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That Puxton Park don't allow single adults in case they are pedophiles?

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LittleBairn Mon 10-Nov-14 14:53:40

I am really shocked by this story I know its the daily Wail
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2828413/Theme-park-bans-single-adults-paedophile-fears-bird-enthusiast-grandfather-told-t-watch-falconry-display.html

So a Single Adult can't go visit the falconry display incase they are a pedophile and the park is openly justifying their stance. Disgusting.
Our pedophile paranoia is getting out of control.

Aeroflotgirl Mon 10-Nov-14 14:55:09

They do tgat at Gulliversland in Milton Keynes, Adults can't go on their own unless they are with a child.

LittleBairn Mon 10-Nov-14 14:57:15

Well that another place on my list to never visit.
What's the points adult membership card, surely it should a child membership card with the allowance of one adult.

Aeroflotgirl Mon 10-Nov-14 14:59:22

I know little Bairn, if Disneyworld Florida were like that, DH and I wgould never had been allowed to enjoy our honeymoon to Florida pre dc.

youareallbonkers Mon 10-Nov-14 15:02:00

It's different to people thinking pedophiles are going to be using their facebook pictures. Both are equally as ridiculous

youareallbonkers Mon 10-Nov-14 15:02:22

that should be "no different"

googoodolly Mon 10-Nov-14 15:04:09

Surely Disneyland is different - this place has stuff that is basically for under sevens, so why would you go as an adult when you can't use anything or go on any of the rides?

Winterbells Mon 10-Nov-14 15:08:14

Are childless couples also banned? Is the butcher, farm shop and restaurant included in the ban?

Thrif Mon 10-Nov-14 15:10:10

Assuming you and DH didn't honeymoon separately, you would have been able to go bonkers. This only refers to single adults.

youareallbonkers Mon 10-Nov-14 15:10:10

Disneyworld is for under 7s?? Is it? It's not somewhere I would go on honeymoon, that strikes me as bizarre, but I don't think the USA ones are for children only

Crinkle77 Mon 10-Nov-14 15:12:17

Somebody could be there with their own children and also be a paedophile. Just cos there are no single, childless people there doesn't necessarily make children safe.

LittleBairn Mon 10-Nov-14 15:12:33

Areo Disney aren't dumb they have a massive following of adults plus they know single people are more likely to have spare cash than families.

goog because it has a falconry display, many adults like watching such displays.

winterbells sounds like its the whole park. Pretty odd butchers you can't dare buy a sausage unless you are currently successfully reproducing.

googoodolly Mon 10-Nov-14 15:16:49

They've said on their website you can do the falconry bit.

Has anyone actually read the park's statement or are they just falling over themselves in hysterics because they've read the Fail?

LittleBairn Mon 10-Nov-14 15:17:46

crinkle exactly these sort of rues are pointless and creat a false sense of security.

youareall have you ever been to Disney a world? Most of their rides are thrill rides not for young children and Epcot is a brilliant science themed park and Animal Kingdim is a safari park. There is lots for adults to do amd they are made welcome.

Enjorasdream Mon 10-Nov-14 15:17:56

Responsibility for the safety of children ultimately lies with the parents/carers. You have to watch them the whole time unless you are confident they fully understand stranger danger. What's next? Single men/women or childless couples banned from swimming pools, shopping centres, Toys r us?

LittleBairn Mon 10-Nov-14 15:21:36

goog yes I did read the artical the man in question was topped from entering to visit the falconry when he had already visited with his grandchildren.
You are only allowed to visit the falconry with notice needing to be given in advance. One can only assume it is so they can have you under guard in case you dare glimpse at a child.

mmgirish Mon 10-Nov-14 15:23:38

Single adults aren't allowed into the Princess Diana playground in London either. My husband and I took our son there in the summer and my BIL was meeting us there but couldn't get in because he was a little late and we had gone on in.

LittleBairn Mon 10-Nov-14 15:26:02

mmgirish I've visited that park many a times. I can actually understand it for a playground solely built for children but an amusement park that sells adult membership cards and has a number of attractions is over kill.

googoodolly Mon 10-Nov-14 15:26:03

I'm not saying it's a sensible policy, I'm just saying that the Fail like to get people hysterical over nothing.

The park themselves have said they will review the policy once the hysteria has died down.

Gruntfuttock Mon 10-Nov-14 15:47:22

This was being discussed on The Wright Stuff this morning. The verdict of the panel was that it's ludicrous, for various reasons, among which were:-there's no way a child could be taken from its parents, there's only one exit, people should be entitled to go to parks on their own without being viewed as paedophiles, Ian Brady would not have been allowed in, but if he was with Myra Hindley he would, and the vast majority of child sexual abuse happens within the child's home.

Personally, I disagree with the rule.

FabULouse Mon 10-Nov-14 15:57:32

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Ir1na Mon 10-Nov-14 16:12:20

Are the places doing this all things where you have to pay to enter at all? Because if not, and even if somewhere ONLY had children's rides and nothing else, the "single adult" could be looking for a public toilet, asking for directions, handing in their CV, or planning to meet up with their family when they get there!

SistersOfPercy Mon 10-Nov-14 16:15:53

To be fair to the Daily Fail this started out as a local story, but I believe the Fail own our local newspaper so it's probably stemmed from there

www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Single-adults-banned-park-case-paedophiles/story-24499251-detail/story.html

MiaowTheCat Mon 10-Nov-14 16:48:21

Added to the mental list of places I won't go visit with the kids... because that's the only way they'll stop this nonsense, if the families they're targeting for customers say no to the stupidity being done in their name.

I get fucked off enough when people start giving the salesmen and driving instructors and what-not the evils for daring to sit in the carpark of our local park to eat their lunchtime sandwiches and demanding they bugger off elsewhere "because of the children"... it's a bloody nice park, lots of greenery... fuck it if I was eating my lunch in my car I would park up there to eat it!

Kitsmummy Mon 10-Nov-14 16:56:36

I've been to puxton park a few times and it is NOT somewhere you'd want to go without children. They've said adults can see the falconry display and you can get in the shop, cafe etc without going into the Park bit, so they've covered the bits that might genuinely be of interest to adults.

So actually, I agree that any lone adult wanting to go into puxton park (into the main childrens bit) may not have good intentions. Obviously if you're meeting someone there etc that's a bit different

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