Headed for Seoul with the family? If you are looking for a popular recreational spot Koreans frequent as well as an awesome playground, the Seoul Forest park is a must-visit.
Seoul Forest is a large park located in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Known for its cherry blossoms and Gingko Tree forest, Seoul Forest is more than just flora but home to fauna such as deer, insects, butterflies and birds too.
Seoul Forest Park: Nature & Play
One reason families should visit Seoul Forest is the huge playground. There is one main section which includes long slides, slopes and ropes for climbing, a playground structure, merry-go-round and a water play section at the pond.
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There is also a small children’s garden with a witch’s house and some logs to balance on. Spot the Smurf characters hidden in the naturescape!
Seoul Forest Children’s Playground
The well-equipped children’s playground has something for everyone.
Slides, swings, rope courses, rope tunnels, rope hammocks, merry-go-round and even a water point plus plenty of benches.
Many younger children can be seen playing at the main playground structure. It resembled an elevated maze with its many entries and exits. There were some rope courses including a rope tunnel and a hammock for children to play on.
The playground sits right on top of sand which makes it perfect for sand play. Kids can also easily rinse off at the taps nearby.
Right next to this playground structure is a merry-go-round, long slides down the long slope, a rope course to climb up or down the slope.
There are also swings and more benches. Even the adults couldn’t resist trying the slides and rope courses.
Right atop the playground is a tower that gives visitors a good view of the space.
There is also a huge steel sculpture of a person surrounded by tunnels for children to play, right next to the main play area.
A stone’s throw away is a water playground at the pond.
Children can try pumping water at two stations and watch the water flow.
There is also a rickety bridge with moving planks which will be fun to balance on.
Picnicking at Seoul Forest
One activity families might enjoy is a picnic at Seoul Forest.
A short walk away is the Seongdong Su district – a lively area with small bakeries and cafes where you can purchase popular pastries, drinks and snacks. Purchase them and take them to the picnic tables or benches for a picnic.
Want to find more places to visit in the capital of South Korea? Check out this guide to kid-friendly places in Seoul.