Tel Aviv has a variety of attractions. And today, we will cover the places kids usually love, including indoor activities, and open on Saturdays.
Notes regarding the table:
- The table has a column named “Indoor Activity.” These are places that are suitable for rainy and hot days. And for additional summer activities, see Summer in Israel.
- The table starts by listing attractions within the city and then several suggestions for places near Tel Aviv (within half an hour’s drive).
|#||Name||Indoor Activity||Open on Saturday||Is it free?|
|1||Tel Aviv has many beaches. And besides swimming, you can take surfing lessons at one of the clubs in the city.||No||Yes||The beaches are free, but the lessons are not.|
|2||Tel Aviv Port is an excellent place to walk, perform different sports activities, or spend time with kids.||No||Yes||Yes|
|3||Tel Aviv Graffiti tours, especially at Florentin, have become very popular. See Graffiti At Florentin for additional info.||No||Yes||Self-tour is free.|
|4||Azrieli is probably the most recognizable complex in Tel-Aviv’s skyline. And there, you can visit the Island Park and Azrieli Observatory, the highest observatory in the Middle East.||The mall and the observatory are indoors.||Island Park is open on Saturday.||No|
|5||Sarona was a German Templer colony, now a restored neighborhood with various attractions. You can start by visiting the area and its playgrounds and then grab something to eat at Sarona Market, the biggest indoor market in Israel.||The market is indoors.||Yes||You can enter Sarona for free, but the food costs money.|
Eretz Israel Museum is not only a multidisciplinary museum with many temporary exhibitions, but it is also an archeological site. Moreover, there is a planetarium and many temporary exhibitions for kids.
|7||Visiting a market and tasting different food can be a fun family experience. Here is my overview of Best Tel Aviv and Jaffa Markets. Also, kids that love crafts will enjoy Nachalat Binyamin Market.||Depends||Depends||No|
|8||Neve Tzedek was the first Jewish neighborhood built (established in 1887) outside Jaffa. Today this is fashionable with a village-like atmosphere district. And most families enjoy walking or cycling there. Of course, with a stop at Anita ice cream.||No||Yes||Yes|
|9||Afeka Caves and Drezner Grove offer a lovely easy hike close to Tel Aviv. And on this path, you will see many flowers and ancient burial caves.||No||Yes||Yes|
|10||Ariel Sharon Park stands on top of a former waste dump named Hiriya. And once completed, it will be the biggest park in the middle east.||No||Yes||Yes|
|11||Nalagaat Center crowned by The New York Times as “a simple, universal message, powerfully conveys from the stage,” has established itself as one of the most innovative theaters in the world and Israel’s leading cultural site. Nalaga’at, a unique, nonprofit center of culture and arts, is a meeting place for the deaf, blind, deaf-blind, and the general public.||Yes||No||No|
|12||Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum, one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum comprises various departments: The Department of Israeli Art, the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Department of Prints and Drawings, the Department of Photography, the Department of Architecture and Design, and the Old Masters Department.||Yes||Yes||No|
|13||Ben-Gurion House was built in 1930-1931 when the first workers` neighborhood was established on The Jewish National Fund land. Ben-Gurion requested the house to become a public institution for reading, study, and research. After his death, the Israeli Parliament unanimously voted for, following the decision of the Government of Israel, the “David Ben-Gurion Law – 1976,” – which declared the house as a national site.||Yes||No||No|
|14||You can stroll in the alleys of Old Jaffa in search of your astrological sign and then take a boat ride at Jaffa Port.||No||Yes||Boat sails are not free.|
|15||Rosh Tzipor Birdwatching Center inside Ganei Yehoshua park offers several lookouts around an artificial pond.||No||Yes||Yes|
|16||The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History by Tel Aviv university includes education and a research center.||Yes||Yes||No|
|17||Water Skiing at Menachem Begin Park.||No||Yes||No|
|18||Luna Park is an amusement park in the city.||No||Yes||No|
|19||Meymadion water park.||No||Yes||No|
|20||You can hover over Tel Aviv in a hot-air balloon.||No||Yes||No|
|21||The Olympics Experience museum||Yes||No||No|
|22||iSkate is an Ice skating rink in Tel Aviv.||Yes||Yes||No|
|23||Ramat Gan Safari has the most extensive collection of animals in the Middle East. Moreover, it is unique due to the substantial herds grazing in the African territories.||No||Yes||No|
|25||Peres Center for Peace and Innovation||Yes||No||No|
|26||If you love extreme, here are two suggestions: SKYTOWN adventure park and iClimb rock climbing.||No||Yes||No|
|27||Egged Museum in Holon can be a lovely attraction to kids that love buses.||No||No||Yes|
|28||Apollonia (Arsuf) is a wheelchair-accessible National Park near Herzliya. And in the park, you can find the remains of a Crusader Fortress.||No||Yes||No|
|29||Sharon Beach National Park near Shefayim offers several short-loop hikes. The trails go on top of cliffs by the sea, and there are many flowers during the season.||No||Yes||Yes|
|30||Park Yakum and Poleg Gateway Nature Reserve offer circular family hikes close to Netanya. The trails pass through nature and history.||No||Yes||Yes|
|31||Agamon Poleg (at the place of Udim Quarry) is a small lake near Netanya. It offers an accessible loop trail around the lake with several lookouts.||No||Yes||Yes|
|32||You can find a fortress, trails, and many other things at Migdal Tsedek (Migdal Afek) national park by Rosh Haayin. In 2021, after restoration, Migdal Tsedek was reopened.||No||Yes||No|
|33||The Tel Afek compound at Yarkon National Park has the Antipatris fort, an artificial lake, paddling pools, and a large picnic area.||No||Yes||No|
|34||Herzliya Park has a variety of attractions for adults and children. There is a winter pond, playgrounds, a BBQ area, and more.||No||Yes||Yes|
|35||Meshek haPark is an ecological agricultural farm in Herzliya that offers self-picking and other attractions for families.||No||Yes||No|
|36||Raanana Park has a variety of attractions, both for adults and children. There is a small zoo, a lake, facilities for children, and more.||No||Yes||Yes|
|37||Kfar Saba Park has a variety of attractions, both for adults and children. There is a small zoo, a barbeque area, facilities for children, and more.||No||Yes||Yes|
|38||Hod HaSharon Park offers a lovely hike along the ecological lake, a climb on the top of the former waste dump, and a pleasant place for a picnic.||No||Yes||Yes|
|39||Hai Kef Zoo in Rishon LeTsiyon||No||Yes||No|
|40||The Truck Museum (Trucks and Transport Museum) in Ramla presents many old vehicles and is a lovely attraction for families.||No||Yes||Yes|
|41||The Museum of Tractors in Ein Vered presents many old tractors and other old items, and it is a lovely attraction for families.||Yes||Yes||No|
Here is an interactive map of the area where you can see various attractions.
Attractions for Kids
Additional articles from this series:
- 41 Attractions in Tel Aviv with Kids
- 27 Attractions for Kids in and near Jerusalem
- 34 Attractions in Haifa with Kids
- 44 Attractions for Kids in Sharon Area
That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!
Additional ResourcesHere 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, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.