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Top 10 things to do with kids in istanbul

Istanbul has a remarkable range of activities catering to almost every market segment. There are plenty of family friendly activities in Istanbul, and children are never bored when holidaying anywhere in Istanbul. To give you a better idea of what you’ll experience as a guest in Istanbul , please spend some time with the folder that is also enclosed.
Have a pleasant stay ,

VIALAND THEMA PARK

The Vialand Chateau meets the visitors at the gate. The Game World, Legends World and Adventure World are the
main themes and areas in Vialand and there are more than 50 amusement units.
Visitors may enjoy the attractions such as Adventurer, Viking, 360, Crazy River, King Kong, Safari Tunnel,
Dungeon and Jet Ski entertainment units at the Adventure World part of Vialand. At the Game World part,
especially kids may spend great time. Vialand Istanbul Opening hours: Theme Park is open daily between 10am and 7pm
(Monday-Thursday); 10am and 9pm (Friday-Sunday); Shopping Mall is open daily between 10am and 10pm.
Address: Yesilpinar district, Girne Street 34065 ; Eyup-Istanbul
Tel: (0212) 618 97 97 – 444 85 63 ; Web: www.vialand.com
Tickets : 55 TL. Weekday 65 Weekend

JURRASIC LAND

DINOSAURS ARE ALIVE! EUROPE’S BIGGEST DINOSAUR THEMED PARK “JURASSIC LAND” IS IN FORUM İSTANBUL! A new perspective on education utilising dinosaurs… Jurassic Land invites everyone, old and young, to discover the world of dinosaurs. The most magnificent creatures of the planet which have become extinct 65 million years ago are reanimated in Jurassic Land located in Bayrampaşa, Forum İstanbul Life and Shopping Centre. Designed on the basis of “edutainment” concept which combines education and entertainment, Jurassic Land was built on a huge area of 10,000 square meters.
Address :Kocatepe Mah., Şehir Parkı Cad./12. Sok. Forum İstanbul, Yıldırım/Istanbul Tickets : 32 TL.
Visiting Hours : 10:00 am. to 20:00 pm. Everyday.

TURKUAZOO (AQUARIUM)

Turkuazoo is Turkey’s first giant aquarium over 8.000 sqm. Located inside the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall in Bayrampasa, this next generation aquarium was opened in 2009 and has its own rainforest, flooded forest and tropical seas zones. It also contains one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world. A moving walkway takes visitors through an 80 metre long underwater tunnel on an underwater safari. Turkuazoo has around 10,000 resident sea creatures including some frighteningly large tiger sharks, giant stingrays and groupers, piranhas and octopus in 29 different exhibits where the largest holds 5 million liters of water. Visitors are able to observe the animals through the glass, or, for the braver few, it’s also possible to swim with some them.Opening Hours: Open weekdays from 10am – 6pm; Weekends 10am – 8pm

Tickets 0-2 years:Free 2-16 years:19TL Students:19TL Adults:26TL

RAHMI KOC MUSEUM

The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications. Housed in magnificent buildings – themselves prime examples of industrial archaeology – on the shore of the historic Golden Horn, the collection contains thousands of items from gramophone needles to full size ships and aircraft. The location is unrivalled – romantic, historic, convenient to both the Old City and the new. And the appeal is universal: objects that affect our daily lives, created by talented engineers and craftsmen, encapsulating man’s ingenuity and hard work yet at the same time exhibiting great beauty.Our museum educates, informs, and entertains tens of thousands of adults and children each year.

Address : Hasköy Cad. No: 5 Hasköy 34445 – Istanbul

Phone Number   : +90 212 369 66 00

Tickets  13 TL.

Visiting Hours  10:00 am. to 17:00 pm. closed on Monday.

MINIATURK

 The landscape planning of the area took place simultaneously with the infrastructure work. The plants were raised in an environment with similar climate conditions to that of the Golden Horn. In line with the general concept of Miniaturk, the model area was decorated with fine grass, dwarf plants and bonsai trees. The grass and bonsai trees were planted after the models were put in their place.In addition to the models on exhibition in the open-air museum, Miniaturk also has different places where the visitors can enjoy themselves. These places include a 400-seat amphitheater, a gift shop that sells souvenirs of Miniaturk, a playground to attract the interest of younger visitors, a life size chess board and a labyrinth.

Address :  İmrahor Caddesi Sütlüce 34445 İstanbul

Phone Number   : 0 212 222 28 82

Tickets      : 10 TL.

Visiting Hours  : 09:00 am.  to 17:00 pm. everyday

PANORAMA 1453

 

The Panorama 1453 Historical Museum The museum is located across from the spot on the TopkapıEdirnekapı  ramparts. The museum is a panorama painting about the conquest of Constantinople. Here the visitor will witness a  scene of the Fall of Constantinople, in particularly the moment the Ottoman troops broke the Byzantine defences of  the city. After the fall, the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, gained the title of Fatih (conqueror). The painting surrounding

measures 38 meters in diameter and covers an area of 2,350 square meters.

Address:  Topkapı Kültür Parkı, Merkezefendi Mh. Emaniyeci Mescit Sokak Topkapı

Phone Number                  : (0212) 415 1453

Tickets                                  : 10 TL

Visiting Hours     : 08:30 am.to 17:30 pm. everyday

AVIATION MUSEUM

The official name of the museum is “Istanbul Aviation Museum” and the museum located in Istanbul’s Yeşilköy,  adjacent to military airport, is operated by the Air Force. Many of the military planes met with the visitors in Aviation Museum.

