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Post by rosiefcb » 1 year ago

Hi what do you have for teenagers on your park and what is popular? Thanks Rosie

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Post by Celtygirl » 1 year ago

A couple of pool tables, that's it really :rolleyes:
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Post by Keith » 1 year ago

:scratch:

I'm sure there must be something, somewhere :dontknow:
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Post by Celtygirl » 1 year ago

Sadly not. They did try last year with a teenage film night, but when my teens went it was just full of much younger children screaming around. The table tennis competitions which they used to enjoy were all mid week in non school holidays last season, so they couldn't go to them. The x-box vanished, so no x-box competitions - teenage wasteland at Reighton sadly, but I suspect that is not the demographic they are aiming for any more.
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Post by rosiefcb » 1 year ago

Pool tables, table tennis, film club seems the normal kind of thing. We had teen club nights in the o.e. Lounge last season but hardly any went to it.We had glee and graffiti club but not many went to that and green team events.It seems to be the younger age groups.
I hear adults say there isn't anything to do for teenagers but I sometimes wonder if the teenagers agree as they always seem to find something to do.
I think ours would just like somewhere to play music and chill and come and go as they please. They like sports, bbqs and "hanging out".
Just wondered if other parks did anything specific.

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Post by Keith » 1 year ago

Keith wrote::scratch:

I'm sure there must be something, somewhere :dontknow:
In reality we do have quite a bit on offer for them:
Pool Table
Swimming Pool(s)
Climbing Wall
All Weather Sports Area
Go Karts
High Level Adventure
Water Walkerz
T-co
Fencing
Bungee Trampoline
Aqua Gliders
Aqua Jets
Archery
Target Shooting
Roller Disco
Pool Kayaking

But there doesn't seem to be much in the way of 'organised activities'.

I'm back on park tomorrow for a week so I'll talk to some teenagers and get their feedback.
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Post by rosiefcb » 1 year ago

Hi we have those kinds of things like general activities but I meant owner specific, sorry.
I have asked teenagers and all I get is music and somewhere to chill!...as never a specific activity.
A roller disco would be good but we don't have one anymore.
To me it seems like the adults worry more about what there is for teenagers than the teenagers do.
We are lucky as within walking distance we have a cinema, bowling alley, leisure centre and food outlets off park.
Thanks Rosie

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Post by springhay » 1 year ago

Keith -- Aquagliders, Aquajets? these are for really small kids - and they are even patheticly slow for them. Archery is a holiday makers event - once you've done it a few times that's it.

Having said that - teenagers just want to hang out with their mates - anything organised is a bit too uncool - so it's not an easy one. Last year our park did teen kicks - about six or seven turned up (sometimes three!),

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Post by Celtygirl » 1 year ago

Teens aren't like little children who will pal up at the drop of a hat - they need to suss others out. What would be good is a small area for them with playstation/xbox and wi-fi. Otherwise they will stay in the van or a corner of the Mash on their devices and never meet other owner's teens. Haven also need to get up to date with what teens do these days.
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Post by rosiefcb » 1 year ago

Totally agree Celtygirl, just a chill out room.I am lucky as my teenage son has a really good group of friends who he has grown up but it must be hard for others, especially new owners.
Butlins seem to have it sorted as they have teenage stuff.
Having said that we had a teen evening in the oe lounge and hardly any wentbut i think it was because it was early and maybe not "cool".

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