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Beyond the Tourist Trail: Family Adventures in Jerusalem 

Keeping your kids entertained in the summer can be a challenge, but Jerusalem offers a wealth of family-friendly tours and activities. From historical sites to museums and parks, Jerusalem will keep your whole family engaged. But what if you could experience the magic of Jerusalem every day?

Unforgettable Educational Tours Right at Your Doorstep

Imagine living just minutes from these incredible places:

  • Biblical Zoo: This unique zoo showcases species mentioned in the Bible alongside endangered species from around the world. Kids will love seeing lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, and a petting zoo with goats and chickens. Train rides through the grounds are a fun way to explore the vast property.
  • Israel Aquarium: Just a few minutes from the biblical zoo, you’ll encounter over 200 species of sea creatures, including clownfish, sharks, and stingrays. A highlight is the tunnel that simulates an underwater experience.

Living Near History’s Wonders

Many of Jerusalem’s most captivating historical sites are just a stroll away when you choose Gov Ari Real Estate Agency:

  • The Israel Museum: One of the top ten museums globally, The Israel Museum offers a full day of exploration for families. The Youth Wing features engaging exhibits and activities specifically designed for children. The famous Shrine of the Book and the model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple era are must-sees.
  • The Bible Lands Museum: Explore the history and cultures of the Bible with this museum’s collection of artifacts. Kids will enjoy the educational programs, workshops, and tours that delve into the past.

Interactive Fun for All Ages, Every Day

Imagine living near these immersive experiences:

  • The Time Elevator: Take a fun and engaging journey through Jerusalem’s history, from the Biblical era to the modern city. This motion-based simulator uses surround sound to create an immersive experience.
  • The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens: Featuring over 10,000 plant varieties from around the world, these gardens offer a beautiful escape right in the heart of the city. Highlights include a flower train, a tropical hothouse, and a “Bible Path” lined with plants mentioned in the Bible.

Stay Cool in Jerusalem this Summer!

Beat the Jerusalem heat with these splashtastic options:

  • Jerusalem Forest Pool: Nestled among the trees at the Zipori Conference Center, this aptly named pool offers a relaxing environment. There’s a large central pool for bigger kids and adults, while a smaller toddler pool keeps the little ones happy. For some post-swim pampering, the pool even boasts a wet and dry sauna! Keep in mind, that the Jerusalem Forest Pool is only open during the summer months of June, July, and August.
  • Unwind at Teddy Park‘s Spectacular Fountains

Just across from Jaffa Gate lies Teddy Park, a sprawling green oasis established by the Jerusalem Foundation. Spanning over seven hectares, the park offers a delightful respite in the heart of the city.

Teddy Park boasts a captivating water fountain that transforms throughout the day. Every 30 minutes, water jets dance to a unique soundtrack, featuring a blend of Jewish, Arab, and African influences. Composed by the New Jerusalem Orchestra, the music complements the light show that bathes the water in color as evening arrives. During the day, children enjoy cooling off as they chase the playful sprays. This unique water, sound, and light experience is a must-see for any visit to Teddy Park.

Beyond the mesmerizing fountain, Teddy Park offers a treasure trove for curious minds. The visitor’s center chronicles the fascinating development of modern Jerusalem under the leadership of Mayor Teddy Kollek. Walking paths are lined with cornerstones that mark significant milestones in his life.

For a touch of whimsy, toss a coin into the park’s wishing well, built from Jerusalem’s iconic stone. Admire the sundial, unique sculptures, and a historic building brought back to life. An ancient aqueduct adds a touch of historical charm to the park’s landscape.

Teddy Park is a haven for all, offering accessibility features for people with disabilities, visual impairments, and families with strollers. The park itself is open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, while the visitor’s center welcomes visitors Sundays through Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Catch the captivating fountain show in the daytime at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm (water only). In the evenings, enjoy the whole light, music, and water spectacle at 8:00 pm, with an additional 9:00 pm show during the summer months.

 

Experience the Real Magic of Jerusalem

Living in Jerusalem isn’t just about visiting these unique places – it’s about being a part of the city’s vibrant culture, rich history, and friendly community. At Gov Ari Real Estate Agency, we can help you find the perfect apartment that puts you close to all the action.

Ready to turn your Jerusalem vacation into your everyday life? Contact Gov Ari Real Estate Agency today to explore our properties and discover how you can make Jerusalem your home.