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Tel Aviv with kids

Kids love Israel and Israel loves kids on Park Hayarkon – is situated at what used to be the north boundary of Tel aviv, but now has actually become much closer to the city center. It stretches all the way along the Yarkon river, starting at Ramat-Gan (the neighbouring city to the east), and ending at the New Tel-Aviv sea port. Park Hayarkon has many sections, including a sports section – the sportek, a small zoo that is a free service for all, a nice jogging / roller blading / bicycling route of 3-8 km. length, and some boats for rent. The park is always a nice place to visit and a nice break from the city noise and on weekends is quite an attraction for kids at all ages.

The old Jaffa seaport – not as nice as the new Tel-Aviv seaport, but it is an authentic place with some old boats and strong fish smell. The nice thing about it is that you can take a boat ride along Tel-Aviv beaches from this seaport at approx. 15 NIS per person, and that is always a good option for family entertainment.

hayarkon park

Dizengoff center Gymboree – right on the top southern bridge of Dizengoff center, next to “Lametayel” shops, there is an open for all free use air conditioned Gymboree playground. It suits kids aged 0-4, and is a good alternative for either rainy or extremely warm days when daddy needs a rest, and mommy wants to shop…

Weizmann center Gymboree – on floor number -1 of the Weizmann medical center mall you will find a very nice and clean Gymboree playground for kids aged 0-4. Facilities use costs 15 NIS per day.


Diada – is the children’s kingdom, with different activity centers as well as a child friendly restaurant. It is on Ben Guryon Blvd. right where it meets “Arba Aratzot” St. on a building called “Beit Hana”.

Other parks – spread around the city you will find many other small to medium sized parks. Every neighborhood has one, and they usually hide between buildings. Ask around and you will find them.

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