Fed up with work life and the chaos of the city, all Istanbulites are looking for new adventures. But after a while, all planned activities tend to become repetitive. Do you feel the same way? Does it feel like you are stuck in a rut? Then we have something wonderful for you to cheer up your day, adventure parks! These parks, which are steadily growing in numbers in Istanbul, have become a great option to get away from the stress of the city and spend quality time with family or friends. These parks are sometimes built in artificial environments, or built on trees and offer a variety of sports and games options including rock climbing, boating etc. Those who go to the adventure parks focus on the phenomenon of height, and problem solving leaving behind the stress and feeling more relieved and comfortable. Here are some adventure parks for a fulfilling day in Istanbul...
One of the biggest outdoor adventure and activity platforms in Turkey, Forestanbul offers various activities such as a high rope adventure course, wall-climbing, zip-line, giant swing, free fall. At the same time, the place boasts an extensive area of 65,000 square meters. Here, it is possible for people of all ages to spend quality time all day long. Open every day except Mondays, the platform offers three sessions a day. Prices vary between TRY 10 and 55, depending on the events. The high rope course is the only activity you need to book in advance for.
Address: Mithatpaşa Mahallesi, Davutpaşa Caddesi, Çiftalan Kemerburgaz Yolu, Kurt Kemeri Mesire Alanı, Kemerburgaz- Eyüp/ Istanbul
One of the hotspots of adventure park lovers is Highdosepark, located in Aydos Forest on the Anatolian Side. Here you can have a pleasant day by trying your hand at the high rope adventure course, or zip-line activities.
Address: Uğur Mumcu Mahallesi, Samandıra Caddesi, Aydos Ormanı 3.Kapı, Yakacık- Kartal/ Istanbul
Küçükçekmece Soğuksu Adventure Park
Though in limited numbers, some municipalities in Istanbul have started to build adventure parks. Built after the redesign of the 41 acre Soğuksu Pinetum, the Küçükçekmece Soğuksu Adventure Park is another alternative for lovers of adventure parks.
Address: Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Bağyolu Sokak, No:10, Küçükçekmece / Istanbul
İncekum Adventure Park
One of the longest adventure parks in Turkey, the İncekum Adventure Park is located on an area of 177 acres. Here you can play 49 different games with varying levels of difficulty and enjoy moments full of adrenalin. In addition to games on the adventure course, you can also try your hand in archery, horse riding, ATV safari and paintball.
Address: Karakiraz Köyü, İncekum Mesire Alanı, Şile/ Istanbul
Xtrem Adventures Istanbul Adventure Park
Built inside UNIQ Istanbul in 2015 on a forest of 8,000 square meters, the Xtrem Aventures Turkey offers activities ranging from a rope adventure course, net adventure course, to zip-line and quick jump.
Address: Huzur Mahallesi, Maslak Ayazağa Caddesi, No:4, Sarıyer/ Istanbul (UNIQ Istanbul)
The Adventure Tower in Bakırköy offers 120 different game options. The activities include wall-climbing, a high rope adventure course, zip-line, cloud swing and children's playground. At Macera Istanbul, pre-booking is only required for groups.
Address: Çırpıcı Şehir Parkı, opposite the Marmara Forum, Bakırköy - Osmaniye/ Istanbul
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