Family-Friendly Attractions in Korea: 7 Theme Parks & Recreational Spots

The Ultimate Guide to a Family Getaway in South Korea

Plus awesome stays for your family getaway!

It goes without saying that South Korea makes for an excellent family-friendly travel destination. Packed with amusement parks, recreational spots, and attractions for all ages, the country offers diverse activities and adventures for families seeking an epic vacation. Beyond play, it also abounds in vacation spots that can provide a blissful respite to rejuvenate and recharge. Planning a trip with your loved ones to South Korea? Check out our comprehensive guide to inspire your vacation! 

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Family-friendly attractions for an epic family getaway in South Korea

1. Everland – Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Situated in Gyeonggi-do, just outside of the capital city of Seoul, Everland stands as the nation’s largest amusement park. This sprawling recreation complex combines excitement, adventure, and kid-friendly fun, which makes it one among many must-visit family-friendly attractions in South Korea. Feel the rush of excitement with its theme park rides and attractions. From high-speed rollercoasters and top-spin rides to gentle carousels and sky-high cable car trips, there’s something for every braveheart here. 

Location: 199 Everland-ro, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2. Lotte World – Songpa-gu, Seoul

As South Korea’s premier destination for fun and entertainment, Lotte World boasts eye-catching sights, exhilarating rides, and picture-perfect spots for the ‘Gram. It houses the world’s largest indoor amusement park, along with an outdoor theme park called “Magic Island,” an artificial island nestled within a lake. Head’s up though, millions of visitors frequent Lotte World every year! Thus, expect big crowds and long wait lines, particularly during peak seasons. 

Location: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

3. E-World – Dalseo-gu, Daegu

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the iconic Woobang Tower Park in Daegu lies the captivating haven of E-World. After its renovation in 1995, the area surrounding the famous Woobang Tower has since transformed into a dazzling European-inspired park. Aside from its fun rides and attractions, it also showcases a beautiful waterfall, fountains, enchanting light displays, and an array of dining spots. 

Tip: Plan your family getaway in South Korea around the spring season to catch sight of cherry blossoms on your visit to E-World! 

Location: 200 Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea

4. National Children’s Science Center – Jongno-gu, Seoul

Take your science lesson outdoors! An ideal place to learn through play, the National Children’s Science Center is a must-see for families travelling with little children. This kid-friendly museum boasts a number of interactive exhibitions across different branches of science, from biology and physics to technology and astronomy. Undoubtedly, your learning journey here will never have a dull moment! 

Location: 215 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

5. Aqua Planet – Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Have you got time for a family day trip? Make your way to the quaint and picturesque coastal province of Jeju Island! Drawing travellers for its sandy beaches and majestic peaks, it also offers a number of family-friendly attractions in South Korea. 

Of course, Aqua Planet Jeju is one to be noticed on your trip here. As the largest aquarium facility in East Asia, it houses over 45,000 aquatic and semi-aquatic animals like penguins, sea lions, sand tiger sharks, and arapaimas, just to name a few. Explore three massive marine-themed halls and step into its fascinating underwater wonderland.  

Location: 95 Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

6. Nami Island – Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

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Situated in the forested province of Gangwon-do hides the half-moon-shaped river isle of Nami Island. Because it is located just a short distance from Seoul (approximately one to two hours),  it makes for an ideal day trip destination. As one of the top postcard-worthy places in South Korea, it features tons of Instagrammable spots to snap photos with the family. So, explore its gardens, forest trails, cycling lanes, and other natural gems for much-needed downtime after your adrenaline-fueled moments in the city. 

Tip: Plan your trip to Nami Island around the months of May, June, and September to catch the perfect weather. 

Location: 1 Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

7. Namsan Seoul Tower

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Our roundup of some of the best family-friendly spots in South Korea wouldn’t be complete without featuring N Seoul Tower! For awe-inspiring, panoramic views of the entire city, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit this iconic Seoul landmark. Built atop a 262-meter peak in Namsan Park, the N Seoul Tower stands at an impressive elevation of 480 meters above sea level. Not only does it let you in on sweeping vistas, but its sights also make for an epic family photo-op backdrop. 

