Must admit we've come back from a site where there were alot of primary age children and the noise on some evenings was ridiculouse....hanging around in tens and twelves, playing loud footbal games until it was dark, hanging around by the loos and just general hulabaloo.
I noticed that the problem mainly was because it seemed the parents relied alot on kids hooking up together and playing ( thereby not requiring parental input or supervision ). The trouble is...this amounted to the parents being miles away down the field quietly reading a book, while those of us nearer the facilities and flatter ground had to endure hours and hours of large groups of kids screaming and shouting.
There were far too many unsupervised kids and for far too long in my opinion...my husband even had to get hold of one three year old ( being looked after by two girls not much older ) because he nearly toddled infront of a car on the farm track. Parents nowhere to be seen.
Now I have three kids of my own and I'm not against kids having fun and building memories !!....but when it amounts to listening to hordes of kids who are left unsupervised for hours on end ( some of them way too young to do so ) then I start to get a bit irritated. Fair enough to those parents who come along from time to time and instruct the kids to play quieter/nicely/ or come back to the tent for some quiet time.....but most seemed to take the opportunity of other campers to 'babysit' their kids.