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A teenage girl carrying her brother on her back through the forest.

Family holidays with teenagers in the UK

Organising a family holiday in the UK with teenagers can be a tricky task when you’re trying to please everyone. Luckily, here at Center Parcs, we offer something everyone will love. With private, spacious accommodation, hundreds of interesting activities to choose from (both for families and for teenagers on their own), and plenty of amazing restaurants.


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Top activities for teenagers

What’s included in your break

  • Free unlimited entry into the Subtropical Swimming Paradise 
  • Up to 400 acres of woodland to explore
  • A sandy beach and picturesque lake – watersports available for an additional charge
  • Selection of restaurants to cater to all tastes
  • Miles of paths to walk or cycle
  • Our villages are easy to get around with ramped entrances and walkways in most areas
  • During our Winter Wonderland, festive, and Winter Forest Lights breaks enjoy our Enchanted Light Garden experience
  • Games room with a pool table
  • Twin bed bedroom at Sherwood Forest.
  • Living room of a lodge
  • Interior of a lodge

Accommodation teenagers will love

Here at Center Parcs we offer a wide range of spacious, private and stylish accommodation perfect for families with teenagers with plenty of space to spend some alone time and come together as a family. Woodland Lodges are stylish, comfortable and equipped with everything you need, while our Exclusive Lodges offer en-suite bedrooms, and your own private sauna, steam room and hot tub (excluding some at Whinfell Forest). 

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See what our guests are saying

Fantastic week at Whinfell Forest

@Michelle R - September 2023, Whinfell Forest

Had a fantastic week at Whinfell Forest with family. Lots of activities to choose from, loved the swimming & ten pin bowling. The food at Hucks was lovely but the best meal was at the Sports Cafe (katsu loaded fries & gammon steak were amazing). The caving adventure was awesome too. My teenagers loved the aerial adventure and quad bikes as well as field archery. Our lodge was ideally situated (Moorland view area) and was lovely & clean as were all the facilities and we really enjoyed cycling through the forest. Will definitely be back soon.

 Fantastic as usual  

@Gilx4 - August 2023, Whinfell Forest 

Visiting Whinfell is like coming home. We’ve been fortunate enough to be able to visit each year (except 2020 due to COVID) for over the last 14 years. We always find the accommodation to be spotless and in good order, beds are comfortable and linen and towels fresh and clean. Fully equipped kitchen for our needs. We like to eat out and pre-book restaurants prior to our stay to avoid disappointment. The Sports Cafe is great because you don’t pre-book that so can visit whenever suits. The swimming area has been refreshed since my last visit and a new slide has been built, teenagers loved the slides! All our party enjoyed the Pottery Painting this year, very relaxing 90 minutes activity. Tree top trek, paddle boarding, badminton, adventure golf and bowling were all fantastic. Staff are all friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We enjoy all the wildlife that visits the area behind the lodge and this is a highlight of our stays

Family winter wonderland break

@SarahM - November 2023, Sherwood Forest

Our first time at sherwood. We visited during winter wonderland as a family of four. 2 adults and 2 teenagers. From the moment we arrived everything was fantastic. We stayed in an executive new style lodge. The location on the park was great for us. The whole place was spotless this was Credit to Kim and Les. We loved Santa’s village the decorations are amazing and so much effort has been made to make it all so magical. We particularly enjoyed the swimming pool especially the rapids and slides. The pancake house deserves a mention too it was excellent. The staff are super helpful and friendly. A special weekend making memories.

The best weekend ever

@Emma H- January 2023, Sherwood Forest

Amazing weekend with 5 older teenagers. The activities were fabulous we chose Segway , Ariel adventure and bowling. All we’re able to participate and great to get the family altogether . Highly recommended and we will definitely be returning.

Great family break

@Rache lS - February 2024, Longleat Forest

So much fun for the whole family. In our party there were 5 adults, a teenager and 2 babies under 2. I can honestly say there was something for everyone and we all loved every minute. Staff were particularly friendly and helpful. We can not wait to go back.

