May 5th is Children’s Day in Korea, which is a public holiday, and there are plenty of incredible things to see and do as a family in Seoul. If you are planning to spend Children’s Day with your kids in Seoul this year, check out the list below!

Here we’ve got you 7 awesome ways that certainly will help you make your family vacation in Seoul even more epic.

1. Welcome to the Wonderland of the Best Theme Parks!

Theme Parks are definitely the dreamiest place children always want to go and there are fabulous theme parks in or near Seoul. If you want to take public transportation, Lotte World will be the best option since you can simply get there by getting off at Jamsil Subway Station (Line 2). Also, you can stop by Lotte World Aquarium or Lotte World Tower, which are just next to the Lotte World Theme Park!

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Everland is the largest theme park in Korea so it has the most various attractions that your children can enjoy, including the legendary roller coaster, T-Express. Plus, if your children love to see animals, there are animal-related attractions, such as Lost Valley, Safari World, or Panda World. Since Everland theme park is a bit away from Seoul, you can book a hassle-free shuttle bus package or private van.

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Last but not least, Seoul Land can be another option for your children and it’s known to have many kid-friendly attractions. There are also dynamic attractions for thrill-seekers and your children can have a chance to see exotic animals at the Seoul Zoo.

2. Learn Through a Series of Real-Life Experiences!

Let your children discover where their passion lies by experiencing over 90 different jobs at KidZania! It’s a world-famous attraction with a large-scale indoor city of over 7,000 square meters with more than 90 career experience zones. It’s a unique and safe environment where children can think about their future through experiential learning. There are 2 branches in Korea, which are in Seoul near Jamsil Lotte World and Busan, located in Shinsegae Centum City Mall.

3. Explore the Underwater World of Colorful Fish!

At the COEX Mall in Gangnam, one of the biggest shopping malls in Korea, your children can explore the marine realm at COEX Aquarium, the largest aquarium in Seoul! It boasts world-class facilities with more than 40,000 sea creatures from 650 species. Not only you can see the sea creatures but also get to see other cute animals, such as squirrels and prairie dogs.

If you want to have more fun at COEX Mall at the best deal, including the aquarium, the movie theater, airport limousine, and luggage storage, get a COEX All-in-One Pass!

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4. Create One-and-Only Family Rings Together

How about making personalized family rings during your stay in Seoul?

It’s simple and easy! Choose the size and style of the ring and engrave the names of your children if you want. In only about 2~3 hours, you can make your family rings right on site.

You can experience this unique activity at a special ring-making workshop called Banji Cafe in the Hongdae district in Seoul. If you want to make other kinds of accessories, you can also make a bracelet or necklace. Click here for directions and details.

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5. Learn How to Cook Korean Food in the Most Traditional Neighborhood

If you and your family have a chance to visit Insadong and Bukchon Hanok Village, the most traditional neighborhoods in the city of Seoul, try taking part in the Korean cooking class. For details and directions, click here. It can be a great opportunity for your whole family to learn about Korean food cultures and their recipes, such as Bibimbab, Bulgogi, and Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancake). Try making one and share your very own Korean dish on your Instagram!

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6. Watch the Sunset Over the Han River on a Cruise

Cruising through the Han River is the best way to enjoy the scenery of Seoul with your family. You can see some of the most famous landmarks on the cruise such as the N Seoul Tower, the 63 Building, and Banpo Rainbow Bridge.

Since the boat ride is popular especially on weekends, booking in advance is strongly advised. Booking is available here.

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7. Take Beautiful Family Portrait in Korean Traditional Dress

Capture the special moments with your family in Seoul while your family is dressed up in stunning Korean traditional clothes. They will be a great keepsake of your family trip to South Korea! At 3355 Hanbok Rental Shop, you can pick a Korean traditional dress from a selection of 300 different Hanbok. You can even get makeup and hair done!

You are free to take photos with your own camera at the studio, but you can also hire a professional photographer and take Instagram-worthy pictures at Korean Traditional House or Gyeongbokgung Palace.

8. Ski, Spa & Swim – All in One Place!

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About 30~50 minutes away from Seoul is one of the largest leisure theme parks in South Korea called Woongjin Playdoci. Featuring ‘Snowdoci’, the largest indoor ski resort, and ‘Waterdoci’, an exciting water park & spa, you and your whole family can play with snow or ride water slides regardless of the weather.

If you cannot ski, try hitting the sledding hill at the Snowdoci, which offers super-fun rides. Or take a plunge into the pool at Waterdoci, which is consisted of a wave pool, infant pools for kids, and various exciting water slides.

What’s more? There are different types of spa such as bathing pool, foot massage, a waterfall bath, and wet and dry saunas where you can relax your body and relieve your stress.

For more information and directions, click here.

Last but not least, don’t forget to check out, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, and make most of your family trip!

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Everland Official Facebook Page

Lotte World Official Page

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