Ivanhoe wrote:Bungle wrote:Oh WOW!! So children don't like colours and patterns. Imagine the fortune you'll make with your series of grey childrens' books. Not to mention the follow up nursery wallpaper.Let's be honest, the last place very young children want to be is in an art gallery
You'd better do Tate a favour and tell them they're wasting their time with their hugely popular childrens' programme, while you're at it.
williamn wrote:Ivanhoe - I 'pick' on children as they tend to run around and make noise. Thats why. Like I said, that conflicts with what I want from a members room. I'm not saying thats wrong or right, its just a clash of what people want from the room. In an ideal world they would have a family friendly room, maybe with activities and games for kids, as well as normal one. Indeed I think this is the plan when Tate 2 opens.
Bungle wrote:As for the main galleries, what is the point of taking a baby or toddler to an art gallery? They are not old enough to get anything out of being there, and they will only annoy everyone else when they (and they will) start crying.
How old are your children? If they're old enough to tell you that they enjoyed a visit to Tate they're probably not in the age group this thread is concerned with.
Tolstoy wrote:Tosh, I'm afraid. Children require neither. They're not a different species.I'd base my observation on it being in essence an adult environment on the fact it lacks any facilities to keep children occupied or indeed cater for them in any form. I've since stopped going but in my time there was no childrens menu or 'soft' areas, perhaps this has changed?.
For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.
7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?
Read the latest issue before signing up