Staff at the soft play centre tried to break up the argument but were forced to phone the police when the ‘peacemaker’ was left with a bloody nose
The 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault at the Lion’s Den play centre in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire after the row became violent on Saturday.
Kelsie Ormond was headbutted and left with a bloody nose after she tried to stop the row between the mothers
Fellow mum Kelise Ormond, 24, said the two women were using “vile language” so she tried to act as a peacemaker.
But her attempt landed her with a mighty headbutt and a bloody nose.
Ms Ormond said she didn’t retaliate because dozens of children were around them, happily playing in the slides, climbing nets and on the ball pits.
Staff were forced to intervene and break up the fight before Dyfed Pows police arrested the mum holding the party.
Kelise who was taken to hospital for a check-up, said: “It wasn’t a fight, it was an argument between her and my sister.
“I went over to calm the situation and got headbutted. Nothing more to it.
“There was vile language coming from her mouth in a children’s play area, I went over to calm the situation and within 30 seconds of me being there I got headbutted.
“I didn’t retaliate as there were small children around crying.”
Kelsie said her sister was involved in the argument, so she tried to keep the peace
The owner of the soft play centre described the incident as “distressing” and expressed his shock that two women at a play centre could behave in such a manner.
Lion’s Den owner Mike Matthias said: “It escalated very quickly. There was a disagreement between two children and one of the mum’s went to talk to them.
“The next thing she was headbutted by the woman whose child was having a party.
“You wouldn’t expect this from two women drunk in a pub – never mind in a soft play centre.
“We had to refund several upset customers but our staff were fantastic in the way they dealt with it. They intervened in the argument and then called the police.”
The owner of the soft play centre said expressed his shock at the behaviour of the two mothers
A spokeswoman for Dyfed Pows police said: “Police were called just before 1pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017, to a property in Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest to a report of an altercation.
“A 27-year-old female was arrested on suspicion of common assault and later released under investigation.”