Activities For Kids In Turkey


Turkey is a wonderful destination for families, with a great choice of leisure activities such as horse riding and endless boat trips along the coast. There are also opportunities to see Loggerhead Turtles first hand, and of course endless beaches with plenty of water sports to enjoy.  
Loggerhead Turtles

A popular family day excursion is to see the Loggerhead Turtles in the seas around Dalyan Izluzu beach. The turtles are on the IUCN Red list of endangered species and are recognisible by their thick head and broad short neck.


The sea turtles return to the same beach where they themselves were hatched in order to lay their eggs when they reach maturity, and lay their eggs on certain beaches only. The breeding season is between May to September, so is an ideal time to visit during a summer villa holiday in Dalaman. They hide their eggs by covering up with sand and return back to the sea, and the eggs hatch about 2 months later.


Protection of the beach is excellent due to 24 hour patrolling by the Ministry officials and monitoring by University ecologists.


A visit to the see the loggerhead turtles is a delightful treat for children and adults alike as it's a great opportunity to see the endangered turtles in their natural and protected habitat. 

Aqua Park - Ovacik The Water City Club at the Grand Ucel Hotel in Ovacik is the small water park. It has 6 slides, a children’s splash pool with an octopus slide and a swimming pool. There is a large restaurant and bar area serving drinks, snacks and meals all day long, It's open from 10.00 - 18.00 (closed 12.00 - 13.30) and is open between April and November. The water park is very close to Villa Helena.
Horse Riding Ovacik has Horseriding stables where you can go on a leisurely treks around the area. See the sights from the saddle and usually you are offered a choice of two routes. Starting in the Ovacik pine tree forest your horse will guide you down the bridle path to either the Olu Deniz Blue Lagoon lookout, or to the serene ghost town of Kayakoy. Each route is usually for about 4 hours round trek.
Water World Water World is the new aqua park opened in Ovacik in 2014.
The location is gorgeous as it is nestled against the forest with the beautiful scenery of the Babadag Mountains behind the slides.
The attractions include 7 slides, a lazy river, a wave machine, a kid’s area and also a kid’s club, a restaurant, Ice -Cream Café, Mini market, lockers and safety deposit boxes. There is also a free pick up service available.
Water World is the largest waterpark in the area and is the perfect place for fun in the sun for all the family:  it’s wet wild and wonderful!

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