Entertainment for Children in Israel

In northern Tel Aviv, the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo makes a good outing for children. You can drive through and observe the wildlife in its natural habitat. The Children’s Museum in Holon, a short drive from Tel Aviv, has lots of fun, interactive exhibits.
Mini Israel, which is just off the main highway that runs between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, has over 350 miniature models of the Holy Land’s most important landmarks.
On the shores of the Dead Sea, just south of Jericho.

But there is so much more for children and their entertainment.

  1. 18 Zoos in Israel (9/6/2019) - Here you can find a collection of 18 zoos in Israel. Behind each zoo you see a telephone number you must use before you are going to visit the zoo.
  2. 24 Clean Beaches In Israel (9/6/2019) - If you’re out there wondering if any of Israel’s gorgeous beaches are environmentally friendly, wonder no more! 21 beaches – and 3 marinas – in Israel have recently been awarded the Blue Flag by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) for environmental excellence! So, yes, you can swim, surf, and frolic knowing you’re in safe, environmentally clean hands!
  3. 27 Amusement Parks (8/20/2016) - Twenty seven amusement parks for the family, from the north to the south of Israel.
  4. 38 Amusement And Theme Parks in Israel (9/16/2019) - Someone said that there are not many amusement parks in Israel. Ah! She was so wrong. Here we have 38 amusement and theme parks.
  5. 9 Farm Tours For Families (8/20/2016) - We have nine farm tours for people with families, but it's more then okay to come without children too. This collection of farm tours is special, because it covers a variety of farm types. Please consider the farm tours in the south (desert).
  6. Arava Antelope Ranch (8/22/2016) - They imported 140 antelopes from four species: Kudu, Blesbok, Impala and Springbok. Besides the above mentioned antelope species, we keep also eland gemsbok, addax, wildebeest, Nubian ibex, barbary sheep, mouflon (Cameroon sheep), pygmy goat, red deer and Sika deer, and the highly endangered African wild ass.
  7. Banias Spring (8/17/2016) - A peaceful spot for prayer and reflection, Caesarea Philipi is home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Israel. See where Jesus cured the woman from Paneas and asked the disciples who they thought he was. Visit the Crusader tower and a still-active water mill.
  8. Bethlehem’s Manger Square (8/20/2016) - The site of Christ's birth may well have been a cave, much like the cave in which his body was buried, or a stable, among the animals. In either case, it was a place provided by others. He entered the world as he left it, without wealth or status.
  9. Biblical Zoo (9/6/2019) - A family destination and Israel’s biggest tourist attraction, the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo covers over 62 acres of stunning terrain in the south of Jerusalem. The park centers on a vast man-made lake complete with waterfalls and side pools, surrounded by spacious lawns and shaded beauty spots with 2,200 animals and different 271 species.
  10. Catholic Church of St. Catherine (8/20/2016) - The Church of St. Catherine is a Catholic church and Franciscan monastery connected to the mostly Orthodox Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The church is said to be built on the site of Christ's appearance to St. Catherine of Alexandria and his prediction of her martyrdom (c.310 AD).
  11. Chai Negev (8/23/2016) - Chai Negev is an educational activity center located in Kibbutz Revivim – one of the first settlements in Ramat Negev. At Chai Negev the goal is to bring children closer to the natural world around them in a way that is direct and enjoyable in order to raise their awareness of their environment and heighten their sensitivity to what goes on in it.
  12. Church of Notre Dame, Luxurious Guesthouse and Pilgrim Center (8/30/2016) - Opposite the Old City, this historic, Vatican-owned guesthouse and pilgrim center built in the 19th century is an 8-minute walk from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Tower of David history museum.
  13. Cinema City Jerusalem (8/20/2016) - Cinema City Jerusalem, which opened the end of February 2014, is the largest entertainment and cultural center in Jerusalem measuring in at 20,000 square meters and including eight floors, 19 movie theaters, including themed theaters, an indoor mall with dozens of restaurants, cafes and stores, a theater for plays, a hall for conferences, a cinema museum and many other attractions.
