Explore Istanbul's Top Places For Family


In this article, we will find about Istanbul's top must-visit tourist places for families and the essential tourist details for each.

Birds' Paradise and Botanic Park Darica - Bayramoglu

Birds' Paradise, also known as Botanic Park, is one of the best places in Istanbul for families, and one of Turkey's most beautiful botanic parks, with a wide range of birds, plants, and flowers worldwide.

The park has walking zones consisting of tunnels carved from massive tree trunks. Street and road names also bear the names of birds, plants, and flowers.

Where is Birds' Paradise and Botanic Park Located?

The Botanic Park is located on a small peninsula called Bayramoglu in Kocaeli, along the Marmara Sea, 38 km from Istanbul, and it can be reached by E5 Highway.

Birds' Paradise

Istanbul Zoo – Faruk Yalcin Zoo

Istanbul Zoo, also known as Faruk Yalcin Zoo, is one of Istanbul's best places for families, one of the most wonderful attractions on the Asian side of Istanbul. Thanks to its charming beauty and the enormous number of animals, Istanbul Zoo is a destination for tourists from all over the world.

Whoever visits the zoo will see about 200 different animal species, including deer, giraffes, tigers, lions, foxes, bears and monkeys. They will also enjoy the tunes of different species of birds, up to 135 species, singing the most beautiful melodies.

Istanbul Zoo is also an ideal entertainment place for the whole family, as it has a small lake through which tourists can board a boat and enjoy the natural beauty. It also contains 250 species of plants and flowers spreading throughout it, giving it more charm and splendour.

Istanbul Zoo – Faruk Yalcin Zoo

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Istanbul Zoo Timetable

Faruk Yalcin Zoo in Istanbul is a popular attraction for tourists of all ages, and it opens from 10 am until 6 pm.

Istanbul Zoo Location

Istanbul Zoo, which is an attraction for the whole family, is one of the largest zoos in Turkey and the world, located in Darica, on the Asian side of Istanbul.

How to Get to Istanbul Zoo?

Whoever wants to go to Faruk Yalcin Zoo can take the metro line of Gebze - Halkali and get off at Gaziosman Pasa Station. The zoo is also close to E5 Highway, making it easily accessible.

German Fountain in Istanbul

The German fountain in Istanbul is one of the best places in Istanbul for families, attracting a large number of tourists of all ages. The fountain was built in Germany by German Emperor William II and then gifted to the Ottoman Sultan to be installed in 1901. The fountain features a unique and magnificent design, made in a new Byzantine style, decorated with golden mosaics from inside.

German Fountain in Istanbul

Where is the German Fountain Located?

The German fountain, one of Istanbul's most beautiful tourist destinations, is located at the northern side of the old horse-racing field in the Sultanahmet district, on the European side of Istanbul.

KidZania Games in Istanbul

KidZania Games is one of the best places in Istanbul for families, consisting of a group of typical small towns with several professional and educational activities, up to 65 activities, suitable for different ages and tastes, to develop their social, physical skills.

It has arenas for various sports, such as football, basketball, and other types of sports. In addition, it includes a library with multiple books and stories.

Where is KidZania Located?

KidZania, one of Istanbul's best tourist spots for families, with its many activities and games, is located in Acibadem district, Uskudar, on the Asian side of Istanbul.

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