32 Places to Visit in and near Haifa with Kids (including Saturday and rainy days)


Haifa has a variety of attractions. And today, we will cover the places that kids usually love, including indoor activities, and open on Saturdays. Let’s begin!

Notes regarding the table:

  • The table has a column named “Indoor Activity”. These are places that are suitable for rainy and hot days.
  • The table starts by listing attractions within the city, and then there are several suggestions for places near Haifa (within one hour drive).
#NameIndoor ActivityOpen on SaturdayEntrance Fee
1Madatech (Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space) is Israel’s largest science museum.Yes, most of it.Yes65 NIS per person (but there are coupons)
2 Railway MuseumYes, most of it.No30 NIS per person
3Tikotin Museum Of Japanese Art is one of Haifa’s lesser-known attractions, though it is the only museum of its kind in the middle east. Moreover, they have workshops for kids.YesYes35 NIS per adult and 25 NIS per child*
4National Maritime Museum displays over 5000 years of history and maritime archeology in the Mediterranean basin.YesNo35 NIS per adult and 25 NIS per child*
5Have you ever been inside a missile boat or a submarine? In Clandestine Immigration And Naval Museum, you can do that.NoNo15 NIS per person
6
Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa is an excellent small and free museum. And it is suitable for older children.
YesYesFree
7Above Hecht Museum, you can find Haifa University viewpoint.YesNoFree
8Haifa Educational Zoo is located on the slopes of Mount Carmel. The zoo is quite big, and you can find there all the usual animals. But, since the zoo is on Carmel mountain’s slope, there are no big animals like elephants, giraffes, and hippos.NoYes38 NIS per person (but there are coupons)
9Hai-Bar Carmel is the place to see eagles and deer.NoYes22 NIS per adult and 9 NIS per child
10Bahai Gardens is the most popular attraction in Haifa. You can visit at any of the three entrances, join a tour, or enjoy the views from Louis Promenade.NoYesFree
11Ursula Malbin’s Sculpture Garden is a hidden gem in Haifa, not far from the Bahai Temple.NoYesFree
12Hiking the Carmel Mountains can be a good fit for many families. Little Switzerland offers various lovely trails. Moreover, there are Finger Cave Trail and many other popular hikes.NoYesFree
13Hanging Bridges at Nesher Park offers a lovely circular hike close to Haifa. And on this path, you will hike in a waterless river, visit caves and walk on hanging bridges.NoYesFree
14Haifa offers a nice strip of beaches. Dado Beach is the most popular one. It is a beautiful beach with a promenade, lots of restaurants, and change rooms.NoYesFree
15You can take surfing or SUP surfing lessons at one of the clubs in the city.NoYesPaid
16You can hike up to Stella Maris Monastery and then get down using the cable car.NoThe cable car is not working on Saturday.25 NIS per person for the cable car
17Karting can be a fun alternative. And in Haifa, you can find Dan Karting.YesYesPaid
18A tasting tour at Wadi Nisnas (or self-tour with food) can be a good option.NoYesPaid
19You can find hundreds of animals, like giraffes, elephants, monkeys, and birds, in Hay Park, Kiryat Motzkin.NoYes55 NIS per person
20A visit to both Yodfat Monkey Forest and Tel Yodfat National Park can be a lovely combo for a day trip.NoYesYodfat Monkey Forest: starting from 49 NIS per person
21Balagan Yagur is an amusement park near Haifa. And it suits younger kids.PartlyYes82 NIS per child (but there are coupons)
22You can spend several hours up to a full day in Acre. And kids will love to sail from Haifa to Acre and back.NoYesPaid
23If you love nature and Agrotourism, then consider checking out different Attractions At Bethlehem Of Galilee (Shvil Parot HaChalavHarvesting Olives At Galili Olive Oil, Ktofoti, Alonei Abba Nature Reserve, and others).NoYesDepends on your choice
24Ein Afek Nature Reserve near Kiryat Bialik is a wetland with plenty of animals and accessible trails. Hence families with kids love this place.NoYes22 NIS per adult and 9 NIS per child
25Beit Shearim National Park is an archaeological site of an ancient Jewish town, which is a world-famous Jewish cemetery of the Mishnaic era. And my kids always loved exploring the caves. Just do not forget to bring flashlights.PartlyYes22 NIS per adult and 9 NIS per child
26Nahal Mearot Nature Reserve is a world heritage site. It is home to a group of prehistoric caves in which humans lived for 500,000 years. And children usually enjoy the movie and seeing how people lived.NoYes22 NIS per adult and 9 NIS per child
27Dor HaBonim Beach Nature Reserve has a stunning coastal strip, with beaches and even some archeology.NoYes22 NIS per adult and 9 NIS per child
28Rosh HaNikra is a geologic formation near the border with Lebanon. NoYes48 NIS per person (but there are coupons)
29Achziv National Park offers stunning beaches with seaside pools, a lovely campsite, and history. Hence it is one of the most popular beaches in Israel.NoYes35 NIS per adult and 21 NIS per child
30Keshet Cave at Adamit Park is near the Lebanon border, and it offers short and lovely hikes, stunning views, rappelling, and a place for a picnic.NoYesFree
31Yehiam Fortress from the Crusader and Ottoman periods, near Nahariya, is a lovely attraction for a short family visit. NoYes14 NIS per adult and 7 NIS per child
32Caesarea National Park is among the most visited sites in Israel. Its significant archeological remains are the result of more than 2,000 years of history.39 NIS per adult and 24 NIS per child
Places to Visit in Haifa with Kids

(*) Some Haifa museums offer free visits during the weekends.

Summary

I hope this post gave you ideas regarding places in Haifa that kids love. And now it is your turn. What are your favorite kid’s attractions in Haifa? Tell us in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

   

Additional Resources

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Lev Tsimbler

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