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Best places for teens to holiday in the UK post A-Levels and GCSEs

Best places for teens to holiday in the UK post A-Levels and GCSEs

Exams are finished and you want to celebrate!

But where to go in the UK?

If you are under 18, it is difficult to find accommodation to will allow you stay with out an adult accompanying you. You might have to take a cool aunt or your mum with you (she can bring a friend and can rent a separate room and keep their distance!) 😄

If you are 18 you are in luck. There are loads if fun, cool places in the UK that are affordable too. See our list below.

Cool and affordable accommodation in the UK for teen holidays

Atlantic Surf Pods – Bude

What teen doesn’t want to spend a holiday surfing?! Or at least say they did! These eco pods in Bude are in a sheltered spot in Cornish farmland and just a mile to the coast. Each capsule is super clean and has underfloor heating! Pods have a king-sized memory foam bed with linens/towels provided. Camp beds available for extra guests..There’s a kettle/toaster and fridge. BBQ pots/pans and cookery to have your own breakfast of BBQ dinner. They have a private wet room with toilet and hand basin..Quiet time is after 10 pm, but there’s a field next to the site where you can move to and with a fire pit. There’s a communal bathroom with heated shower and bath, mirror and outlets for appliances. An adult needs to be present – but they can rent their own pod and do their own thing. Best of all – it’s close to some of the best surfing beaches on the North Cornish Coast. .A very cool and affordable place for teens.

Amber’s Bell Tents – Wivedon Hall in North Norfolk

These bell tents are on Wiveton Hall Farm between Cley and Blakeney on the North Norfolk Coastline. Surrounded by strawberry fields and raspberry canes there are 6 Bell Tents in the grounds of this 17th century Jacobean Manor House. A purpose build bathroom with 2 showers and 2 toilets. Tents sleep 4, with linens provided. Each tent has a fire pit There’s a fabulous cafe a 2-minute walk away where you can get breakfast or a steak and pizza for dinner. The North Norfolk Coast is there to explore with the seals at Blakeney, Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea beach, crabbing and or an evening dip at Cley Beach (water shoes recommended!).

65 Queen’s Gate, Baden-Powell House – London

Hostel with “Nordic miminalsim” rooms. But the location is fantastic – in heart of Kensington across from the Natural History Museum. A great base to explore London.

Ullswater Heights Glamping – Lake District

Set 6 miles from Ullswater Lake, these high-end safari tents sleep 6 – 8 people. The tents have everything – from television, to hob to microwave and fridge. You get your own shower with heated towel racks (!) and toilet. There’s a central BBQ area for the glamping village and each tent has it’s own jacuzzi! Go hill climbing, paddle boarding, canoeing, cycling. This is one of the more pricey place – but very cool!

Stock Gaylard Country Estate – Dorset

How about glamping in a converted bus, bunkhouse, or shepherds hut? With views across the Dorset countryside, Parson’s camp is perfect for a group of 11. A repurposed horsebox houses a hot shower, bath and basin. Dogs welcome too! 10-minute taxi ride from Sherborne.

The Oxford Yurt – Oxfordshire

Create your own festival setting at The Oxford Yurt, which has unique spaces in a spectacular setting. Perfect for group trips. Part glamping, part plant-based foodie. On the pricier end.

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