Top 12 Ideas for Easter Vacation in Jerusalem with Kids

Do you belong to the Jerusalem American International School or the Anglican School? Are your kids about to start Spring vacation? Looking for some fun and safe activities to do with them? Here are my top 6 picks in Jerusalem and 6 picks just outside Jerusalem for school age kids.

IN JERUSALEM –

Ein Yael Tour + Workshops – schedule a private tour of the Ein Yael ancient ruins from the times of the Romans and learn about life in Jerusalem back then. Choose two hands on workshops for everyone to enjoy. Basket weaving, mosaic, pita baking, musical instruments, archery, ceramics and more. 660 NIS for up to 20 people einyael@funinjerusalem.com

Shuk Dash – using clues and missions race around Jerusalem’s favorite outdoor market to find the answers or complete the mission.  scavenger@funinjerusalem.com

Rappeling, Snappling & Ropes Course – take the challenge and be led by trained guides to rappel down a cliff overlooking the Old City in Gei Ben Hinom or at the Ropes Course with the new zipline in Ammunition Hill.  Incredible experience. Great for all ages. 900 NIS + (depends on # of people & location)  snappling@funinjerusalem.com

Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Clinic with Tamir Goodman – meet the “Jewish Jordan” as he runs a private basketball clinic for your family at the Hapoel training facility or court of your choice. Hear his story, learn some of his tricks and receive Hapoel merchandise.  hapoel@funinjerusalem.com

Jeeping Tours in the Desert & Judean Hills – Nir is our favorite jeeping guide and he can take you on some incredible day trips starting in Jerusalem. Enjoy nature, learn some history and enjoy off roading. Nir books up early so contact him in advance. nir@funinjerusalem.com

PhotoWalk in Jerusalem with a professional photo blogger from rjstreets.com. This is a great activity for families or for a parent + child. No experience necessary photowalk@funinjerusalem.com

OUTSIDE JERUSALEM – Close Drive

King David Stables – horseback riding trails through the Jerusalem Hills. Learn horse care, lassoing, pony rides and archery. kdstables@funinjerusalem.com

Yvel Jewelry Factory Tour – Learn about the jewelry making process through movies, behind the scenes tour and access to the factory store. Ages 12+. Located in Motsa 10 minute drive from Jerusalem on route 1. FREE for tourists, 25 NIS for Israelis yvel@funinjerusalem.com

Tzuba Galita Chocolate Workshop – Great hands on activity for kids and adults of all ages. Each person chooses what they want to make and you can all sit together. Chocolate cars, houses, pralines, truffles and more. Its delicious.  galita@funinjerusalem.com

Bike and Hike the Judean Hills
Take a family bike tour with a guide through the Ella Valley filled with historical significance. Enter caves and view amazing overlooks along the way. Located 30 minutes past Jerusalem near Beit Shemesh. hikebike@funinjerusalem.com

Kakadu Art Workshop & Gallery Tour (Bike & Kakadu are next door to each other)
Meet world renowned artist Reut Shahar and learn how to create pieces of art in the Kakadu style. Hear her story, be hosted in her gallery and then enjoy a hands on workshop for kids, teens and adults. kakadu@funinjerusalem.com

Dig For A Day: let your kids feel like archeologists as they excavate caves in Beit Guvrin and find artifacts. Tours includes caving (optional) and is great for all ages. dig@funinjerusalem.com

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