  14. Coral Beach Nature Reserve (8/15/2016) - Coral Beach Nature Reserve, south of Eilat, borders on a 1200-meter coral long reef, which both divers and snorkelers enjoy (equipment rental on-site). Behind the 3-4 meter deep primary reef, with its colorful garden-like formations and fish, is a sand bar and then the magnificent 35-meter deep coral wall. There are over 270 species of coral in this underwater jungle and over 2,500 species of underwater life – some unique to the Red Sea
  15. Crocodiles at Hamat Gader (8/22/2016) - The crocodile farm is the only one of its kind in the Middle East. Nearly 200 alligators, crocodiles, caimans and the endangered Indian gharial live in the various enclosures in the farm. The large, mature adults are housed in an open pond area where floating bridges crisscross to allow visitors to see the toothy predators up close. In addition, alligator feeding in shown during the summer months.
  16. Crocoloco Crocodile Farm (8/15/2016) - The Crocoloco Crocodile Farm at the Ein Hatzeva Junction in the Arava is a unique desert farm for growing African Nile crocodiles, which combines both agriculture and tourism. The farm was established in 2006, and raises crocodiles which will be exported to Europe.
  17. Dead Sea (8/20/2016) - Known in the Bible as the “Salt Sea” or the “Sea of the Arabah,” this inland body of water is appropriately named because its high mineral content allows nothing to live in its waters.
  18. Dig For A Day (8/20/2016) - Great Family Activity – Participate in an actual excavation in underground caves from the time of the Maccabees and tour through the ancient subterranean city of Maresha. Excavations are done at the Hellenistic or Second Temple Period.
  19. Dom Polski (9/1/2016) - Polish Catholic Monastery Albatiah Aqbat St. The name means: Polish Home. The monastery is subordinate to the Head of the Polish church in Warsaw, and a hostel for pilgrims is operated on site. The monastery is a large structure on Third Wall Street and an orphanage on the slopes of the Mount of Olives. The nuns commemorate Elizabeth, a Christian saint from the beginning of the 13th century who, after she was widowed at age 20, donated her capital to the poor and hospitals, and after her death became a symbol of Christian charity.
  20. Ecce Homo (9/2/2016) - The Ecce Homo Arch has a connection to St Paul. After Paul was seized by Jews while visiting the Temple, it was from the Antonia fortress that soldiers ran to rescue him and prevent a riot. And it was on the steps leading to the fortress that Paul addressed the crowd and avoided being flogged by announcing to a surprised tribune that he was a Roman citizen. Map.
  21. Eilat Botanical Garden and Organic Farm (8/20/2016) - A botanical garden in a city that gets virtually no rain? Yes, right near the entrance to Eilat, spread over wild desert hills, the Eilat Botanical Garden grows in the midst of the first organic farm in Israel. Filled with 1,000 species of fruit trees, ornamental trees, herbs, shrubs and flowers from around the world, with viewpoints overlooking the Red Sea and the Edom mountains, the garden has sign-posted paths, a reconstructed stream, lakes, waterfalls and stone and wood buildings to explore.
  22. Eilat’s Camel Ranch (8/26/2016) - Camel Treks. Cart trips (donkey) in the Eilat Mountains. Rope Park Eilat. Between heaven and earth high above the ground with about 700 meters of routes and 3 degrees of difficulty is our rope park.
  23. Ein Gedi Reserve (8/20/2016) - The oasis of Ein Gedi on the shore of the Dead Sea combines a wild, natural setting, history and archaeology. Nakhal David and Nakhal Arugot flow year-round through deep canyons surrounded by lush vegetation – a sharp contrast to the surrounding desert.
  24. Ein Prat Nature Reserve (8/20/2016) - Ein Prat Nature Reserve The spring of En Prat emerges into a natural rock pool and creates a welcoming oasis in the upper Prat Stream. Antiquity sites dot the stream banks, including monasteries and a second-century BCE aqueduct. Mediterranean, arid-land and water-loving vegetation fill the reserve, and among the animals is a herd of gazelles.
  25. Ein Tzukim Nature Reserve (8/20/2016) - Ein Feshkha, also known as Einot Tzukim, is the lowest nature reserve in the world, located in the Judean Desert alongside the shores of the Dead Sea, in the Megilot Region. The reserve, due to its location at the lowest point on earth, and on the shores of the mineral rich and saline Dead Sea set on much of the land that has been reclaimed since the Dead Sea shrunk, is relatively unique. It also features some archaeological gems.
