Things to Do With Teenagers in Worcester

Looking for things to do with teenagers in Worcester?

Whether you live in this beautiful and historic city or whether you’re visiting, this article has a suggestions of tons of things that will appeal to teenagers.

I have a teenage son who’s just turned 15. Some of these activities we have tried out, others we are yet to try but they’re are all things that appeal to older kids. Whether they like shopping, prefer something more adventurous or like to learn – there is something for everybody.

Axe Throwing

Find Urban Axe junkies in the centre of Worcester for an activity with a difference.

Axe Throwing is a skill you can learn and the staff at Urban Axe Junkies help with your technique to get you started.

Find out more at Axe Junkies, Worcester.

Climb the Tower at Worcester Cathedral

Teenagers might not be interested in cathedrals but they should enjoy the thrill of climbing the Cathedral tower.

You pay a small charge to climb the winding staircases to reach the top of the tower and experience amazing views of Worcester.

The tower was closed due to Covid but should be reopening in Spring 2022.

Find out more at the Worcester Cathedral website.

Bowling

Worcester is home to two bowling centres. Ten Pin Bowling and Worcester Bowl. Bowling makes a fantastic activity for teenagers on a rainy day or during an evening.

Gheluvelt Park

Gheluvelt Park is great for kids but if you have a teenager don’t rule it out. There are tennis courts so take your rackets and have a game (you’ll need to book a court in advance). Or why not try out table tennis (just bring your own bat and ball – there are inexpensive to buy at Argos or Amazon). There are two table tennis tables in the park.  There’s also outdoor gym equipment which may interest some teenagers.

The park is lovely to walk through and at the far end you can find the Pumphouse Environment Centre which has an eco shop and a cafe for refreshments.

Gheluvelt Park

Red Point Climbing Centre

If your teenager has an adventurous streak and is interested in climbing this is the place to come. Red Point Climbing Centre has indoor climbing walls and a cafe.

You can book a taster session,  a 1 hour instructed session with equipment included. They also run sessions for 14 to 17 year olds.

Find out more at Red Point Climbing Centre.

Retroids Arcade

This little bar in Worcester is a great place to entertain teens for an hour.

There are many retro games to try out. They swap around the games but when we were there, we enjoyed Mario Kart, Pacman, Track and Field and a shooting game.

My teen looked a bit lost for about 10 minutes and I did wonder if his love for Minecraft would mean that the more basic games of the past may not pull him in. However, he ended up loving it. He particularly liked the shooting game and had several attempts. We enjoyed a Pac-Man tournament and it turns out Pac-Man is still addictive for a 15 year old.

Adults who remember playing these games when they were younger will also enjoy the nostalgia of the past.

The games are 50p or a £1 a go. You can get change there.

Find out more at Retroids Arcade Bar

Jungle Safari Golf

Jungle Safari Golf is a crazy golf venue based at Ravensmeadow Golf Centre in Worcester.

Teens can challenge friends and family to a game of crazy golf and then grab some refreshments at the Watering Hole after.

Other activities that teenagers might enjoy here include pitch and put as well as footgolf.

Find out more at Jungle Safari Golf.

Escape Rooms

The CyberQ escape rooms is a fantastic option for families with teenagers in Worcester, especially if you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day. They have some fantastic themed games that appeal to a teen audience. At the time of writing the game themes include The Virus Man, Crazy Scientist, Operation Deluge, Alice in Worcesterland, Mysterious Castle and Kings Never Die. There should be one that appeals to the teenager in your group! The games last 60 minutes and are for 2 to 6 players.

Check out the CyberQ website for more information and to book.

Worcester Museums (for Teenagers Who Like History)

If your teenager loves history, there are many fantastic museums and historical houses in Worcester. Here is a quick run down:

The Commandery – The Commandery has an 800 year old history and is famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War – the Battle of Worcester 1651. The best time to visit is when there are events which include re-enactment days. In October they have after dark tours which could be fun for a teenager. Check out the website for more information.

The George Marshall Medical Museum – this small museum is free and is located at The Royal Worcestershire hospital. Some of the exhibits are gruesome in nature which may appeal so some teens. Find out how they used to take out teeth. Look out for the leech in the jar and see the macabre collection of death masks from hanged criminals.

