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
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.
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.
More than one hundred thousand lotus lanterns lighting up Seoul night – don’t miss the magic Lotus Lantern Parade Saturday May 16th from 6PM
The 2015 edition of Yeon Deung Hoe 연등회 (Lotus Lantern Festival) will be held from May 15th to 17th with exhibition of traditional lanterns in various places such as Jogye-sa Temple or Bongeun-sa Temple.
The Lotus Lantern Parade stands out as the most colourful and memorable part of the festivity. This magical event draws participating crowds carrying tens of thousands of specially made, brightly lit lanterns in the shape of dragons, pagodas, white elephants, and lotus flowers down the street to the tune of Korean classical music. The procession is a must-see tradition both for kids and adults. The sidewalks along the parade route are always jam-packed with people, but if you come one hour before the start, you shall be able to find free seats along the main street.
Here is the detailed schedule:
Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns: May 15 ~ 26 Jogye-sa or Bongeun-sa Temple
Eoulim madang (Buddhist Cheer Rally): May 16 (Sat) 3:30 pm Dongguk University Stadium
Lotus Lantern Parade: May 16 (Sat) 6:00 pm Jongno Street (Dongdaemun ~ Gwanghwamun Plaza)
Hoehyang Hanmadang (Post-Parade Celebration): May 16 (Sat) 9:30 ~11:00 pm Gwanghwamun Plaza
Traditional Cultural Events: May 17 (Sun) Noon ~ 7:00 pm Street in front of Jogye-sa Temple
Cultural Performances: May 17 (Sun) Noon ~ 7:00pm Performance Stage on the street in front of Jogye-sa Temple
Yeondeungnori (Final Celebration): May 17 (Sun) 7:00 ~ 9:00 pm Insa-dong ~ Street in front of Jogye-sa Temple
Buddha’s Birthday Dharma Ceremony & Lantern Lighting: May 25 (Tue) Dharma Ceremony 10 am Jogye-sa Temple and all temples nationwide