I took my kids along to ‘Kids in the Shed’ at the Old Bus Depot Markets yesterday. We usually enjoy a morning at the markets, sampling the tasty treats (the honey and ice cream in particular) and checking out some of the lovely hand made goodies.
This morning the little people were really excited as we had said it would be kids focused – face painting, bouncing castles etc.
It might just be me, but I kind of expected that much of the additional activities for kids (as they had advertised) would be free or subsidised as extras to bring family’s into the markets. Walking into the kids area to find a $7 PER CHILD charge to visit the farmyard petty pen (with fencing cleverly covered in plastic to prevent little eyes looking in for free without a lift from mum or dad), $4 for a bounce on the jumping castle and $10 for face painting (which was poorly positioned, ensuring maximum stress to parents attempting to find money, keep kids close and prevent being in the way of all the other prams coming through) was a bit of a surprise.