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Taking my kids on the People's march

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baublegirl454 Thu 21-Mar-19 20:02:42

My 9 and 12 yr old are keen to march on Saturday, as am I (and my 77 yr old mother!). However, we won't get to London until about 1.30pm earliest.
Is it still worth just finding the route and joining in? I have an appointment later, so my very capable Mum will take the kids home.
Is this a mad idea or perfectly doable? I've never been on a march before

MojoMoon Thu 21-Mar-19 20:08:21

Fine. The march will be massive - the back of the march probably still won't have left the start at that point.

Consider a variety of routes home - with so many people , they may close some stations temporarily to deal with overcrowding or have managed queuing. May be best to walk further away at the end to use a less busy tube.

user1480880826 Fri 22-Mar-19 05:34:03

Definitely worth joining. We’ll be joining at about 2:30 with my 2 year old.

TakeMe2Insanity Fri 22-Mar-19 05:52:18

Yes it is still worth it. The march was quite slow in october and we were able to give ds a run around a park before strapping him in his pushchair before joining. I’d suggest to anyone with children to walk along the edges so you can getnout if you need food/toilets etc. We’ll be going with ds who is now 3 and my mum who is 76.

DappledThings Fri 22-Mar-19 07:09:54

We were planning to go with 1 and 3 year d but baby has a horrible she's not shifting and toddler's toilet training is at quite an early stage so we've reluctantly pulled out.

I had toddler's sign planned and everything. He was going to have a Hey Duggee "I've got my protest badge" one!

vinividivin0 Fri 22-Mar-19 21:58:01

I'm taking my 7 yr old daughter and we won't get there until about 2ish but, I still feel it is worth making the train journey, even if it means we only get there in time for the rally at the end - it's so important for my daughter's future. Good advice about walking along the edges. Thank you!

Unescorted Fri 22-Mar-19 22:03:13

I am taking my 2 x 78 year old parents. We are travelling down from Manchester. I have plenty of coins for the loos smile and a bottle of wine for the trip back. If it gets too bonkers - plan B is to march a bit lunch a bit. Having said that the October march had less violence than the village May Queen.

Pumperthepumper Fri 22-Mar-19 22:07:01

I think it’ll be fine - my husband is flying from Glasgow to go so I think there’ll be a fine crowd. He’s been advised to take food and toilet roll (bizarrely, but makes sense) - I’d definitely take mine if I could.

weekendsleep Fri 22-Mar-19 22:13:55

I wouldn't take kids. A march (or any kind of 'peaceful' protest) can get very ugly, very quickly. People may be drinking/angry/police may turn up and get aggressive etc.

It's not the place for children. It is a worthy cause though I agree.

callmeadoctor Fri 22-Mar-19 22:23:05

What march is this?

Bugsymalonemumof2 Fri 22-Mar-19 22:25:26

I would take mine if we weren't on pre operation quarantine 😂

Hope it goes fabulously. Unlike the go slow embarrassment from brexiteers today

SarfE4sticated Fri 22-Mar-19 22:33:59

I'm taking my DD who is 11 and is insisting on going. The last one was so slow and peaceful it was great, the only whiff of danger was a group of Brexiteers at parliament square, so we might just stay for an hour and then peel off. It was really easy to leave/join last time so I hope it will be like that again. Might drop off some flowers at the NZ embassy too, we walked right past it last time.

baublegirl454 Fri 22-Mar-19 22:49:04

Thanks for all the input. Sadly my Mum is now not well so we won't make it, but I hope you all have an amazing time

Mumoftwinsandanother Fri 22-Mar-19 22:50:43

My dh and 11yr old dd are going. I can't have to stay with other 2 dc who have things they have to do. Go if you can, not sure how much it will do but important anyway.

MojoMoon Sat 23-Mar-19 18:16:46

Did it all go smoothly for everyone? We didn't make it to the end but I told them it all still counts.
Getting away on the tube was easier than I expected

SarfE4sticated Sat 23-Mar-19 21:59:20

It was lovely I thought, always a nice crowd. We stopped at Trafalgar Square tho, as couldn’t see how we would all fit into parliament square.

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