Quintessentially Education’s Top 10 Summer Activity Recommendations (Teenagers)
Not sure how to keep your teenagers busy and entertained this summer? Quintessentially Education has come up with top 10 fun things to do in London that will be fun for teenagers to enjoy.
The Goblet of Fire at the Warner Bros Studio Tour
Best for: Potterheads
Discover the filmmaking magic of the wizarding world of harry potter at the Warner Bros Studios Tour. You will be able to step into breathing sets such as the Great Hall, the Forbidden Forest and Diagon Alley, explore the collection of beautifully crafted iconic props and uncover the artistry in every stitch of the original costumes from the wizarding world.
Location: Warner Bros Studio, Watford
Prices: £41, £33 five- 15s under-fours-free (ticket required), £132 family
Putt Off at: Junkyard Golf Club
Best for: crazy golfers
Get excited on four mashed up 9-hole crazy golf courses created from pre-loved and reclaimed random shizzle. Groups can putt their way through all sorts of bizarre holes; think UV garage, scrapyard slides, circus freaks and jungle bathtubs. Please note that Junkyard Golf Club’s venue contains flashing lights, UV lights and loud music, Under 18’s are only permitted at certain times.
Prices: Sun- Wed £9.50, Thurs- Sat £11.50
Up at the O2
Best for: thrill seekers
Marvel at the 360 views from the O2 and discover a different side of London, from historic Greenwich to the Olympic Park to Canary Wharf. Climbing up the O2 will definitely be an activity for the whole family to remember.
Location: Peninsula Square
Prices: From £30- £36
Roundhouse: Young Creatives
Best for: Creative minds
The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals. Roundhouse offers 11–25-year-olds the chance to develop their skills and confidence through creativity, in music, media or the performing arts with various workshops and drop in sessions.
Location: Chalk Farm Road
Prices: From £2
Best for: Natural born climbers
Go Ape Battersea is a high ropes adventure course where you can climb, step and zip into a leafy world of canopies, bridges and zipwires across the treetops.
Prices: From £16
Best for: Thrill seekers
Whizz down the UK’s tallest public artwork with a 40-second ride on the tallest and longest tunnel slide in the world. Twist and turn your way down the sculpture at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour (24 kilometres per hour) as you glimpse London’s skyscape passing by through sections of light. Created by Anish Kapoor in collaboration with Carsten Höller is a 178 meter long tunnel slide that intertwines with his other Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park sculpture.
Location: Olympic Park
Prices: From £10.50
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Best for: Those who love to laugh
Laugh until you drop with Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Directed by Mark Bell, this classic slapstick comedy promises to be just hilarious. Witness chaos unfolds as eight incompetent crooks attempt to steal a priceless diamond, with hilarious consequences.
Location: Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly
Prices: From £11.90
Summer Cooking Camp: Cookery School
Best for: those who like to get creative in the kitchen
This Cookery School is offering a five day cooking course teaching the basics for teenagers. Each day for lunch you will sit down around the Cookery School table to enjoy tasting the dishes that you have made. Every afternoon there will be activities – from cooking challenges to tasting tours of favourite London food places, such as La Fromagerie and Chinatown.
Location: Little Portland Street
Prices: From £930
All Star Bowling
Best for: those who like having a good time
The retro-themed All Star Bowling lanes are so popular they now have four venues across London: in Brick Lane, Bayswater, Holborn and Westfield Stratford City. Each venue also has a restaurant offering American diner classics like buttermilk fried chicken and chilli cheese dogs. Under 18s are allowed on the lanes until 6pm and an adult must be present with all bookings under the age of 18.
Locations: Brick Lane, Holborn, Stratford City, Shepherd’s Bush
Prices: £8.95 per person per game (Peak time), £6.95 (Off Peak)
Best for: thrill seekers
Zip Now London lets you get to grips with the world’s fastest and longest inner-city zip line. Launch yourself from an impressive 35 metres up before taking in glorious views of Westminster and Battersea as you sail, through the air. A truly bracing and unique way to appreciate the city
Dates: Until 9 Sept
Price: From Adult £22.50, Child £16.50
For further information on the above, or for other fun ideas, please do not hesitate to contact the Quintessentially Education team – firstname.lastname@example.org