PARENTS have reacted with fury after a soft play business decided to increase its prices whilst teachers striked.

Monkey Bizness in Lewes usually charges £6.25 for children aged 4 to 12 years old in off peak periods which they describe as Monday to Friday during term time.

However yesterday, as members of the National Union of Teachers striked, parents who visited the soft play said they were charged £1 extra - the prices charged at weekends and during school holidays.

Posting on Facebook, ‎Samantha Morris‎ wrote: "Doubling your prices on teachers strike day?

"We come every Tuesday lunchtime and it costs £4, I'm shocked you have exploited parents by putting the price up to £7.50 because the teachers are striking!"

Julie Marchant wrote: "Absolutely disgusting I've just looked on there website and it says nothing about teacher strike day at all. Monkey Bizness should be ashamed."

Vicki Melville-Reed wrote: "Revolting, greedy behaviour. This strike is necessary for the schooled children of the UK.

"Every parent I know is standing by the teachers, these teachers have chosen to lose pay so the government will hopefully listen to them, to do right by the children.

"Parents are having to take time off work to look after their children, perhaps losing money or holiday time. Successful companies like Sealife and Drusillas are standing by the teachers and the parents but not Monkey Bizness."

Monkey Bizness have been approached for comment but had not responded at the time of publication.