caffevalium - you are aware that just because you go to a theme park it doesn't mean you are banned from ever doing anything else? It is quite possible to go to a theme park one day and then do something else the next day.
I'm sure it is Nancy. I'm questioning the reliance on theme parks where once they used to be a treat. I just happen to think children should grow up aware of the natural beauty that is so abundant in this country and not assume that flashing whirring plastic is all there is.
Natural beauty is great, but there's nothing wrong with the excitement of a theme park too. My Dad's company used to have a scheme where the kids could go to Wicksteed if they paid in all year. It was a major highlight of the year where we were so excited.
yanbu and we didnt realise that 10am is the opening time of the park but not necessarily of the rides.. most open later meaning you have to spend money on amusesments etc while waiting for them to open ...