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Parents praise initiative as children play all day

Torika Tokalau
Sunday, March 18, 2012

ALENA Sovaki of Nasinu has praised the Fiji Sports Council for their Play Land initiative for children on Saturdays at the Multipurpose Courts in Suva.

Mrs Sovaki and her four children aged from two to 10 years were on their way to the tfl National Stadium to watch the weekly rugby league competition when they noticed the Play Land across the road.

"We saw the bouncing castle, the pool and the water slides when we got off the bus. When we enquired with council staff, they said it was open to everyone so it was a bit of a load off for me," she said.

"The kids have been enjoying themselves and have made new friends. They're having so much fun they refuse to leave."

The Play Land program started last week and will continue to run every Saturday from 9am.

"This is a place for the kids to have fun while their parents go do their shopping or run errands," Fiji Sports Council's facility attendant Luke Uqe said.

"We have inspections all the time around the vicinity to keep a look out for bullies or anything like that. Our security guards also monitor the premises carefully so it is safe and secure."

It is open to the public with an entry fee of $2 per child for the whole day.