Fun for the whole family

@Michelle R - September 2023, Longleat Forest

It was our first holiday as a family with our 2 year old and 6 year old. We were joined by our extended family with teenagers and grandma. It was fantastic for every age group. The high standards across the whole resort were exceptional. Everywhere was maintained to the highest standard and super clean. Amazing considering the amount of people that visit and how busy the area especially the swimming and changing room were still spotless. Our lodge was spotless and will stocked with any basics you would need for a long weekend. Everyone who works in the resort were genuinely happy and very helpful. Every restaurant we ate at was amazing, every activity was super and especially the child care workers in the Activity Den.
I was not sure about spending all this money on a trip to Center Parcs having had such lovely holidays abroad before children but We had the very best experience and can’t wait to go back. The Spa is a wonderful treat for the adults.

Wonderful stay

@Joe K - January 2023, Elveden Forest

Wonderful family time. We went for a birthday celebration. 2 adults and 2 teens. The kids felt like they could be independent but we did a lot of activities together too. We stayed in an executive lodge and it was super clean and comfy. Absolutely loved our stay and want to go back. The Winter lights were a magical touch.

Amazing holiday

@Julie R - August 2023, Elveden Forest

We had a lovely mid week break
There was lots of forest visitors to our patio for breakfast squirrels and Deer
Everything was clean and tidy
Although busy we felt there was enough space to spread out
The staff we’re really welcoming and helpful
I’d definitely recommend this place 100%

Excellent short break for family with teenagers

@Nellietrumpet - July 2023, Woburn Forest

Wonderful short family break with teenagers. Stayed in an Executive Lodge which was great with en suites for all. Loved the sauna too. Activities were great as always, favourite was the Drop for the teenagers. Aqua Sana Spa is outstanding, best one I’ve been to both in and out of Centerparcs. Best restaurants were Las Iguanas and Amalfi. All staff attentive, particularly those on the Aerial Adventure and the Drop on Wednesday and the Indoor Climbing on Thursday. Great water park too

First Time at Center Parcs with Teenagers

@JPhelan - May 2023, Woburn Forest

It was our first time at Center Parcs and we had a fantastic time. The staff made our holiday, they were so helpful, friendly and really went out of their way to make sure your having a good time. We did Kayaking and Archery and loved it. Can't wait to go back again



  • A family laughing whilst eating a meal at Hucks Restaurant.
  • Plates of food on a table including a pie and chips, sandwiches and cheesy garlic bread.
  • An image of food at a restaurant.

Eating out at Center Parcs

Whether you’re looking for a long, lazy breakfast, a quick, light lunch on-the-go, or a delicious dinner, we have the restaurant for you and your teens. From more casual spots perfect for a quick bite, to fine dining restaurants for special occasions, we’ve got the right restaurant for all your needs.

Fancy a cozy night in? Get your dinner delivered straight to your lodge with our Restaurant Runner service.

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  • Outdoor pool at Aqua Sana Elveden.
  • Two women relaxing in a wooden Nordic sauna.
  • Two woman eating at Aqua Sana Spa

Feel revitalised at Aqua Sana Spa

Nestled in the trees of our Center Parcs villages, each of our spas have up to 25 different spa experiences, from wet, to dry, to herbal or meditative, you'll find everything you need to leave feeling relaxed and revitalised.

Teenagers over 14 who are accompanied by an adult can join in the relaxation too.

Discover Aqua Sana

  • A family going down the water slides in an inflatable.

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise 

Our indoor and outdoor water park, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, is perfect for relaxing or having fun. You'll find:

  • Heated to 29.5C all year long
  • Exhilarating rides and slides
  • Tropical Cyclone raft ride
  • Wave pools
  • Canopy Café for poolside food and drink
  • Private Family Cabanas

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Teenage breaks for every season


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