8-Day Korea Itinerary: Family with young kids in December PART 2


For part 1 of my 8-Day Korea Itinerary, please click /p>: HERE to find out more!


Day 5: Everland


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While researching, we chanced upon Everland and were taken aback by how beautiful it is, especially in winter! Plus, we wanted a slow day after all the activities from the days before. The kids may still have the energy to enjoy the numerous rides and attractions; it is after all a theme park, but we were here to feast on the glorious Christmas atmosphere. They have a festival named “Winter Wonderland” that is decked in a galaxy of lights with a Christmas theme, exactly what we are after! If time permits, we’ll even sneak in a visit to the Safari World where we can get up-close and personal with wild life – the tigers and bears are uncaged and free to roam!


How to get to Everland: By Subway - travel to Giheung Station on Bundang Line and transfer to Everline! Get off at the last stop on Everline and take the free shuttle bus to move to Everland and Caribbean. Everline operating hours: 05:30-23:30.

You can also get there by Bus via these routes.


Opening Hours:
10:00am – 9:00pm daily



Day 6-7: Nami Island & Petite France


Image credit: Zip Rider


Image credit: Wiz Tours


Nami Island is best known as the filming location of K-drama “Winter Sonata” – cue instrumental background music! As peaceful as it looks, you can spice up the journey there by ziplining over to the island from Gapyeong Station, how exciting! Alternatively, there’s a Gapyeong Bus you can take with just KRW 6,000 (~SGD7) per pax that will tour you across various locations in the area.


Image credit: Bayu Buana


We plan to end the night at Petite France, a gorgeous little French village inspired by the classic novel “The Little Prince”. It consists of 16 French-style buildings where we have booked a night’s stay, just for the experience!



Day 8: Teseum, Seoul’s Teddy Bear Museum


Image credit: Visit Seoul


With an evening flight to catch, we only have the morning left so we’ll treat the children to a simple trip to Teseum Seoul, a teddy bear museum which is not only interactive, where visitors can touch and hold the bears, but also educational, where we can all learn about the origins and history of the teddy bear as a family – this will be interesting.


How to get to Teseum: Take Seoul Subway Line 1 or 6 to Dongmyo Station and exit at Exit 6. The museum entrance will be on your left.


Opening Hours: 08:30-19:00 (ticketing ends at 18:00)



There are tons of other places that we could’ve enjoyed but there’s just not enough time to indulge in them all! Though we couldn’t get to them ourselves, you may refer to the below for a list of other places you can consider visiting. Well, I guess we’ll be planning our next Korea trip sooner than I thought!


- Children’s Grand Park
- Seoul’s Children’s Museum
- Seoul Forest
- Dream Forest
- Olympic Park
- Namsangol Hanok Village
- Korean Folk Village
- Hello Kitty Cafe
- Norang Cafe
- Dongdaemun Market’s Toy Alley
- Poo poo Land
- Onemount Snow Park & Water Park
- Caribbean Bay
- Grevin Living Waxwork Museum


Mummy C
Mother of 8-year old and 5 year-old





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