  26. Ein Yael (8/20/2016) - Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds instructional-experiential workshops for schoolchildren and youth on material culture in ancient times.
  27. Entertainment for Children in Israel (9/28/2016) - In northern Tel Aviv, the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo makes a good outing for children. You can drive through and observe the wildlife in its natural habitat. The Children’s Museum in Holon, a short drive from Tel Aviv, has lots of fun, interactive exhibits. Mini Israel, which is just off the main highway that runs between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, has over 350 miniature models of the Holy Land’s most important landmarks. On the shores of the Dead Sea, just south of Jericho.
  28. Eretz Yisrael Museum (8/21/2016) - Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) Museum - This is a stunning museum spread across a beautiful campus in the Ramat Aviv district of the city, overlooking the center of Tel Aviv. The Eretz Israel Museum has an amazing array of displays relating to archaeology, judaica, ethnography, history and culture and arts and crafts, each housed in a pavilion, of which there are many spread across the museum site, centered around an archaeological site.
  29. Family and Children Tour 10 Days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for families and their children. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Safed, Jerusalem and Eilat. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German and Dutch.
  30. Family and Children Tour 12 Days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for families and their children. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Safed, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Qumran, Masada, Negev and Eilat. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, and Dutch.
  31. Gai Beach (8/20/2016) - This long-standing favorite with the locals is part of a big hotel/spa complex that also includes a private beach (entrance free for hotel guests). The water park features some great slides, including the Kamikaze and two loop-the-loop slides, plus a huge wave pool.
  32. Gan HaShlosha National Park (8/18/2016) - Gan Hashlosha, otherwise known as the Sachne, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee, some believe that Gan Hashlosha is the real-world location of the garden of Eden, and, once you visit, you might understand why. The main highlight of Gan Hashlosha are its beautiful pools shaded by lush palm trees and surrounded by green lawns, which are constantly 28 degrees celcius year-round.
  33. Gangaroo Animal Park (9/12/2019) - Kids will love this delightful little corner of Australia, where – amid Aussie vegetation – they can pet and feed friendly, free-range kangaroos. Another hit: in the aviary (open for 20 or 30 minutes every hour or two) they can feed apple slivers to colorful lorikeets and cockatiels; ever resourceful, the birds have developed a habit of hopping onto people's shirts and licking their neck sweat for its salt content.
  34. Haifa Cable Cars (8/18/2016) - Located at the tip of Haifa that juts out into the Mediterranean, are fabulous both as a quick method of transportation and as a tourist attraction.
  35. Hebrew University Botanical Garden (8/20/2016) - The Mount Scopus Botanical Garden is an important ecological center housing plants that represent the various flora regions in Israel. The garden serves as a beautiful living exhibit of Israel’s vegetation and environment for research and study purposes, as well as a haven for plants that are rare or in danger of extinction. Also on the site is the sarcophagus of Nikanor of Alexandria who donated brass doors to the Holy Temple.
  36. Herodium (8/20/2016) - Herodium is 3 miles southeast of Bethlehem and 8 miles south of Jerusalem. Its summit is 2,460 feet above sea level. Herod built or re-built eleven fortresses. This one he constructed on the location of his victory over Antigonus in 40 BC. Constructed over a small pre-existing hill, the Herodium was a fortress for Herod to quickly flee to from Jerusalem and a luxurious palace for his enjoyment.
  37. Hof HaCarmel beaches (8/18/2016) - These beaches are the coastal area on Haifa’s western side known for its beaches. In the summer, the Dado and Zamir Beaches are full of sunbathers, swimmers
  38. Hof Tzemach – water park (8/20/2016) - Another great water park in the Sea of Galilee region, Hof Tzemach is also a great place to camp out (but it gets busy and noisy during peak season). The usual suspects are here, including a Kamikaze slide, slalom slides, plus pools for the little ones. If you’re thinking of also camping here, there is a special deal – call the number below to verify.
  39. House of the Centurion (8/30/2016) - According to these accounts, a Roman centurion asked Jesus for his help because his boy servant was ill. Jesus offered to go to the centurion's house to perform a healing, but the centurion suggested that Jesus perform the healing at a distance instead, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed," Matthew 8:8 (NIV); which he did. Jesus commented approvingly of the strong religious faith displayed by the soldier.
