Kidsfuninseoul weekend roundup – Jan. 25th, 2014

Getting ready to celebrate Seollal (설날),the Korean Lunar New Year… a few tips for the upcoming festive week and our regular weekend news too!

Seollal

Seollal
Source: Visitkorea.or.kr

The Korean Lunar New Year, one of the biggest events in the Korean traditions, will be celebrated next week January 30th and 31st – which means a 4-day long weekend. This is mostly a time to get together for Korean families – and to pay respect to one’s ancestors. In all cases, expect huge road traffic especially for departing and returning times. Here is an excellent collection of resources from Korea Tourism Organization to prepare this busy week:

On January 31st morning, Korean families will mostly stay home for the ancestors ceremony and spending good times together. Usually amusement parks offer some discounts for this special day… be aware that there might still be big crowds.

Check special offers for COEX Aquarium, Woogjin Playdoci/Snowdoci, Everland

ZUT! Korea

If you missed it, our latest blog entry covered a unique soft-toy making atelier where your kids drawings will be transformed into adorable fabric toys. Check it out!

Tidbits & Reminders from recent news

  • Snow Activities

Yangju Snow Festival (~Jan26), Seoul Snow Festival at the National War Memorial Museum (~Feb9)longest sledding slope in Seoul in World Cup – Noeul Park (~Feb23), Snow Sledding Field at Korean Children’s Center next to Children’s Grand Park (~Feb 23)

  • Ice Fishing

Pyeongchang Mount Trout Festival in Gangwon-do (~Feb2), Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival in Gangwon-do (~Jan26), Inje Icefish Festival in Gangwon-do (~Jan26)

  • Ice Skating

Ice Garden (and Skating) at Garden5 Department Store (~Feb 17), Seoul Plaza Rink (~Feb 23)

Looking for more inspiration? Make sure to revisit our seasonal posts: Top 10 Seoul Indoor Activities for KidsVivaldi Park Snow ResortSki-resorts selection around Seoul.

A few days in advance, Happy Seollal to you all = 새해 복 많이 받으세요!!

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