£16.50 sounds pretty fair if there's time to get that deal but.....
Through a series of fortuitous but unplanned circumstances I'm taking a day's holiday tomorrow and thought I'd go again. I can't remember what I paid last year but I went online to check and Friday is £27.50, plus parking at (what is now, £8 or £10?) -the thick end of £40
plus half a tank of diesel. If I push the boat out and get a coffee and a butty while there I don't think there'll be much change out of £100.
So I'm binning that idea and will spend the money nearer home on a nice lunch with MrsJim.
However, it crossed my mind that maybe I'm getting "old" and thinking stuff is expensive when others think it is fair value. Maybe it is and I did enjoy going last year but it seems steep, especially if the whole family tagged along.
Maybe it's less of an issue if you live closer. Perhaps the prospect of another boring, traffic-jammed trek is affecting my decision.
What is your take on the cost?