How To Have The Best Summer Holidays With Teenagers

08 Apr 2024

Planning a holiday with enough activities to keep the whole family entertained, especially if you have young children or teenagers, can be difficult. Ideally, you want a beach holiday in the sunshine which has plenty of activities available to keep the whole family entertained.

Luckily, at Mark Warner, we have specialised in beach holidays with activities included for over 50 years so we know a thing or two about keeping everyone in the family, including teenagers, happy while on holiday.

Read on to find out more about what to do with teenagers in the summer holidays and our 5 tips for having the best family holiday.

What to do with teenagers in the summer holidays

Keeping kids of any age entertained during the long summer holidays is no easy feat, but not impossible. Why not encourage the discovery of new passions by going on an adventure holiday with your teenagers? Mark Warner has a variety of activity holidays in Greece and Turkey for you to choose from so you can keep your teenagers entertained during the summer holidays.

Where to go on holiday with teenagers

Discover the perfect holiday destination to visit with teenagers by booking your next summer holiday with Mark Warner. We have several handpicked Mediterranean beachfront resorts in Greece and Turkey which you will want to return to year after year.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an action-packed, excitement-filled trip, our Phokaia Beach Resort is perfectly located on a beautiful sandy beach lapped by the crystal-clear Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, check out our beach resorts in Lesvos, Lemnos, Rhodes and Paleros to experience everything Greece has to offer.

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5 tips for the best family holiday with teenagers

Now you know what to do with teenagers in the summer holidays and where to take them, you’re probably wondering how to make the most of your time with your kids. Read on for our 5 tips for the best family holiday with teenagers.

1. Provide opportunities for different activities

No one likes to be bored while they are on holiday, so having the opportunity to try out different activities or sports is a great way to keep that boredom at bay. Mark Warner’s summer beach resorts have a vast array of things to do either independently or with tuition, including tennis, mountain biking, watersports and fitness. If your kids are more into team sports they also have many options to choose from including beach volleyball and football.

All of our resorts are in easy reach of  historical sites and places to sample the local way of life, at markets, in cafes, and among the beautiful streets and alleys of classic Turkish and Greek villages, or a boat around the beautiful islands. A day trip will fill your Instagram (and their TikTok) with pictures (and videos) you’ll want to share – with a story to go along with every image.

2. Respect your teenager's space

We were all teenagers once so we know how important it is to have our personal space respected. At all of our resorts, we have several room options to suit all family needs, including interconnecting rooms to give your kids and teenagers the extra bit of privacy they deserve.

3. Don’t force interactions

Not all kids are the same, this is especially true for teenagers. Some may like to make new friends and try new experiences while others may prefer to relax on their own. Whatever your teenager prefers to do, you will find something for all on a Mark Warner holiday.

Our free Indy Clubs are jam-packed with activities for ages 14–17 but also include precious time for just chilling out and ‘hanging’ together. For example, teenagers can dine together if they wish before heading for evening activities and entertainment. Offering this freedom and the scope for older kids to do as little or as much as they want will ensure everyone has the best holiday experience.

4. Enjoy family bonding time

As the saying goes, kids grow up too fast, so make sure you take the time during your holiday to properly bond with your kids. Spend time learning about their interests or trying out a new sport together like sailing, sea-kayaking or padel and pickleball. They’ll very likely genuinely appreciate the chance to be with you away from everyday pressures and situations.

5. Make memories together

The most important thing you can do to have the best family holiday with teenagers is to have fun. With Mark Warner, you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine while you make memories with your whole family. Don’t delay organising your next family summer holiday with teenagers.

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