Yesterday, February 22nd we decided to visit the mega rides fun fair at Newton Abbot racecourse with our 4 year old daughter. The funfair seemed a great price £1 entry per person and 99p a ride.
On entry only around 4 kids rides are there but about 6 adult ones. There were a few stalls around such as hook a duck etc. Kids rides were great value although after we left I realised I never had my penny change from any ride!! Of course my daughter wanted to have a go of hook a duck and a few other stalls these prices were a different price but weren't advised clearly in or out of the area. The cost varied from £2-£3 depending on the stall. We had a go on a few stalls as my daughter quite likes them. One stall was advertising win a fish which really grabbed my daughters and my attention. It was £2 a go. We lost but the man said if we had another go he would give us a fish so we did and my daughter was over the moon!
At this point she decided she needed the loo and as I hadn't seen any we asked. The closest ones were across the main road at tesco! Thats fine but a sign on entering would of been great! We wasted time looking and it was a close call for my daughter when we got to the loo, I quote her "phew that was close!" Now shes quite good at holding on but I know children who aren't so if its aimed at families lack of information for utilities is essential!
Overall we enjoyed our experience and think the idea is fantastic but pricing needs to be clear and signs/information to the nearest toilets would make the experience better.
NB: Nice Mums Devon does not endorse the use of pets being given as prizes at fairs.