Seoul, Korea for Young Kids

Ever since we had kids, all our holidays were with our kids, since they were infants. We know many parents find travelling with kids a hassle and activities were restricted so they would rather leave the kids at home and travel out by themselves. It’s a tempting idea. Imagine the cost will be lowered, you can go trekking in the mountains, skiing on the snow or rafting in the rapids, without a worry that it’s not suitable for the kid. Not to say, the travelling speed will be doubled and it’s really a holiday.

But the dilemma is, it won’t be long before the kids grow up and decide not to travel with the Mummy and Daddy, but with the friends, the boyfriend or the girlfriend. Plus, we thought about how the holiday can be enjoyable for the kids as well. Those activities that we think we couldn’t do it now because they are too young, can always be done later on when the kids grow up. We decided that we wanted the kids the enjoy the holidays as much as we do. So we planned the holidays really carefully, making sure everyone have some fun. For example, play time for the kids, shopping time for the Mummy, for Daddy… I think he’ll be happy enough just to see us being happy.. πŸ˜› Ok maybe some good food for the the Daddy

Here’s what we planned for the kids for this trip. Some activities are fun for the grown ups as well. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone

1. Pororo Park (Lotte World and DCube)

Bouncing castle at pororo park

Bouncing castle at pororo park

Pororo show

Pororo show

Sand play at Pororo Park

Sand play at Pororo Park

Carousel at Pororo Park

Carousel at Pororo Park

You definitely cannot miss this when you are in Korea. Pororo is the President of kids here in Korea!

2. Strawberry Picking (Winter season)

Making strawberry jam

Making strawberry jam

They love to eat only because they picked them

They love to eat only because they picked them

Picking out big fat strawberries

Picking out big fat strawberries

Get the kids who maybe usually doesn’t eat strawberries, to eat strawberries after their hard work picking out the strawberries by themselves. If you haven’t already know, Korean strawberries are deliciously sweet and juicy and the fragrance of the sweetness can be smelt even before you see them.

3. Snow Play!

Improvised snow slide

Improvised snow slide

Usually for making sand castle

Usually for making sand castle

Making snow man

Making snow man

Playing in the snow

Playing in the snow

For our kids who live in a Tropical country, it’s really an eye opener!

4. Ice Fishing.

First time ice fishing

First time ice fishing

Ice is really slippery. Do be careful

Ice is really slippery. Do be careful

Ok this is hard. Kids don’t have the patience to wait out in the cold for a fish to get on the hook. But it’s really an experience for them

5. Cat Cafe

This cat bites

This cat bites

They even went inside the stroller! 3 of them!

They even went inside the stroller! 3 of them!

Feeding the cats

Feeding the cats

The cats prefer the sleeping baby

The cats prefer the sleeping baby

Petting the cat

Petting the cat

I’m a cat lover. This is definitely for me.. and the kids. The kids can get really close up with the friendly cats in the cafe. Just be careful of the Do’s and Don’ts set by the cafe. For example, cats with yellow scarves bite, so be careful not to pet them

6. Everland

Feeding and petting giraffe

Feeding and petting giraffe

Feeding hamsters

Feeding hamsters

Animal watching

Animal watching

Take photo with characters

Take photo with characters

Just like Duck tour

Just like Duck tour

If the kids are big enough to go for the rides, it’s definitely worth it. If they are not of age yet, there is always the Petting Zoo and the Safari where you can get upclose to the animals like the friendly giraffe.

7. The Food

Korean food are mostly spicy but they do have non spicy food on the menu. For example,

1. Toufu soup with rice

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2. International breakfast at the hotel (Disclaimer: Not just only bread. But the usual stuff like eggs, milk, cereals etc)

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3. Japanese udon

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4. Trusty Macdonalds nuggets or Lotteria’s no-bone chicken

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And other familiar food

Korea Ja Jung Mien

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5. Fruits and vegetables? They are kind of hard if your kid is picky on this. But there is always the supermarket to get the fruits like apples and bananas which most kids won’t reject?

8. Lastly, a nice hotel room

Playing dress up

Playing dress up

Playing dress up

Playing dress up

Playing dress up

Playing dress up

If you ever bring kids for holiday, did you ever notice that the kids are happiest in the hotel room? Or is it just my kids?

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