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Istanbul is a magnificent city connecting two continents and boasts a cultural, historical and colourful atmosphere. If you’re travelling with children and looking for the best places to keep them entertained then don’t worry; there are plenty of children’s activities in Istanbul!

1. Kidzania

Kidzania, first established in Mexico City, Mexico in 1999, currently serves children in 19 different countries. And in Istanbul, you’ll find them in Akasya! Kidzania is a world made just for kids and includes everything you see around you in daily life; streets, sidewalks, neighbourhoods, cars, buses, hospitals, universities, ambulances. But all adapted to the size of children.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Location: Acıbadem, Çeçen Street Üsküdar/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0850) 200 5439
Website: istanbul.kidzania.com
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2. VIALAND Isfanbul Theme Park


Turkey’s first theme park, VIALAND is not just an amusement park. It also includes an entertainment complex with a shopping centre, restaurants, cinema and bowling alley. There is a special entertainment unit for every age group in VIALAND. The most ambitious of these is the roller coaster which runs on the tracks at a speed of 110 km. For children, Spongebob, Tiny Explorers, Tiny Miners, Palace Swing, The Adventures of Dora and Diego, Crazy River and Viking Units are some of the most popular kid-friendly activities in Istanbul.

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Open Hours: 10:30 – 21:30
Location: Yeşilpınar, Şht. Metin Kaya St. Eyüp/İstanbul
Phone Number: 0850 210 8563
Website: isfanbul.com
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3. Istanbul Aquarium


Istanbul boasts one of the world’s leading aquariums thanks to its capacity, variety of species and the activities on offer there. Visitors can follow a travel route which takes them through 17 geographical themes and a rainforest going from the Black Sea towards the Pacific.
Activities:

  • A special-themed, 1,2 km long travel route originating in the Black Sea and working towards the Pacific Ocean.
  • Approximately 1500 species with 17000 land and sea creatures in total.
  • A gift shop with an area of 470 square metres.
  • 3 cafeterias on the travel route.
  • A restaurant with the Panama Canal view on one side and a sea view on the other.
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Open Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Location: Şenlikköy, Florya Caddesi, Yeşilköy Halkalı Cd. Bakırköy/İstanbul
Phone Number: 444 97 44
Website: istanbulakvaryum.com
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4. Istanbul Toy Museum


The museum is located in a historical mansion where the most popular examples of toys from history have been exhibited since the 1700s. The Istanbul Toy Museum presents world history to its visitors in an entertaining, educational and memorable way. For example, space toys are exhibited in an effort to reach the Moon, and in the train section, the industrial revolution is described through the toys.

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Open Hours: 09:30 – 18:00 Closed on Mondays
Location: Göztepe Mah. Ömerpaşa Cad. Doktor Zeki Eren Sok. No:17, 34730 Kadıköy
Phone Number: (0216) 359 45 50
Website: istanbuloyuncakmuzesi.com
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5. Snowpark


Turkey’s first indoor snow entertainment centre, Snowpark offers uninterrupted skiing or snowboarding enjoyment all year round using real snow! Snowpark provides maximum snow enjoyment and an ideal environment for winter sports. Coats, boots and gloves are provided to visitors at the entrance.

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Open Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Location: Saadetdere, 68. St. Torium AVM Esenyurt/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 699 69 70
Website: snowpark.com
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6. Miniatürk


A beautiful outdoor museum exhibiting 120 models of Modern Turkey and Ottoman works; 57 from Istanbul, 51 from Anatolia and 12 from outside the borders of Ottoman Turkey.

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Open Hours: 09:00 – 19:00
Location: Örnektepe, İmrahor Cd. 7/1, 34445 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 222 28 82
Website: miniaturk.com.tr
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7. Discovery Museum


If you’re looking for a great place for your children to develop hand-eye coordination through play, Discovery Museum at Bahçeşehir Prestij Mall is for you! Every child can move freely and explore the limits of their imagination in the Discovery Museum, which allows children to discover their talents!

At the Discovery Museum, you’ll see your child start to discover themselves.

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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location:  Gölet Mevkii Prestige Mall, Doğaparkı St. Şamlar/Başakşehir
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8. Adventure Island


Adventure Island offers soft play units, climbing walls, adventure bridges and laser games for children. It enhances the capabilities of both children and young people and improves their strength and balance in a fascinating island setting!
Activities:

  • Adventure Forest, Adventure Sea
  • Adventure Bridge, Adventure Planet
  • Bowling
  • Sand Island
  • Buckets
  • Adventure Path
  • Escape House
  • Pirate Island
  • Trampoline Park
  • 7D cinema
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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Sanayi, 1655. St., Shawnee Mission/Esenyurt/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 397 72 60
Website: maceraadasi.com
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9. Playland


Playland imports licensed toys for children to learn and have fun at the same time. What makes Playland different from other amusement parks is its bowling and laser tag playgrounds.
Activities:

  • Play bowling
  • Laser tag
  • Play garden
  • Soft play area
  • Cinecoaster
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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Barbaros, Halk St, Dudullu Osb/Ataşehir/İstanbul
Website: playland.com
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10. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre


The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is a world of colour, creativity and fun for children. Lego, one of the favourite games for every generation, will steal your children’s hearts this time!
Activities:

  • Miniland
  • Lego Factory
  • Construction site
  • Fire Academy
  • Laser Games
  • 4D Cinema
  • Lego toy store
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Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Kocatepe, Photo of Paşa, Forum Istanbul,Bayrampaşa/İstanbul
Phone Number: 444 3 253
Website: legolanddiscoverycentre.com
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