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Top 5 Fun Family Activities in South Korea

Planning to go on a short holiday for some fun family activities that you and your whole family would enjoy? Look no further – Because South Korea would be a pretty good place to start!

With the ease and convenience of applying for multiple-entry visas and the incredibly cheap airfare, South Korea is the perfect getaway for the whole family. There’s the cool weather, culture, and more importantly, amazing food.

Let’s get on the first flights to South Korea and have an amazing adventure!

South Korea Flag in Traditional Village

The country offers so many cool and different activities that all ages would absolutely enjoy. From history and culture to adventurous theme parks.

Check out our travel ideas, pack your bags and head on over!

Lotte World

Lotte World Hall

The Lotte World Theme Park is the perfect place for the whole family to go to when in Seoul. Aside from Magic Island – which is the outdoor theme park located in the middle of a lake, you can also check out Indoor Adventure which is the world’s largest indoor theme park to date. There is an aquarium, an ice rink, a Korean Folk Museum, lots of shopping and food from all over the world, plus seasonal festivals and parades all year round!

There are over 35 rides to enjoy including the high-altitude free-fall thrill ride – the Gyro Drop, to get that adrenaline rush! If traveling with younger children, they would definitely enjoy their time in a separate theme park filled with ball pits, climbing areas, and merry-go-rounds called the Undersea Kingdom Theme Park.

Things to Know:

  • Ticket Price (Little World and Folk Museum):
    • Adults: PHP 2,500
    • Teens: PHP 2,200
    • Children: PHP 2,025
    • Babies: PHP 615
  • Opening Hours: 9:30 AM – 10 PM
  • Pro-tip: Entrance after 4 PM gives you a 20% discount on tickets. You can also buy the Magic passes on Traveloka so you can skip the long lines and maximize your family time at the park.

Cable Car Ride to N Seoul Tower

Cherry Blossom Scenery

Make your way to the top of Namsan Mountain and see the most iconic landmark of the city, the N Seoul Tower. There are two ways of reaching the observatory: 1)Putting on your running shoes and going for a hike, or 2) enjoying the beautiful scenery inside a cable car.

Aside from the panoramic views, you’ll be enjoying, there is also a Hello Kitty Museum at the top. Here, you can put love locks and take your pick from a variety of relaxing cafes and restaurants.

A must in Namsan Mountain is to have a traditional Hanbok experience with the whole family. You won’t regret it!

Things to Know:

  • Ticket Price:
    • Adults: PHP 440
    • Children and Senior Citizens: PHP 350
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM – 11 PM
  • Pro-tip: Buying your tickets in advance from Traveloka will get you a good discount. You can also bring your own love locks so that it will stand out from the rest.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean Ladies Walking in Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung is the biggest of the five grand palaces of Seoul. It was also the main royal palace during the Joseon dynasty. The grounds are filled with traditional painted wooden buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens and lakes. It’s the perfect place to get lost and wander around to experience the heart of Seoul.

Be sure to check out the changing of the guards’ ceremony every 10 AM and 2 PM in Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung.

Things to Know:

  • Ticket Price:
    • Adults: PHP 132
    • Children: PHP 66
    • Babies and Senior Citizens: FREE
  • Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
  • Pro-tip: Wear a Hanbok to enter for free

Cheonggyecheon Stream & Seoul City Hall

Cheonggyecheon Stream

This 11-kilometer man-made stream runs throughout North Seoul and its calm oasis is such a breath of fresh air after visiting the bustling streets of the city. The kids can go down to the stream and go for a little swim while watching the ducks go by. After your scenic walk, the family would definitely enjoy a visit to Seoul City Hall where there are quirky exhibits and design competitions always on display. Hundreds of vertical glass-blown balloon sculptures would be an awesome photo backdrop!

Things to Know:

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Pro-tip: Take the scenic route towards the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and end the day in this beautifully designed building that has exhibitions, fashion shows, artisanal markets and a Kid’s Cafe!

Museum Kimchikan

Kimchikan Food Prepare in Jars

After the theme park adventures, the wonder and history of palaces, the iconic buildings, and the relaxing walks by the stream, it is time to experience what matters the most – traditional Korean food! Head over to Museum Kimchikan and learn all about the most popular Korean dish. Kimchi is eaten every day in Korea, so why not try a cooking class as a family?

This is a great foodie experience that all ages would enjoy, and the best part is that you can take your self-made Kimchi home!

Things to Know:

  • Ticket Price: PHP 880
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Pro-tip: Guests are encouraged to reserve their slots four days prior to their visit.

Need more information on how to get there? Check out our best airline guides to Seoul and book cheap flights online with the one and only, Traveloka!

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