Local Activities for Teenagers

There are many attractions to visit near Wallops Wood and in the wider Hampshire area, however, sometimes it can be difficult to keep every member of the family happy 😀

If you’ve got teenage kids on holiday with you, we’ve some ideas below for ‘active’ places for days out, guaranteeing some fun that hopefully not only they will enjoy but the rest of the family as well 🏄‍♂️  🚣‍♂️

Please visit the relevant website links below to check opening times and to book tickets in advance where required. 

Woodmill Outdoor Activity Centre
This activity centre is located in Southampton and offers plenty to keep the kids happy, whether it’s a paddle on the River Itchen or testing their limits on a high rope course! With 12 land and water based activities, there will be something for everyone. Find out more on their website. 

Kayaking at the Woodmill Activity Centre

Alpine Snowsports Southampton
The Alpine Snowsports Centre in Southampton is a great venue for new and experienced snowsports fans. Its artificial surface is ideal for skiing, snowboarding and a some fun with donutting. A great day out guaranteed! Find out more.

Marwell Zoo
Marwell Zoo is home to hundreds of animals, from endangered Amur tigers, snow leopards and white rhinos to giraffes, gibbons and penguins. There’s plenty to entertain the whole family including 5 adventure playgrounds, daily talks and animal feeds. Visit their website to book tickets.

Learning Archery

Andrew Simpson Centre
Andrew Simpson centres offer a range of outdoor watersports activities all year round. Whether you’re a newbie or looking to improve your skills they offer sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and taster sessions. Their Portsmouth Centre based in Langstone Harbour has activities for all ages and abilities. Definitely something to try while on holiday with us in Hampshire! Find out more.

Learning to Paddleboard

Go Ape Southampton
Go Ape offers a variety of activities for outdoor adventure, from tree-to-tree crossings with ropes, bouncy nets and zip wires. There’s plenty here to keep the kids entertained throughout the day. Find out more and book tickets.

Ziplining fun!

Wetwheels Southampton
Wetwheels is designed to enable every disabled person the chance to experience the excitement of power boating. Wetwheels boats are truly unique by being fully accessible – not just giving you the chance to be a passenger, but also to take the helm as the skipper – everybody gets the chance to drive! Visit their website to find out more.

A day out on a RIB is a fantastic way to get out on the water with one of the Solent’s RIB Charter companies. If you fancy trying something different, a family day out sightseeing on a RIB is something you won’t forget! Visit their website to find out more and book.

Southampton Water Activities Centre
This watersports venue offers a range of activities for the family including sailing, powerboating, RIB charter, windsurfing and paddleboarding. Whether you’re experienced or trying for the first time, have a go and we’re sure you’ll enjoy a day messing about on the water! Find out more.

Learning to windsurf
Windsurfing lessons

Photo credits: Windsurfing Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash