I generally don’t mind children, but the public places they inhabit tend to be crawling with them all the time. Like a public park. I could decide to go play on the monkey bars some afternoon, but that would be weird for me, creepy for them, and just generally unacceptable social behavior. That’s why it’s super sweet when there are special adults-only events at these types of places!
Natatoriums and Ice Skating Rinks already typically do this, and I recently found out that our local Science and Industry Museum has an even like this (OMSI After Dark!). I went to the last OMSI After Dark and it ROCKED. Us adults got to play with all the cool interactive exhibits without being the creepy dude pushing kids out of the way! Plus drinking!
Other types of business should consider special events like this:
- Chuck E Cheese
Sounds like something that ends up with firemen prying somebody from an exhibit. In the case of the zoo, out of an animal. (Your choice on location)
I have to agree with you. I’ve been to a couple of restaurants where there is a separate dining area in addition to the seating in the bar. It always annoys me when parents dine in the bar area with their children.