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!
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 animals-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.
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. Ski, Spa & Swim – All in One Place!
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’, 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.
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!
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 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.
5. Learn how to cook Korean food in the most traditional neighborhood
If you and your family have a chance to visit Bukchon Hanok Village, one of 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 its recipes, such as Bibimbab, Bulgogi, and Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancake). Try making one and share your very own Korean dish on your Instagram!
6. Watch the sunset over 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 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.
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 Goguan Studio, 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 also can hire a professional photographer. For more information, click here.
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