Looking for some kid-friendly fun in Israel this Passover?
Haaretz and City Mouse Online present a selection of children's activities around the country during the holiday.
Jaffa bird festival
Jaffa's bird festival will feature an exhibition of photographs taken by by children and young people, and will feature a photo competition, with winners chosen by the audience. Storytelling hour will be held every hour on the hour, and guided tours will be conducted in and around the port area.
When: Sundays and Monday, April 8-9, between 10am-6pm
Where: Hangar 2, Jaffa Port
How much: Entrance is free
Haifa International Children's Theater Festival
A three-day festival featuring a variety of quality plays for kids. The festival will open with an outdoor performance, with the theme "Theater around the world."
When: Sunday-Tuesday, April 8-10
Where: Haifa Theater, 50 Pevzner Street
How much: Between NIS 35-89
For tickets: 04-860-0500
A happening featuring activities based on the world of fairy tales, held against the backdrop of the biblical nature preserve Naot Kedumim. Activities for the kids include a model of Hansel and Gretel's candy house, where an interactive performance with audience participation will take place, as well as guided tours for the whole family and mud building workshops.
When: Sunday-Thursday, April 8-12
Where: Naot Kedumim nature preserve
How much: NIS 65
For tickets: 03-558-6606
Even Bagalil sculpture festival
Twelve leading sculptors from Bulgaria, Georgia, Italy, Germany, France, China and of course Israel have been working for the past month on sculptures for the annual sculpture festival in Maalot-Tarshicha. The event will feature creative workshops for the whole family, an art exhibition, sailing on a lake, a petting zoo, ice skating, go-carting and a number of other children's activities.
When: Sunday-Wednesday, April 8-11, 11am-8pm
Where: Monfort Lake, Maalot-Tarshicha
"Our Theater" at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Four days of performances, with over twenty productions by "Our Theater" at the Tel Aviv Museum. All of the performances will be based on familiar children's stories.
When: Sunday-Wednesday, April 8-11
Where: Tel Aviv Museum of Art
How much: NIS 75 per performance, entrance to happening is free
For tickets: 03-609-1212
International flower festival
Over 30 dunams of exhibition space, with three huge, colorful "flower worlds," each focused on a different theme, along with artistic activities, exhibitions and performances for the whole family.
When: April 7-14, 10am-10pm (on April 13-14 until 4pm)
Where: Hecht Park, Hahagana Road, southern entrance to Haifa
How much: Kids under 14 – NIS 65, Adults – NIS 79
For tickets: *2274 or online at www.hadran.co.il