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Istanbul with 10 & 8 yr old, where do the local children go?

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Istanbul with 10 & 8 yr old, where do the local children go?

We will be in Istanbul for 4 days in June. In addition to all of the sightseeing, we would like our children to meet other children and get a sense of local life. We will be staying in Sultanahmet area. Where can we get local?

Thank you in advance,

Sharon

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1. Re: Istanbul with 10 & 8 yr old, where do the local children go?

Hello svperez,

On a sunny day you can see lots of children in the play parks, or with their families having a picnic on the shores of the Marmara sea. On the bad weather days they visit shopping malls.

By the way, until the end of the first half of June, the kids will be still in school.

Also I should also mention that Sultanahmet is not a residence area, to see normal daily Turkish life you best go out this area.

Hope that helps, good luck!

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2. Re: Istanbul with 10 & 8 yr old, where do the local children go?

svperez, Here are some possibilities to entertain your children while they are in Istanbul. "tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g293974-i368-k46…" I strongly recommend the Aquarium at Florya and Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum on the Golden Horn. Miniaturk is also a great place to visit with children where you will see Turkish families with their children. If you wantto see real neighborhoods, I suggest you visit Fener and Balat areas.

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3. Re: Istanbul with 10 & 8 yr old, where do the local children go?

Hi there

Check these places they are very good for kids

1.Rahmi M. Koç Müzesi

2.Miniatürk

3.Dolphinarium

4.Jurassic Land - Forum AVM

5.Turkua Zoo Aqvarium - Forum AVM

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7.Basilica Cistern

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10.Atatürk Arboretum (National Park)

11.Emirgan Korusu

12.Vialand Amusment Park - Opens 1st of April

and you can find alot of indoor amusment parks at the shopping malls and the best one is in Civahir AVM.

Rnjoy your trip :)

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