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Spring in the Baby Animals Farm (대관령아기동물농장)

Would you like to spend a day feeding and cuddling chicks, ducklings, puppies, calves, lambs and many more baby animals…? We found the perfect place. It’s the Baby Animals Farm 대관령아기동물농장 located in a beautiful setting very close to Yongpyong and Alpensia ski resorts

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2 days old piglets in Daegwallyeong Baby Animals Farm

Our kids were enjoying Spring break last week so we decided to return to the East Coast – one of our favourite destinations in Korea.

Despite the chilly weather and some snow on the road, we enjoyed fresh air and windy days on the beach. Our very last day, on the way back home, we stopped by Daegwallyeong Baby Animals Farm. Initially it was supposed to be just a quick stop to cut the journey but we ended up spending the whole afternoon in the farm and no one didn’t really want to leave 🙂

 

 

Right at the entrance we were welcomed by freshly hatched chicks, ducklings and quails. The kids were delighted to touch the soft cute baby poultry and feed them. We spent a long time cuddling baby bunnies and puppies, feeding the nimble squirrels and colourful budgies and we even experienced petting hedgehogs while wearing protective gloves 😀

 

At a second station we found baby calves, kids (baby goats), lambs and the cutest 2 days old piglets. It was an amazing experience to bottle-feed the newborn calves and have fun with the playful baby goats.

 

Our next stop was in the stable. After feeding the hungry horses with hay the kids wanted to ride them. For an extra charge of 15,000 KRW you can ride a pony or horse. The outdoor circuit is beautiful with view of the mountains and the kids really enjoyed watching the surroundings from the saddle.

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We finished a perfect afternoon trying to catch the geese in the vast field. It was so much fun!

The Baby Animals Farm was definitely one of the highlights of our Spring break holidays and everyone – little ones and grown ups – seized the day.

 

How to get there:  Attention New Address

Gangwondo Gangneung Sacheonmyeon Songamgol-gil 197-23

강원도 강릉시 사천면 송암골길 197-23

 

Opening hours:

  • April – October 8:30 – 5:30
  • November – March 9:00 -4:30

Admission: 10,000 KRW (food for animals included)

Information: Tel. 033-641-0232

For more information, check the Korean website.

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Gwacheon National Science Museum

Multi-hall spacious science museum in the vicinity of Seoul Land Gwacheon, full of fun and educative discoveries. Suitable for all ages!

Gwacheon National Science Museum

The museum is great and huge. In the main building there are 2 floors with 6 halls of permanent exhibitions, one hall for special exhibition and a large outdoor space with 6 different theme parks.  

The permanent halls display the following exhibitions:

  • Aerospace with aviation simulator and launch control center
  • Advanced technology covering biology, medical research, robotics, energy and environment
  • Traditional Sciences  – talking about observation of celestial bodies and solar watch, showing the traditional Korean living sciences (Hangul, Korean houses and fermented food 🙂 ) and presenting applied sciences (pottery, Korean paper and printing, bows and arrows) and Oriental medicine
  • Natural History Hall with plenty of dinosaurs, fun and interactive geology tour of Korean peninsula and beautifully presented diorama of the land and ocean ecosystem of Korea.

The museum is well organized with many interactive games and activities where you will find something to learn and discover for the kids of all ages. The outdoor exhibition is also very inspiring with spaceships, dinosaurs, botanical garden and an Insectarium.

We particularly enjoyed the Advanced Technology exhibitions. There are many fun learning activities including building your own Digital City, scanning yourself to generate an avatar or watching amazing robots dancing Gangnam Style!

 

Opening hours:
9:30am – 5:30pm
Closed on Monday, New Year’s Day, Chuseok, day following National holiday

Admission Fee:
Adult 4,000 (Permanent Exhibition) / 2,000 (Planetarium)
Children (7-19 years old) 2,000 (Permanent Exhibition) / 1,000 (Planetarium)

How to get there:
Seoul Grand Park Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 5.

Localization: see Seoul Map for Kids & Families
For more information go to Gwacheon National Science Museum
For the outside park go to Gwacheon National Science Museum – Outside alternative

Everland with young kids

Spend a day full of fun, music, rides, colors and joy in Korea’s most popular amusement park

Everland Korea Lost Valley

Located less than one hour of drive from Seoul, Everland is a favourite destination for couples, families, tourists and Korean residents. It follows the classic Disneyland formula creating a fantasy park full of attractions, thrill rides, roller coasters, zoo animals, beautiful gardens and parades.

We’ve been thrilled to see the recently opened “one-of-its-kind in the world” safari attraction – Lost Valley. It was an amazing experience for all the family to ride and float through wildlife zones in an amphibious vehicle and to enjoy close-up views at zebras, elephants, giraffes and lions. The Lost Valley is actually one of Everland’s most popular attractions, so be prepared to queue ;-). But it’s definitely worth it!

To prepare your trip in advance, you can check Everland website and follow one of the recommended courses. As we’ve been visiting with young children, we picked up most of the attractions from the suggested Children course. We had a fun journey with roller coasters, bumper cars, carousel, swings, ball house, animals and we finished our tour with the last show of Pororo 3D Adventure. One of the big advantages of visiting Everland with little ones is that compared to the thrilling rides,  you usually don’t have to queue for the kiddies attractions 😉

Tips to visit:

  • Start your visit at the opening time. If you can, try to avoid holidays and weekend’s afternoons.
  • Check out applicable discounts and coupons on website before going or ask for credit cards discount (Samsung Card)
  • Note that some attractions may be suspended due to weather conditions (temperatures below 0° C, rain and wind)
  • If you are tired of the leisure park and need some quiet walk in the nature, stop by the next-door Ho-Am Art Museum and its beautiful and peaceful traditional Korean Garden

Check Everland website for operation hours, transportation and tickets information.

The Halloween Festival is running until October 31.