Location: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Where to stay during your family getaway in South Korea

Choosing a suitable accommodation when you’re travelling with kids can be a challenge. Surely, you and your family would want to retreat to a home that’s comfy and inviting after a day of exploring. What’s more, a getaway that your kids will find appealing and memorable.

On the hunt for family-friendly vacation homes in South Korea? Look no further! Stayfolio curates thoughtfully designed lodging options, making it easier for you to find the ideal home away from home. To help you choose, we’ve handpicked some of the best Stayfolio accommodations available! 

This unique four-stay lodge with picturesque oreum views

Located in the quaint village of Songdang-ri on Jeju Island, Songdangazin welcomes vacationers to a relaxing sanctuary with unparalleled views. The village boasts the highest number of oreums (volcanic cone vistas) in Jeju, and this vacation home was created to capture the picturesque landscape of the town. 

The two-story Songdangazin features spacious dining and living spaces that are decorated with minimalist furniture and Korean touches. In the courtyard, you’ll find a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and an al fresco dining area with a grill set up. Its main draw, however, would be its hammock-floor balcony, which looks out into the countryside’s slopes. 

Location: 46-78, Songdang 5-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

This chef-approved urban abode for home cooks

Cooking for your loved ones during your family vacation can be a delightful and even rewarding experience. At the same time, you can create more cherished moments with a home-cooked meal. Paulstay by Australian cook Chef Paul of Delicious Paul Kitchen Jeju lets you do just that while still indulging in a much-deserved staycation. 

This two-story urban accommodation comprises an open-plan layout on the first floor, with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and dining area. Meanwhile, the second floor houses another bedroom, bathroom, and an open bath leading to a quaint rooftop garden. Too tired to cook? Chef Paul’s restaurant is just a 10-minute ride away from Paulstay! 

Location: 285, Nakjo-gil, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea 

This elevated camping-inspired stay in lush nature

Fancy a glamping experience with the family in Jeju Island? New outdoor concept stay Around Follie provides staycationers with four modern stone pagoda-style lodges that’ll treat you to a secluded respite in nature. 

The Loft Lodge is characterised by a distinctive interior, which connects the living space, kitchen, bedroom, and outdoor hot tub through a strategically constructed flight of stairs. The Twin Lodge, on the other hand, adds another private bedroom to the former unit. 

Best suited for bigger families, The Suite Lodge can comfortably accommodate up to two groups. Meanwhile, The Poolvilla Lodge ensures discerning vacationers an upscale villa stay with its signature infinity pool and outdoor hot tub overlooking the Jeju Oreum

Location: 433, Seoseongil-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do,South Korea

Dreaming about a family getaway in South Korea? Make it a reality when you score the best promos and find out the best ways to explore Korea at the Korea Tourism Organization booth (5H07) at the NATAS Fair 2023, happening from 11 to 13 Aug 2023 at Singapore Expo.


What’s more? Discover the best deals and discounts for over 870,000 global accommodation booking services with Tripbtoz, the world’s first metaverse travel platform.
Use promo code KTOSG to get 5% off!


Now, are you ready to make unforgettable memories with your loved ones in the Land of the Morning Calm? Inspire your itinerary with our top picks across these gorgeous stays and family-friendly attractions in South Korea. You and your family will be a step closer to saying annyeonghaseyo to the ultimate family getaway! 

Brought to you by Korea Tourism Organization.

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Andrea Larice Yap
Andrea Larice Yap

Andrea is a writer and creative individual based in Manila. This tiny human runs on iced coffee, music and films. You’ll probably catch her daydreaming in a park or jotting down random words to to put in a song. Otherwise, expect her taking a dive in the pool of uncertainty called “life.”