Category Archives: Children’s activities

10 Ways to Keep Summer Going after School Begins

Whether you’re relieved or sad seeing your kids back to school, don’t forget it’s still summer in Seoul until close to end of September!  So if your family is not yet ready for summer to end, pick a few items off our Summer List and go have some fun while the air is hot and the sun still shines!

Summer

  1. Hangang River outdoor swimming pools are open until August 23, 2017
  2. Beachy adventures await!
  3. Baseball games run deep into October
  4. How about KNP camping in one of the Korea National Parks?
  5. Muju Firefly Festival is running August 27 – September 4, 2017
  6. Nothing says summer quite like canoeing on river
  7. A family bike ride keeps the summer mood going
  8. Refreshing splash of the mountain river
  9. Make a trip to Andong during the traditional Maskdance Festival (September 29 ~ October 8, 2017)
  10. Pick your own and enjoy the delicious taste of peaches at Janghowon Peach Festival (September 22~24, 2017)

 

 

 

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Seoul’s Top Spring destinations: where to go when flowers are blooming

We can’t wait for spring! To get ready for one of the most beautiful seasons in Korea we wanted to share our top ranking list of gardens and parks we love to visit particularly in spring

17436053_10208941090986939_3092280998526016002_oWatch out for the strikingly beautiful Cherry blossom season (it actually lasts only a few days) when you would not want to miss any opportunity to snap a perfect picture!

Here is the 2017 spring blossoms forecast from Kweather.

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Kyunghee University Campus at Cherry Blossom time

Kyung Hee University campus is a perfect spot to admire the cherry blossom season or just to enjoy a lazy afternoon in its wonderful – and romantic – gardens.

Yeouido Cherry Blossom

Considered as Seoul’s best location to see cherry blossoms  – Yeouido Spring Flower festival (April 1~9, 2017)  is the most famous and the most popular for Koreans and international tourists.

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Hwadam Botanical Garden is one of the best spots for royal azaleas, birch trees and all kind of wild flowers.

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How about a one day trip to Cheollipo arboretum to admire magnolia trees by the sea? The 2nd Magnolia festival is running from April 9 to 30, 2017. In the same area you can visit the Tean Tulip Festival scheduled for April 13th ~ May 10th, 2017.

Namsan Park

Namsan Park is a pleasant place to visit all year around but it is particularly beautiful in late March and beginning of April.

Garden of Morning Calm
Garden of Morning Calm

A paradise for photographers and all flowers lovers – The Garden of Morning Calm is definitely one of the most magic places in spring.

Flower Bibimbap In the Garden Restaurant Jade Garden Korea

A little bit less famous, hence maybe less crowded Jade Garden – located in Chuncheon area, is another favourite destinations for spring strolls.

Byeokchoji BCJ Botanical Garden

Byeokchoji BCJ Botanical Garden in Paju area was featured in many Korean dramas and is particularly beautiful in spring time.

Herb Village Korea

Another peaceful place to admire blooming flowers is Herb Village located close to the DMZ

Seoul Iris Garden

During the iris blooming season (May ~June), don’t miss the small-yet-beautiful Seoul Iris Garden.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and have wonderful time outdoor! We’ll keep you posted about all the Spring Flowers Festivals coming on 🙂

Millennium Seoul Hilton Christmas Train

Christmas in Seoul: Top list Guide

It’s snowing and Christmas is just around the corner. Here is our yearly Top theme guide for the Advent season and celebrating Christmas in Seoul in 2016!Dream Forest

 Christmas Traditional Markets

  • European Christmas Market on Dec 10 and 11, 2016 Seongbukcheon Fountain Square
  • German International School’s  Christmas Market on Dec 3, 2016 4:30PM-8PM on the school premises
  • French Christmas Market Dec 10, 2016 10AM-4PM, Ginkgo Park next to the French School
  • Korea Christmas fair in Kintex – Dec 9 to 18th, 2016

Street Lights & Giant Christmas Trees

  • Many illuminations on the facades from the main Department Stores Shinsegae and Lotte Department Stores in Sogong-dong
  • Galleria Department Store
  • Seoul Plaza
  • Times Square
  • Myeongdong Cathedral
  • Millennium Hilton Christmas Train from Nov 22, 2016

Gourmet corner

  • Baking your own cakes and pastries: Bangsan Market with its Bakers’ alley in the Dongdaemun area
  • You may place special orders for your turkey or other Christmas specialty through most luxury hotels (usually their Deli or main Restaurant).
  • Chocolate: There are several small chocolate artisans around the city. You can try CacaoboomPiaf Artisan Chocolatier, Jubilee Chocolatier
  • Food floors of main Department Stores have good selection: Hyundai, Galleria, Shinsegae, Lotte, SSG Food Market and grand classics like Godiva, Laderach, Leonidaschocolats

Shows, Events, Parties & Craft

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Ring-the-Bells activities

Seoul’s special Christmas cakes

The Christmas cake has become such a popular item that any bakery launches its own line of Christmas cakes. Just stop by your favorite bakery shop. You can’t miss it;-)mini-christmas-cakes

Special Holidays Hotel Packages

Check out the news pages from all major international hotels. Great deals are usually available for a romantic dinner, stay or spa!christmas-tree-presents-and-fireplace

Special Nature Treats!

Happy Advent Time and Merry Christmas from Kidsfuninseoul!