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Fair charges for children

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Shropsven Mon 15-Jul-13 18:01:08

My daughter has set up an e petition calling for a standard age when children have been classed as adults. Children pay adult fares at 16, some theme parks charge adult prices at 12. With school leaving age going up to 17 and then 18, why should they pay for adult fares on buses and trains to get to school/college when they are not earning? Adult prices also make family days out a financial struggle. We need 100,000 signatures for this to be brought up in the House of Commons. Please sign and tell others to do so as well for fairer charges. Go to

breatheslowly Mon 15-Jul-13 18:30:31

I don't see any reason for there to be a standard age for adult pricing. I agree with the point about having to pay adult fares when the school leaving age rises. But for theme parks, once you are big enough to go on all of the rides, why shouldn't you pay the same as an adult? You are using the same service as an adult. There is no right to family days out that are affordable. Presumably some theme parks do offer cheaper child and family tickets for commercial reasons, but others weigh it up and decide not to or to have a low age limit for adult prices.

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