  40. Huga – water park (8/20/2016) - Huga, near Beit Shean - Perhaps a little off the beaten track for many, this great water park doesn’t have the adventurous slides but does have three huge lakes (of natural spring water!) for the kids to enjoy. If you’re looking for a bit of fun, watch out for the rope slide ride (“omega” in Hebrew) straight into the lake! There are also camping facilities aplenty plus a great fishing pool (yes, for fishing!).
  41. Hutzot Hayotzer Artists Colony (8/20/2016) - Two years after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, a no-man’s land between the New and Old City of Jerusalem was transformed into an artist’s colony. It contains studios and galleries of 24 carefully selected Israeli artists creating in both traditional and contemporary styles in the diverse art fields of Painting, Sculpture, Calligraphy, Tapestry, Leather, Ceramics, Judaica and Jewelry.
  42. Ice Space – A world in Ice and Snow (8/15/2016) - Ice Space, is a place made of ice, and is an unforgettable experience for the whole family in Eilat. Ice Space is a unique attraction. At Ice Space bar you can enjoy amazing ice sculptures, a drink made of ice and slide on slides covered with ice. At the entrance you will get jackets, hats,Continue reading "Ice Space – A world in Ice and Snow"
  43. Jerusalem Bird Observatory (8/20/2016) - A site which comprises a range of natural habitats which attract thousands of birds and serves as a feeding station on their migration routes. The station combines research and a follow-up of migratory and local birds, along with instructional meetings with the researchers.
  44. Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt (8/19/2016) - Looking for an interactive and fun way to learn about the history of Jerusalem and its many neighborhoods? A Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt is the answer. Play this fun game with your whole family, race against other teams as you solve riddles and clues that take you to your next destination. Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts are available in the Old City, Nachlaot, Tzfat and now Gush Etzion (in jeeps or private cars).
  45. Jerusalem Time Elevator Show (8/19/2016) - The Time Elevator Jerusalem is a journey through the rich 3,000 year history of Jerusalem. Star of “Fiddler on the Roof,” Chaim Topol plays the lead character who amid crashing ceilings, splashing water, and other special effects, leads us on an unforgettable journey moving through Jerusalem’s historic turning points; beginning with the City of David and ending in the 1967 Six-Day War.
  46. Jesus Boat (9/2/2016) - Two amateur archaeologists fishermen brothers, Moshe and Yuval Lufan, stumbled across the outline of something, which might look like a buried boat in 1986. It was on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee, near Migdal, the home of Mary Magdalene.
  47. Jordan River (9/2/2016) - The Jordan river runs along the eastern border of the Holy Land; it holds a special in the history of Israel, because it's important for the Jews and Christians.
  48. Karina Chocolate Factory Tour & Workshop (8/17/2016) - The Karina Chocolate Factory Tour is located in Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights. It's is considered by many to be an unmissable attraction to visit during your trip to Israel. The De Karina Chocolate Factory was established by Karina Chaplinski, whose family members have been chocolatiers for three generations.
  49. Kibbutz Ein Gedi’s botanical garden (8/20/2016) - Kibbutz Ein Gedi is the only botanical garden in the world that people live in. More than 1,000 varieties of flora from all over the world that have been acclimated to Israel and grow wild here, as well as 1,000 varieties of cactus.
  50. Kursi National Park (8/30/2016) - Kursi, east of the Sea of Galilee at the mouth of a riverbed descending from the Golan Heights, is traditionally the place where Jesus exorcised demons from two possessed men (Matthew 8:28-33).
  51. Luna Gal, Dugal Beach (8/20/2016) - Luna Gal, Dugal Beach, Sea of Galilee - The Luna Gal at the Sea of Galilee (the Eastern side) is one of Israel’s biggest and oldest parks, and great fun for all the family (even without kids!). Watch out for the fast Kamikaze, Black Hole (our fave!), and Hurricane water slides – definitely for the more adventurous! There are also camping facilities and restaurants on the beach to enjoy.
