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Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

We arrived at the venue and had to queue for 20 mins when we finally got in the children and adults were separated into two groups, the children having to sit in a huddled mass while the adults had to stand shoulder to shoulder like sardines in a tin.

There were at least twice as many people as should have been permitted in such a small space this raises all kinds of health & safety concerns not the least of which is in the event of a fire how were the children to find their parents and not get hurt in the panic.

The tickets had listed all kinds of things that were to be happening and the fee of £15 for a child seemed fair to have face painting done, bouncy castle play and to see the characters. The ticket price was ONLY to get through the gate NOTHING else was included the face painting was £4 and the tiny bouncy castle would not have supported 1/10th that many children.

The soft play area was a couple of rubber mats and two foam seesaws. The leaflet billed "sweets and treats" there was candyfloss or slush puppies at £3 each and that was all. The vendors at the stalls were selling on items one prime example was a woman selling onesie that were from asda they had all the labels attached they are £7 in asda she was charging £12.

When the characters did come in anyone in the first part of the room couldn't see ANYTHING they could barely hear the song never mind actually see the characters.

We had no options but to leave early along with almost everyone else it was a mass exodus in utter disgust with dozens of heartbroken children.

This ticket was purchased way back in May my niece waited excitedly for 8 weeks to go to the princess party at the castle, spent half the morning getting ready in all her frozen things to meet the characters what occurred was an utter disgrace. In a half bid attempt to retrieve something positive we picked her up some little shoes, 2 hair bands and a placemat which ended up costing £30 solely so her day wasn't utterly ruined.

I cannot stress enough how much of an utter failure this was and that's made exponentially worse as money from the tickets was for children's charity which likely boosted sales.

FAIL FAIL FAIL!!!!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 2

I didn't think it was very good value for the price of the ticket, it was listed bouncy castle, this was tiny & had to wait ages on a turn as it only suited 8-10 kids, face painting which then had to be paid for, Disco which had very little space, photo's with the characters which after chasing them up & down the room you had to take the photo yourself. All this was going on in the one room. Over all I found it very disappointing!!

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Very disappointing. Very unorganised, too many people & definitely not value for money. Venue was lovely but totally inadequate for the volume of people.

Review of Summer Ball: Session 2

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

To loud, far too many people allowed in. I felt crushed. My friends kid of 4yrs started crying because there were too many people and it was too loud. Kids could very easily become lost. We left after 5mins and spent our 1.5hrs in the castle garden which was stunning.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 2

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great event and my Granddaughter loved it. I do feel the venue could have had more space as the main room was long and narrow resulting in a lot going on in one area and with so many tiny children could have been a health and safety issue. I also feel a second Bouncy Castle would have made the flow of children using it, go much better, and also additional staff manning it, as one man was not enough to watch who was getting on and off. However a very successful day.

Joan Massey

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Summer Ball: Session 2

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

This event was poorly managed carnage. The characters we're friendly and accommodating (when you could get near them) but the rest was shambolic.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

My 2 grandchildren loved it no complaints from them we bought the tickets for their birthdays they talked about the venue going home in the car .wasn't going very well at start out in the hall not enough room ididnt like the children sitting on floor the main reason was adults insisted on stepping over them on one occasion even lifted a pram over their heads in such a small place .then when it was decided to go ahead into ball room a mad rush from the adults again from behind some didnt care who they pushed out off the way maybe sell less tickets next time .i dont yhink you need bouncy castle or face painting.i think instead could have goodie bags for the children maybe a drink of juice included in the price . Thats my opinion and the children were very happy which was the main thing.and staff were very friendly and helpful .

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Summer Ball: Session 2

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Terrible no room to move kids getting walked on the bouncy castle big q not organised but a room with music the characters were good not very friendly

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 2

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Was completely gutted !!! We had a 1 yr old a 3 yr old and a 8 yr old with us .. Looked forward to a fun packed few hrs and the kids where so excited for weeks ... What did we get ??? ... 2 minutes on a packed bouncy castle and ridiculously small soft play area..where the wee ones where trampled on by bigger kids .... The characters where good if we could have got near them ... A long que for face painting that was £4 per child .. And £15 for a photo with a cardboard cut out ...... So in short I paid £45 for 2 minutes on a small bouncy castle and 3 very disappointed children

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

I think this event would have been a lot better if it was in a much larger venue or the amount of people had of been spread out over more time slots,my daughter is only 2 and i could not let her down from my arms as she would have wondered off through the crowd and i would have lost her in fact i did at one point thankfully a friend found her on the bouncy castle,the characters,music,bouncy castle and stalls were all excellent but the over crowding definatly ruined it we couldnt stay until the end and im a bit dissapointed about that now as ive seen the video on facebook of the end song with all the characters my daughter would have loved it,im ticking yes for the would you recommend but this would only be if it was in a much larger venu or a limited amount of people in each session.

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Not one bit of organisation! I don't even think it was legal to have that amount of people in such a small area in case of a fire! It was pathetic!!!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 2

We weren't impressed. We stayed for 10 minutes and then went home. Overly crowded with people and to be honest I've been to better birthday partys

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

This event was horrendous . It was over crowded, it was badly organised and mostly it had no regard for health and safety of those attending. The venue was stunning but the organisers had over sold tickets and there was far too many people crushed into the small venue. Furthermore it was advertised as including face painting yet this had to be paid for separately after having paid £15 for the event!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 2

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

I think the thought was there. But the organisation was terrible. The promotion against what was provided was very poor. Cost me £17 to stand a que. far to many people let in to what was a tony venue. No live singing all

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Started 1.30 left 2 pm I think that says it all total disaster

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

I think the idea was good but was extreamly disappointed in the setup. Frozen is 1 of the most popular disney movies out there and to have everything in 1 room was mad. My kids were being knocked into and pushed in front off. As the day went on it got better as there was more room to move. The characters were great and friendly and the music was good, just need organised better and held in a bigger place

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

I was very very disappointed with this event. I had bought my six granddaughters a ticket for their birthdays and I will never buy them again. There was too many people there and it was a health and safety issue. If there had of been a fire there would have been a lot of fatalities. It supposedly started at 1pm. My grandchildren didn't get in until 1.30pm. They didn't see any of the characters because the place was so full. There was children getting knocked against the walls and getting trampled on. NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

I was very very disappointed with this event. I had bought my six granddaughters a ticket for their birthdays and I will never buy them again. There was too many people there and it was a health and safety issue. If there had of been a fire there would have been a lot of fatalities. It supposedly started at 1pm. My grandchildren didn't get in until 1.30pm. They didn't see any of the characters because the place was so full. There was children getting knocked against the walls and getting trampled on. NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Worst children event I have ever been too....far too many people for one room, don't actually see where £15 went to as had to pay for everything. Meeting characters totally disorganised, couldn't actually get a good picture. Shambles, will never attend an event like this again

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Summer Ball: Session 1

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

I was very very disappointed with this event. I had bought my six granddaughters a ticket for their birthdays and I will never buy them again. There was too many people there and it was a health and safety issue. If there had of been a fire there would have been a lot of fatalities. It supposedly started at 1pm. My grandchildren didn't get in until 1.30pm. They didn't see any of the characters because the place was so full. There was children getting knocked against the walls and getting trampled on. NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!

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Would you recommended: No

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