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40+ ‘sick’ things to do in Devon with teenagers

40+ ‘sick’ things to do in Devon with teenagers

If my teenage years are anything to go by I know that entertaining teens can be a fine balancing act. Days out not only have to be fun, they also need a element of cool. If there’s an TikTok-able moment too, even better. So what are the ‘sick’ (that’s ‘good’ to you and me) things to do in Devon with teenagers? Here’s your guide to slaying days out with your teens.

If you live in or are visiting Devon with teenagers then slay your days out with this list of things to do with them indoors and outdoors around the county #teenagers #teens #daysout #thingstodo #actvities #fun #Devon #England #UK #Devonwithkids

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I’ve split some of the more unique days out into locations – North, South and East Devon – and grouped more popular activities like water sports, pottery painting, cinemas, bowling, trampoline and climbing centres. You’ll find these further down the post.

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So, without further ado, here are some of the best activities and places to go with teens in Devon:

Things to do in South Devon with teens

Here’s where to find activities and days out in South Devon that will keep everyone interested:

Activities at River Dart Country Park

Family paddling canoe on lake at River Dart County Park

There’s plenty of outdoor activities at River Dart Country Park near Ashburton. Kayak around the lake, try the high ropes, climb into a water zorb or set your teens free to explore the acres of adventure playgrounds and swimming lake.

Find out more about activities and visiting River Dart Country Park.

Fairground fun at Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren has a host of traditional seaside attractions including Go Karts, fairground rides and arcades.

Find out more about activities at Dawlish Warren.

Activities at Dynamic Adventures Dartington

Dynamic Adventures have loads of activities for families to try from canoeing to abseiling and high ropes as well as archery, zip wires and bushcraft. Find them in Dartington, South Devon.

Check out the activities for teens available at Dynamic Adventures.

Indoor skateboarding in Plymouth

Prime skatepark is an indoor skating facility made up of a series of bespoke wooden ramps and a street section set in three warehouses.

The first room features a 33ft long mini ramp which is 4.5ft high with 6ft extensions at the far end, a 10.5ft roll-in to a foam pit and a sound proof hut for chilling.

Here’s all you need to know about Prime skatepark.

Find more things to do in Plymouth.

Segway with EasiGlide South Devon

Kids as young as seven can have a go on a Segway with EasiGlide in Paignton. Their tours take place in Whitehill Country Park and last between 45 minutes and an hour. 

Find out more and book a session.

Adventure your way through Haldon Forest 

Haldon Forest near Exeter has lots of activities for teens. We love Go Ape. And the good news about the courses at Haldon Forest is that they are good for kids of all ages. Kids just have to be 1m to play.

There’s a Treetop Adventure for novice apes and Treetop Challenge for more adventurous teens and adults. 

As well as high ropes you can book a Segway tour for over 10-year-olds and cycle hire for all the family.

Get your ape on at Haldon Forest, get ready for a Segway adventure or hire bikes at Haldon Forest.

Walk on Dartmoor

Families climbing a tor on Dartmoor in Devon, UK

Dartmoor National Park is a walker’s paradise with easy hikes and more challenging treks to take you to incredible beauty spots. There are even places you can go wild swimming which might be a fun thing to do with teens in Devon.

Here are some of our tried and tested Dartmoor walks with kids and if you are looking for more hikes check out Mum on Dartmoor.

Here’s even more things to do in Dartmouth with kids.

Go climbing on Dartmoor

Scale a tor and come back down to earth with professional instructors. Abseiling and climbing is a top adrenaline pumping activity that your teens can do on their own with the pros or you can book a family session.

Here’s companies offering climbing, abseiling, navigation and expedition skills on Dartmoor:

Escape rooms in Devon

Do your kids love a challenge involving logic and riddles? Take on an escape room together!

Find our more about Torquay Escape Rooms and Excape in Exmouth.

Ski in Plymouth 

If your teens love winter sports then they can do them all year round at Plymouth Snow Sports Centre. There’s skiing, snowboarding, tubing and tabboganning down this dry ski slope on the outskirts of the city. 

