Family spending Mother's day holiday

A family from Siusega spent their Mother's Day holiday at Samoa Fiafia Amusement Park and say the experience was worth it. 

Theresa Nelson took her family to the Fiafia Park because it was closer to their home and also she said her children's safety was guaranteed by the park's employees.

"This is actually an unplanned trip, I never thought of this but my kids kept asking me if we could go to the park and not the beach for a change. So of course, I gave in to their want and we came here," she said.

"This is my first time, and these different rides are giving me the chills. Every Mother's Day we usually go to the beach either the Vavau Beach or the Piula Cave Pool, however, this year we are spending it here at the Fiafia Park."

Mrs Nelson says that this was her first time to go to the amusement park and she really enjoyed herself.

"I strongly recommend this to families, this is a good place to take your kids for fun and to have an amazing day with your loved ones. This is one of the most cherishable days of my life. My kids are having fun and so are we the parents. This is the perfect destination for families."

And while she enjoyed riding the giant ferris wheel, she said she felt nervous and dizzy every time it went up and around.

Mrs Nelson knew about Fiafia Park on the day of their opening, but she did not set foot in the premises until Monday afternoon, when her children forced her to go with them. 

Her four kids were enjoying all the different rides and also the food that was offered at the park.

Her daughter Alice said: "I only begged my mom and my dad to come here because we wanted to have some fun and this was the only place we know that we can surely have fun during these lock down periods. 

"Seeing my parents enjoying this trip made it more fun for us, I mean it's all that we wanted. We wanted to see them happy and enjoying their every moments together."

Ms Nelson is the second to the eldest and she says her parents are workaholic and don't see eye to eye as they busy with their work.

"My parents are always busy, whenever they finish work they come home have dinner with us then they go back to their room and start working on their computers so me and my siblings figured out something to get them off those screens and starts looking at us for the whole day for a change," she added.

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