to wonder whether I have done the right thing.

(66 Posts)
catewood21 Mon 11-Apr-16 14:51:42

DD and 2 other Y6 girls gone to play at a disused quarry turned-beauty spot and woods a mile away from the village.Quite isolated with a popular trail with runners and dog walkers about 200m away
They will be fine, yes?

jollygoose Mon 11-Apr-16 14:52:46

omg I hope you are joking

airside Mon 11-Apr-16 14:52:46

Did you send Lassie with them to keep an eye out?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 11-Apr-16 14:53:46

Well I wouldn't have.

Do they have a phone between them?

catewood21 Mon 11-Apr-16 14:54:37

She hasn't a phone, I doubt there is any signal.But there are 3 of them

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 11-Apr-16 14:54:50

I wouldn't have, but I err on the side of caution, by quite a lot according to MN.

Twitterqueen Mon 11-Apr-16 14:55:14

I wouldn't have either. Is there water in the quarry? Too young IMHO

Soapmaker34 Mon 11-Apr-16 14:56:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

calamityjam Mon 11-Apr-16 14:57:22

They will be fine, children playing in the fresh air, like they should do. Much better than sitting in front of screens.

ShoutyMcShoutShout Mon 11-Apr-16 14:57:47

I spent my yoof running around Dartmoor and the woods with friends and siblings - I don't see a problem with it.

NynaevesSister Mon 11-Apr-16 14:58:34

I wouldn't worry about it. If she wasn't sensible you wouldn't have let her go in the first place and there are three of them. She will be off to secondary on her own in a few months. At some point you have to let them do these things. It would be nice to wrap them up forever! But you wouldn't be doing her any favours.

NynaevesSister Mon 11-Apr-16 15:00:23

Unless you live in Midsomer County in which case dear god what were you thinking?!

catewood21 Mon 11-Apr-16 15:01:18

no water,I would guess it has probably been disused for about 100 years.

MyKingdomForBrie Mon 11-Apr-16 15:03:21

We were often way out of sight and sound of home across the fields at this age, as long as it is fenced off where there are drops etc and they are sensible I can't see the harm.

hellsbellsmelons Mon 11-Apr-16 15:05:44

They will be fine.
Blimey, I was only 6 months older and heading off to high school and had to make my way there and back on my own.
It was not close.
A walk, a bus, another walk, another bus and another walk.
I would however, have wanted them to have a phone between them.

NinaSimoneful Mon 11-Apr-16 15:06:34

I think I've seen this episode of CSI already. The murderer was the special guest star.

No, seriously OP, it really depends on how responsible your DD and her friends are. Do they have form for being kidnapped from public places?

BeautyQueenFromMars Mon 11-Apr-16 15:08:41

Do you live in Midsomer, OP?

rookiemere Mon 11-Apr-16 15:09:58

What age is Y6 please?

calamityjam Mon 11-Apr-16 15:10:29

Age 10/11

catewood21 Mon 11-Apr-16 15:21:26

No they have never been kidnapped before, and we do not live in Midsomer so that is good. On the less good side they have made bows and arrows and are chanelling Katniss Everdeen in the hunger games!

Jw35 Mon 11-Apr-16 15:23:11

Fab. They sound like they're having a great childhood! Good for you op smile

wasonthelist Mon 11-Apr-16 15:25:49

Isn't this Stig Of The Dump?

whois Mon 11-Apr-16 15:26:46

Should be fine - three is a good number. If someone gets hurt like a twisted ankle then one can stay with and one can go for help.

heron98 Mon 11-Apr-16 15:28:05

I think it's absolutely fine.

EweAreHere Mon 11-Apr-16 15:30:55

They are 11 and together? And a mere two football fields away (200m)?

They'll be fine.

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