Plan your ski centre adventure.

Slip and slide at Splashdown Quaywest 

Let teens slip and slide to their hearts’ content at this epic splash park in Paignton. It’s the UK’s largest splash park with ten attractions ranging from black hole slides for fearless kids to paddling pools for toddlers. 

Splashdown is located on Goodrington Beach with plenty of its own attractions like arcades, go karts and swan boats to make it a full on day out for families in the summer.

Find out more about Splashdown Quaywest.

Here’s even more things to do in South Devon with kids.

Things to do in North Devon with teens

Get ready for high adrenaline activities that will bring out the competitive streak in your whole family:

Activities at The Ultimate Adventure Centre

There’s plenty of activities to get adrenaline pumping at this activity centre on the North Devon Coast.

Have a go at surfing, paddle boarding and coasteering. Or avoid the water and have a nerf battle, tackle the high ropes or try mountainboarding. 

Find out more and plan your action-packed day.

Make a splash at North Devon Wake Park

If your teens love skateboarding or snowboarding they they’ll want to try wake boarding. The North Devon Wake Park welcomes pros and absolute beginners to try this water sport with their professional coaches.

There’s also an aqua park assault course, ringo and activities for younger children from the age of five. So younger siblings won’t feel left out.

Lots of activities are suitable for children from the age of five. Check specific age restrictions before you book.

Find out more about this wet and wild day out in North Devon.

Become a falconer with North Devon Hawk Walks 

This unique experience for wildlife loving teens introduces you to falconry on and around Exmoor. Book an introduction to falconry during which you learn how to get a hawk to fly to you and how to feed it. You will also learn why Harris Hawks are often used in falconry and about their way of life.

This experience is ideal for kids of all ages and costs only £65 an hour for a group of up to four people. 

To plan your hawk walk visit the website.

Tackle high ropes at H2Outdoor 

If you’re looking for high energy activities in North Devon challenge your family to a day of high ropes fun at H2Outdoor just outside Bideford.

If you’re feeling really adventurous H2Outdoor can also take you kayaking and coasteering on the Atlantic Coast.

Find out more about high ropes and other activities at H2Outdoor.

Axe throwing with Norse Hawk

Teenager preparing to throw an axe at a target board
Image credit: Norse Hawk

Book something a little less ordinary as part of your North Devon holiday – axe throwing! 

Norse Hawk is North Devon’s first axe throwing activity centre and offers indoor and outdoor axe throwing, with family throwing games and a Viking Garden for picnics.

Axe throwing is suitable for families with kids aged 11 and up.

Survival Games 

If you’re looking for things to with teens near Bideford then they’ll love Survival Games which offers airsoft and laser tag.

These outdoor combat, all weather activity are played in natural woodlands with towers, bunkers and various buildings, where you can experience the adrenaline of laser combat, the game where everyone is equal.

Quad biking at Keypitts

Have an off road adventure quad biking near Ilfracombe. As well as quad bikes, Keypitts have axe throwing and 4×4 Land Rover Experiences.

There are quad bike routes suitable for children aged six and up.

Segway with EasiGlide

Kids as young as seven can have a go on a Segway with EasiGlide at Ilfracombe. Their tours take place with amazing coast views and last between 45 minutes and an hour. 

If it’s raining this is an activity in North Devon that can still go ahead. Sessions take place in a indoor arena instead.

Cycle the Tarka Trail 

This figure of eight trail covers 180 miles with plenty of starting points from Lynton on the coast to Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor.

Find out more about the Tarka Trail.

Here’s even more things to do in North Devon with kids.

Things to do in East Devon with teens

Here’s where to find activities and days out in East Devon that will keep everyone interested:

Ride the coasters at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort

Tidal Wave ride at Crealy theme park in Devon

Crealy is the best theme park in Devon for teens with rollercoasters, a log flume, bumper boats and drop slides.

There’s easily enough here to keep teenagers entertained all day along with places to hang out with a smoothy or coffee.

If you’re visiting with younger kids there’s plenty to keep them occupied too including toddler rides, giant soft play and adventure playgrounds.

