Israel for Kids
by Avital Cohen
Visiting Israel with
your kids is fun, exciting,
and educational. It is an
adventure that you and your
children will remember forever.
There’s so much to do
and see that it’s important to plan ahead to
make the most of your trip.
If you’re wondering about how you’ll manage
with language issues and safety, don’t
worry. There are many activities geared
toward English speakers. Most Israeli guides
are fluent in English. Israel’s safety regulations
are on par with those in other developed
countries, so all you need to think
about is how much fun you and your kids
Here is just a sampling of ideas to inspire
you. Your little ones can enjoy fun gyms,
petting zoos, arts and crafts, puppet plays,
donkey rides, or bee farms (yes, bee farms!).
For slightly older kids with lots of energy,
think Action Park, ATV/jeep rides, kayaking,
rock climbing, and horseback riding.
There are plenty of educational experiences
available as well: museums, tours of
factories, learning the art of ancient spices,
silk, and honey, and scavenger hunts exploring
the various neighborhoods of Jerusalem. For fun in the sun don’t miss out on glassbottom
boat rides, the dolphin reef, and
Israel’s national parks.
Go to Israelkids.co.il to get a full list of fun activities for children as well as discount coupons for many of these attractions.
Avital Cohen, MSW, is the founder of Israel Kids, a new website for activities, local events, and services in Israel, for kids and families.