Traveling with kids can be exhausting and challenging, but if you choose the right family-friendly destination, your family holiday will become a blast!

With that said, consider taking a family trip to Seoul, one of the most children-friendly cities in the world. Here are the reasons why.

  1. Clean and Safe
  2. Foreigner & English-Friendly
  3. Super Convenient Public Transportation System
  4. Delicious Food
  5. Kid-Friendly Attractions
  6. Beautiful Parks and Gardens
  7. Educational Experiences
  8. Family-Friendly Festivals and Events
  9. Cultural Experiences
  10. Shopping

1. Clean and Safe

Seoul is one of the safest cities in the world, making it an ideal destination for families with children. It is relatively safe to take a walk and stay out late at night, and you can spot Korean police officers patrolling the streets very often. Public restrooms are clean and they are usually built with a diaper changing station and seat protector that will make your life tremendously easier.

2. Foreigner & English-Friendly

Traveling within the city of Seoul is very convenient as the signs are written in both Korean and English and many tourist information centers are installed all over the city. Many of the stores and shops have either names or signs in English, so finding a way to your desired destination will not be a problem.

3. Super Convenient Public Transportation System

Getting around Seoul with kids is easy and convenient thanks to the city’s efficient public transportation system. Widely praised for the remarkable public transportation system, the subway, buses, and trains in Seoul are fast, readily available, and punctual. You can even track your bus or subway via transport apps in real time! When the seats are full, take your kids to the ends of the subway car where there are reserved seats for pregnant women, the elderly, and young children.

Get your essentials to travel around Seoul hassle-free!

Take the subway or bus to explore different neighborhoods, hop on the Seoul City Tour Bus, or try the Seoul Highlights: Must-Visit Spots 1-Day Tour for a convenient way to see the city’s top attractions!

Read Trazy Blogs about Transportation in Seoul!

4. Delicious Food

Seoul is a global metropolis that accommodates diverse cultures, so it’s not difficult for you to find international cuisine across the city. Head over to Itaewon, for instance, a neighborhood where many foreign residents live and the restaurants are run by foreigners. Here, you can enjoy your meal feeling just like home!

Check out fun cooking classes in Seoul you can enjoy with kids!

Also, Korean cuisine is known for its bold flavors and diverse dishes, and Seoul is a paradise for food-loving families. Introduce your kids to delicious Korean BBQ, savory street food like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and hotteok (sweet pancakes), and tasty treats like bingsu (shaved ice dessert).

Join food tours in Seoul and try local foods!

5. Kid-Friendly Attractions

Seoul is home to numerous attractions designed specifically with children in mind. From theme parks like Lotte World and Everland to Korean kids cafes with an activity-filled indoor playground, there’s no shortage of entertainment options for kids of all ages.

Lotte World is divided into two main sections: Lotte World Adventure indoor theme park and the outdoor Magic Island. Lotte World Adventure features a wide variety of rides and attractions, including roller coasters, water rides, and themed zones inspired by different countries.

Everland is divided into five themed zones: Global Fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Zoo-Topia. Each zone offers a unique atmosphere and a variety of rides and attractions suitable for all ages.

Check out the best deals on Everland & Lotte World Theme Park!

Korean kids cafes are also highly recommended if you are traveling with your kids. Super Wings Kids Cafe in Jamsil offers a variety of exciting activities, from thrilling trampoline jumps to action-packed games. Hello Flour (Millgaru) Kids Cafe near Mullae is for an adventure that ignites creativity, curiosity, and sensory development in children aged 2 to 8 years.

Experience indoor kids-friendly attractions in Seoul!

6. Beautiful Parks and Gardens

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore Seoul’s beautiful parks and gardens. Visit the iconic Namsan Park for stunning views of the city and a leisurely hike up to N Seoul Tower, or spend a relaxing afternoon picnicking in the lush greenery of Yeouido Park.

Cruising through the Han River on a ferry is also a great option you may want to do with your whole family. The Han River Ferry Cruise runs day and night, click here for the details.

Read Trazy Blog on the 11 All-Time Favorite Parks in Seoul Among Seoulites!

7. Educational Experiences

Seoul offers many opportunities for children to learn and explore while having fun. Visit KidZania Seoul, a city built for children to help kids learn through a series of real-life job experiences. Children can independently explore over 90 different careers through facilities that faithfully reenact real workplaces!

Also, there are numerous places where your children can interact with various animals in Seoul! You and your family should visit the famous COEX Aquarium, which showcases 130 exhibition tanks and 90 breeding tanks of wonderful marine life and sea creatures. Let your kids get up close to the tanks or have fun with friendly sea creatures at the touch pool.

Check out more aquariums in Seoul & Gyeonggi-do!

Don’t forget to visit Zoolung Zoolung, Korea’s first and largest indoor zoo, attracting not only children but also thrill-seeking individuals! You’ll get to encounter over 50 fascinating species from the Amazon and Africa, including Tokotukans, otters, and capybara. There are four convenient locations to choose from: Yeongdeungpo Seoul Branch, Dongtan Branch, Hanam Branch, and Gyeongju Branch.

8. Family-Friendly Festivals and Events

Throughout the year, Seoul hosts a variety of family-friendly festivals and events that are sure to delight children and adults alike.

From the colorful lantern displays of the Seoul Lantern Festival to seasonal festivals, such as the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival and Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival, there’s always something fun happening in the city.

Check out the 10th K-Royal Culture Festival from April 27th to May 5th!

  • Get a Korea Palace Gung Pass that includes unlimited access to Five Grand Palace/Jongmyo Shrine/Sajikdan Altar, a limited-edition T-money transportation card, a 10% discount at the ‘Sarang’ souvenir shop, a 10% discount at Korea House (Korean Restaurant), and a 30% discount for the musical ‘The Tribe’ at Sejong Center.

Join spring festivals in and around Seoul!

9. Cultural Experiences

Seoul offers numerous opportunities for families to immerse themselves in Korean culture and traditions. Attend a traditional Korean performance at the Namsangol Hanok Village or Korean Grand Palaces, try on hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) for a fun photo shoot, or learn how to make kimchi at a traditional guesthouse.

Try on the Korean Traditional Attire, Hanbok, in Seoul!

Learn about Korean history at the Korean Grand Palaces!

Also, stay a night at ‘Hanok’ or a Korean traditional house in Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city, with an authentic traditional atmosphere. You can also attend traditional craft classes with your children in Bukchon or Insadong!

Check out Korean traditional craft classes in Seoul!

Join a walking tour to Bukchon or Insadong!

10. Shopping

Seoul is a shopper’s paradise, with bustling markets, trendy boutiques, and modern shopping malls lining the streets. Also, there are numerous large shopping malls and premium outlets in and around Seoul, offering excellent facilities for children.

Join hassle-free shopping tours from Seoul!

Read Tray Blog on Must-Visit Premium Outlets in Korea and Top Things to Buy in Korea to Take Home!

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[Photo Credits]

  • Lotte World Official Facebook Page
  • Starfield Hanam Official Website

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