Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
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Turkuazoo Aquarium

Turkuazoo Aquarium

Turkuazoo is Turkey’s first giant aquarium over 8.000 sqm. This next generation aquarium is located inside the Forum Istanbul shopping mall in Bayrampasa. ...more »

  • Location: Bayrampasa
  • Type: For Children
  • Tel: +90-212-6402740
Riva (Beach)

Riva (Beach)

Riva is a peaceful beach resort located about 40km from Istanbul on the Black Sea coast, not far from the Anadolu Feneri (Anatolian Lighthouse) and Sile. ...more »

  • Location: Riva
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs
Miniaturk Museum

Miniaturk Museum

Ever wanted to see the sights of Turkey, but don’t have the time? Maybe you need some help preparing your Turkish itinerary? Then perhaps Miniaturk is the answer. ...more »

  • Location: Sütlüce
  • Type: Museums
Caddebostan (Beach)

Caddebostan (Beach)

The best of the Anatolian side's Marmara Sea beaches, Caddebostan was recently re-opened to sun seekers. Entry is free and it is conveniently located near to Bagdat Caddesi. ...more »

  • Location: Caddebostan
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs
Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium, rumoured to be the world's largest thematic aquarium (and the first to consist of all seas) was recently opened in Istanbul. ...more »

  • Location: Florya
  • Type: Theme Parks
  • Tel: +90-212-5742130
Kilyos (Beach)

Kilyos (Beach)

The golden sands of Kilyos stretch out to the dark waters of the Black Sea. This resort village is located about 35km from the city centre and is a popular getaway for Istanbullus during the summer. ...more »

  • Location: Kilyos
  • Type: Beaches and Beach Clubs
Istanbul Dolphinarium

Istanbul Dolphinarium

Istanbul Dolphinarium, located on the Golden Horn, gives visitors the chance to watch or swim with dolphins and puts on a number of performances. The Dolphinarium has six pools and a large show pool. ...more »

  • Location: Eyup
  • Type: For Children
  • Tel: +90-212-5817878
Emirgan Park

Emirgan Park

This historic park is situated right beside the Bosphorus in the pretty suburb of Emirgan. The Park is especially well known for its vibrant collection of tulips, which appear on mass every April. ...more »

  • Location: Emirgan
  • Type: Parks
Discovery Sphere Planetarium

Discovery Sphere Planetarium

Space enthusiasts take note! The Istanbul Discovery Sphere Planetarium has opened within the grounds of the Rahmi M. Koç Museum along the Golden Horn. ...more »

  • Location: Haskoy
  • Type: Museums
  • Tel: +90-212-3696600
Fenerbahce Park

Fenerbahce Park

Fenerbahce Park is an island park connected by a bridge to mainland Fenerbahce. The Park belongs to the local municipality and has five cafes spread across its grounds. Many come here to picnic. ...more »

  • Location: Fenerbahce
  • Type: Parks

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Our Local Experts say:

Children tend to love and be loved by Istanbul. Thanks to its natural beauty, interesting historical sites and attractions catering to young ones, this family friendly city continues to excite and educate with its many things to do for children.

Theme parks such as Minaturk, Dolphinarium and Rahmi M. Koc Museum combine fun with learning, while the many parks, beaches and forests in Istanbul offer a chance for children to let loose and play. The famous Turkish hospitality extends warmly to little ones, and foreign children will find themselves at the centre of attention from locals.

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Rock'n Coke

Rock'n Coke

17 Jul - 19 Jul
Festival

One of Istanbul's funnest and most raucous events, Rock'n Coke is a must if you're in the city... more »

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