Bubble Parade at Habima © Oren Gelbendorf

The ultimate cheat-sheet to getting through July & August with the fam-bam

Child’s Play: We’ve put together the ultimate list to make it a summer of discovery

Written by
Keren Brown
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Summer in Israel means a lot of things; two of them being extremely conflicting. It’s hot AF and kids have no school. Luckily, literally every local institution springs to action with water-filled or AC-blasting events - you just have to know where to go. Hitting the beaches or museums are tried-and-true options for scratching out a screen-heavy afternoon, but we’ve put together the ultimate list to make it a summer of discovery

The ultimate list to make it a summer of discovery

Mayumana for Kids
Mayumana © Pini Siluk

Mayumana for Kids

Since 1996, Mayumana has been creating shows that combine music, art, dance, drums, humor and rhythm. This summer, Mayumana Kids will have a plethora of shows at Cinema City Glilot. Don’t miss the opportunity to get into the movement and rhythm with some of Israel’s most vibrant performers.
Go Pop! at the Bubble Parade at Habima Square
Bubble Parade © Oren Gelbendorf

Go Pop! at the Bubble Parade at Habima Square

Who doesn’t love bubbles? Bring your children, friends or significant other to a celebration of life complete with bubbles, music and dancing in Habima Park. The event, sponsored by The Bubble Parade Project, is set to take place on the first Friday of every month.

August 2, 17:00-18:30, Habima Sq, Tel Aviv. Link to Event
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Ooh, La La. Clayla
Clayla © Monocle Films & Photography

Ooh, La La. Clayla

Do you love ceramics? Do you love painting? If you said yes to both, then this ceramic workshop spot is perfect for you. Take your kids to choose the piece they want to decorate and then they get to choose a personal palette of colors. Et voilà, Clayla. They can paint to their heart’s content and then pick up the final masterpiece few days later after it has been baked and finished.
Summer-long Obstacle Courses for Kids
Ninja © Courtesy of PR

Summer-long Obstacle Courses for Kids

Kids from ages 4-12 can discover an all-ninja obstacle course at the Ofer Mall in Kfar Sirkin. Your kids can get their energy out at the first permanent ninja- warrior course that will be open for the entire summer.

July 1-July 20, Sundays-Thursdays, 16:00-19:00; July 21-August 31, Sundays-Thursdays 10:00-20:00; Fridays in July and August from 10:00-15:00. NI S 15 for 30 minutes. myofer.co.il/sirkin
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Circus fun on Saturdays
Circus © Yuval Sharon

Circus fun on Saturdays

Forty-five minutes north of Tel Aviv will lead you to one of the most magical spots for kids, especially the ones that need to get a lot of energy out. Every Saturday, activities here start from 11AM with an open gym in a huge circus which includes ropes for climbing, trampolines, and juggling. Your child can try new things and discover the circus way. All this is followed by a circus show. During the year, Shahar and Ines, the owners of the circus welcome kids on Thursdays as an alternative to school, where they learn, interact and experience dance and circus classes.

heb.movetocircus.com; Prices for Saturdays: NIS 60 per kid, Nis 20 for an adult, 170 for a full family.
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PlayCon Live

Fangirl over your favorite Israeli Internet sensations at this year’s PlayCon LIVE. The social media festival gives die-hard  fans a chance to connect with their idols. Tel Aviv Expo will host YouTubers, vloggers, gamers, comedians, music artists, social media influencers, and over 15,000 fans for two days of jam-packed fun.

July 30-31, Tel Aviv Expo (03-5247373). Link to Event

The Brawl Stars and Rumble Stars Festival
Brawl Stars and Rumble Stars Festival

The Brawl Stars and Rumble Stars Festival

On Wednesday, July 24th, a festival is coming to Tel Aviv and is dedicated to this generation of kids’ most popular games, hosted by some of their favorite YouTubers. After a surprise like this one, your kids will be picking up laundry and doing anything you desire.
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Ninja Classes for Kids
Ninja Class © Shutterstock

Ninja Classes for Kids

If you do want to stay in Tel Aviv, Ninja Tel Aviv is the newest afterschool class that will have your kids on their feet. Take them to learn how to be a professional ninja or go to open play which they have twice a week.
Discover Parkour at Mabuza
Kids Parkour © Shutterstock

Discover Parkour at Mabuza

Located in Petach Tikva, Israel’s parkour center haslots of space for kids to learn mad gym skills. The sport which has made waves in Israel over the last few months is an alternative to gymnastics. Inspired by military course obstacle training, jumping from one building or point to another is suddenly justified. It’s the place to jump, climb, and roll all over the place through classes and events, and on Saturdays you can come in for open play and climbing. This is perfect for older kids and pre-teens who can’t find a sport they love.
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Let the Kids Discover the Summer Animals Exhibit
Summer Animals Exhibit © Inbal Marmari

Let the Kids Discover the Summer Animals Exhibit

The Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv presents a summer offering dedicated to animals. Discover lots of playful and interactive displays that ignite the imagination, plus special activities throughout the summer months.

Opening July 2, eretzmuseum.org.il
Saturday Reading at Beit Ariela
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Saturday Reading at Beit Ariela

Squeeze in time to stop at Beit Ariela, the central public library in Tel Aviv, because, after all, summer is the time to brush up on reading skills, right? The good news is that they are now open on Saturdays.
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Oshiland, a Dream Wonderland for Kids
Oshiland © Ami Shapira

Oshiland, a Dream Wonderland for Kids

A quick drive to Kfar Saba will take you to a wonderland for kids known as Oshiland. Full of shows, climbing walls, and video games, the Oshi Park is 1400 meters of inspiration and creativity for all ages.

Check the schedule: oshiland.co.il
Get Creative at the Nahum Gutman Museum
Nahum Gutman Museum © Sarale Gur Lavy

Get Creative at the Nahum Gutman Museum

The Nahum Gutman Museum of Art is a great place to check out exhibitions for everything from oceanic art to discovering an olive oil plant. During the summer, they are also offering workshops for ages 5-9 and 9-12 years old. The two-hour workshops happen twice a week and kids get to learn about artistic techniques as they create their own masterpieces.

For more info: gutmanmuseum.co.il/en
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