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Family holidays with children in Israel - attractions and entertainment

Petach Tikva Israel is quite a comfortable place to go on a vacation with children. In addition to living in hotels that are ideal for families, the country has a lot of entertainment that can make a trip unforgettable for young travelers and their parents. Cattery of crocodiles and reef with dolphins, alpaca farm and camel ranch, ice complex, adventure parks with hanging bridges and grottoes, water parks and amusement centers, entertaining museums and ancient fortresses allow tourists with children to spend their time here fascinatingly and with advantage.
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Tel Aviv Luna Park offers children of all ages the opportunity to take advantage of attractions: from carousels to racing on carts and roller coasters. From the top point of the Ferris wheel, you can see a stunning panorama of the city. In the water park “Meimadyon”, there are small pools and play area for the youngest visitors. Older children like the pools with artificial oxen. Family events with games and creative master classes are organized in The Museum of Arts. Boys interested in military equipment should visit the Israel Defense Forces History Museum with its exhibition of tanks, artillery guns, military equipment and weapons. On the square at the Azrieli Center, you will find the trampoline center “iJump Tel Aviv” from the beginning of spring until the middle of autumn.
You can watch animals in their natural habitat in the Ramat Gan Safari Park. You can also take tours on cars or trains through the Savannah where you can see wild animals such as lions, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, zebras and ostriches. In the “Hai-Kef” zoo in Rishon LeZion, you can get to know tigers, crocodiles, flamingos and feed pets. In the water park “Shefayim” located on the way from Tel Aviv to Netanya, there is a variety of swimming pools and water activities: gentle multi slides, dizzying descents, fountains and play zones. In the city of Holon there is an interactive Children’s Museum in which meetings with fairy-tale creatures, wandering by the time machine, walking through the “Enchanted Forest”, as well as a lot of cognitive experiments await children. Copyright
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In Rehovot, it is worth visiting the Charles Clore Garden of Science where the whole family can experience a skating simulator, play a xylophone made from stone, get fire using mirrors, follow the formation of waves, and stroll along the surface of the moon. In the protected oasis of Ein Gedi, you will find a botanical garden with an extensive collection of flora, a picturesque stream, and the ruins of an ancient temple. The Museum of Science “Mada Tech” in Haifa, gives every young visitor the opportunity to feel like a physicist. You can run a water mill in the water zone, and in the “Archimedes Courtyard”, try to “turn” the world. In the Museum of Puppets of the Castra Cultural Center, children can listen to an interesting story about the historical past of the Jewish nation in a theatrical format and see old costumes.
Fans of mobile entertainment will like to visit the “X-Park”, where there is a climbing wall, a rope town, an eighty meter trolley, a paintball field, ramps and trampolines outdoors. The Haifa Zoo is home to an amazing tiger-albino. There you can also pet ponies, llamas, rabbits, and visit an aviary with lemurs. In Sahne Park near the Beit She’an, there is a museum of archeology and a mini zoo with rare animals. In the tourist center of Hamat-Gader emu, raccoons, meerkats, baboons are enclosed in the natural environment. At the local crocodile farm, you can use rope bridges to have a look at the reservoirs with reptiles. Not far from Lake Kinneret is located a reserve of birds “Hula”, where children can meet with pelicans, herons and even hawks.
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In the “Underwater Observatory” of the city of Eilat you can watch the animals of the Red Sea: Sharks, rays, moray eels, and turtles. On the territory of the complex, there is a 4D-cinema where films about nature are shown. At the Dolphin reef, visitors will have the opportunity to see amusing dolphins who from time to time allow themselves to be caressed. Children can plunge into the past in the amusement park “Kings City”: get acquainted with the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, swim in the “King Solomon Falls”, find a way out of the Old Testament caves, visit the “Den of Illusions”, pass a labyrinth with mirrored walls and ride on a swing in the hall with curved floors and ceilings.
The ice Palace “Ice Space” allows you to skate at any time of the year. Within the territory of the palace there are expositions of ice sculptures, ice slide, and an ice bar. A Bedouins awaits guests at a camel ranch. On the alpaca farm in Mitzpe Ramon, you can chat with lovely llamas and alpacas, and ride on horseback. The zoo “Negev” has an interesting collection of stuffed animals and skeletons of animals. Within the zoo’s territory live more than a hundred species of animals, birds and reptiles, which can be treated to delicacies bought at the entrance. In the living corner, children can hold domestic rabbits, hamsters and other pets in their hands.
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Zoos and gardens in Israel
♥   Zoo 'Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve' Haifa. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Children s Zoo' Sa’ad. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Educational Zoo of the Haifa Biological Institute' Haifa. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Hai Kef' Rishon LeZion. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Hai Park' Kiryat Motzkin. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Israel
♥   Water park 'Luna Gal' Tiberias. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Meymadion' Tel Aviv. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Nachshonit Park' Kibbutz Nachshonim. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Shefayim Water Park' Kibbutz Shefayim. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Yamit 2000 Spark Water Park' Holon. On the map   Photos
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Amusement parks in Israel
♥   Amusement park 'Ashkeluna' Ashkelon. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Gai Beach' Tiberias. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Hafetz Haim' Hafetz Haim. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Kings City' Eilat. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Luna Gal' Ramot. On the map   Photos
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Aquariums in Israel
♥   Aquarium 'Coral World Underwater Observatory' . On the map   Photos

