The Dead Sea is absolutely brilliant for children – as long as you take precautions in regard to the sun and heat – water water water sun screen and hats.
Here are a few ideas:
Floating in the Dead Sea
Get them floating holding a book – it is a great picture to take home. But, watch out that they don’t get salt in their eyes – it is unbelievably painful. See Floating in the Dead Sea
Who can look the most impressive when coated in mud?
Masada is fun at the top and you can choose the walking experience or cable car – both very popular – taking the car up and walking down is also an option. See Masada
Ein Gedi Trails
Always a favourite. See Ein Gedi
There are several spots on the road down from Jerusalem – let them sail in the ship of the desert. Places to find a camel include – at the sea level sign and the open air pottery mall. The camel driver in the gas station is a favourite of ours. Even if they don’t want to sail – how many can they spot along the road?
Under the Stars at the Dead Sea
Sleep out at one of the campsites along the Dead Seas shores (we recommend the official ones) or near Masada – an incredible experience. Tents offer you more privacy and are helpful to make sure that the kids don’t wander too far, but they are not really needed most of the year and they can become unbearably hot during the day.