Parents eating at the food court of a Sydney shopping centre would prefer if the kids' play area is shifted away from the eating area due to disturbance and noise from unruly children.
The Dee Why Grand came down strongly on mothers who do not control their unruly children. They felt it was high time mothers became more responsible in managing their children in a public place.
Guests are entitled to eat in peace and noisy children playing in the children's play area can actually be an irritant in an otherwise lovely evening.
Some parents did not agree with this and said they were surprised that the management of the shopping center created a play area for kids next to the food court. One cannot expect kids to be quiet and restrained for a long period of time. The management should have been sensitive to these issues before creating a play area next to the food court.