KIDS IN TEL AVIV - THE LIST OF THINGS TO DO
Tel Aviv is a great place for a family vacation. Parks, attractions, playgrounds, and the sea will keep your kids busy while you relax. In this post, I'll show you where to go and what to do to make sure you and your kids enjoy it, for these attractions you don't need a private tour guide in Israel just my information.
The largest park in Tel Aviv. Hayarkon Park is located in the northern part of the city. It is crossed by the Yarkon River, along which you can ride a boat or catamaran. It is a great place for walks and picnics. There are playgrounds, minigolf, an open-air climbing wall(age 6 and up), and the Tsapari bird zoo. There is an outdoor water park in the northern part of the park, but it only works in summer.
Hayarkon Park is highly recommended in case you love sports, there are many free open-air gyms with various sports equipment, soccer fields, basketball courts, and fantastic running trails along the river.
Stay in the same park and visit the local animal in the internal trail, deers, roosters and all kinds of domestic animals will be waiting for you to feed them.
In the same Hayarkon park, you can climb into the sky in a huge hot air balloon. Not only children will be delighted, but you yourself!
SARONA PARK AND SARONA MARKET
Sarona is one of the best places for family holidays, located in the beating heart of Tel Aviv next to the Azrieli shopping center. There are playgrounds and a place with picnic tables, today it is very trendy to buy a ready to go picnic basket in one of the local cafes and enjoy a tasty lunch on the grass. The covered Sarona market - the best market in Tel Aviv, sells sweets, ice cream, and other Israeli oriental products. I think Max Arcaffe cafe, which serves the best coffee in Israel, will be especially delighted for adults and Max Brenner will be the perfect option for kids.
In Sarona Park, there are shops of famous brands - mostly the hi-fashion brands and restaurants for every taste, The market is open on Shabbat. An only drawback is the large number of people on weekends. so try to visit the Sarona market from Sunday to Wednesday.
Address: Kalman Magen 3
AZRIELI OBSERVATION POINT
In the Azrieli shopping center (entrance from the 3rd floor), you can go up to the observation deck on the 49th floor, from where you can see a 360-degree view of the entire city. on the other side of the observation point, you can enjoy a chef restaurant while watching an amazing city view.
After the Azrieli lookout goes down to the Azrieli shopping center and takes your time to make some shopping for you and your kids, there is a big variety of Israeli and global chain shops and always great discounts! you will see many Israeli soldiers but don't panic since the biggest Israeli base " Hakirya" is located across the road and connected to the shopping mall! the soldiers coming to eat and to shop daily.
Address: Menachem Begin 132
LUNA PARK TEL AVIV
A wonderful amusement park where your kids can yell and have a really good time. Those who already love extreme entertainment will love the craziest Anaconda roller coaster ever. For small children, Miniconda, a ghost train, or electric cars are more suitable. Detailed information in English and French can be found on the Luna Park website.
The park is open on the weekends and closed in winter.
Address: Rokah Boulevard 122
THE PORT OF TEL AVIV
In the northern part of the city is one of the most popular places in Tel Aviv - the northern port or Namal. It is ideal for cycling, scooter, or skateboarding. The port has several playgrounds and a magnificent carousel with horses(the first Hebrew carousel). Performances and contests for children are often held here.
There are always a lot of people in the port on weekends, but there is a lot of entertainment for children. Adults can buy quality food and delicacies at the local farmers' market and go shopping (there are several shops of famous brands such as Nike, Foot Locker, Adidas).
SAFARI RAMAT GAN
Not far from Tel Aviv, in the city of Ramat Gan, there is Safari Park. for this part, I highly recommend a private tour guide with a car in Israel who has A closed minivan that will take you past zebras, lions, and rhinos that run freely around the park. the private Israeli tour guide will take you directly to the entrance to the zoo, where you can watch monkeys, giraffes, lemurs, and other animals. You can order a sightseeing tour, celebrate a birthday, or take part in a training workshop for children and parents.
The Ramat Gan Safari is open every day but very crowded on the weekends.
Adress: Safari Ramat Gan
CYCLING IN TEL AVIV
Rent a city bike in Tel Aviv(or for more convenience, take a model with a child seat from a private company) and take your kids around town. The most scenic and safest routes are Rothschild Boulevard and the waterfront, as there are dedicated bike paths.
The municipality of Tel Aviv providing a simple rental bicycle for 1 NIS per day, you can also try renting an electric bicycle in one of the local mental bike shops or even take one step ahead and try a segway tour with a private tour guide.
SURF AND SUP LESSONS ON THE PROMENADE
Surfing is very popular in Tel Aviv. However, it is extremely difficult to catch a wave in summer - the sea is very calm and flat in the summer. Alternatively, you can try paddleboarding. SUP can be learned in literally one lesson, it doesn't need waves, and it's also a great way to keep fit.
Here are some of the schools you can go to israelsurfclub, galimsurf, tops.
HAbima Square is a favorite place for walking with the children of Tel Aviv mothers. In the middle of the square, there is a huge flower bed where your children can run and play with other children. Habima is connected with the Rothchild Boulevard so the combination of walking the longest boulevard of Tel Aviv and the hype square will be perfect.
"TAGLIT" INNOVATION CENTER
Tel Aviv offers to visit the finest innovation center in Israel, did you hear about Waze or Mobileye? more than 100 famous Israeli technologies and innovations are waiting for you inside the Tel Aviv stock exchange center.
it is very important to book entrance tickets ahead since you can only visit the Taglit innovation center with a private guided tour with a tour guide.
OLD CITY JAFFA WITH A PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE
One of the best attractions that you can find in Tel Aviv is the old city of Jaffa, my biggest recommendation is to have a private guided tour in Jaffa and discover the history of this amazing port city! there is so much to see in Jaffa while walking with a private tour guide , I assure you that your kids will be so happy with this decision. take a light 2-hour tour in Jaffa and cover the famous biblical and roman stories, meet Jonah and the whale, the stories about Jesus and the great Ottoman period.
GRAFFITI TOUR IN FLORENTIN
Florentin is the trendiest neighborhood of Tel Aviv, located just 5 minutes from the city center. the art scene of Tel Aviv has developed in the past 10 years and the old rubbish place with garages became the hottest place for your artist to live and to create art. a private graffiti tour in Florentin is good for kids and adults and present a large variety of modern art materials made by Israeli local artists.
The best place to find things to do with kids in Israel is Tel Aviv, this amazingly diverse city offers tons of attractions for different ages every day. Art?Museums?Bikes?You name it!!!