Things to do in Turkey with the kids!

Updated 9 March 2020 | by Emily Benton

With one foot in the East and one in the West, Turkey is the perfect place to take the kids on holiday. Whether you're looking to experience the explosion of culture and colourful history that the country has to offer, or make the most of the beautiful beaches and watersports, there really is something for everybody to enjoy. Here are just a handful of activities that make Turkey the ultimate family-friendly destination.


1. Paragliding at Oludeniz

Oludeniz is reputedly the best place in Europe for Paragliding. Babadag Mountain, which towers above Oludeniz, creates incredible thermals that provide ideal flying conditions - as well as some INCREDIBLE views! You will also go on a 50-minute jeep safari to get to the take-off point, where you will be taken through some of Turkey's extraordinary mountainside scenery. Skysports have flow all types of passengers, from ages 4 to 84! Tandem flights are available too, making it a great activity to do alongside the kids. Want to stay nearby? Check out our villas in Oludeniz !

Paragliding Oludeniz Turkey Kids Family Holiday


2. Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Due to its unique and very active geological past, Turkey has some incredible natural treasures to visit. Pamukkale Thermal Pools, which translates to 'Cotton Castle', is a natural hot spring whose bright blue waters cascade over giant white calcified tiers. The waters are naturally kept at a constant temperature of a 35°C and are full of natural minerals. So after taking a dip, you can simply dry off and let the minerals work their magic! We think it looks like something out of Frozen... so the kids are bound to love it!

Pamukkale Thermal Pools Turkey


3. Hot-Air Ballooning Over Cappadocia 

This is one of the most popular spots in the world to go up in a hot-air balloon and there really is no better way to see the “fairy chimneys” and other features of the extraordinary landscape. Mums and dads can even enjoy a bottle of bubbly on board! This is bound to be an unforgettable experience that the kids will never forget. 

hot air balloon cappadocia


4. Charter a Yacht on the South-West Coast

The deeply indented coastline between Bodrum and Finike is the perfect venue for cruises on a yachtgulet, or traditional wooden motor-schooner! This is the perfect way to experience Turkey when you're with the kids. Ensure short sailing distances between destinations, and they will love jumping into the water from the boat and exploring hidden beaches along the way. Try a catamaran for extra play space!

Yacht Turkey Family Holiday Kids


5. Ancient Ephesus 

Ephesus, addressed by Saint Paul in one of his epistles, is the best preserved of its kind in the Eastern Mediterranean. Its excavated remains reflect centuries of history, from classical Greece to the Roman Empire. You can also see the house where the Virgin Mary is believed to have lived. The city makes for the perfect day out to educate the kids about some of Turkey's colourful history! 

Ephesus City Turkey


6. Antalya Aquarium

Featuring the LONGEST Tunnel Aquarium in the world, Antalya Aquarium is a favourite with the kids. As well as walking underwater through the whopping 131m long tunnel, you can head to Snow World and make snowballs out of REAL snow, or even sail the world seas with multi-dimensional movie technology in the Oceanride XD Cinema. Located in the heart of Antalya, this famous Aquarium is the most vibrant attraction in the city. Here, you can see our villas in Antalya - the perfect location f you're planning a visit! 

antalya aquarium Turkey Kids Family Holiday


7. Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark

The biggest Waterpark in Marmaris, Atlantis is the perfect place to take the kids for a day of guaranteed fun with the entire family. The park is located right on the seafront with its own private beach and offers free sunbeds and umbrellas all day long! Want to stay close by? See our Villas and boats in Marmaris! 

Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark turkey kids holiday

See our villas and apartments in Fethiye, Kalkan, Marmaris, Dalaman, Hisaronu, Bodrum Peninsula, Altinkum and more. 

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