Once that Israeli summer heat kicks in, the best place to be is near water. If you’re at one of Israel’s beaches, kick back and enjoy. If you’re not on the beach, and/or you’re looking for something a bit different, try one of the many amazing water parks located throughout the country!
Perfect for all the family, these water parks typically have a variety of water slides, pools, and other fun activities to enjoy – and are perfect for the kids!
We’ve compiled a list of the best water parks in Israel, the ones you and your cherubs are going to savor! Note that we haven’t included the very popular Teddy Park in Jerusalem, mainly because it’s not what we’d classify an amusement park – great fun yes, but no slides or abuvim (tires)!
Note that the prices listed are subject to change (we updated them for the 2017 season) – we highly recommend you check via telephone for the latest deals available.
Maimeidon, Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv’s biggest water park, the Maimeidon is located across the road from the legendary Lunar Park, and contains water slides and swimming pools in various shapes, suitable for all ages. Watch out for the meteor slides, slalom slides, fast and slow tube lanes, a hot shot slide, wave pool, pools for kids and toddlers, an adventure pool and more! Other facilities include a snack bar and lockers.
Prices: Start at 97 shekels (if you enter after 13:00), under 2’s get in FREE.
Address: Ganei Yehoshua Park, Rokah Boulevard, Tel Aviv
Luna Gal, Dugal Beach, Sea of Galilee
The Luna Gal at the Sea of Galilee (the Eastern side) is one of Israel’s biggest and oldest parks, and great fun for all the family (even without kids!). Watch out for the fast Kamikaze, Black Hole (our fave!), and Hurricane water slides – definitely for the more adventurous! There are also camping facilities and restaurants on the beach to enjoy.
Prices: 65 shekels (2-10 years old), 96 shekels per adult.
Address: Golan Beach, Sea of Galilee
Website (Hebrew only)
Yamit 2000, Holon
Spread over some 60 dunams, this amazing water park has a number of pools and activities to enjoy, including heated and covered wave pools, a variety of swimming pools for all ages, plus a few modern and scarily fast extreme slides. Watch out for the Space Bowl, the Super Kamikaze, and the Black Hole! Other features include a spa and sports center.
Prices: 106 shekels for everybody aged 2 and above, though with various deals for locals, soldiers, and those ordering through the website – see the link below.
Address: Kiryat Sharett, Holon
Website (also in English)
Shefayim is the largest and most popular water park in Israel (so it claims), and covers over 24 acres. It is made up of the water park complex, the motor park, and the adventure and paintball area. There are also restaurants and fast food joints to enjoy. The park is typically open from May-October.
Prices: 119 shekels per person (under 2’s get in FREE, and also watch out for early season offers, starting at 70 shekels)
Address: Next to Kibbutz Shefayim, north of Tel Aviv
Website (English doesn’t display)
Sahek Ota, Emek Hefer
This huge fun park is the only water park in Israel that operates all year round, with water parks in the summer, and heated pools and play areas in the winter. Plenty of great activities for the kids, with an extreme water park, fair rides, video games, mini golf, the Himalaya Bridge, a gymboree, and other great things to enjoy! There’s also a small museum.
Prices: 95 shekels per child (over 1), adults 67 shekels (there are also specials on the range of attractions, so check what you’ll be interested in and buy accordingly)
Address: Emek Hefer Industrial Zone, from Road 4
Website (Hebrew only – and currently website appears down, so not sure if they are even running this year)
Ashkeluna, near Ashkelon
This park appears to be closed for 2016-2017; the website is now “under construction” and the phone goes straight to voicemail. We’ll keep you posted!
This water park is a great option for those of you further south, with a wide range of water slides and features to enjoy. Slightly smaller and more compact than the other water parks on this list, there are the usual slides and pools – but watch out for the Kamikaze slide!
Prices: 70 shekels per person, under 3’s get in FREE
Telephone: 08-6739970/1/6 (CLOSED on Saturdays)
Address: Yoneh Goren Street, Ashkelon
Website (Hebrew only and quite possibly the most boring site ever!)
Gai Beach, Tiberias
This long-standing favorite with the locals is part of a big hotel/spa complex that also includes a private beach (entrance free for hotel guests). The water park features some great slides, including the Kamikaze and two loop-the-loop slides, plus a huge wave pool. Open from Passover til the end of October, seven days a week!
Prices: Starts from 70 shekels per person (under 3’s get in FREE)
Address: Derekh HaMerhatzaot, Tiberias
Website (Hebrew only)
Hof Tzemach, Sea of Galilee
This park appears to be closed for 2017; the website is now “under construction”.
Another great water park in the Sea of Galilee region, Hof Tzemach is also a great place to camp out (but it gets busy and noisy during peak season). The usual suspects are here, including a Kamikaze slide, slalom slides, plus pools for the little ones. If you’re thinking of also camping here, there is a special deal – call the number below to verify.
Prices: 60 shekels per person (under 3s get in FREE)
Address: Tzemach Junction, the Sea of Galilee (the Southern end)
Website (Hebrew only – currently not working)
Huga, near Beit Shean
Perhaps a little off the beaten track for many, this great water park doesn’t have the adventurous slides but does have three huge lakes (of natural spring water!) for the kids to enjoy. If you’re looking for a bit of fun, watch out for the rope slide ride (“omega” in Hebrew) straight into the lake! There are also camping facilities aplenty plus a great fishing pool (yes, for fishing!). Open from March – October.
Prices: 42 shekels per person, under 3’s get in FREE (additional discounts available on the website)
Address: Kibbutz Hamadia, Jordan Valley (near Beit Shean)
Website (Hebrew only)
Pirates Island, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv
A great place for the kids and located in the heart of Tel Aviv, on the roof of the Azrieli Towers! There are plenty of activities, including bouncy castles, rides, a few small activity pools, slides, trampoline-bungee and more. Open 7 days a week from March to October. And once you’re done, head down to the floors below for some great shopping and restaurants.
Prices: 48 shekels (accompanying adults 18 shekels)
Address: Azrieli Tower, Tel Aviv
Website (Hebrew only)