Planning the perfect family holiday can get tricky when you have teenage children. Read on and discover some great ideas for an active holiday with your teens.
This is a guest post by Jenni at Explora Morocco.
As children get older, your choice of family holiday has to mature too, as lazy beach breaks and organised kids’ clubs just don’t cut it for most young adult holidaymakers.
That’s why sporty holidays are becoming ever more popular among families with teenagers, as they add an element of excitement to the annual getaway, and give your teens a sense of independence, without compromising on quality time together.
What’s more, the choice of sports is enormous, with something on offer to suit all types of families, budgets, and schedules.
Whether your teenagers would fancy taking to the waves or strapping on a surfboard, here are a few inspiring ideas for action-packed energetic breaks to get you started – you’ll never hear the cry of ‘I’m bored’ on holidays with your teens again!
To many European surfers, Portugal is something of a mecca, with its geographical position bestowing fantastic swells around its entire sun-kissed coast through nearly the whole year, and water that’s always pleasantly warm and welcoming!
That means even absolute beginner surfers have plenty of opportunities to learn how to tackle the waves, and no matter where you stay on the Portuguese coast, you’ll never be far from a surf school that will help to unlock your teens’ inner Kelly Slater.
Of course, they’ll be only too happy to teach adults how to surf too, so your whole family could be carving up the water by the end of your trip.
Beautiful Morocco is blessed with year-round gorgeous weather and consistent winds around its coastline, particularly around the city of Essaouira, where the beaches offer the perfect conditions for kitesurfing.
Often described by its fans as a combination of surfing, windsurfing and paragliding, kitesurfing is without a doubt one of the most thrilling watersports you can experience, which makes it perfect for adventurous teens!
One of the most established kitesurfing schools in Essaouira is Explora Morocco, at which a professional team of kitesurfing enthusiasts offer a wide range of lessons to suit all members of your family.
We guarantee that by the end of your trip, your teens will be hooked, and you might have been tempted to give kitesurfing a try too.
With so many top-class resorts to choose from, it’s no wonder that Switzerland attracts thousands of families to its snowy slopes every winter.
Most resorts will offer snowboarding schools for those wanting to try the sport for the first time, and many will even have classes tailored especially for teenagers, so you can leave them in the capable hands of trained teachers while you enjoy a ski day to yourselves, before regrouping for evening dinner.
Whether you choose to visit the scenic resort of St Moritz, where there are no less than 350km of pistes, or fashionable Verbier where you may be sharing a slope with a Royal, you and your teens will have an ultra-cool holiday – in more ways than one.
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