Address    :  Hava Harp Okulu Misafirhanesi Eski Havacilar Cd. Yesilkoy Phone Number  : 0212 663 24 90

Tickets  6 TL.

Visiting Hours    : Open every day from 09:00 am. to 16:00 pm. except Monday and Tuesday

BASSILICA CISTERN

This unusual Istanbul attraction will please both young and older. Why will you be interested?

Because it’s a vast underground water cistern containing 336 marble columns to keep the roof up. Why will your children be enchanted? Because of the slightly creepy (romantic for us) lighting and the dripping of the water. Do walk all the way to the end on the raised platforms not to miss the wishing corner, big carp fish and Medusa heads.

 

Address    :  Yerebatan Cad. Alemdar Mah. 1/3 34410

Sultanahmet

Phone Number  : 0212 522 12 59

Tickets  10 TL.

Visiting Hours   : Open every day from 09:00 am. to 6:30pm.

GALATA TOWER

Chances are very likely that your kids will notice this 60 meter high tower and Golden Horn feature immediately while scanning the Istanbul skyline. Although not suitable for very small kids, a walk on the tower’s top balcony will surely please them – and you. After an elevator ride to the night floor, followed by a flight of stairs you’ll enjoy commanding 360 views over the metropolis. Do skip the bar or restaurant!

 Couple of minutes walk to hill from Karakoy tram stop.

Open everyday from 09.00 am to 08.00 pm.

Entrance fee 11 Turkish liras.

DOLPHINARIUM (DOLPHIN SHOW CENTER)

Istanbul Dolphinarium presents you a unique chance to explore the fascinating world of sea mammals. Here, by taking a closer look at these magnificent creatures, you will get to know them better and realize the importance of these species in our world’s Nature.Dolphins, Walruses, Seals and a Whale… All charming and clever… And all are waiting for you…At Istanbul Dolphinarium you can also take the pictures together with our swimming artists after the end of the show. Alternatively, you can swim with the dolphins in order to get rid of daily stress and fill with their positive energy.

Address    :  Silahtaraga Cad. No:2/4 Eyüp/İstanbul

Phone Number   : 90 212 581 78 78 – +90 212 545 99 45 /90 530 343 10 91

Tickets     : Dolphin show  30 TL. Swim. with Dolphins 230 TL. Per person.(reservation required)

Visiting Hours    :Weekday 11:00 am to 14:00 pm. weekend only 14:00 pm.

KEMER COUNTRY CLUB

Kids Club is dreamland for children between the ages 3 to 12. It consists of the game room (2-5 years) and Activity Park .Where we have jungle gym, play station and many other games for children. At the Kids Club, we have created a place, where children can also learn while playing.Play House

Tel : +90 212 239 70 10

Address :  Atlıspor Cad. Hayat Binası No 7 Gokturk Eyup

Tickets    : 150 TL. 30 Minutes

Visiting Hours       : 09 :00  am. to 18:00 pm.

TOY MUSEUM

The interior décor and displays were arranged by stage designer Mr. Ayhan Doğan. Each room resembles a different theater stage. For instance, when you enter the gallery of space toys, you encounter shining stars overhead, whereas miniature train sets are exhibited in a genuine train compartment. You have to pass through a submarine in order to reach the toilets on the basement. Visitors can relax in the the cafe where antique dolls, dollhouses and miniature furnitures are displayed on the walls. The museum also features a theater that has 70 seats and a gift shop where Sunay Akın’s books and museum souvenirs are sold.

Address   :  Omerpasa Avenue Dr. Zeki Zeren Street No: 17 Goztepe

Phone Number   : 0216 359 45 50

Tickets     : 10 TL

Visiting Hours      : 09:30-18:00 Weekend

09:30-18:00 Weekdays (Closed Monday)

POLONEZKOY COUNTRY CLUB

Polonezköy Country Club is the oldest  foundation in Polonezköy which is built with the tourism purposes and has been established  in 1981. It has two components; bungalows and a daily part for picnic and sports. Besides the bungalows,there are few numbers of rooms. From 5 to 8  people can stay in the bungalows. Total capacity is about hundred people. There are kithenettes and refrigerators in the bungolows.

 

PICNIC PARK

Piknik  Park is the daily part of  the Polonezköy Country Club for the people who doesn’t want to spend the night here. In this part, there is a picnic type restaurant for making barbecue with  the outside capacity of 1,500 people and indoor capacity of 100 people. There is also a  children’s room and park,mini ferris wheel,mini golf field,climbing wall,tramboline,table tennis,volleyball,basketball and football fields,garden type chess field,and a rather big swimming pool with a fantastic forrest view. Finally there is a rather big parking lot in the park.

 

ANIMAL PARK

Our mini zoo exists of animals  living freely  behind the hedges which separetes them from the visitors in a  big field. Our  great passion for collecting different animals has started in 1993 which has now become a very big collection. We have wallybees,deers lamas, swans and many many other animals. Our real intention is to show the animals especially to the children  not inside the cages but in their natural environment. And to make them love the animals.

Address :  Polonez Köyü, 75. Yıl Sk No:106, İstanbul

Phone Number   :  0216 432 3051

Tickets     : 20 TL.

Visiting Hours    : 09:00 to 19:00 pm.

BOGAZICI ANIMAL ZOO

Address    :  Tuzla Cad. No: 15 Darıca

Phone Number   : 0262 653 66 66

Tickets  : 15 TL.

Visiting Hours  : 09:00 am. to 20:00 pm. everyday

Taxi Fee : 150 TL.

Distance : 1 hour by taxi (depends on traffic)