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Why did you create this innovation?
Every child has an imagination and creativity. Appropriate environments that allow for the development of imagination and creativity also allow for the expansion of these boundaries and the development of innovative, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking individuals. Fairy Tale Castle creates a suitable environment for children to reveal this potential at an early stage.
How does your innovation work in practice?
The Fairy Tale Castle, located in Park of 400,000 m², creates a tourism potential with its 26 towers, different concept areas and fairy tale sessions. In the interior where fairy tale heroes and mythological characters are located, the narrations made through the mapping method, interactively and by the animatronic robots of Nasreddin Hodja, Kaloghlan and Dede Qorgud.The events in the Fairytale Castle are organized in two ways first being those which the visitors physically participate and the second is the events that are held online. Creative literacy, P4C, rights-values, STEAM, gamification workshops, music concerts, writer meetings, festivals and art-design and creative programs are offered to the student.
Fairy Tale Castle also organizes events with experts and appeals also to the parents and educators. The digital content prepared by Fairy Tale Castle reaches thousands of children from different provinces of Turkey with social media platforms as educational and activity material.
How has it been spreading?
Fairy Tale Castle has become the center of attention with its architecture, location and accessibility and welcomed 3.175.619 visitors since opening (9 March 2014-30 April 2022). Children and disabled people benefit from discounted tickets. 65% of visitors are in the 5-18 age group.
Education-events and workshops are held free of charge. Since its opening, a total of 646 different workshops have been organized and 28.977 participants have been reached. Workshops are held physically in Fairytale Castle and online via Zoom Meeting program on both platforms. They are organized for school groups as well as individual applications.
The digital content prepared by Fairytale Castle reaches thousands of children through social media platforms as an educational-activity material.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
You can get review our training and events in Media section.
Please contact us for more detailed information through firstname.lastname@example.org
You can use our fairy tale videos for the integration of Turks living outside Turkey and those who want to learn Turkish: youtube
We are open to all collaborations in the development of project-based content.