The City of Discovery is one of the coolest places in the world - if you don't believe us, just ask National Geographic who named it on their Cool List 2019. That being said, it might be difficult to convince your teens that Dundee's a cool place to hang out based on just that alone. We know that teenagers are notoriously hard to impress so we've put together our list of top things to do with them this winter. From exciting water sports to robotics, there's so much to do in this coastal city that'll impress all ages. Your definitive guide to keeping teens entertained in Dundee awaits.
Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine
Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine is the coolest new exhibit to hit the V&A Dundee. As the name suggests, it explores the design behind robots, how our perception of robots and artificial humans is changing and the increasing blurring of the lines between human and machine. Running from 2 November 2019 - 9 February 2020, the exhibit promises to be groundbreaking and will definitely keep your teens entertained in the exciting city of Dundee.
What's more, we've got an exciting package that will give you tickets to the exhibit plus a dreamy overnight stay at our Dundee hotel with breakfast and a complimentary dessert at the V&A's Tatha Bar & Kitchen. Find out more about our 'Hello, Robot. Hello, Dundee.' package here.
Afternoon Tea at Apex City Quay Hotel
What better way to treat your teens than by spoiling them with a delicious afternoon tea at our Dundee hotel? Sure to impress even the fussiest of eaters, our afternoon tea is perfect for enjoying some light bites with the family before you embark on a day of adventure. Indulge in sandwiches, sweet treats and tea (of course). It's the perfect rainy day activity in winter. Call 0800 049 8302 to book your afternoon feast now!
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Just 15 minutes from Dundee, you can spend the day being at one with the animals at Camperdown Wildlife Centre. Camperdown is home to a variety of different animals including bears, birds and even horses. The wildlife centre states that the research they carry out is driven by their desire to gather knowledge that benefits the conservation of threatened species. Why not go along with the full family and see what new animals you can discover whilst aiding their research? We guarantee it'll be a great day out for all ages.
Situated just outside our Dundee hotel, Foxlake Dundee offers a variety of fun water sports that teens will love! From wake boarding and paddle boarding to their inflatable obstacle course 'Aqua Park', teenagers (and adults) will have a blast at this adventure-filled hot spot. Foxlake is open year-round but their opening times differ seasonally. Find out when they're open here. After you've tired yourself out with all the action, retreat to our Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa for a dreamy night's sleep - you'll need it after all that fun!
Dundee Science Centre
If you've got a teen that's at all into science, you'll want to pay a trip to Dundee Science Centre. Full of exciting exhibitions and science fun, they'll be kept amused for hours in this dynamic museum. What's more, their show 'Medieval Mechanics' runs until 31 January 2020 and is a must-see for any history enthusiasts out there. Find out more about the show here.
Avertical World Climbing Centre is an indoor climbing centre in Dundee that's perfect for teenagers and adults alike. If you've got a particularly active teen, this is one activity that's bound to tire them out and keep them entertained during the winter months. Get active as a family and challenge yourself to bouldering or roped climbing in the centre's 10 metre tall climbing wall if you're brave.
We look forward to welcoming you and your teens for a fun stay at our Dundee hotel soon!