The Tudor House Museum – this free museum is run by volunteers. The museum tells the fascinating story of the building from when it was a home for Tudor weavers, to a Warden’s Office in World War 2. It’s only open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Check out the website to see what’s on as there are interesting events throughout the year.

Greyfriars House and Gardens – Greyfriars is a National Trust property in the centre of Worcester. You can book a guided tour between Tuesdays and Saturdays to learn about it’s 500 year history. In summer 2022 there outdoor theatre performances which take place in the garden.

Go Karting and Laser Combat

This is a great centre in Worcester where you can try out both go karting and laser tag.

There are junior karts for kids (8 to 14 year olds) and even bigger karts for bigger teens and adults (there is something for everyone here!).

After you’ve tried go karting, you can extend the fun with a game of laser tag in the 2000sq ft laser arena!

Additionally, there’s a huge spectator area with air hockey, a pool table and arcade games too!

Find out more information at the Karting Worcester website.

Badminton

My 15 year old son loves playing badminton which is why I’ve included it in this list. There are many places to play badminton in Worcester.

Book a badminton court at one of the many leisure centres including Perdiswell Leisure centre.

If they fancy joining a club, check out Worcester Badminton club which has weekly sessions for teenagers.

Worcester Ghost Tour

The Historic Ghost Walk of Worcester takes you through gates normally locked and doors usually bolted to learn of the ghostly experiences and historical facts in a fascinating tour of one of the most haunted and historic cities in Britain

With entry to some of Worcester’s most iconic buildings, and an entertaining guide it is a great night out.

The walk is recommended for adults and children aged 11 and over.

Find out more and buy tickets here.

Shopping

Like many city centres, Worcester is not short of high street shops. The Crowngate Centre has plenty of stores to explore including Primark, New Look and the Body Shop. It’s an indoor centre so you don’t have to worry about what the weather is doing.

The High Street, Pump Street and The Shambles feature both fantastic brands and many independents.

If you’re feeling peckish, grab a bite to eat in one of the many cafés, restaurants or bars.

Find out more about shopping in Worcester.

Cinema and Theatre

Don’t forget the cinema. Check out the latest releases at either Vue in Worcester or the Odeon.

Worcester is also home to the Swan Theatre, where there are a range of shows for all the family.

Other things for Teenagers to Do In The Surrounding Areas

If you have a car, here are some fantastic things to do in the surrounding areas:

Aztec Adventure

There are lots of fun things for teenagers to do at Aztec Adventure, during the summer months. You can hire a kayak or another boat to go on lake. There’s also paddleboarding and sailing.

The Aqua Park is open from May to September.  Book in advance and you can hire a wetsuit there.

There are two cafes (The Beach Bus Cafe and and the Boat Shack Cafe) where spectators can grab food and drink.

Find out more information on Aztec Adventure website.

West Midland Safari Park

Experience the drive through safari and then let loose in the theme park which includes some thrilling rides including rollercoasters

Other experiences include daily Sea Lion Theatre shows, Lorikeet Landing and Reptile World. On top of this get lost in the Land of the Living Dinosaurs – the UK’s largest animatronic dinosaur attraction.

Book online at West Midlands Safari Park.

Droitwich Spa Lido

Another fantastic activity for the summer months is outdoor swimming in the lido! Great on a hot sunny day!

Find out more at Droitwich Spa Lido.

Go Ape, Wyre Forest

A great activity for thrill seekers. Teens will love the treetop challenge!

Find out more at Go Ape, Wyre Forest.

Ice Quest, Malvern

Ice Quest Malvern is about a 25 minute drive from Worcester. Here you can ice skate, play lazer quest and enjoy an escape room.

Find out more at Ice Quest Malvern.

A Trip To Stourport

Stourport is also a 25 minute drive from Worcester. Next to the Riverside Meadows, they have a permanent fun fair with some great rides for thrill seeking teens including the waltzers, the Sizzler Twist and Disco Fever. Teens will also love the arcade.

Other things to do include at Riverside Meadows include crazy golf, a skatepark and boat trips. There is a big field which is ideal for picnics and playing ball games.

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