Best things to do in Istanbul with kids

Best things to do in Istanbul with kids

A travel with your family and kids is always a great and unforgettable experience! We wanted to make this experience even more amazing for you… creating a list of things you can do when travelling to Istanbul with your children! So we created a list for you, with the best things to do in Istanbul with kids




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Princes’ Islands

A complex of beautiful and small islands (Büyükada being the biggest one), located at the Marmara sea, away from the city buzz. This set of islands is a kids’ paradise! The roads are free of cars, so people use horse dawn carriages and bikes for moving around. Enjoy the fresh air and the amazing views!











Istanbul Aquarium

This brand new aquarium is part of the list for the obvious reasons! It’s thematic, huge and full of all kind of fishes and mammals. Situated next to Ataturk Airport is one of the top attractions in the city to visit with the whole family        












Basilica Sistern

Although it is not the most obvious attraction to include in this list, it has a mysterious vibe that can amaze all of us! It could have been easily featured in a Harry Potter movie…An underground excursion












Galata Tower

This tower, is one of the most outstanding sights in Istanbul! The view (360) is so amazing that your kids will stand still to admire it!










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Pier Lotti

Located on a hill in Eyup district, this traditional open-air coffe place, provides amazing views to the Golden Horn! Your kids will love the ride up to the hill, because it is done by a teleferik!










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Nostalgic Tram

One of the two heritage tramlines in the city, crosses famous Istiklal street, located at the city center! A great way to admire this famous street by taking a ride to the end of the road…  










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Rumeli Hisar

This imposing fortress, was built by the orders of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed, in order to control the sea traffic, in 1452! It is consisted by small towers located on the banks of Bosphorus. Ideal sights for all the kids that love the towers…










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Toy Museum

Kids love all kind of toys… and this historical villa is full of them! It is located in Göztepe and hosts over 4,000 pieces, including many antique ones    













This amazing park, is the biggest Miniature Park in the world, hosting 105 miniatures, (scale 1:25) of the most important buildings, monuments and natural Turkish treasures. It also features a miniland playground!









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Vialand Park

A fantastic theme park where you can spend many hours having fun with your loved ones!      












Cehavir Mall

 A big and modern shopping mall, located very close to the city center, offers not only dozens of shopping choices but also a big area full of games for your kids…and not only!      









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Bosphorus Cruise

A Bosphorus cruise is ideal for all ages! Just sit and relax. Which kid wouldn’t just love being on a boat? There are several companies departing from Eminonu that provide Bosphorus Cruises. The boats depart from the Golden Horn (where you can see the most well-known landmarks) and goes up (Black Sea direction) passing by Dolmabahçe, Ortakoy, Bebek…




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