Keeping your kids happy, entertained and having fun!


Traveling with kids is always a little more complicated then traveling alone. Israel is a very “child-friendly” country, with sites tailored to fit younger audiences. Whether you’re looking to explore nature, visit museums, or spend time on the beach, there are exciting attractions here for families on vacation.

Throughout Israel, there are many scenic nature reserves with fantastic trails.  Most reserves have designated paths for families and often they will have special activities for children (especially during school holidays).  One of the most interesting places to visit for children (over the age of 3) is the Bar Kochba Caves. Located near Jerusalem, the caves were carved by Bar Kochba and his army between 132-136 CE. This occurred during the Jewish rebellion against the Romans.  The caves are narrow (some are only 40 cm wide) and require you to crawl through.  These caves are a magical adventure for children as well as parents.

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Children's Attractions

Since you will be visiting a country with great weather year-round, children will enjoy jumping into Israel’s different bodies of water. With so many shores to choose from, you can find beautiful beaches coast to coast. You can opt for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea, go to the Sea of Galilee if you prefer sweet water, or even float in the Dead Sea.  The Dolphin Reef in Eilat is an exciting attraction that children will love!  Located in the Red Sea reef area, children can swim with a group of bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.

 

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If you’re looking for a fun and educational museum, The Israeli Children’s Museum in Holon is full of activities for children of all ages. Kids above the age of 9 can experience the unforgettable exhibit, “Dialogue in the Dark.”  This exhibit consists of a tour in complete darkness.  Accompanied by a blind guide, visitors are invited to shop for vegetables in the dark, cross a “busy” street and eat in a restaurant.  Throughout the tour, the guide answers questions regarding his or her experience as a blind person.  Visitors gain a real glimpse into the world of the blind and challenges facing blind individuals.

If you’re looking for a fun and educational museum, The Israeli Children’s Museum in Holon is full of activities for children of all ages. Kids above the age of 9 can experience the unforgettable exhibit, “Dialogue in the Dark.”  This exhibit consists of a tour in complete darkness.  Accompanied by a blind guide, visitors are invited to shop for vegetables in the dark, cross a “busy” street and eat in a restaurant.  Throughout the tour, the guide answers questions regarding his or her experience as a blind person.  Visitors gain a real glimpse into the world of the blind and challenges facing blind individuals.

 

The perfect vacation

Traveling from place to place with kids can be challenging.  Israel has fairly good public transportation and the buses do reach most areas. The problem is that the buses are not that frequent (especially on the more peripheral routes) and it might take you a while to get to your destination.  The trains are reliable but for the most part will only take you to the major cities.

By far the most convenient way to get around is to rent a car.  With a car you will be able to pack your meals and snacks and have them with you when you need them.  Also, you kids can have a nap when they get tired and you always have the option of traveling long distances when they are asleep. Another consideration is that you will probably end up buying a few knickknacks and this way you don't have to worry about carrying them around. Most importantly, with a car you will see much more and can and stop and go as you please. 

Car rental prices in Israel are very competitive so you can really get good deals. 

 

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