Be it beach resorts in Turkey, activities, resorts, vibrant culture, rich history, theme parks, and exotic markets; there is no shortage whatsoever, when it comes to exciting destinations in Turkey. Besides, there are ample family resorts in Turkey that offer a complete experience, especially if you are traveling with your children. Listed below are a few such family destinations in Turkey that will keep you and your family thoroughly entertained during your Turkey holidays.
Izmir Wildlife Park
When it comes to a family outing, a wildlife park is an ideal destination. Izmir Wildlife Park is one of the most coveted zoos in Turkey, and is home to thousands of magnificent wild animals, who roam about freely in their natural enclosures. The park also houses a tropical centre and a zoo for children. In the zoo, your little ones can go ahead and experience feeding animals like rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats, and horses. Visiting this zoo is one of the top things to do in turkey with family.
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Known to be the world’s largest miniature park, Miniaturk has got to feature on your Turkey family tour. An open-air park, nestled along the banks of the Golden Horn, Miniaturk is an immensely popular landmark when it comes to kids and family holidays in Turkey. Started in 2003, Miniaturk houses amongst other things, miniature models of Turkey’s legendary buildings such as the Ataturk International Airport, the Celsus Library at Ephesus, Hagia Sofia Mosque, Temple of Artemis, and much more, making it a must-visit destination during a family trip to Turkey.
Patara, located close to the resort of Kalkan, is one of the best beaches in Turkey for families. With long stretches of deserted stretches of white sand, cushioned bars, and homely restaurants, Patara is ideal for family vacations in Turkey. The waters of this beach are shallow till a long way, making it perfect for children who like playing on the beach. Also, check our post on 10 Turkish beaches that will blow your mind!
Turkuazoo Istanbul Underwater World
Known world-over as the Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, Turkuazoo is one of the largest aquariums of Europe. A must for families visiting Turkey with kids, Turkuazoo is home to more than 25,000 stunning sea creatures across an array of species. What’s more, this incredible aquarium also gives visitors a chance to dive into the tank, allowing them a closer glimpse of the marine creatures.
Going on a cruise is always a terrific option for a family getaway. While holidaying in Turkey with your family, you can choose from quick, inexpensive cruises on the Bosphorus that sail till the Asian side, or you can even opt for full length cruises that will let you sail all the way till the Black Sea and back. Children are always fascinated by boat rides and the sea, and so a cruise along the Bosphorus is a must during your Turkey family tour.
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