Travelling with kids to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is a fantastic experience. Both cities, as is most of the country, are extremely family oriented, and from nature to culture, there is absolutely loads of amazing attractions and exciting activities for families to enjoy together. Wherever you turn, you’re likely to find children out and about with parents, grandparents or groups.
With up to 300 sunny days a year, the beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv are a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike. The beaches themselves offer a fabulous combination of sun and fun the Tel Aviv boardwalk to is a great place for kids to walk, run or ride along on a bike or a mini scooter, and there are plenty of playgrounds and cafes.
For a fun day outdoors, take a picnic basket to the lovely Yarkon Park and enjoy bike riding, boating or running around. Tel Aviv also offers a multitude of hands-on museums and exhibitions, free performances, especially in the gorgeous Tel Aviv port area and outdoor entertainment guaranteed to keep visitors of all ages entertained.
A visit to Jerusalem will ignite the imaginations of your little ones with its quaint alleyways, unique museums and fascinating history. with shady parks, water fountains and children-oriented exhibits and shows, there’s definitely something for every age.
An incredible variety of food will keep all the kids, and adults, of your group happy. From outdoor food stalls to sit-down restaurants there is no shortage of places to eat and most restaurants and cafés offer children’s’ meals at considerably reduced rates.
Your visit to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem with the young ones is guaranteed to be fun and rewarding.
Here are just a few of the fabulous ways you can have a great family time in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, all you and yours need to do is choose and go go go:
"Luna Park": A fantastic amusement park in the heart of the city offering a range of fun and exciting rides and attractions for the entire family. Right across from the beautiful Hayarkon Park, the green lung of Tel Aviv.
HaYarkon Park: The tranquil Yarkon Park on the outskirts of the busy city offers beautiful green expanses, boating on the river, cycling along the bike paths, sports fields, and much more for the whole family. Enjoy a picnic with a view of the stunning Tel Aviv Skyline.
Hot Air Balloon: After relaxing in gorgeous HaYarkon Park, get high with a view of gorgeous Tel Aviv like you’ve never seen it before, float above the Yarkon Park in an experience that is suitable for romantic trips or family fun.
The Observatory: While in Azrieli, be sure to check out the amazing top floor observatory located on the top floor for an 360 view of Tel Aviv the little ones will not soon forget.
The Planetarium: Offering a fun introduction to astronomy, you’ll be transported into space by interactive exhibits, revolving seats and informative presentations to suit the whole family.
Safari: With the largest collection of animals in the Middle East, you can spend a wonderful day in the wild, just 15 minutes from the heart of Tel Aviv, where you can check out the rest of the city’s stunning attractions.
HaTachana: Tel Aviv’s Old Railway Station: A delight for the whole family, the Old Train Station complex offers something for everyone with restaurants, kids activities, art galleries, street performances, and even a train carriage ride.
Tel Aviv Port: Breath in the sea air and vies from the gorgeous marina, get some food in any of the and check out the awesome street performances of music, magic theatre and more geared specifically for the joy of the little ones.
Nachlat Binyamin Street Fair: The biggest of its kind in Israel, the fair is a bright and bustling experience of crafts, live music, street performances, and cafes that will appeal to people of all ages.
Sarona: A trendy hub of restaurants, cafes, and bars, the covered market is a popular destination for couples, groups and families looking for one of the most happening places in the city.
Tel Aviv Museums:
Tel Aviv Museum of Art: With a large number of collections, guides, creative and interactive activities, and games, the museum is a treasure for parents and children alike.
The Museum of Natural History: Opened in 2018, the 5-floor museum with its 3,000 items, gives children the possibility to see the country’s creatures right up close.
The Olympic Experience Museum: Available via guided tours, offering an interactive glimpse into the history of sport in Israel through multimedia exhibits that are fun for the whole family.
Independence Hall- the birthplace of the State of Israel and the birthplace of the first Hebrew speaking city, Tel Aviv. A fascinating journey through history for the entire family.
City of David: An immersive archeological experience in the heart of Ancient Jerusalem including archeological digs, guided tours and a walk through an underground water tunnel.
Night Spectacular Sound & Light Show: A stunning first of its kind show where the walls of the Citadel become the stage for a nighttime show celebrating Jerusalem’s 4,000-year-old history through sights and sounds.
The Aquarium: One of the hottest attractions in Jerusalem, opened at the end of 2017, it offers a captivating adventure through the four seas of Israel that will thrill everyone, from young to old.
The Time Elevator: Immerse yourself in virtual reality on a journey through the fascinating history of Jerusalem, with shaking seats and special effects that will amaze the youngsters among you.
The Botanical Gardens: A stunning gem in the heart of the city featuring more than 6,000 species of plants from around the world, it is an interesting and tranquil location for anyone to enjoy.
Segway Tours: Suitable for older teens to adults, Segway tours offer an unforgettable experience through fascinating areas, allowing you to enjoy the modern to the ancient character of the city.
Mini Israel: Offering hundreds of mini replicas of Israeli landmarks, it offers a unique birds-eye view of historical, religious, and modern sites around the country.
Israel Museum: A leading art and archeological museum absorbing you in the rich history and culture of the country and its people, with exhibits to interest visitors of all ages.
The Tower of David Museum: The historic entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem, the medieval citadel features 3D models, hidden passageways, and family tours and activities.
Ein Yael Active Museum: Providing an experiential journey through an old Roman street, creative workshops, pita baking, and one-on-one meetings with period actors, families will love this day out.
The Bloomfield Science Museum: A fantastic children oriented cultural and educational museum, that presents exhibitions and interactive exhibits on subjects of science and Technology.