i know generally the feeling on here is that its bad to tske your dcs out of school for fun stuff or hols. But bloody theme parks have you by the nuts, if you want a discount you cant go at all in the october holidays.
So AIBU to want to let them finish on the thursday and miss the friday so we can do thorpe park without remortgaging the house (btw ds1 is 6 and dd is 15) and we never taken them out for anything, both had 2 days of absence this year due to sickness
Could you check that your 6yo is tall enough to go on the rides before you make a decision? I speak as the youngest of three who could never go on anything interesting at Alton Towers and had to spend hours in the piss boring japanese water garden with my mum while my big sisters got to do the fun stuff with Dad. And no the little caterpillar rollercoaster does not compensate for the black hole!
Already done alton towers in the may hols and ds1 is over 1.2m and even went on thirteen its changed a lot since those days lol and i also spent many years on the apple rollercoaster and around the world in 80 days