Pictureque places in Israel

City of David

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
The City of David is the historic district of Jerusalem, located near the Temple Mount. According to the legend, this is where King David built his first palace, around which the city was formed later. Today, visitors can see the ruins of old buildings, as well as the surviving fragments of city walls that surrounded the settlement back in the Bronze Age.

The archaeological research at the site of the historic district began in the first half of the 19th century. After decades of work, researchers had discovered many unique artifacts. In the 19th century, fragments of the Siloam church, and later ancient tombs that date back to 2-3 century BC were found. Today, visitors can see the historic district with ruins of ancient palaces, admire cleaned wells and fragments of fortifications. … Read all

Cave of Patriarchs

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
In Judaism, the second holiest place after the Temple Mount is the Cave of the Patriarchs, also known as the Cave of Machpelah. It’s located in the historic crypt of Hebron. According to the biblical tradition, Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, and their spouses are buried there. Directly above the cave, a very beautiful monumental building stands. Its height is 12 meters. The exact construction date is unknown. According to the available data, it hadn’t have a roof previously.

The building has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. Today, it features the refined decoration that is traditional for Islamic art. The main shrine, hidden behind imposing walls of the crypt, is an entrance to the cave. That’s a small hole into which an inextinguishable lamp is traditionally dipped. It’s … Read all
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Those who like to relax in the open air, will definitely like the Gan Sacher Park. It is very beautiful and equipped. The park has many trees and paths for hiking and cycling. This park is one of the few in Jerusalem, where there are equipped barbecue spots, and many spacious glades for active games. This picturesque park named after its founder, is very popular not only among tourists, but also among locals. Perfect entertainment for families with school-age children, would be a trip to the … Read more
Shefayim Water Park will be of interest to children of any age. It provides a variety of slides, pools (including a wave pool), playgrounds for the smallest ones - and all this is in great numbers. While kids are trying out the slides, adults can soak up the scorching Israeli sun enjoying every minute of their stay in the complex. If the child is hungry, just go to one of the bars and have a bite. Spending the whole day here is the dream of any child, and taking them away from the center is a … Read more
When visiting Nazareth with children, first and foremost, head to Aqua Kef - an amazing water park designed for children from 3 years old. It houses some unique water rides and those that most of us are already used to. The water complex is nicely decorated and has a free beach where you can have a great time sunbathing and swimming in Lake Tiberias. You can find the complex by the nearby attractions such as the ancient Roman Theater and the old ruins of the church. Not far away is another … Read more

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