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Teen time!

Is your teen driving you to distraction (er, YEAH). Here are 5 ways to get them out the house and off their devices in the next few weeks.

Student Night, Westgate Oxford, 27 Sept

Can’t bear them wearing ripped jeans for the second week in a row? Send your grunting teen over to the Westgate for a little wardrobe revamp – up to a whopping 40 per cent on brands from & Other Stories to Tommy Hilfiger. As part of Westgate’s Student Night, there are also DJs, a ferris wheel from Junkyard Golf, facials and inflatable wrestling. Don’t hurry back, darling!


Rum and Reggae Festival, Mary Street, High Wycombe, 17 Nov

The summer fest are long gone but for teens still intent on partying, throw them at the Rum & Reggae Fest in Wycombe with reggae DJs, dancers, creole food and the small matter of lashings of booze.


Fright Night, Thorpe Park, 5 – 7 Oct

Fright Night at Thorpe Park is the go-to for teens at Halloween and despite the name, also runs during the day is available throughout the whole of October. New this year is a horror movie marathon at The Screamplexx Cinema, spooky escape rooms inside Containment six new live-action scare mazes and horror zones AMC’s The Walking Dead: Do or Die, Vulcan Peak and a sinister new version of the Blair Witch maze, situated deep in the woods of the park. My idea of utter, absolute, unadulterated hell frankly – but there you go, I’m so old and uncool I might as well be one of the waking dead.


The Magic Gang, Chase and Status and The Feeling, O2 Academy Oxford, 5 Oct, 12 & 1 Nov

Mosh pit party! (Oh, just me?!) Fresh from Reading Festival, indie band The Magic Gang are now on tour, playing tracks from their self-titled album. These guys have had some spins on Radio 1 and are set to get bigger this year. Chase and Status have a DJ set the week after wrapping around 3am. And The Feeling are returning to the stage on their Twelve Years and Home tour on the 1st November, two years on since they’ve been on the road.


Iain Stirling: U Ok Hun?, Oxford Playhouse, 8 Oct

The Voice of reality series Love Island, Iain Stirling is on stage with a stand-up show, discussing how he’s come to terms with attending all of the posh dinner parties with big names. He also dives into the lives of millennials – the ups, the downs and the ridiculous headlines. If they’re in need of something ‘#relatable’, this’ll do nicely.


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