  52. Luna Park (8/20/2016) - Luna Park, Tel Aviv is an amusement park complex in the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds built in 1970. Luna Park attractions include Ferris wheels, bumper cars, carousels and roller coasters
  53. Maimeidon (8/20/2016) - Maimeidon, Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv’s biggest water park, the Maimeidon is located across the road from the legendary Lunar Park, and contains water slides and swimming pools in various shapes, suitable for all ages. Watch out for the meteor slides, slalom slides, fast and slow tube lanes, a hot shot slide, wave pool, pools for kids and toddlers, an adventure pool and more! Other facilities include a snack bar and lockers
  54. Manara Cliff – Fun with the family (8/18/2016) - The longest cable car in Israel is just south of Kiryat Shmona. The ride to the top of Manara Cliff, the highest cliff in Israel, takes 10 minutes, and offers a breathtaking view of the Hula Valley, the Golan Heights and Mt. Hermon.
  55. Masada Mountain & Cable Car (8/20/2016) - The magnificent antiquities of the lofty desert fortress of Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea, symbolize human endurance. In 68 CE, Jewish rebels against Rome took Masada, but when the Romans finally captured the fortress, the historian Josephus relates that the Jews chose death over captivity.
  56. Jerusalem Day 2019 May 2019 – Jerusalem Day 2019 (2/7/2019) - Jerusalem Day is the day we celebrate the independence of the holy city, celebrations include huge parties, concerts, street parties and more! To get an idea of what Jerusalem Day looks like, check out last year’s list of events
  57. Meshushim Pool in the Yehudiya Nature Reserve (8/21/2016) - One of the most fantastic hikes is the Hexagon Pool (Meshushm) in the Yehudiya Nature Reserve. Situated north of the Sea of Galilee and of the small community called Had Ness on road 888, the pool is located at the bottom of a deep canyon, walled in with hexagonal basalt rock formations, flowing water and cascades.
  58. Milk Grotto (8/20/2016) - The Milk Grotto is a serene grotto only a few minutes' walk from Manger Square in Bethlehem. This grotto, with a Franciscan chapel built above it, is considered sacred because tradition has it that the Holy Family took refuge here during the Slaughter of the Innocents, before their flight into Egypt.
  59. Mini Israel Theme Park (9/9/2019) - The amazing variety that is Israel is nowhere better revealed than at Mini Israel. Along its paths, shaped like a Star of David, over 350 intricate, hand-crafted, true-to-life scale models depict the country’s best known sites and monuments.
  60. Model of ancient Jerusalem (8/20/2016) - To visualize old Jerusalem at the peak of its power, look down on the outdoor scale model of the ancient city at the Israel Museum. The gold-trimmed Second Temple and its vast courtyard dominate the Model of Ancient Jerusalem. Herod’s Palace, the twin-spired Palace of the Hasmoneans, the streets and markets are all identifiable.
  61. Monastery of St. Elias (8/20/2016) - A 12th century Greek-Orthodox monastery, on the side of the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Built over the ruins of a Byzantine church, it serviced the pilgrimage route to Bethlehem.
  62. Monkey Forest (8/22/2016) - The moment that you pass through the gates of the Monkey Forest, you enter the wonderful world of squirrel monkeys, sheep, deer and many other animals. It sets itself apart by ensuring the animals` contentment and providing spacious living conditions, while placing an emphasis on the fact that their living conditions are as close as possible to those in their natural environment.
  63. Mount of Beatitudes near the Sea of Galilee Mount of Beatitudes (8/30/2016) - As the name suggests, this is the hill upon which Jesus was said to have preached the "Sermon on the Mount". The lie of the land next to the church forms a natural amphitheater sloping down to the lake side, so it is more likely that Jesus stood at the bottom of the hill, but this does not detract from the beauty of the church on its crest.
  64. Musical Fountain (8/15/2016) - During the day, you’ll be able to enjoy the cooling water jets, which look like they’ll give the popular Teddy Park in Jerusalem a run for its money – while in the evening you can enjoy the spectacular fountain show, which includes some 350 water jets reaching heights of 10-30 meters and illuminated by 420 LED lights.
  65. Negev Zoo (8/23/2016) - The Zoological Park helps to bring local school children close to nature, exposing them to this phenomenal and wonderful animal world. Children can also enjoy the rare opportunity of participating in our rehabilitation center for injured wild animals. Each year, the Park inspires thousands of visitors from Israel and all over the world.
