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Top Things to Do for Teenagers on the Isle of Wight

As most parents will happily verify, one of life’s greatest challenges (and mysteries) is that of a bored teenager. Whilst screens of different shapes and sizes can offer some light relief, occupying their time with non-device based productive and entertaining activities is an all too regular dilemma.

Happily, the Isle of Wight has its own fair share of things to do for teenagers and older children, and if you’re searching for ways to keep your teenagers entertained during your visit to the Island, you need look no further!

We have the top 10 activities for teenagers right here and you’ll be surprised how much you can do as a family that will keep everyone happy!

Isle of Wight Aqua Park

The Isle of Wight’s ONLY aqua park is guaranteed to deliver your very own Ninja Warrior experience with over 20 obstacles with giant free-fall slides and more! The added bonus is after the hour slot of slipping and sliding around, you can go and indulge in an award-winning burger from The Cow right on site.

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

For those who love a challenge and aren’t afraid of looking down, then Goodleaf Tree Climbing is the activity for you! Nestled in the quite surroundings of Appley park in Ryde, you can expect to climb 15 metres up into the most magnificent Oak trees on the Isle of Wight! (don’t worry parent’s, there is a harness!)

Wight Karting

Adrenaline fuelled families (especially teens) will love whizzing around the track at Wight Karting! This all-weather attraction offers 520m of pure excitement and guaranteed to release a competitive streak! Simply book online, arrive and drive!

Water Sports

The Isle of Wight has approximately 57 miles of coastline, so it’s no surprise that water sports are a huge deal. Whether you fancy a go at surfing, stand up paddle boarding or maybe for the more daring, coasteering, there is certainly the opportunity to try these activities out! iSurf Surf School is great for coasteering and surfing at Freshwater Bay, while Wight Water Adventure Watersports and Tackt-Isle Adventures are perfect for aspiring surfers, paddle boarders, kite surfers and more!


For the ultimate adrenaline rush make your way deep into the woodland for a fun-fuelled game of paintballing for fast-paced excitement with realistic scenarios. Head to Island Paintballing for the ultimate woodland setting.

Mountain Biking

Recently named one of the BEST 10 cycling locations by Lonely Planet, the Isle of Wight offers a super diverse terrain, perfect for mountain biking. Take on some of the longer, more strenuous routes across the Island covering both countryside and coastal tracks! Don’t have your bike with you? No problem, you can hire bikes from Wight Cycle Hire with just 24 hours’ notice!

Selfie Seekers

Get the "gram" some fresh new content by visiting the Isle of Wight’s most iconic landmark, The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse. There’s also some great surrounding locations here to grab that perfect, Insta-worthy shot! Other great locations for exploring and photography are Newton Creek, Tennyson Down and Freshwater Bay (to name a few).

Isle of Wight Beaches

Top up the tan, or spend a few hours exploring at one of the many incredible beaches on the Isle of Wight! Enjoy stunning sunrises, sunsets and a whole day of relaxation in-between! Team up your beach visit with a water sports taster session!

Headhunter Laser Combat

Head into 20 acres of woodland battleground fully armed with your laser riffle for the most exhilarating game of laser combat! No pain, no bruises just harmless infrared beams which allow you to reload instantly and get back in the game once you’ve been shot!

Bowling and Laser Quest

Ryde Superbowl is a great place to spend an evening with teens, play a few rounds of bowling and then buckle up for an intense game of indoor Laser Quest and arcade games! You won’t go hungry either as there is a nice bar & café to pick up some classic bowling alley food like fries, hotdogs and burgers!