms escape rooms

Escape rooms have become very popular over the last few years. They are suitable for all ages to take part but they are a firm favourite with teenagers. Test your problem solving skills and see if you can help your team escape within the time limit. Games can be tailored in difficulty level and length to suit your requirements. Advantage Card holders get 10% off their bookings.


Mountain Journeys – Guided Adventures

To get the best experience walking on the fells book a tour guide from Mountain Journeys. Not only will they take you safely out to places you would not normally head to, they will talk you through the history of the area and provide expert trail knowledge. Teenagers will love the freedom and space which the fells offer not to mention the stunning views across the Cumbrian countryside.

If you’re after a more adventurous experience they also offer rock climbing, rock scrambling, gorge scrambling, abseiling and canyoning. As one of Advantage Club partners you can get 10% off bookings with them.

Mountain Journeys

Windermere Canoe Kayak

We think kayaking is definitely one of the best things to do in the Lakes for teenagers. Not only does it enable the kids to burn off loads of energy paddling across England’s largest lake but they will get to discover a variety of places which are not accessible by any other means.

Windermere Canoe Kayak offer hire equipment as well as guided kayak and SUP tours. They even have an overnight camp which is sure to excite any adventurous teenager.


Activities at Brockhole on Windermere

Brockhole is a not-for-profit attraction run by the Lake District National Park Authority. Take a seat on one of their mountain bikes, krazy karts and kayaks or test your hand-eye coordination with laser clay shooting, mini golf and archery. There is something on offer here for all ages and abilities.

Mountain biking in the Lake District

Cycling in Whinlatter Forest, Bassenthwaite


Adventure North West

If you’re up for some outdoor pursuits then get in touch with the guys at Adventure North West. They offer a full range of activities both on land and water.

Test your nerve with rock climbing and abseiling challenges or enjoy being on and in the lakes with a spot of canoeing, SUP or raft building.


Grizedale Go Ape

Unleash your inner primate and take to the trees at Go Ape in Grizedale Forest. Adventurous teenagers will love testing their nerve on the high rope courses. If your prefer to keep your feet closer to ground level there are numerous other activities to get involved with including segway tours.

Go Ape Grizedale Forest

Swim the Lakes

Wild swimming has become hugely popular in recent times. Don a wet suit an experience the Lakes in all their glory by taking part in a fresh water swim. Swim the Lakes offer organised swims in a range of different locations across the stunning water ways in the areas.


Kankku, Off-Road 4×4 Driving Experiences

Let’s off road! If you have older teenagers who have a driving licence then a tour with the guys at Kankku is an awesome experience. Even if you are a complete beginner the friendly instructors will guide your through each challenging route. Journey off the beaten track and discover a side of the Lake District National Park which you’ll have never seen before. Best of all if you are one of our advantage card members you can get 10% off your booking!

Kankku Skelwith Off Road Trail

Lake District Quad Biking

Hop on a quad bike and take the hills with tour run by Lake District Quad Biking. Teenagers will love the thrill and freedom they will experience on one of these unforgettable adventures. After being kitted up with all the gear you’ll need and a full safety briefing follow your guide along some stunning routes. Choose from either a woodland skills session or a more adventurous trek. The minimum age for this activity is 16 years old.

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