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to boycot (and want other to), my local soft play?

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MortifiedAdams Sun 20-Oct-13 18:23:59

One of those big, industrial, play barns. For kids. Sells cans of lager.

Is it OTT of me to be shock at the adults sat round drinking cans of lager bought at the food counter?

MortifiedAdams Sun 20-Oct-13 18:24:46

others to

sparkle12mar08 Sun 20-Oct-13 18:25:19


TeWiSavesTheDay Sun 20-Oct-13 18:25:57

Have they got a license?

It is a bit odd!

dashoflime Sun 20-Oct-13 18:26:13

Where is this place? I wanna go!

More seriously- is it a problem? Are parents just having one or two or are people commonly falling over drunk? I presume you can only buy them with food?

TEErickOrTEEreat Sun 20-Oct-13 18:26:22


What's the problem?

LaurieFairyCake Sun 20-Oct-13 18:27:56

Ho Ho - you jest, yes?

Play barns are the 8th circle of hell, as are a plethora of bloody other people's rug rats.

If a lager is what gets you through it ? So bloody what?

Guitargirl Sun 20-Oct-13 18:28:30


Don't go if you don't want to but it's none of your business what others choose to do.

OddBoots Sun 20-Oct-13 18:29:37

My first instinct was 'urgh' but then a lot of 'family' pubs have a child's play area so it's not that odd really.

AnnaRack Sun 20-Oct-13 18:30:09

Near me there is a soft play that is in a pub/restaurant. Alcohol is served there. Seems quite OK to me. Just because alcohol is served doesn't mean people will get drunk and be irresponsible. Maybe the alcohol makes soft play more bearable for the parents?

magicstars Sun 20-Oct-13 18:30:30

Is it one in N.herts? I was shocked at them selling booze.

Sinful1 Sun 20-Oct-13 18:30:41

YANBU lager is no where near enough to survive those hell holes, boycott them until they agree to serve hard liquor.

MortifiedAdams Sun 20-Oct-13 18:31:05

I assume they have a liquor license. Well, I was there aroubd 1.5hrs and saw a few drinking and buying from the counter, however I didnt count how many each were having grin

Tee my problem is that it is a childrens playbarn (as opposed to a pub with a little soft play attached) and (1) I wouldnt have thought it a suitable place to grant a license (2) this is happening in the middle of the day (3) the soft play is rather remote with crap.public transport and most people drive - however I have no idea if the drinkers I saw then drove.

AngiBolen Sun 20-Oct-13 18:31:30

Do they sell gin? I can see the attraction in gin. I would happily leave the car at home if I could have a Gordon's to get me through the hell of an afternoon at a play barn.

No different from pubs with soft play. (One of the worst Sunday afternoons of my life was spent at one of those).

Tinkerisdead Sun 20-Oct-13 18:32:40

When i was a teenager there was a softplay centre and it had a licensed bar. They held adults only events at night where you could get pissed and go on the softplay. Its the one and only time i've ever gone on one of those vertical drop slides.

Jomato Sun 20-Oct-13 18:33:54

One of our local ones sells wine and beer. I think it's wonderful.

movingaway Sun 20-Oct-13 18:34:04

Hmm, my first reaction is I agree with you, but then I remember in France this year having a can of lager in a Mcdonalds with a massive play area and rather enjoying it. And I have also been to pubs with a play area in the beer garden and had a half a lager while the kids play.

If it's cans of special brew yanbu- if it's those little (coke can size) cand of weak lager then yabu, as long as people aren't steaming drunk.

gamerchick Sun 20-Oct-13 18:34:40

A couple of beers is the only way to survive one of those horrible places sometimes.

MortifiedAdams Sun 20-Oct-13 18:34:47

TheDoctors that sounds a right laugh! grin

It just sits odd with me that this is a place designed for kids and yet it sells beer. Odd. Like having a bar in a library or the staff room.

thestauntonlick Sun 20-Oct-13 18:34:53

Yanbu. They should sell cans of cider instead.

MammaTJ Sun 20-Oct-13 18:36:14

I need to know where this is. I am tempted to go there! grin

gamerchick Sun 20-Oct-13 18:36:27

I really want to tell you what you sound like wanting the place boycotted though.

Seriously man! 'Shakes head'

ilovesooty Sun 20-Oct-13 18:37:19

Presumably there are adults there who aren't driving? You can boycott the place if you wish but YABU to want other people to follow your lead.

Tuonz Sun 20-Oct-13 18:39:04

I'm with you Mortified.

Drink with lunch at a pub is understandable, however I personally would wonder at drinks in a play barn. It's not like you can sit and enjoy it like a glass of wine over a meal with nice people. It's just alcohol in a warehouse full of slides and children. Where's the enjoyment there?

Plus larger?! Scared of flavour. Real ale all the way.

ilovesooty Sun 20-Oct-13 18:39:12

I think a bar in a library sounds perfectly reasonable. Cafe bars attached to libraries and bookshops are not uncommon on the continent.

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