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. Enjoy Seoul in an Out-of-the-Box Way!

Dynamic Maze is one of the newest indoor attractions in Seoul. You can complete exciting missions with your children to go through the maze! After the escape, you can also visit Alive Museum in the same building. Unlike other art museums, you and your children can become a part of interactive artworks and take one-of-a-kind photos.

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.

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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 neighborhood in the city of Seoul, try taking part in the Kimchi Making Class in Bukchon Hanok Village. You’ll get to learn how to make Kimchi, a famous Korean traditional superfood made by salting and fermenting various vegetables!

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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 a 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 for 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 the Korean Traditional House or Gyeongbokgung Palace.

8. Go On a Day Trip & Interact with Animals

If your children love animals, how about going on a day trip from Seoul and visiting an animal farm with cute and fluffy animals, such as alpacas and sheep? Your children will have an opportunity to interact with various animals and feed them! You can also have a refreshing time on the outskirts of Seoul with the perfect combination of nature and wildlife.

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

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Everland Official Facebook Page

Lotte World Official Page

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