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Birthday Ideas for 13 Year Old Twins?

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kellyandthecat Sun 02-Nov-14 14:15:11

Want to have a proper celebration for my DD2 and DS3 13th birthday (birthdays!) and I'm suddenly at a loss as to what to do for it. I don't think they're especially bothered but they're my youngest and I feel like this is the last birthday they'll tolerate spending time with us primarily so maybe I'm getting all misty in wanting to do something special. As a twin, I know the difficult balance between celebrating them together but also as separate people. Always used to do outdoorsy gender-neutral things when they were younger (they are a boy and a girl) and I can't really remember what I did for my other DC's 13ths! hmm

Any advice would be appreciated!

TeenAndTween Sun 02-Nov-14 14:21:43

ice skating?

kellyandthecat Sun 02-Nov-14 14:37:56

Is ice skating 'cool' these days? They would certainly have a laugh watching me and DH fall over!

Agggghast Sun 02-Nov-14 15:24:38

Paint balling or laserquest, spent yesterday helping a friend deliver and collect excited 13 year olds of both sexes and from the comments they all loved it!

bigTillyMint Sun 02-Nov-14 17:48:49

Ice skating is definitely cool!

Or bowling? Or paintballing (painful!)

Where do you live, OP? I think we did the London Eye when DD turned 13.

kellyandthecat Sun 02-Nov-14 19:14:56

Yes we are in Islington that could work. Thinking of a family affair and a seperate event for their friends as might get a bit crowded otherwise

Heyho111 Sun 02-Nov-14 22:05:34

All go on a Segway experience. They are supposed to be a good laugh and the in thing to do.

LeftHandedMouse Mon 03-Nov-14 08:31:05


But paintball and laserquest are pretty good fun if they're the active sort.

There's also a place near us that does clay pigeon and target shooting from age 12 and you can get a package day out.

Forest/adventure segway sounds cool, Go Ape do those I think.

And ice skating is a good idea, or going to see an ice hockey game?

bigTillyMint Mon 03-Nov-14 11:02:49

Heyho, I want to do a Segway experience now you've mentioned it!

Leeds2 Mon 03-Nov-14 17:00:29

A driving experience. Think DD did her 13th at Mercedes World. They can drive ordinary cars around a laid out road system, complete with roundabouts, traffic lights etc or a 4 wheel drive across rough terrain.

netballcrazy Thu 06-Nov-14 21:41:45

I would second a driving lesson. Can't remember the name if the company but they do it the top floor of the car park at brent cross. Ds did it and had a ball.

kellyandthecat Mon 10-Nov-14 19:14:42

Thanks everyone for your ideas! I've got some super ideas to choose from now grin

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