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To think he should have checked the opening times?

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MyUserNameIsGreat Sun 06-Mar-16 15:29:26

Imagine this, if you will: Two adults, seven excited children and two dogs in two cars driving 15 miles to an exciting venue the children have either never been to before or were too young to remember. Imagine then arriving at said venue to find out it is closed and doesn't open until March 25th!!

This was as much my treat as the childrens. My husband had told me about it but said he'd plan the day, he'd pay for everything etc. What he didn't do was check the bloody place was actually going to be open!!

So. AIBU that he should have checked??

OddBoots Sun 06-Mar-16 15:30:51

Yes, but haven't we all made silly mistakes like this? I know I have.

Arfarfanarf Sun 06-Mar-16 15:30:56

Yes he should.

Look on the net to see what else might be open nearby.

Beth2511 Sun 06-Mar-16 15:31:15

Lol you will see the funny vside in a few days. Mistakes happen but it can be rearranged smile

Euphemia Sun 06-Mar-16 15:31:16

YANBU, but we've all done it. Unless he has form for being useless I couldn't get angry.

ClashCityRocker Sun 06-Mar-16 15:33:15

Depends on why it was shut, I guess. If it was seasonal opening times, or regular Sunday closing, he should have checked.

But if it's closed as a one-off it's a bit different,

NynaevesSister Sun 06-Mar-16 15:35:16

Legoland? Oh dear!

Chorltonswheelies422 Sun 06-Mar-16 15:38:14

Yanbu but gosh that it SO funny!

BalloonSlayer Sun 06-Mar-16 15:43:00

Is your DH Chevy Chase?

notquitehuman Sun 06-Mar-16 15:44:20

I did this once at a local farm type place. blush I didn't stop to think that they might not have lambing and farm trails in February. Luckily it was only 10 mins away and we could deflect the tantrum by going to soft play.

Didn't he try to book tickets online first? It's usually much cheaper than buying on the day. Plus he would have realised the place was closed when he couldn't select a date!

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 06-Mar-16 15:46:17

Yanbu.

you always check because places cab he closed fir any number of reasons. staff illness/shortage

private party hire

stupid not to check

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sun 06-Mar-16 15:46:25

Ive done this at a local animal park

Hyped the kids up all the way in the car only to find it was closed for the seasonblush

It happens

MyUserNameIsGreat Sun 06-Mar-16 15:46:47

No not Legoland. It's a heavy horse/farm place so not a major attraction but we were all looking forward to going. Not angry with him at all, just had some disappointed children on our hands. We've had a tough few months and wanted to have a family fun day. Silly husband smile We went to a country park nearby instead.

AChickenCalledKorma Sun 06-Mar-16 15:48:06

If it's a theme park or similar, I don't think it would occur to my DH that it shuts for the winter. We've had that conversation before.

But checking the website for prices, times etc does seem pretty basic ......

Hope you manage to have a good day doing something else sad

londonrach Sun 06-Mar-16 16:13:40

Yanbu but i bet everyone on mn has done the same. I know we have. Hope you still had a good day. X

80sMum Sun 06-Mar-16 16:34:48

Oh, how disappointing OP! Your DH must be kicking himself that he didn't check. I hope you can rearrange the trip for a few weeks' time.

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 06-Mar-16 16:47:53

grin at is your DH Chevy Chase

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 06-Mar-16 16:52:01

I won't lie I would have been annoyed if it was my dh, but only briefly. It's happened to us all.

It is crap for children, we try hard not to make promises we know we can't keep, they need to know plans can change and build resilience. I'm sure they had a great day anyway. They are more affected by how their parents handle these things I think, so I try not to let disappointments have too much impact on mood etc as that's worse.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 06-Mar-16 16:54:57

He should have checked!

Hulababy Sun 06-Mar-16 16:59:52

Ideally yes, he should have checked, but I think we have all made mistakes in the past.

We did once, several years back now. Me, DH and PILs all drove from Sheffield to Birmingham to visit Cadburys World, to discover it was closed on that day of the week! Never even thought to check. Oops.

paxillin Sun 06-Mar-16 17:09:16

The day may or may not have brought special memories had it gone as planned.

This way, you and the children will be laughing about it 20 years from now. That's how family legends really are made. Well, this and the time little Jimmy fell into the carp pond or granny dropped the turkey.

ErniesGhostlyGoldTops Sun 06-Mar-16 17:46:13

Many years ago when my DDad was alive we realised that, despite us both working weird shifts, we both had a day off together in a few months time. We decided to go and see an attraction that interested us both on that day and talked about our day out for months in advance. The day came and we set off dead early on the 120 mile journey with a picnic packed. We got there and there had been a burst pipe and it was closed. We looked at each other and burst out laughing! It has gone down as a legend in our family grin
We never did go back. Over the years the name of the place was replaced in our vocabulary to mean shut. I know it's Mothers Day but I miss my DDad.

RubbleBubble00 Sun 06-Mar-16 18:43:15

poor Dh, bet he feels utterly rubbish. I did the same half term. Certain attraction doesn't open Monday's and kids were so excited so we headed to the park instead.

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