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Family activities in Jerusalem

Family activities in Jerusalem ​When thinking of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, it usually evokes images of biblical times, the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. You don’t have to be a pilgrim, or even at all religious, to bathe in the culture of this most ancient of cities. However, regardless of whether you want to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Mount of Olives, or something more contemporary like the city’s markets, shops and eateries, there is something for you – but what about the rest of the family?

In fact, it should not be surprising that Israel’s biggest city is also extremely family-friendly, especially for children. There is a wide array of parks, cultural centers, museums and much more, catering for visitors and Jerusalemites of all ages. Among the most popular attractions, there is the Bloomfield Science Museum, Ein Yael Active Musem, the Biblical Zoo, the Time Elevator and the not to be missed, Kiftzuba Amusement Park.

There is so much to do at the Israel Museum, but the kids will really enjoy the Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education. This massive complex has something for everyone but the Illustration Library or the interactive Recycling Workshop, really gives you a taste of this elite museum. The Teddy Kollek Park tells the story of Jerusalem’s development this Mayor of Jerusalem’s tenure. The must-see attraction is the Hassenfeld Family Fountain with its computerized water performances set to light and music!

A short drive out of Jerusalem takes you to one of the country’s most visited attractions, ‘Mini Israel’. The life-like miniature models, display the state’s most important archaeological, historical and religious attractions. Saturdays and during public holidays are the best times to visit, with the museum offering a wide range of activities for kids such as; a multimedia room, simulator, craft corner, floor games and even a gymboree for toddlers.

After a long day in the sun, it’s probably wise to go back to a hotel that will use up the child’s last ounce of energy, so there is a quiet night ahead. The Danyland Kids Club, courtesy of Dan Hotels, is a perfect place for the children to have fun and be entertained, while you relax. The club is open on weekends and holidays and is professionally run to ensure the kids make the most of their stay. There are PlayStations, Wii, guitar games, internet, Futsal Court, extensive lawns and much more! No expense has been spared, no detail gone unnoticed in this Dan Jerusalem hotel amenity. It is doubtful that if you stay at any other hotel, not only hotels in Jerusalem, but around the world, that you will come across such a fantastic and safe way to keep your kids occupied while you get some, ‘me’ or ‘us’ time.

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So on your visit to Jerusalem, make sure that you take advantage of all the city’s tourist attractions like; The Old City, Independence Park, The Israel Museum and the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, but also ensure that your kids are catered to when residing in the hotel, and nowhere does it better than the Dan Jerusalem Hotel’s Danyland.

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