Seoul is a city that has something for everyone. Taking a vacation to this beautiful city with the family will give you plenty of things to do. The city is very kid friendly and there are a long list of family things to do in Seoul. There as hundreds of game rooms, theatres and markets all over the city but we wanted to list some of the best. Explore these spots off the tourist track.
Family things to do in Seoul
The fantastic Lotte World is a massive indoor amusement park in the centre of the city. The park is half indoors and half outdoors. You’ll find everything from an ice rink to horror houses to roller coasters and a magical castle. This place is an awesome place to spend a day with kids.
It gets extremely busy during the weekend. If possible go during a weekday and avoid the crowds. Stay on later into the evening for a laser show.
All around the amusement park there are food stalls and hot dog stands.
Rent a bike and ride along the Han River
There are plenty of parks along the Han River and they are great spots for family things to do in Seoul. Most of the parks along the river have bike rental shops that are cheap. You can rent a bike or even a tandem bike for 10,000-20,000 Won (roughly $10-20USD) an hour.
Riding along the water front will give you great views of the city and the surrounding area. There are plenty of spots to stop along the way. You can either stop to take in the view or stop for a snack at one of the many conveniences stores along the way.
Sitting in the middle of the Han River Seonyudo Park is a beautiful spot to stop by during either autumn (fall) or spring when the gardens are stunning. The park used to be a water purification plant and the old parts of the plant have been built into to gardens.
If you’re a Korean movie or drama junkie it has also been the film set for a number of productions so you might even recognise the area. For more information and directions you can check out the Seoul tourism site.
Insadong is a must visit in Seoul. Sitting in the heart of the city, just down the road from Gwanghwamun Palace, it is a great spot for seeing Korean culture, eating food and picking up some souvenirs.
Although a very touristy spot there’s still a lot to see and do in the strip of traditional shops and restaurants. You’ll also find a lot of street performers showing off their skills with traditional Korean dance and singing.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Hands down one of my favourite places in Seoul the Bukchon Hanok Village is definitely one of the best family things to do in Seoul. Just down the road from Insadong (literally 5min walk) the village maintains a number of traditional Korean residences.
The homes are still lived in and you’ll also find a lot of modern amenities like great restaurants, markets and trendy fashion shops in the surrounding area.
Want to see more of Seoul?
Book a local Seoul city tour guide before you arrive!