Prices start at £15 for a day out at Devon’s top theme park.

Take a look at our full guide to days out at Crealy Adventure Park.

Find out more about theme parks in Devon

Play a round of foot golf

Foot golf combines two of the nation’s favourite sports to make a fun day out for families with kids aged five and up. Head to FootGolf on the eXe to try it for yourself on this 18 hole Football Golf Course near Exeter.

Find out more and book FootGolf on the eXe.

Go Alpaca trekking

For something completely different to do in Devon with teens, why not go trekking with alpacas?

Bearhouse Alpacas are based in the beautiful Roncombe Valley, East Devon, and can take you on half hour wanders along local bridleways in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Find out more about trekking with Alpacas in Devon.

Here’s even more things to do with kids in East Devon.

Things to do in Mid-Devon with teenagers

Here’s some adventures for teens in Mid-Devon:

Get muddy at The Bear Trail 

View across obstacles at The Bear Trail in Devon

If you are a family that doesn’t fear mud then you have to head to The Bear Trail at Cullompton for an extreme family assault course.

Dress not to impress and land yourself deep in the do do (mud) for a family day out you will not forget. 

There’s good news for parents who don’t want to face the challenge of this family assault course – you can sit within the grassy grounds and watch your youngsters tackle this fun-filled course from a safe distance. 

Book a session at The Bear Trail.

If you live in or are visiting Devon with teenagers then slay your days out with this list of things to do with them indoors and outdoors around the county #teenagers #teens #daysout #thingstodo #actvities #fun #Devon #England #UK #Devonwithkids

Water sports in Devon

There’s a whole range of instructor-led water sports available for young people to try out across Devon. These centres of excellence are ready to teach you and your teenagers a new power, sail or paddle sport, or they can build on their existing skills.

Of course, if your teen would just prefer to hang out at a beach then here are the best beaches in South Devon and top North Devon beaches to visit.

Pottery painting in Devon

If you have an artistic teen, and even if you don’t, pottery painting is a wonderful way to bring out their creative side and inspire a bit of mindfulness. It’s also a great activity for a wet day in Devon. You’ll find pottery painting in Devon at:

Indoor climbing in Devon

Looking up at children's on climbing wall at Clip 'n Clim Plymouth
Clip ‘n Clip Plymouth is the UK’s biggest

A top thing to do with teens in Devon is climbing. Here’s where you’ll find indoor climbing walls in Devon:

Bounce at trampoline centres in Devon

Another rainy day activity bound to keep teens happy is bouncing. Here’s where you’ll find trampoline centres in Devon:

Devon cycle routes

Bikes for hire at Tamar Trails in Dartmoor

Bring your bikes or hire some for a cycle around some of Devon’s family-friendly cycle routes. Here’s where to go cycling with teens:

Bowling in Devon

A top thing to do with teens when the great British weather isn’t playing ball is bowling. Here’s where you’ll find bowling alleys in Devon:

Bowling in Plymouth

Bowling in Exeter

Tenpin Exeter

Bowling in South Devon

AMF Bowling Torquay

Bowling in East Devon

Ocean Exmouth

Bowling in North Devon

Let’s Go Barnstaple

Cinemas in Devon

If your teen is a film buff then here’s where to find cinemas in Devon to fulfil their need to see the latest blockbusters or arthouse flicks:

Cinemas in Plymouth

Cinemas in South Devon

Cinemas in North Devon

Cinemas in Exeter

Cinemas in Mid Devon

Cinemas in East Devon

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I hope this guide to things to do in Devon with teenagers has been a useful read. If you are looking for more places to visit and family activities in Devon then check out my big guide to 101+ Devon days out.

If you have teens and can recommend anywhere that should be added to this list then please let me know. Either comment below or email me.

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Wednesday 26th of January 2022

Hello 4 families will be staying near Totnes in October and i wondered if you know of a company that offers team building activities for families that suits adults and children ranging from 6 - 12? I look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Sharon

Claire Hall

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

Hi Sharon, take a look at the activities on offer from Crag 2 Mountain. They run activities for the whole family on Dartmoor. Claire

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