The Maale Adumim area just 15 minutes outside Jerusalem has many different fun activities for families. Shelley from Tour Adumim specializes in planning group trips to the area. This is a great activity to do on the way down to the Dead Sea or as a day trip from Jerusalem.
Fun Family Factory Tour
Great fun for visiting families looking for a unique and inspiring day close to Jerusalem. Tour includesChoose between Judean Desert lookout activity, museum programs, factory visits, workshops, desert recreation, Beduin hospitality and artists.. Contact: Shelley
( Not available on Fridays or Shabbat),054-527-5404
Here are some of her favorite spots. Contact Shelley for information about each place.
Monastery Mystery– Experience a group adventure at the ruins of Judean Desert Monastery, be welcomed by the head monk and learn about the Byzantine time period and everyday life at monastery. Perform challenging tasks in order to earn clues which will help solve the mystery.
Exotic Desert Animal Workshop – 1 hour interactive workshop to learn about exotic desert animals. Takes place at the animal feed factory in Mishor Adumim.
Moshe Castel Museum of Art
See the permanent exhibit of Moshe Castel paintings and sculptures. Special creative children’s programs are available. Learn why this famous Israeli artist’s work is displayed in the Knesset.
Judean Desert Lookout
The unique location in Maale Adumim allows visitors to look into the Judean Desert and with a hands on activity you can learn about geography and Biblical history.
Shomroni HaTov- Mosaic Museum
Visit the only mosaic museum in Israel with mosaics from Byzantine period synagogues and churches. Learn how to make a mosaic by doing a workshop on site
Visit Israeli Artists in their Studio
Choose between artists who create stainglass, woodart…..learn about their lives and technique
Desert Animal Workshop
Come to Maale Adumim for a 1 hour interactive Desert Animal Workshop with Shlomo Horowitz at the Taarovet Adumim Animal food Factory. Workshop includes learning about desert animals while interacting with them. Perfect for families touring in area or birthday parties.
Other Activities Include:
Desert fun-evening nature walks, natural springs, beduin encounters and jeeping
Food Options in Maale Adumim
- Yoel Steakhouse – authentic Mediterranean meat restaurant in Kfar Adumim.
- Caffit Lakeside Restaurant- dairy restaurant overlooking the Maale Adumim lake (complete with ducks and pedal boats)
- Waffle Bar – located next to the Castel Museum
- Chumusia Adumim
Contact Shelley 054-527-5404Contact Tour Adumim
Prices vary per activity. Contact Shelley.