Europe’s largest city, Turkey’s cultural, economic and social centre and a popular tourist destination. That’s Istanbul for you. The city has plentiful of attractions and some great things to. Moreover, there are many adventure attractions in Istanbul which will add a tinge of thrill to your trip. If you’re planning a trip to Istanbul and are an adventure junkie, then have a look at this comprehensive list of the adventure attractions in Istanbul.

Visit the Vialand Theme Park and enjoy some thrilling roller coasters and slides. You can also visit the Jurassic Land, which will definitely not be as thrilling as the Hollywood film, but still will be an enlightening adventure. Other major adventure attractions include Babalu Park, Solar Beach, Jurassic Land and Vialand Theme Park.

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  1. Solar Beach

    #1 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Solar Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Leisure, Water Sport

    Address: Kumkoy Mahallesi, Tatlısu Caddesi No:4, Sarıyer/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The largest beach in Istanbul is a lively place. Pristine sands, clear water and a diverse cuisine make this a perfect shore experience. There are occasionally things happening here, and there is a ba...Read more

  2. Babalu Park

    #2 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Babalu Park

    Tags: Theme Park

    Address: Ziyagokalp, Istiklal Cd. No:15, 34480 Basaksehir, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This is what every parent wishes theme parks for kids were like. Devoid of arcade games and flashy lights, the park instead focuses on unusual physical activits that keep the kids involved. The Tri-Fo...Read more

  3. Jurassic Land

    #3 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Jurassic Land

    Tags: Museum, Theme Park, Entertainment

    Address: Kocatepe, Pasa Cd, 34045 Istanbul/Bayrampasa/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Jurassic Land is a dinosaur centre where you’ll feel that these extinct species have come to life. Jurassic Land gives extreme entertainment plus education for kids as well as adults alike. Ther...Read more

  4. Galatasaray Island

    #4 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Galatasaray Island

    Tags: Island, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Leisure

    Address: Galatasaray Islet, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Bars, six restaurants and two water sport venues have turned this innocuous islet on the Bosphorus into a major tourist attraction. Only two minutes by boat, it’s also connected by road over bri...Read more

  5. Vialand Theme Park

    #5 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Vialand Theme Park

    Tags: Park, Theme Park, Entertainment, Exhibition

    Address: Yesilpınar, Sehit Metin Kaya Sk. No:11, 34065 Eyup/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Vialand Theme park is actually a combination of various attractions. It is a theme park, shopping zone, entertainment complex and exhibition centre all in one. Spread over a huge area, the Vialand The...Read more

  6. Mall Of Istanbul

    #6 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Mall Of Istanbul

    Tags: Theme Park, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Mall

    Address: Süleyman Demirel Blv, 34306 Mahmutbey / Başakşehir/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Mall of Istanbul claims to be one of the biggest malls of Turkey that houses some of the most prominent brands for the customers. Inside, there are 350 stores, gourmet center, MOiPark, the first speci...Read more

  7. Tophane Parki

    #7 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Tophane Parki

    Tags: Mosque, Park, Hiking Trail, Stadium

    Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Cad., Beyoğlu/Istanbul - Europe, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Tophane Parki is known as Armory Park in English. A great place to visit if you are in Istanbul with your kids, within the park you will find: A children’s playground A sports ground A foot...Read more

  8. Viaport Marina

    #8 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Viaport Marina

    Tags: Theme Park, Shopping Center

    Address: Cami, Şehitler Cd. No:20, 34940 Tuzla/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Having a tagline of “where life meets the sea”, the Viaport Marina is Turkey’s newest and poshest marina. Putting up fascinating water shows almost every day, the marina is home to a...Read more

  9. Cappadocia Balloon

    #9 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Cappadocia Balloon

    Tags: Hot Air Balloon

    Address: Sair Mehmet Emin Street No: 15 Findikzade, Istanbul 34400, Turkey

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The panoramic view on display is extraordinary and this is a must-see when you visit Cappadocia. You get to discover some wonderful sights of geological formations along with serenity. The Cappadocia ...Read more

  10. Lunapark

    #10 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul

    Tags: Amusement Park, Theme Park

    Address: Bostancı Mahallesi, Mehmet Şevki Paşa Cd. No:6, 34744 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey

    Counted among the oldest and popular amusement park, Bostanci Lunaparki in Istanbul welcomes visitors of all ages. You will get a good dose of adrenaline rush and excitement when you choose from the m...Read more

  11. Legoland Discovery Centre Istanbul

    #11 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul
    Legoland Discovery Centre Istanbul

    Tags: Games

    Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, Paşa Cd 5/5, 34045 Bayrampaşa/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Relive your childhood memories when you visit Legoland Discovery Centre in Istanbul. Here, you will be transported to a magical land built with Lego and you will be thoroughly entertained while explor...Read more

  12. Vialand

    #12 of 12 Adventure Activities in Istanbul

    Tags: Amusement Park, Rides

    Address: Buses 37, 39D, 39O, 39Y, 47, 49T, 49Y, 49Z, 94Y, 99Y to stop- Yeşilpınar

    Vialand is a theme amusement park in Istanbul. If you are in the city and have a free day, or want to spend a lazy day with your family and children, head here. For those looking for some adrenaline r...Read more

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