Deer forest at Odem (Ya’ar HaAyalim official site) is located on Golan heights, next to berries (mostly cherries) picking farm. These two attractions can be combined to a fun day with kids. I said kids since Deer Forest is targeted at families with young children. There are various attractions for kids and not so many for adults who love animals.
Map of the area:
In the beginning, our guide explained us about different kinds of deers, ibexes and goats. Who changes horns every year and who actually was Bambi. It was a nice 30-40 minutes tour. Here are some photos from the tour:
After the tour, we went to petting corner. There are turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals.
In the end we did some pony riding and since it was quite late (about 2 pm) we stopped at that. Why we stopped? Not because there no more attractions at Deer forest, there are plenty playgrounds and other stuff. As I mentioned in the beginning Deer forest and Odem harvesting can be combined. But, this is more adequate to older children that don’t have a day nap. So, if you toddler is still having a day nap, then choose only one of those attractions.
Overall it’s a nice place, but not a cheap one. If you are planning you visit in advance then you can find coupons and deals online.
That’s all for today and I’ll see you in future travels!
Here are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Sea Of Galilee.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.
And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.