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to buy DS an under 3 admission ticket for the zoo on his 3rd birthday

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ChazDingle Fri 10-May-13 22:16:04

Going twycross for DS 3rd birthday next week.

under 3's are £1
3-16 is £10.45 so its a big jump

don't suppose he could then wear a badge saying 'i am 3'

ChazDingle Fri 10-May-13 22:17:03

also just thought- would answer be different if i book in advance thereby making him 2 at time of booking?

5madthings Fri 10-May-13 22:20:58

Yanbu just pay the cheaper price!

This may be interesting tho, it seems to split views on mnet...

HansieMom Fri 10-May-13 22:21:23

What time of day was he born? If it was six p.m., then he is not three til then.

Piffpaffpoff Fri 10-May-13 22:22:05

Cheaper price, providing you can stop him from telling everyone in sight that he is 3!

ChazDingle Fri 10-May-13 22:22:53

good point, he was actually born at 10 to 8 at night and we'll be left well before then so he will technically still be 2!

Fuckwittery Fri 10-May-13 22:23:33

i did this on dds third birthday last week! although, she was born at 5.45pm and i reckon i bought the fairground ticket about. 4pm so i wasnt really lying!

SkinnybitchWannabe Fri 10-May-13 22:23:35

Go for it. Have fun

HollyBerryBush Fri 10-May-13 22:23:38

Of you like stealing, go ahead. Why would you lie?

5madthings Fri 10-May-13 22:25:24

Well there you go then, technically he will still be two!

Seriously op I am sure you will be going again in the future where you will have to pay the full price but you can get away with it this time smile

WillowB Fri 10-May-13 22:26:07

Oh come on! The adults will be paying full price anyway, plus they'll prob be buying drinks & stuff whilst they're there. I don't think the zoo will be out of pocket.

Smellslikecatspee Fri 10-May-13 22:26:22

You do know he will announce loudly 'its my birthday I'm 3' in that special loud voice they have, right as you,re buying/ showing the ticket, don't you.

JackieTheFart Fri 10-May-13 22:26:34

I did this when we went to the zoo last summer blush

I feel really really naughty about it, but it would have bumped costs up so much none of us could go. We probably spent the amount of the tickets in the gift shop and restaurant though, so it probably balanced itself out a bit...

HousewifeFromHeaven Fri 10-May-13 22:27:36

My dd is 15 not 16 tomorrow as it saves me £28.

ChazDingle Fri 10-May-13 22:30:22

smellslikecatspee> I would be very suprised if he did that (although it would typically happen when i didn't want it too) He generally tells people he is 6 or 7 which i can get away with as he looks no where near that or just talks completely off topic but thats another story....

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 10-May-13 22:30:39

Of course you should do it.
I did this too when ds was little.

CloudsAndTrees Fri 10-May-13 22:30:46


5madthings Fri 10-May-13 22:35:02

When we did this to get into legoland I had dd in a sling and put ds4 in the pushchair, took his shoes off and gave him his 'daddy' blanket as he would then be likely to suck his thumb..

I just asked for four adults and three children as went through ticket bit. They didn't ask me the ages of the little two, dd obviously under three and ds4 was 3 but down in the pushchair the person processing the tickets paid no attention/assumed he was under three and I didn't correct them.

is obviously going to hell as I have done this whenever I have a child who is just at the cut off for paying

NishiNoUsagi Fri 10-May-13 22:35:24

Well, I tried to do this once but DS1 was 3 and a half.. <naughtyface>
However I bottled it and told the man on the desk his real age. He winked and said, "Surely he's only two, go on, in you go!" and let him in for free.

But I agree with the majority, he won't really be 3 until evening anyway! Dooo iiiit!! grin

5madthings Fri 10-May-13 22:35:37

Diddy blanket not daddy...

Startail Fri 10-May-13 22:38:18

That's a huge jump. Turn it into gift shop birthday present buying money if you feel guilty,

Tigresswoods Fri 10-May-13 22:45:02

YANBU we did this too. For a few months actually. Naughty.

Fakebook Fri 10-May-13 22:49:19

Yanbu. We got in loads of free entries when dd was a toddler. She's also quite petite so looks younger than she is. Even better. It's not like they check your passports and doctors records!

needaholidaynow Fri 10-May-13 22:53:52

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Smellslikecatspee Sat 11-May-13 00:29:37

Hell of a jump from £1 to £10+ .

Do they look more after 3?

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