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25 great activities for teenagers with money saving discount vouchers

Teensbox activity days Burgundy Burgundy has plenty on offer for adults, but what about the kids? Catherine Zivi has put together 25 suggestions of ways to give the kids a good time and burn up loads of energy. From white water rafting with accommodation in a yurt to quad biking, go-karting and accrobranching, swing into action this summer holidays with her adventure selection, Teensbox offering money off vouchers

There are plenty of fun outdoor activities for teenagers in Burgundy but they can be hard to find and sometimes difficult to organize. Here is the Teensbox selection of ideas for a weekend or couple of days, guaranteed to burn up some of that excess energy and get the kids away from their screens and gizmos to make the most of the great outdoors over the summer holidays.

The pricing is for two persons and in some instances an adult must accompany the teenager. You can opt for just the activity pack or activity and accommodation. Teensbox offers discount vouchers saving a substantial amount of euros but you do the booking yourself. Catherine Zivi is always there to help if a language difficulty arises. The venues are spread throughout the Burgundy region, a great way to explore a new area.

What's On offer?

Watersports

  • Raft one day,stay in a yurt or a hotel in the Morvan Natural Park and then hot-dog or hydro-speed on day two.
  • Canoe or raft down the Cure or Chalaux rivers then quad bike or mountain bike the following day through the Morvan forest.
  • Canoe down the Loire river to the Bec d'Allier nature reserve and stay bivouac style.
  • Sail on Lac des Settons then the following day mountain bike through the Morvan.
  • Canoe on Lac des Settons exploring the islands

Tree Climbing

  • AcroGivry has 22 routes and a huge zip. Spend the day whizzing around the forest and cycle or roller blade the following day
  • Accrobranche then spend the night in a teepee or tree house. Explore southern Burgundy by bike
  • Tree climbing in the Morvan then sleep in a hammock at the top of a tree.

Go Karting

  • Get on track with karting sessions at Burgundy's two famous racing circuits, Dijon Prenois and Magny Cours
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Horse Riding

  • Three different locations - southern Burgundy, St. Fargeau or the Morvan, each providing stunning scenery

Arts and Crafts

  • Cookery lesson with one of Burgundy's top chefs, then cycling or roller blading the next day. Choice of Givry area or Dijon
  • Sculpture in the Puisaye, famous for its pottery. Join this weekend workshop or near Mâcon try your hand at sculpture and jewellery making

Theme Parks

  • Touroparc in southern Burgundy has 800 animals. Down the road is something for the adults too, the Beaujolais Hameau du Vin
  • Guedélon one of burgundytoday's favourite venues followed by the nearby Parc Boutissaint for cycling and exploring or accrobranching.
  • Enjoy Parc des Combes in Le Creusot. Spend a night in a trailer or in a cabin under stars in Divertiparc and the following day enjoying the attractions.

For full details and prices of all these attractions with the accommodation suggestions see Teensbox

Most of the providers speak English but if you require help, email Catherine Zivi- contact@teensbox.fr