Check out our list of essential children’s sites at Children’s Jerusalem Must Do Sites – you get the “tourist” points for having been there but they are all fun.
Here are some more ideas of keeping children busy in Jerusalem. This is a mixture of good tourism and things that children enjoy anywhere in the world.
Jerusalem Science Museum
Asimply amazing place – lots of hands on and you can get by without Hebrew. Great on a hot day with amazing air conditioning. Can be mobbed during the chagim. Science Museum site
Israel Museum Youth Wing
Highly regarded and the museum is newly renovated. During chagim there are normally children’s arts & crafts groups for a few shekalim. Take a few minutes to go and see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple era. Israel Museum site
Visit the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
One of Jerusalem’s treasures. See Jerusalem Zoo
Hands on museum with a focus on ancient times and with an amazing hands on arts and crafts program. See Ein Yael
Standard 21st century entertainment – not exclusive to Jerusalem but in the Talpiot Industrial Area you can see a film, go bowling, drive go karts and play mini-golf.
A white knuckle ride through Jerusalem’s history Jerusalem Time Machine
True you can eat an ice cream in almost any city in the world, but after all the touring they deserve it. Maybe combine it with Hanging Out in Emek Refaim and keep all ages happy.
Take the 99
Why make them walk when you can all ride and enjoy the views from this bus tour. See 99 Bus
Take them to hang out or run around in some of Jerusalem’s Playgrounds