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to be a bit annoyed that my dd has just been scared witless at the sealife centre of all places !

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Debris Mon 27-Oct-08 16:18:11

I have just got back from my local sealife centre with dd1 5 and dd2 3 . It was decorated everywhere with a halloween theme , ok i can cope with that , lets face it , where isnt decorated with a halloween theme at the moment ? ! But what has shocked me is the fact that all the staff had dressed up , not just witches hats etc , but really grafic and some rather nasty costumes. At one point a member of staff in a really scary costume crept up behind a couple of little girls , when they saw her they were terrified and the youngest burst into tears. My dd1 witnessed this and straight away asked to go home , we moved onto another area , but they were playing spooky sounds , screaming etc through the sound system ! By now she was spooked and just wanted to go home. She is a really sensitive little soul and this has really upset her. Im really annoyed because I wouldnt have taken her somewhere scary , but ... the sealife centre ??? Im really cross. Worried it will give her nightmares now.

VinegArghhhWasStabbedInTheTits Mon 27-Oct-08 16:19:49

I would ring up and complain

VinegArghhhWasStabbedInTheTits Mon 27-Oct-08 16:20:17

The poor fish too

kerryk Mon 27-Oct-08 16:21:23

my dd would have been the same.

we would have to leave and waste the money we paid to get in.

RubyRioja Mon 27-Oct-08 16:23:21

When we went to an aquarium, my dd kept sticking her hand in and stroking the rays (after ebign told not to). I told her that if she kept doing so, one fo the might bite her hand off.

As I looked round there was a chap with an artifical hand looking at same rays.

DD was terrified. Chap none too impressed either.
Just as an aside. As you were!

frazzledwife Mon 27-Oct-08 16:23:42

Hallowe'en is supposed to be a bit of fun and they really should take into account that, although older children like to be scared, little ones need more careful handling and are often more sensitive.

I would definitely complain and ask for a voucher to re visit another time.

Debris Mon 27-Oct-08 16:29:59

Yes , I do think I should complain , isnt even halloween yet is it ?

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