Last Updated on January 18, 2023 by Louise
Are you taking a teenager to Tenby and looking for things to do?
The great news is that Tenby is an excellent holiday location for teenagers with lots to keep them occupied. There are numerous boat trips, amazing beaches and fun attractions. If they are active they will enjoy trying their hand at one of the many watersports. Or what about coasteering?
Tenby is great to explore and there is lots of history too.
Read on for lots of activities to do with teenagers in and around the area of Tenby.
In the summer months, there are regular boat trips over to Caldey Island, that sits quite far from the shores of Tenby itself.
The Cistercian Monks, who have lived on Caldy Island for more than 1,500 years, produce perfume that is available in nearby Tenby.
Teens will enjoy the boat trip but it’s also a great place to visit with a tea room, small chocolate factory and gift shop. You can walk up to the lighthouse and trail around the island before getting the ferry back.
Find out more about Caldey Island
Tenby is well known for it’s glorious beaches. Castle Beach was voted Sunday Times Beach of the Year in 2019. It’s small but with soft sand and a shallow shore – it’s great for paddling in the sea and eating ice creams.
North beach is wider and has some amazing views out to see. Like Castle beach, it’s sandy and if your teen likes activities this is great for body boarding. South Beach is also sandy and spacious, great for a game of frisbee!
Tenby Ghost Walk
This is a fun, family friendly walk that tells some ghost stories and the history of Tenby town the harbour. It’s full of interesting facts and teens can lean a bit of history too.
Find out more about Tenby Ghost Walks
Heatherton World of Activities
The Heatherton World of activities has lots of activities that are suitable for teenagers including adventure golf, karting, zip wires and the treetops trail.
There’s lots for younger kids too so it makes a great family day out if you have kids of different ages.
Find our more at Heatherton World of Adventures.
This karting circuit is based in a stunning location in Pembrokeshire, just 5 miles from the popular town of Tenby.
Find out more at Carew Karting
Coasteering in Tenby
If you have a teenager who loves adventure, coasteering in this beautiful part of Pembrokeshire is a must. Climb, jump. swim, cave and explore!
A half day session gives you around 2 to 2.5 hours in the water and it’s so much fun!
Find out more at Tenby Coasteering
Take a Seal Safari or a Rib Ride
If you’re looking for a boat ride with some extra sun – Tenby boat trips provide just that. Take a seal safari and look out for seals (basking in the sun – if the weather is nice) and other wildlife. Or if you want something packed with more adrenaline, try the high speed RIB boat.
Find out more at Tenby Boat Trips
If the weather is wet, there is an Escape room Heatherton World of Activities (just 3 miles from Tenby). Solve the clues and escape the room – you have 16 minutes in which to succeed.
Find out more at Tenby’s Great Escape.
Go On Mackerel Fishing Trip
Another cool boat trip from Tenby is the Mackerel fishing trip. Go out in the sea between Tenby and Caldey Island, which is around a 15 minute boat trip.
Then stop and have a go at some mackerel fishing. There is a demonstatrion as to what to do, then you can have a go yourself.
Find out more at Tenby Fishing.
An afternoon exploring Tenby can be a fun thing for teens to do. There are shops and cafes. They can have a visit to the Tenby Merchant’s House, walk round some of the lovely little shops, get an ice cream, see the castle, visit the art gallery and have some fun amusement arcades.
Battlefield Pembrokeshire Laser Combat
Play lazed combat in a jungle themed woodland. The guns use infa red lazers so there’s no worries about anybody getting hurt.
It’s great fun, lots of running around and don’t worry if you’ve never played before, it’s great for first timers.
Find out more at Battlefield Pembrokeshire Laser Combat.
Folly Farm is a great family day out, which has something for all ages, even teenagers. Yes, there’s a lot for little kids here but teens should find a few things they enjoy too.
There is an array of animals to visit, lions, snakes,hippos,deers, a red panda and loads more.
The vintage fair doesn’t have the rollercoaster thrillers but it’s a lot of fun to go on fairground rides as they used to be. The waltzers, big wheel and dodgems will appeal!
Find out more at Folly Farm
Walk from Bosheton Lily Ponds to Broadhaven Beach
If your teen doesn’t mind walking, try walking from Bosheton Lily ponds to the beach. It’s a lovely walk with stunning scenery. Walk down to Broadhaven beach. Broadhaven beach is beautiful and there is lots to do inlcuding rock pools and walking to the next beach at LIttle Haven. Some of the higher paths also have amazing views of the coast.
Find out more at Bosherton Lily Ponds
Surf, Paddleboarding and Kayaking
Outer Reef Surf school does surf, paddleboarding and kayaking lessons on Tenby north beach for all abiliites.
Great for teens who are keen to try some watersports.
Find out more at their website.
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