The best youth activities in Penrith

We’ve put together a list to get the 15 to 19 years cohort off their phones and into some Penrith action! 

When they're not at school, lost in their mobile phones or computers, or just hiding out in their room, young people love to hang out with their friends. And the great news is Penrith is the place for young people to get together, be active in the great outdoors, experience adventure at its very best, enjoy delicious food and create memories.

Active in the outdoors Rock Lookout 2

Skate or scoot into one of Penrith's localskateparks or grab your friends and take the Great River Walk, a 6.4km loop that offers up river views and picnic spots.

If you like a bit of dramatic scenery with your picnic fare, head to the Rock Lookout or make the most of the sprawling reserve at Werrington Lakes, where you’ll find cycle and walking paths and BBQ facilities. 

Action and adventure

Forget climbing the walls at home, when they've got energy to burn there's lots of ways young people can be active and have fun in Penrith.

At Narrow Escape Roomsthe clock is ticking as you follow clues, crack puzzles, solve problems and complete physical challenges to make it out. It’s an adventure game for anyone aged 12+ (or 8+ if accompanied by an adult) where 2-6 players enter a themed room and need to work together to solve a series of puzzles in under 60 minutes.

For some friendly competition in the great outdoors, groups of friends can head to Luddenham Raceway or Luddenham Raceway Paintball. Or, get some virtual action at Freak VR where you can experience cutting-edge multiplayer games, incredible 4D effects and curated physical spaces. Throw Axe 420x280

Penrith's attraction Throw Axe is also sure to get the adrenaline going for anyone over 18 (16 to 18-year-olds can participate if accompanied by a paying adult) or check out other exciting adventures in Penrith.

Food for fuel 

There's nothing scarier than when a hangry teenager. The good news is Penrith has a smorgasbord of cafes and restaurants serving up all their faves. 

Head to High St Social for woodfired pizza and cheeseburger spring rolls (yes, they’re a thing) and so much more, or to Burgerhead to see why they’re known far and wide for their burgers.

If you’re looking for Insta-worthy nosh, head to Emu Hall or FlorisTea a florist and tea house in St Clair – does it get any sweeter?

A weekend away! 

There’s so much to do in Penrith that one day is never enough, and after a big week at school or uni, sometimes a weekend away is just what’s needed to refresh body and mind. 

Cables Wake Park offers dorm-style accommodation which is perfect for large groups and a great option for friends trying to keep their costs down. See more group accommodation options.

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