Family-Friendly Things to do in Jerusalem
Visiting the capital with your family this Hanukkah? With an abundance of sites to explore, activities to do and new cuisines to taste, there is something for everyone, young and old, many only steps away from Jerusalem's luxury David Citadel Hotel.
Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret. We’ve put together a list of our favorite family-friendly Hanukkah activities in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
One of the most beautiful and relaxing places in Jerusalem, The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens is a place you definitely won’t want to miss. The vast grounds and beautiful landscape along with the wide selection of animals make this attraction a must see for kids and adults alike.
The Bloc Climbing Center is the place for rock climbers in Jerusalem. Conveniently located near the city center, the Bloc Climbing Center is great for learning to climb and improve your technique. Children and adults alike can enjoy the challenging, yet rewarding activity.
See Jerusalem in one of the most creative and fun ways with a Segway tour. Explore the ancient history and discover the streets as a family. Segway tours are offered conveniently near the David Citadel hotel, where you can enjoy a tour around the Old City. Segways are suitable for children 12 and up.
Mahane Yehuda Market
One of the most beautiful markets and familiar icons in Israel, Shuk Mahane Yehuda is bursting with colors, smells, flavors and new experiences. Visitors can find anything ranging from fresh produce to meat or baked goods, nuts, spices, cheeses and even souvenirs. Bring the entire family for a fun food crawl, shop for gifts and enjoy the pulsing vibes of the colorful, vibrant neighborhood of Nahlaot.
The shuk is also a great venue for Jerusalem’s night life, packed with restaurants and bars.
The Kotel Tunnel Tours
Discover one of the most magnificent remnants in Jerusalem from the days of the Second Temple. Walk through ancient and fascinating spaces with exquisite archeological findings, such as large stone arches, water pits and more. The tour of the Tunnels includes innovative virtual models. It is considered an international attraction and one of the must-see sites in Jerusalem.
Exercise your team-work skills with a number of exciting Escape Rooms around the city! For the duration of an hour, you and your team will be locked in a room filled with clues. Will you be able to unlock the treasure in 60 minutes?
The Jerusalem Aquarium
Located next to the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, the Gottesman Family Israel Aquarium, a more recent addition to the city, is the perfect afternoon activity. Focusing on Israel’s marine environment and the Four Seas of Israel, the Aquarium is filled with a large array of exciting creatures waiting to be discovered!
Bloomfield Science Museum
The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem is an interactive and educational museum that makes science and technology fun for the whole family. They have ongoing exhibits, special workshops and shows. The exhibits encourage children to interact with them.
Teddy Kolak Park
The fountain at Teddy Park has become an instant hit in Jerusalem, to the point that it's dubbed the beach of the Holy City. The special featured attraction, the Hassenfeld Family Fountain, has computerized water performances set to light and specially composed music. The fountain’s performances integrate 256 water hoses, 1,500 light bulbs and original music created by the New Jerusalem Orchestra.
At the end of a long day, enjoy a night at the Kosher Mehadrin David Citadel Hotel, located in the heart of Jerusalem, with exclusive balconies overlooking the Old City walls. Dine in our Mediterranean-style restaurant, Scala, or relax with a rejuvenating treatment at finest Spa. A family hotel boasting a kid's club and outdoor year-round heated pool, your family's stay in Jerusalem will be a fun-filled, luxurious experience.