Daegu offers great things to do with kids, even if it is full of places with history and tradition. It’s a delight to walk through Hangae Village in Seongju – designated as an important folk cultural asset, together with missionary residences, and Geundae Alley – home to a Gothic cathedral. 

    Various theme parks including a hot spring park and an eco theme park where colourful festivals are held are perfect for families. In Daegu, which is famous for its summer heat, the river archipelagos are also popular with families wanting to stay cool.

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    Eco Theme Park Daegu Forest

    A walk in the forest

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    Daegu Forest was once known as Herb Hills in Gachang-myeon but has since been reborn in a new space. It retained the wooded walking trails and resting areas while adding entertainment elements for Daegu locals and visitors. 

    There’s beauty in Daegu Forest in each and every direction, no matter the time. You can enjoy the fresh air and some nature therapy during the day and create memories at night in a forest featuring media art.

    Location: 1003 Gachang-ro, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 7 pm

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    Daegu Safety Theme Park

    Learn how to cope in an emergency

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    The Daegu Safety Theme Park is an educational centre teaching both children and adults how to act in case of an emergency. The park has various experience stations that demonstrate accidents and safety drills one can encounter in their everyday life. Highlights include the Subway, Mountain, and Earthquake Safety Exhibitions.

    Admission is free, and an English-speaking tour guide will guide you and your family through each station. The Daegu Safety Theme Park is located in the city's northern outskirts and can be reached by Express City Bus no.1 from Ayanggyo bridge station. A bus leaves every 12 minutes, and the journey takes approximately 1 hour. The park was created in the wake of the Daegu Subway Station tragedy in 2003 when an arsonist set fire to a train.

    Location: 89-13 Yongsu-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +82 (0)53-980-7777

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    Daegu Samsung Lions Park

    For a fun family outing in Daegu

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    The Daegu Samsung Lions Park is a fun place to spend an afternoon cheering for Daegu’s home baseball team. Tickets are reasonably priced whether you want to sit along the baselines, behind the home plate, or on outfield seats. There is also plenty of food and drinks available.

    For an extra-special baseball experience, get seats on the 3rd-base side of the field, where the energetic cheerleaders rally the crowd every time the Lions step up to the plate. There is a song and dance for every player, and everyone knows the words. The stadium is easily accessible by subway. Ride Line 2 to Daegu Grand Park Station and leave out of exit 4 or 5.

    Location: Yagujeonjeol-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, South Korea

    Phone: +82 (0)53-780-3300

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    Kim Kwang-seok Street

    Stroll and discover a local music heritage

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    Kim Kwang-seok Street is accessible by metro, just outside of Kyungpook National University Hospital Station Exit 3. Created to celebrate the life of singer-songwriter Kim Kwang-seok, this place greets you with his folk songs that make you want to hum and sing along.

    You’ll become a fan of Kim Kwang-seok’s music in no time as you walk along. There are plenty of cafés and fun attractions around, so you may not even notice that time flies by.

    Location: 6-11 Daebong-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea

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    Geundae Alley

    Take a walk down contemporary lane

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    Geundae Alley begins with former missionary residences at Cheongna Hill and leads to a pine tree path. Although Korea’s independence movement from the Japanese started on March 1, it started later on the 8th in Daegu because this pine tree path was guarded by Japanese guards. 

    At the end of the path you'll find Gyesan Catholic Cathedral, a towering Gothic cathedral and home to this area’s cathedra. The former homes of resistance poet Yi Sang-hwa and nationalist activist Seo Sang-don are well preserved here and remind visitors of the history of the Japanese occupation period.

    Location: 99 Gyeongsanggamyeong-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea

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    Hangae Village in Seongju

    A charming village filled with culture and tradition

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    Hangae Village, famed for its many traditional houses, is one of Korea’s many important folk cultural assets. It’s the clan village of the Seongsan Lees, and each corner is rife with the history of past scholars. Hanjujongtaek is the most prominent house here, and the surrounding old trees and a pond blend to create a calm atmosphere. 

    If you’re familiar with pungsu or feng shui, you’ll be happy to know that the village is situated on a site considered to be very auspicious. Each old house permeates with traditional Korean culture and history and lets you feel the lives of those who once lived there.

    Location: 8 Hangae 2-gil, Wolhang-myeon, Seongju-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

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    Hajung Island, Geumho River

    A river island for all seasons

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    Daegu is situated in a basin surrounded by mountains and records some of the highest temperatures in summer. Because of these high temperatures, there’s one river island that’s favoured by visitors wanting to stay cool. Hajung Island was created when the Geumho River’s flow rate slowed at a certain point and sediment accumulated. 

    The island is appreciated in all seasons by couples looking for romantic outings, thanks to the beautiful rapeseed blossoms in the spring and garden cosmos in the autumn. It’s a great spot for taking photos with your partner or family with the beautiful scenery serving as the backdrop.

    Location: Nogok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea

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    Duryu Park

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    Duryu Park is home to Daegu Tower, one of the tallest observatory towers in South Korea. The park is also popular for leisure and cultural attractions – a must-see is Osaek Fountain, which is said to contain mineral water with healing properties. You can also explore Duryu Library, Daeseongsa Temple, and Geumyongsa Temple when you’re visiting the park. 

    Duryu Park is usually busiest during spring, when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. There are more than 133 species of trees and plants within the lush green landscape. The park’s facilities include a judo centre, a skating rink, swimming pool, and a tennis court. 

    Location: 36, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea

    Phone: +82-53-625-1949

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    Daegu Culture and Arts Center

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    Daegu Culture and Arts Center showcases a variety of live performances year-round. It has an outdoor stage, an exhibition hall, and 2 performance theatres. The main theatre hosts opera, concerts and dances, while the other is mainly used for plays and solo recitals.

    The outdoor stage can accommodate over 25,000 people, making it one of the largest in Korea. World-class musicals, plays, music concerts, and operas take place throughout the year. If you love art and music, the Daegu Culture and Arts Center is a must-visit. Make sure you book your tickets in advance. 

    Location: 201, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea

    Open: Hours vary by show and exhibition

    Phone: +82-53-606-6114

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    Biseulsan Recreational Forest

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    Biseulsan Recreational Forest has a number of notable rock formations, pure streams, and beautiful cliff walls. Located between 2 mountain peaks in Dalseong-gun, this family-friendly spot has a water playground for children, camping grounds, and forest cabins for rent. 

    Spring is one of the best times to see beautiful pink azaleas in full bloom. During winter, Biseulsan Recreational Forest transform into an outdoor theme park, with icicle hills, snow sleds, ice gardens and caves. 

    Location: 230, Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea

    Phone: +82-53-659-4400

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