Pattaya-area children were told to be prudent, thoughtful and public-minded before being set loose for fun and games in the annual Children’s Day celebration.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome kicked off the Jan. 8 festivities at Pattaya City Hall, reading a message from the Prime Minister’s Office urging youngsters to be careful and mindful of others and become solid resources for the country’s future growth. After hearing more about how the government works on behalf of its children, the kids got a chance to play with some of its toys.
Children’s day at the Pattaya Orphanage begins with a parade of colors for their annual fun sports event. Elsewhere throughout the kingdom, fun activities and shows were put on just for children on their day, whilst the Prime Minister sent out a communiqué urging youngsters to be careful and mindful of others and become solid resources for the country’s future growth.
Royal Thai Navy vehicles were on display and children were given a chance to climb aboard a Pattaya city fire truck. In between, they enjoyed gifts and refreshments and were presented scholarships.
Chonburi Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit relayed a similar message at Chonburi City Hall with games such as elastic shooting and parachuting, with a royal projects exhibition following.
Children’s Day activities played out through the area. The Tiffany and Alcazar theaters hosted stage shows by professional actors as well as students from various schools.
The Pattaya Orphanage and Government Housing Bank threw a “gift from me to you” ceremony at the center on Soi Nernplabwan with scholarships given out to a number of children. The Orphanage also held a fun sports day for medal and prizes.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome begins the festivities at Pattaya City Hall by reading a message from the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm, Sanctuary of Truth, Mini Siam, and Underwater World also attracted a lot of kids and welcomed them with gifts and games. Million Years Stone Park opened their gates for free and distributed 100 1,000-baht scholarships.
In Sattahip, the Royal Thai Navy took the leadership role in most the Children’s Day activities.
The Royal Thai Marines opened its camp to 1,431 kids and 77 teachers to take part in stage performance, viewing shows and inspecting vehicles
At Juk Samed Pier, more than 2,000 kids and parents delighted with a cruise on the HTMS Chakri Naruebet. Traffic, however, was not fun for anyone, with the queue into the case stretching for about a kilometer.
During the tour of seven local islands, the kids experienced an armaments display, aircraft flyover and military deployment at sea.
The navy also staged activities at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center, Air and Coastal Defense Command, Samae San, Sattahip, Laemtien Pier, Naval Air Division, and U-Tapao-Pattaya International Airport. All the events featured music, gifts and games.
I can dance if I want to … at Central Festival Center.
Nong Kam Bum performs for the children at the Redemptorist Center.
“I want to be an artist in the future,” at the Father Ray Foundation.
Hundreds of families “invade” U-Tapao International Airport on Children’s Day.
Youngsters are given free hair cuts at Alcazar.
Youngsters are amazed at the creatures above them during Children’s Day at Underwater World.
You, young sir, have won.
Racing for the finish line at Pattaya Orphanage.
Mini Siam prepares gifts to give away.
Children at Pattaya City Hall are given the chance to climb aboard a military vehicle.
Each year, Chonburi City Hall organizes many educational activities for local children.
“I am getting sleepy mommy,” at the Sanctuary of Truth.
Parents take their children to see the HTMS Chakri Naruebet.
Children line up for free gifts at Central Festival Center.
“I want to be a pilot,” at the Father Ray Foundation.
Hamming for the camera at Mini Siam.
Children learn all about the Sanctuary of Truth.
Officials at the Crocodile Farm give away 100 scholarships, each worth 1,000 baht.
Children have great fun at the police station.
Hit the deck!
Posing in front of a magic castle at Mini Siam.
Little ones are interviewed on stage at Tiffany’s Theatre.
The faces say it all at Pattaya Orphanage.
Kids enjoy the bouncy castle at Alcazar.