  66. Neot Kedumim (8/20/2016) - The answers to many biblical questions await at Neot Kedumim, among them: Why was Solomon’s botanical wisdom described as extending “from the cedar to the hyssop” (1 Kings 4:33). Why did Jeremiah describe Israel as “a thriving olive tree” (Jer. 11:16)? What did the Samaritan woman hear when Jesus spoke to her of “living waters” (John 4:11)
  67. Alice in Wonderland November 2019 – Alice in Wonderland (9/11/2019) - This colorful opera encounters the child Alice with the fantastical creatures of wonderland including the Cat, the Mad Hatter and a Queen who does not like to lose.
  68. Hänsel and Gretel October 2019 – Hänsel and Gretel (9/2/2019) - The young siblings who are lost in the darkness of the forest encounter the sumptuous candy house of the witch who loves to eat children for her dinner. But the smart children outwit the witch and get to reunite with their concerned parents. All's well that ends well. A magical production in Hebrew.
  69. Master Campers Achziv Beach Catered Weekend BYOB October 2019 – Master Campers Achziv Beach Catered Weekend (9/9/2019) - Lagoons shelter aquamarine water on what was a fishing village. Now a national Park Achziv is the best place to night swim in crystal clear warm water. Join us for all of our meals starting with a BBQ Friday afternoon, Shabbat Dinner, Breakfast, Kiddush, Lunch and 3rd Meal. Spend your day in the gorgeous sea at the end of the summer. Bring your own tent and sleeping bag.
  70. The Elixir of Love - (L'elisir d'amore) October, December 2019 – The Elixir of Love – (L’elisir d’amore) (9/2/2019) - Nemorino is in love with Adina who does not hurry to return his love. She even tells him she would rather marry the soldier Belcore who woos her with military passion. Nemorino purchases a love elixir from the traveling salesmen Dulcamara and at the end love wins and Adina and Nemorino marry and live happily ever after.
  71. What about the Deer? October/November 2019 – What about the Deer? (9/2/2019) - A musical fantasy based on the popular Israeli children songs of all times. A journey back in time towards our childhood dreams and the fantasies about the crying soap, the child who never came and the animals of our imagination – the zebra, the der and the choir of the chirping birds. Childhood delights come alive on stage with a little bit of opera magic.
  72. Old City Armenian Quarter (9/4/2016) - The Armenian Quarter, in the southwest corner of Jerusalem‘s Old City, is the smallest of the four quarters both by area and by population. The modern Armenian Quarter, accessed through the Zion Gate, is made up of churches, schools, residences, and historical landmarks, the heart of which is the St. James Cathedral.
  73. Omer Mosque (8/20/2016) - The modest Omar Mosque is was built in the 12th century directly across from the main entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The mosque is named for the 7th-century caliph Omar, whose actions after his takeover of Jerusalem ensured the Church of Holy Sepulchre remained open to Christian worship.
  74. The Magic Flute Opera for children in Israel 2019 (9/15/2019) - A list and overview of Israeli Opera for Children.
  75. Park Balagan (8/23/2016) - Park "Balagan" includes a number of inflatable rides for different ages, 3-storey structure for guns fulgurant soft balls, a pool with a moving boat, Himalayan bridge, train, electric bikes, basketball, Sony play station 2, an indoor air-conditioned room, includes pool balls, playground (for small children), a room for infants, Lego, table football and hockey, as well as board games for older children and much more.
  76. Qumran (8/20/2016) - Qumran National Park lies at the foot of the vertical cliff of the Judean Desert, rising up from the shores of the Dead Sea. In the 2nd century BCE, Qumran was settled by members of the Essene sect, the writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  77. Ramat Gan Safari (8/20/2016) - The Ramat Gan Safari Park is the main zoo of the Tel Aviv area and is home to the largest collection of animals in the Middle East. Arranged as a 250 acre African Safari Park, unique in the world as the African animals who live here are able to roam around the park, and visitors are able to have an African safari experience, just minutes from the center of downtown Tel Aviv. There is also a zoo within the park.
  78. Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) (8/18/2016) - A Marvelous representation of Ursula Mahler's outstanding sculpture, that reveal humor and movement -most subjects are children and teens, The setting is wonderful with plenty of space to view each sculpture and see wonderful views of the Haifa port area! An interesting note the ultra religious Jewish community demanded that the statues wear pants for modesty. The sculptor handles this well. This is a place that I always take visitors to Haifa to see - It is often an undiscovered gem.
