We offered to have Grandson on the weekend so that the Older Boy could take his GF out for her birthday. Sunday afternoon was spent playing with his toys and running us ragged!
On Monday we took him to the local Wacky Warehouse. I wasn’t impressed, the staff could barely be bothered. I asked if the play area was suitable for a nearly 2 year old and was told that there was a separate area for toddlers. This was a netted area with a ball pond, soft steps into a dark area with soft steps up to hole that toddlers are expected to haul themselves up to to get to a slide which comes down into the ball pond.
Hubby had to crawl into the darker area and help Ash get up to the top area. He froze and started crying, we couldn’t get to him and the staff just carried on with whatever they were doing, one was quite close to us. I asked if there was any way other than climbing UP the slide that we could rescue our little man and she shrugged her shoulders. Fortunately another parent asked her 6 year old daughter to climb up to help get him to the slide. He wasn’t keen on staying in there after that but did enjoy wandering around watching all the other children. What gave him most fun was the plastic glasses we had for our drinks.
I think it’s shameful that these ‘adventure play’ places charge the same price for all ages of children. A toddler has less to play with so why charge the same?
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