Planning a family vacation does need extra effort. So if you plan to visit South Korea with your family (including your super excited kids), here we are to help you jot down your kid-friendly places in South Korea for your itinerary.
Recommended Kid-Friendly Places in South Korea
First, whether you go with kids or not, always put Everland in your Korea travel itinerary. Everland is not right in the center of Seoul, but you can find many public transportations that will bring you there. Let yourself and your kids be surrounded by magical fun in Everland! And if you want to watch special events and performances, try to visit during special occasions like Halloween or Christmas.
Address: 199 Everland-ro, Pogok-eub, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do(경기 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 에버랜드로 199)
Open hours: Weekdays: 10:00am – 7:00pm; Weekends: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Official website: https://www.everland.com/
2. Seoul Children’s Museum
There are heaps of kid-friendly museums all over South Korea. One of the museums you must add to your itinerary is the Seoul Children’s Museum which offers various activities and experiences for kids to enjoy. The museum’s general theme is “children designing happiness.” Moreover, it provides educational programs for kids according to their age.
Address: 216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (서울 광진구 능동로 216)
Open hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm; Close on Mondays
Official website: https://www.seoulchildrensmuseum.org/
3. Nami Island
Nami Island is not located IN Seoul, but you can easily access this spot with your family. It is an excellent choice to visit to get away from the city. However, we recommend you visit Nami Island during normal days and avoid holidays as it can be really touristy. You and your kids can enjoy the playgrounds, read books, and have lots of fun.
Address: 1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Open hours: Every day, 7:30am – 10:00pm
Official website: https://namisum.com/
4. Pororo Kids Cafe and Tayo Kids Cafe
If your kids are into Korean characters, you can head to one of their kids cafes. You can spot Pororo and Tayo cafes all around the country. Your kids can also play in their play space while you can sip your favorite drinks. What a perfect place to relax after a tiring day.
Address: spread all over South Korea, you can check the nearest cafe on your map.
Open hours: usually opens at 10:00am or 10:30am to 8:00pm or 8:30pm
5. Lotte World
Your kid-friendly travel itinerary must include the most popular place in Seoul: Lotte World. First, you can visit the amusement park, where you and your kids can have fun together. And you can also visit the Lotte World Aquarium, the largest and longest aquarium in South Korea, with 13 themed zones to explore.
Lotte World Amusement Park Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울 송파구 올림픽로 240)
Open hours: Every day: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Official website: https://adventure.lotteworld.com/
Lotte World Aquarium address: 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울 송파구 올림픽로 300)
Open hours: Weekdays: 10:00am – 8:00pm; Weekends: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Official website: http://www.lotteworld.com/aquarium/
Let your kids explore and discover various jobs and professions at Kidzania. They can independently experience over 90 careers, which might help them build their dream career in the future. They also get a currency they can use to practice money management.
Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울 송파구 올림픽로 240)
Open hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Official website: https://www.kidzania.co.kr/
7. Anseong Farmland
If you have kids who love animals, go to Anseong farmland, located 70 meters outside Seoul. The place provides a stunning view, as well as a spacious area divided into five sections: Moomoo Ville, Miru Hill, Deutsche Ville, Horse Ville, and Food Ville. Your kids can feed, pet, and even ride the animals.
Address: 28, Daesindu-gil, Gongdo-eup, Anseong, Gyeonggi-do 17558 South Korea
Open hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm; close on Mondays
8. Hello Kitty Island
Visiting Jeju Island, but nature doesn’t compromise with your schedule? Thus, it is time to spend several hours indoors. Visit the Hello Kitty Island on Jeju Island, and get through its pink-themed exhibits and play areas. There is also a café where you and your kids can enjoy hot drinks and sweet desserts.
Address: 63526) 340 Hanchang-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Open hours: 09:00 ~ 18:00 / Separate notice for summer operation
Official website: www.hellokittyisland.co.kr
9. Teddy Bear Museum
Still in Jeju Island, if you and your kids are not fans of Hello Kitty, it’s another choice for you: Teddy Bear Museum. The Teddy Bear Museum on Jeju Island outlines the history of teddy bears. You and your kids also can interact with a life-sized Teddy Bear.
Address: 19 Jibong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울 종로구 지봉로 19)
Open hours: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Official website: http://teseum.net/
10. Zoolung Zoolung
Also include these two petting zoos located in different areas of South Korea in your itinerary. Zoolung Zoolung is located in Seoul and is the house to over 20 different species of wildlife. The zoo also allows kids to feed animals, from sharks and wallabies to hedgehogs and crested porcupines.
Zoolung Zoolung Address: 15 Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Open hours: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Official website: http://www.zoolungzoolung.com/
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