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 12 awesome ways that certainly will help you make your family vacation in Seoul even more epic.

  1. Theme Parks
  2. KidZania
  3. Kids Cafes
  4. Dynamic Maze & Alive Museum
  5. COEX Aquarium
  6. Zoolung Zoolung
  7. Banji Cafe
  8. Cooking Classes
  9. Hangang River Ferry Cruise
  10. Hanbok Rental & Palace Tours
  11. Alpaca World
  12. Professional Baseball Game
  13. Indoor Water Park

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 the 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, private van, or full-day package that includes an English/Chinese-speaking staff.

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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. Let Your Children Discover Their Passion at KidZania!

KidZania is a world-famous attraction (26 branches in 20 countries) with millions of visitors every year. It’s a unique and safe environment where children can think about their future through more than 90 experiential learning zones. It’s near Jamsil Lotte World so you can easily get there by subway.

3. Experience Endless Fun at Korean Kids Cafes!

Super Wings Kids Cafe is an activity-filled indoor playground theme after the popular kids’ animation, designed for children ages 2 to 10. It’s located on the 5th floor of Lotte Mart in Jamsil and the friendly staff ensures that your kids have a blast while staying safe and supervised all the time.

If your children are aged 2 to 8 years, visit Hello Flour (Milgaru) Kids Cafe, a flour-themed kids cafe that offers immersive experiences in the Flour Room, Grain Room, Play Room, and Cooking Class. It exclusively uses 100% organic and Korea-produced flour and grains and expert staff and dedicated teachers guide children throughout their experience.

4. 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 the 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.

5. 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.

You can also check out Aqua Planet 63 on the bottom floors of the 63 building in Yeouido!

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6. Embark On an Exceptional Journey to Zoolung Zoolung!

Zoolung Zoolung is Korea’s first and largest indoor zoo and its name is derived from the combination of the words ‘zoo’ and ‘lung’, signifying a ‘park in the city’ that serves as the lungs of the urban environment. You can encounter over 50 fascinating species from the Amazon and Africa, including Tokotukans, otters, and capybara. There are four convenient locations to choose from: Yeongdeungpo, Dongtan, Hanam, and Gyeongju.

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7. 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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8. 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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9. Watch the Sunset Over the Han River on a Cruise

Cruising through the Hangang River (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 E-land Ferry Cruise departing from Yeouido and Jamsil is popular especially on weekends, booking in advance is strongly advised. Booking is available here.

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10. Take a Beautiful Family Portrait in a 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.

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11. 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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12. Watch a Korean Baseball Game

If your kids love to watch a baseball game, this activity is highly recommended! You’ll get to watch a live professional baseball game at Seoul Sports Complex. Experience the vibrant atmosphere in the stadium as you sing with the crowd and cheerleaders. There’s usually a special event on Children’s Day, May 5th, so be sure not to miss it!

13. Relax and Explore the amenities at Aquafield Spa & Water Park

Look no further than Aquafield Spa & Water Park for an indoor adventure both you and your children will enjoy. With various amenities from spa rooms to multimedia entertainment, a full water park & more – Aquafield has your next water day covered, rain or shine!

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