  79. Sea of Galilee (9/2/2016) - Sea of Galilee is many things, but first it's a lake. Secondly, for Israel it's its chief water reservoir and important tourist attraction. Thirdly, for the Christians it's the place, where Jesus walked along its shores and performed multiple miracles, recruited four fishermen as his first disciples and was the center of his ministry.
  80. Game Space September 2019 – Game Space (9/11/2019) - Game Space is an event that aims to expose the local industry to interesting and new uses of existing gaming technology. The event aims to provide a fertile platform for innovative, diverse and practical materials aimed at bringing a high finish to the local games, exposing knowledge and breakthroughs or tools commonly used in the global industry. Lectures will be given in the different areas of game making – art, concept, design, programming and audio.
  81. Mozart's Surprise Box September 2019 – Mozart’s Surprise Box (9/2/2019) - Two young sisters embark on a magical journey through a forest in which they eventually discover the world of classical music in general and the magical characters from Mozart's operas in particular. Arias and duets from Mozart's beloved operas are performed in Hebrew in this special program of discovery of the power of music and its beauty.
  82. Rosh Hashanah Decor Felt Fruits Workshop September 2019 – Rosh Hashanah Decor Felt Fruits Workshop (9/12/2019) - Would you like to have a handmade beautiful decor on your Rosh Hashana Table? Or a personalized Rosh Hashana gift for your friends and family? This is the workshop for you! Join us in sewing apples and pomegrantes for the holidays! NO PREVIOUS SEWING EXPERIENCE NEEDED! apples, honey & tea will be provided!
  83. Tour of the Tel Aviv Museum for children September 2019 – Tour of the Tel Aviv Museum for children (9/11/2019) - Women and girls are represented against men and boys in the painting of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. What has changed in the last two hundred years in art and choice. An optimistic tour of how the world has become a better and more equitable place in the arts. A tour of the arts, culture, society, geography and politics for girls and boys and girls and boys as well as adults and adults.
  84. Cinderella September/October 2019 – Cinderella (9/1/2019) - The beloved fairytale about Cinderella who rises from the cinders to become a beautiful princess in spite of the fact that her two ugly step sisters will do anything in their power to destroy her. In Rossini's operatic version there is no fairy godmother but there is a charming magician who helps Cinderella win the love of her prince charming.
  85. Shefayim – water park (8/20/2016) - Shefayim is the largest and most popular water park in Israel (so it claims), and covers over 24 acres. It is made up of the water park complex, the motor park, and the adventure and paintball area. There are also restaurants and fast food joints to enjoy
  86. Sleeping in Jerusalem Old City (2/5/2019) - Again I'm sharing guide-information with you, but this time it's about hotels and hostels in Jerusalem, especially the old city. Most budget accommodation is located in the Old City's Muslim, Christian and Armenian Quarters or in the city center. Decent mid-range options are thin on the ground, but there are plenty of choices in the top-end category, including atmospheric Christian hospices in the Old City and boutique hotels in the city center.
  87. Solomon’s Pools (8/20/2016) - 5 km southwest of Bethlehem, a turn off to the east on the road to Hebron leads to an Ottoman Fort and a three large water reservoirs, partly excavated from the rock and partly built, which were used to collect spring and rain water from the surrounding valleys to be channeled to Jerusalem, and is still in use nowadays by the local inhabitants only.
  88. St. Alexander Nefsky Church (9/2/2016) - The Russian Orthodox church property catered for Russian pilgrims in the 19th century, but when they did archaeological excavations, they found ancient buildings preserved under the rubble. It is claimed that this is the site of the 1st century city wall of Jerusalem, that it is by these ancient walls that Jesus would have passed on his way to Calvary/Golgotha – the scriptures are clear that he was crucified “outside” the city, though the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is within the boundaries of the modern walled city – and that outside the Gate of Judgement which was in the wall in this vicinity and through which Jesus would have passed, his sentence would have been read out before it was carried out.
  89. St. Antonius Church (9/1/2016) - The Coptic Patriarchy and the St. Antonius Church The Ninth Station Established in 1236, when a Coptic Archbishop was appointed in Jerusalem. The Patriarchy is located next to the 9th station in the large complex which houses the Patriarchy's offices, as well as the Church of St. Antonius (251-356), an Egyptian monk, founder of monasticism in the East and considered the founder of monasticism in all of Christianity. The community numbers thousands of believers in Israel, out of the million living in Egypt.
