Want to host a fun, adventure-filled birthday party for your teen? Here are 9 teen birthday ideas to consider!
Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that kids aren’t spending nearly enough time outside, having fun and taking on adventures. Kids need adventure to grow and to let their minds expand. If you want your teen to really learn about the world, it’s important to think of teen birthday ideas that get them to unlock their adventurous spirit.
Here are nine ideas for fun and adventurous kids who like to get out and have fun.
While this one is not for the faint of heart, ziplining is the kind of daredevil activity teens love. People of all ages love the thrill of taking a zipline through a thrilling ride whether through a city or through the countryside.
From the Amazon to Milwaukee, there are some great places to go ziplining. For a safe adventure, make sure that the people you’re working with are licensed. Taking a half-mile ride along a zipline can be one of the most exhilarating and adventurous moments of your teen’s young life.
2. Escape Room
In recent years, escape rooms have taken off. Whether your teen loves solving puzzles online or in real life, they’ll come up with clever solutions for getting out of this escape room. By taking the time to work together and talk through the clues, the whole family can have fun together.
If your teen would prefer to be with their friends, it’s a great way for them to bond together. Let them make some lifelong memories before life takes them in different directions. They’ll always remember working together on their escape room.
In Milwaukee, Breakout Games is the leader of the pack when it comes to exciting and engaging escape rooms.
3. A Boat Trip
Few things can make teens feel more grown-up than being on a boat. Whether they want to go fishing or jump in the water, taking teens out on the lake can be a fun and exciting experience for everyone.
For a little more adventure, rent a jet ski and give your teen a lesson. They’ll fall in love with the freedom and energy that you get while riding a jet ski.
If your teen has a birthday in warmer months, the best thing to do is to bring them to a theme park with a couple of friends. A day out on the rides, playing games, and winning prizes are just what every teen needs to have fun in the summer.
Let them wander around on their own with their friends and they’ll make it a summer to remember. Let their sense of adventure lead them to the right ride to fulfill their need for an adrenaline rush.
5. A VR Experience
One of the most popular new ways for people to spend a day out is in a VR experience space. Whether solo or with a group, these virtual reality experiences offer something that’s unlike anything else you’ll find. You can explore virtual worlds, play virtual games, and enjoy the possibilities of digital technology.
A VR experience won’t be for your outdoorsy types but for those who like gaming and getting out, it could be a fun time. With the largest spaces including games that you run around to play, it might let your kids break into a sweat.
6. Indoor Skydiving
Much like VR experiences, this one is a bit of a niche experience but it’s wildly unique. Rather than having to jump out of a plane for the experience, you get to be inside of a wind tunnel and get the feeling of skydiving.
The cost of admission is also much lower than going on a plane, so your teen might want to take a few go-arounds on this one. With indoor skydiving, you enjoy a unique adventure with friends and family, sometimes even diving at the same time together.
Adventurous kids are going to have the time of their life going out on the water and hitting the waves. kids who have never surfed before should get an instructor to go out with them. With this experience, your teen might discover their new passion.
Surfing is fun and relaxing, performed by thrillseekers and meditative types alike. Whether you just want to ride the waves calmly or take on the biggest and most rogue waves, you can have a day’s worth of fun hitting the water.
8. A Night on the Town
If your teen spends most of the year living in the suburbs, there’s nothing more exciting than a night in the city. Whether it’s staying in a hotel, going to a concert, or taking in dinner, there’s something cool about taking in the big city.
9. Trail Riding
While many teens have ridden a horse before, few have taken a tour on a horse before. Going on a trail riding expedition can be loads of fun. Not only will your adventurous teen get to see nature, but they’ll get to see it in an amazingly rustic way. Take your teen on a ride like this and you might find that they’ve found something they truly love to do.
Teen Birthday Ideas Shouldn’t Be Boring
Teen birthday ideas that don’t really engage with what kids love to do are going to bore them. Teens are already hard enough to please without making their birthday forgettable. Ask them for input when you come up with a great idea for a birthday event. If the summer blues have caught up to your kids and you want to keep them going outside, check out our guides for more tips.
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