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re 'family tickets'

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marnia68 Thu 27-Nov-14 12:21:34

So a family tickets stipulates it covers say 2 adults and 2 kids .If you have an extra child(ren) you have to pay the standard price for them.Meaning it is cheaper per person for a family of 4 than a family of 6!

ghostyslovesheep Thu 27-Nov-14 12:25:51

try being one adult and 3 kids - I have to pay full adult price for 1 child every time I go on holiday!

DoJo Thu 27-Nov-14 13:21:58

Such is life I suppose - things are geared up for the most common combination of adults and children, and coming up with different pricing structures for every possible permutation simply isn't cost-effective or practical. If there is somewhere you go regularly, then it might be worth complaining but unless the average number of children per family increases drastically, a change seems unlikely.

youareallbonkers Thu 27-Nov-14 13:33:25

If you have 10 kids you'd have to pay for 8 of them.

Inthedarkaboutfashion Thu 27-Nov-14 13:35:23

If you only have one kid a family ticket wouldn't be any use at all.

NoLongerJustAShopGirl Thu 27-Nov-14 13:36:56

<smug> fits our family just fine.

bakingtins Thu 27-Nov-14 13:38:10

If you are still saving money over the cost of two adult and 3 child tickets separately, why are you complaining?

kim147 Thu 27-Nov-14 13:39:08

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addictedtobass Thu 27-Nov-14 14:13:01

I guess someone, somewhere has worked 2 adults+2 kids to e the most common family six. It's shit if you're a family of 5, 6, 7 +, not to mention 1 or a single parent but that's the way it is.

DoJo Thu 27-Nov-14 14:26:37

Probably using this: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/family-demography/family-size/2012/family-size-rpt.html

IAmAPaleontologist Thu 27-Nov-14 14:28:51

National Trust pass wins every time. Different passes for 1 parent or 2 parent families and it covers parents or grandparents and their children or grandchildren.

BreconBeBuggered Thu 27-Nov-14 14:32:00

ShopGirl ah, but one of these days you'll budget for a family ticket then realise that your eldest is all grown up: you're 3 adults plus one child, and you wonder when the hell that happened.

NoLongerJustAShopGirl Thu 27-Nov-14 14:39:32

haha Brecon - has already happened with flights... was a bit of a shock to find a TWELVE YEAR OLD is an adult fare...

unclerory Thu 27-Nov-14 14:47:47

Depends on the family ticket, English Heritage is pretty generous with the amount of children you can have, as is the Family Rail card. I've seen some places offer two options, a ticket for a family of 4 or 5 which will cover most families, and that usually includes a single parent option (because frankly, even those of us in two parent household regularly go out as one parent plus the kids). And the last time we went somewhere (with our 3 children and my Mum) they gave us a family ticket since OAPs and kids were the same price which was nice.

I can't get too worked up about the family of 4 thing, after all if we were that worried about the money we would never have had DC3. He's doubled our childcare costs (older kids at school), we've had to buy a bigger car, we need to buy a bigger house, and he's delayed when I will go back to work full time. Financially he was a very bad decision indeed, good thing he's so cute.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Thu 27-Nov-14 14:51:17

We are five (though admittedly the baby is still generally free) and it doesn't bother me. It's a discount for four or more people isn't it? I may pay more per person than a family of four, but I'm still getting the same group discount in absolute terms.

I have a lot of sympathy for single parents though. They really get the shitty end of the stick on family discounts.

Starlightbright1 Thu 27-Nov-14 14:53:42

I am a single parent on one child. I have just booked a holiday abroad.All this talk about free child places I have had to pay for my 7 year old as an adult.

HesterShaw Thu 27-Nov-14 15:06:46

I run an "attraction". I sometimes think (not necessarily referring to anyone on this thread), that people want me to pay THEM for visiting us! Our family tickets are for 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children, and we also do a child's price (child being under 16). Compared to airlines and the like I think that's more than fair. You wouldn't believe the number of people though - or maybe you would - who turn up as a party of 4 and really argue for their right to have a family ticket, despite the "children" being 18 and 20. "But they're still our children" and so on. Or they try and present a hulking great 17 year old as 15.

And we often get wealthy older people attending who ask for a senior citizen's ticket i.e. child's price (ours is a very naice atttraction). Er no, you have far more money then the rest of us!

Starlight can't believe you have to pay adult's proce for a 7 year old! shock

dayshiftdoris Thu 27-Nov-14 15:23:00

It's really shit when there is no option but a family ticket Alton Towers Hotel I am looking at YOU and you pay the same price as a family of four would when there is only one adult, one child...

Abroad - I have been quoted more than a family due to supplements

kim147 Thu 27-Nov-14 16:06:14

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Expedititition Thu 27-Nov-14 16:24:28

£35! Those flamingos better do some serious entertaining. I'm talking singing, dancing and tight rope walking at the very least for that price!

Sirzy Thu 27-Nov-14 17:49:25

We are one adult one child, we cant use a lot of family tickets. Such is life. Just because an offer isn't valid for me doesn't mean I cant use it.

Surely for six you just pay for one family ticket and 2 extras?

kim147 Thu 27-Nov-14 17:59:29

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foslady Thu 27-Nov-14 18:31:46

This is my bugbear too Starlight. I usually book AI as I worry about running out of money/cards being stolen - paying for child as an adult who eats less and doesn't drink alcohol.......ggggrrrr

foslady Thu 27-Nov-14 18:33:22

Google vouchers for flamingoland - you can usually find a 2-4-1 deal

BitOutOfPractice Thu 27-Nov-14 18:36:48

NoLongerJustAShopGirl anyone over 2 is an adult fare on a plane

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