What To Do with a Moody Teenager This Summer In SnowdoniaPublished on 28 Jul 2016 by Gwion Llwyd
Anyone with teenage children will know the gruelling performance one has to go through when entertaining a ‘teenager’ on holiday. Even though the days of your child enjoying or even wanting to do what you planned are a far distant memory, all is not lost… I am not suggesting the daily fight of getting them up and out will go, but from personal experience, this list of what to do with a moody teenager this summer in Snowdonia has been a life saver…
CLIMB A MOUNTAIN
This will be met with untold amount of complaining. However, just choose one of the bigger peaks so it’s a challenge and something they will remember with pride. After the first mile of moaning, they soon get into it and when you reach the more challenging aspects of the summits, they will come into their own. Here is a really A Really Simple Walking Guide Up Snowdon.
Zip World have the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Again another memory that will certainly stay with them for life. It’s a little scary and will certainly test them, but the sense on achievement and adrenaline rush is second to none.
There are some great lakes in the area for wild swimming with rocks and waterfalls you can jump off. It’s a simple thing to do, but from experience, a favourite. Here is a post we did on wild swimming that will give you some ideas of where to go:
Snowdoina is the mecca of mountain biking and so it’s a must for anyone visiting the area. From beginners to more advanced, there is something for everyone. Here is a guide on the best centres to go and trails to try: Snowdonia Style Adventure | Mountain Biking
WHITE WATER RAFTING
The home to white water rafting is based here in Bala, Snowdonia. The rapids on the Tryweryn river are damn controlled, guaranteeing great thundering rapids throughout the year which means a great session every time. More than anything, it is just really good fun. If you want a little more info, here is a more in-depth guide: White Water Rafting In Snowdonia
***If you give your Dioni booking confirmation reference when buying a session, you will qualify for a 10% discount***
Everyone enjoys a film and some downtime after all the adventure. Here is a list of places you can catch a film:
Harlech is based at the Theatre Arududwy.
Blaenau ffestiniog is located at Cell B.
Tywyn is at The Magic Lantern.
and for the outdoor cinema experience, Starry Night Cinema have a good selection of screenings across the area over the summer.
We have a wealth of seaside towns and with that usually comes that funfairs and arcades. An evening spent on the penny slots and dogems followed by candy floss always brings a smile to their faces. Barmouth, Caernarfon, Llandudno are all good places to go for an evening of old fashioned fun.