  90. St. John’s Church (9/1/2016) - St. John's Church - Armenian Square of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher John was the Baptist. Entry is through the Eastern wall of the square, near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Ethiopian chapels. The church is closed and opens only twice a year.
  91. St. Pelagia (8/30/2016) - An unbelievable story of a repenting woman, who lived disguised as a male recluse, eunuch and hermit in a cell on the Mount of Olives for almost four years under the name Pelagius. After she died, it drew pilgrims from as far off as Jericho and the Jordan valley.
  92. Taybeh (9/2/2016) - The Palestinian village of Taybeh, was visited by Jesus seeking refuge shortly before his crucifixion. Economic and political pressures have forced some 12,000 residents of Taybeh to emigrate to the Americas, Europe and Australia. To ensure jobs for those who remain (only 1,300!), the churches and the Taybeh Municipal Council are working to improve the local economy.
  93. Tel Aviv (9/5/2016) - Tel Aviv is the so called White City and with reason. To tell you a secret, when you are in Tel Aviv, there is not much white to see, but when you arrive by plane and fly over Tel Aviv, you understand why the city is called White City.
  94. Tel Aviv Alma Beach (Hof Alma) (8/20/2016) - The southernmost of Tel Aviv beaches, it probably doesn’t get as many Jewish locals as it should. You’ll find plenty of Arabs from Yafo here, grilling their meats on barbeques just above the beach on a wide area of park (Charles Clor Park). It’s a long stretch of beach and reaches Yafo. There are no lifeguards here, so watch out for the currents, and jellyfish.
  95. Tel Aviv Banana Beach (8/20/2016) - This Tel Aviv beach has over the years become one of the best places to have a sunset drink, and you’ll find a good mix of tourists and Israelis here, especially at the Banana Cafe. Tables and chairs are set out across the beach, with atmospheric lights set out around the tables that bring additional charm in the evenings. Great place to watch the sunset, drink in hand, sand between toes…
  96. Tel Aviv Dolphinarium (Drummers) Beach (Hof HaTofim) (8/20/2016) - Tel Aviv’s worst looking beach, with the worst facilities. But, what it lacks in looks, it certainly makes up for in charm, especially on Friday afternoons. Every Friday, this beach becomes the meeting point for a whole posse of drummers and performance artists, which is fun and interesting to see. The rhythm’s gonna get you! It certainly has a different atmosphere compared to the other beaches, but could definitely be improved with a nice bar or cafe (though you can always sit at the Bluebird Beach bar, right next door, and which has grown into quite a nice little beach area of its own).
  97. Tel Aviv Gordon-Frishman Beach (Hof Gordon-Frishman) (8/20/2016) - This strip of beach is named after Gordon and Frishman Streets, which both exit onto the main beach strip. Also nearby are the legendary Gordon pool and marina that border it from the north. This beach caters for a lot of tourists, as the main strip of hotels on HaYarkon Street is meters away.
  98. Tel Aviv Metzitzim (Hof Metzitzim) Beach (8/20/2016) - A legend of a beach, largely because of the classic Israeli movie from the 70s of the same name. It’s the most northern of the central strip of beaches and is very popular. There is also a beach bar called Metzitzim on the beach, which is also open for some sunset sipping of drinks. Has quite a cool, youngish crowd and can be the place to be during the hot summer months.
  99. Tel Aviv Religious Beach (Hof haDati’im) (8/20/2016) - This beach is just to the south of Metzitzim and caters for the religiously observant. Note that because of this, there are separate days designated for men and women. On Saturdays it becomes just another beach, as the religious don’t come to the beach. During the week it might be a good alternative for women looking for a quiet, male-free zone.
  100. Tel Aviv Tel Baruch Beach (Hof Tel Baruch) (8/20/2016) - This beach is another one a little too north to reach by foot. But it’s wide, sandy, well looked after and with plenty of parking. Originally famous for its rather nasty looking “working girls” (who still pop up now and again amongst the sand dunes, not that I purposefully look for them…) today it’s a nice family-type beach.

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