When I think of a park I imagine a green space and some play equipment but in Seoul they take the concept of a Children’s Park to a whole new level.
We discovered Seoul Grand Park in the middle of a hot Seoul Summer. As you enter through the Science Museum gate our three children spied a huge map showcasing all there is on offer in this great park. We couldn't believe that in one space you could see animals in a zoo, watch seals in an aquarium, choose form four different playgrounds, visit an amusement park and even learn how to drive a car at traffic school.
You could easily spend a few days here and no do it all and we had a tough time deciding what to choose, so gave each of the kids one option each. Between them they chose the amusement park, the water play area and the all abilities playground, which was located right alongside it.
During summer the water play area is especially popular and my kids loved splashing about in it but got soaked so we’d advise bringing a towel to dry off.
We loved the inclusive playground. We were thrilled to find a play structure that wheelchair users could navigate easily and a barrier free whizzy dizzy. There was also a nest swing and supportive swing seat.
The amusement park was another huge hit with our three kids and they especially loved riding the rollercoaster and log ride. While many of the activities are free, the amusement park did have an entry cost of around $25.
There were plenty of places to stop and get drinks, ice creams and food throughout the park, including a couple of restaurants in the Amusement Park area. And we liked that there were plenty of extremely clean bathrooms around the park with wheelchair accessible bathrooms and parent rooms. Within the female toilets we also found cubicles with kid seats.
Bron Leeks leads the adventurous team at Smithsholidayroad.com where she shares her families adventures with a focus on wheelchair access and inclusion. Based in Melbourne, Australia and exploring far and wide.