Windmill Lodges brings you six exciting places to visit over the cold but festive period with young teenagers. These attractions will suit all members of the family, and will make sure you have a fun-filled time at our winter holiday lodges. From adrenaline inducing go-karts, to jumping the day away at the new Jump Street, these places will ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable day out.Suffolk Ski Centre
The Suffolk Ski Centre, Wherstead, Ipswich, is the perfect place to go as it offers a host of winter sports (albeit on dry slopes), such as toboggans, ringos, skiing and snowboarding, as well as facilities such as golf and high ropes climbing. This is just over half an hour’s drive away from our stunning winter holiday lodges, and there is enough to keep you and the kids entertained for the whole day. They also have “The Lodge” bar and restaurant, where parents can either sit and watch their children, or where the whole family can warm up after a wonderful day on the slopes.
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing
For rainy or snowy days when outdoor activities aren’t possible, Anglia Indoor Kart Racing, Ipswich, is an excellent place to visit with your teenagers. With karts for children of seven years and upwards, the whole family can enjoy a day here. This is best suited for teens over 16 who are able to use the adult karts, which can reach up to speeds of 40mph. Again, this is a 30 minute drive from our log cabins.
This brand new attraction in Colchester is a bit of a drive away, which will take about an hour to get to from the lodges, however it is well worth this. With trampolines covering the floors and walls, you can literally fly through the air. Here you can play dodgeball, basketball, freestyle jump, flip into the foam pit and have a go at bouncing high enough to jump onto a wall. The minimum age for Jump Street is five years old, and it is best to book in advance to guarantee your place there.
Play2Day Lazer Tag
Suitable for six years upwards, your young teens will love this fast-paced adventure game. You can expect to run through a dark 2 level arena, with only the light of your lazer gun to guide you. Full of hiding spots you’ll need to stay on your toes to avoid losing points. Up to 18 people can play at once, and you will be split into two groups. The more you shoot people, the more points you win, but whenever you get shot by someone you will lose these precious points. You’ll find Play2Day Lazer Tag at Martlesham Heath near Ipswich.
Here you can combine roller-skating with a day-out in Colchester. They have a RollerDISCO on some days as well, so you can skate to some of your favourite tunes. Lessons are available for our less confident skaters, and there is also a quasar for those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground. Your teens can relax after a busy afternoon in the Roller Café, where fast food and fizzy drinks are sold.
Colchester Leisure World
Whether your teens are interested in swimming, the gym, sports or socialising, Colchester Leisure World has something for everyone. On weekends they have a giant inflatable to have a go on, as well as a crazy river to drift around. They also have slides to whizz down if you are feeling adventurous. For the boys, there are football matches to take part in on their Astro Turf, which are either 5-a-side or 11-a-side.
If you are interested in booking one of our log cabins this winter, visit Windmill Lodges to check availability.