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'Desperate' parents threatened with ban after 'drinking at children's play centre'

Rhianna Benson

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'Desperate' parents threatened with ban after 'drinking at children's play centre'

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Facebook/Tumbles Play Place

It's arguably deemed acceptable for fellow mothers to enjoy a tipple whilst their kids catch-up together during an at home play-date.

As long as there's another responsible adult around in case of an emergency, why not splash out and share a glass of wine, whilst catching up about the often brutal realities of motherhood?

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After all, being a full-time parent is famously one of the most emotionally exhausting and physically draining careers out there.

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But one group of Manchester mums and dads have taken the notion of sharing a 'couple of casual drinks' together to an unprecedented level, after bringing booze to a children's indoor play area whilst their kids play together.

Furious members of staff at Tumbles Play Place in Mossley - just outside the North West city - were forced to intervene after an empty bottle of wine was found in the children's facility toilets.

Taking to Facebook to call out the 'irresponsible' parenting, staff shared a photo of the bottles in question.

The empty bottles had been hidden in the toilets. Credit: Facebook/Tumbles Play Place
The empty bottles had been hidden in the toilets. Credit: Facebook/Tumbles Play Place
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The wine was a bottle of Lime Tree Merlot, an Australian wine, which commonly retails for around £6, as well as a bottle of Fever-Tree tonic.

"If you're so desperate for an alcoholic drink in the daytime, please don't do it in our children's play centre and leave your bottles in the toilets," they captioned the scandalous photo.

"We will be checking out CCTV and you will be banned from visiting again."

The controversial Facebook post was later removed by management, being that the mum and dad in question had been named and shamed in the comment section.

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The children's play area hit out at the 'irresponsible' parents online. Credit Facebook/Tumbles Play Place
The children's play area hit out at the 'irresponsible' parents online. Credit Facebook/Tumbles Play Place

Another post was later delivered to the management's social media page, explaining the company's reason for slamming the parents online.

The kids' play zone admitted they don't have an alcoholic licence or an insurance policy covering alcohol, and therefore does not allow visitors to drink on the premises.

"Tumbles first and foremost priority is the safety of our customers. Leaving glass bottles in areas such as the toilets, where children could potentially have unsupervised access to them is a safety issue," they wrote in their new post.

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"There is NO CCTV within our toilets, as some comments have suggested. Anyone suggesting otherwise are making an incorrect statement."

Topics: Food and Drink, Parenting, UK News

Rhianna Benson
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