Despite its party reputation, Tel Aviv is as family-friendly as cities get. A baby boom in recent years has seen more families with children living in the city, and thanks to its beaches, parks and tree-lined avenues, TLV is now a top destination for kids.

Parks & Amusement

With great beaches and green spaces, it's easy to keep kids entertained in Tel Aviv – but these parks make for extra fun excursions.

  • Park HaYarkon

This grassy expanse with playgrounds, pedal boats and a small farm provides hours of fun.

  • Safari Ramat Gan

Get up close to elephants, giraffes, lions and more at this wild reserve just outside the city.

  • Meymadion Water Park

In summer, little ones will love making a splash with dozens of pools and slides.

  • Luna Park

Kids of all ages catch thrills on roller coasters, carnival rides and carousels at this amusement complex.

Need to Know

  • Restaurants Little ones are catered to in many restaurants and cafes. It's not uncommon to see families with youngsters out late.
  • Transport Kids under five ride buses and trains for free.
  • Playgrounds Large ones can be found in Independence Park, Gan Meir Park and the Old Port. Most shopping malls have great soft-play areas (mischakiyot) for toddlers and young children.