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Ein Yael Living Museum

| Opposite the Biblical Zoo, Refaim Valley, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-645-1866
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Excellent place to bring kids

Disclaimer: we visited during the last week of August, when it's quieter - the place is probably... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We heard wonderful things about Ein Yael for younger children only to finally arrange a tour and be... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
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Ein Yael is a hands-on, outdoor attraction, where children participate in workshops teaching ancient handicrafts, such as basket weaving, pottery making, mosaics, olive pressing, and more.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
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“biblical zoo” (2 reviews)
“pita” (4 reviews)
“pottery” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Opposite the Biblical Zoo, Refaim Valley, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-645-1866
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Disclaimer: we visited during the last week of August, when it's quieter - the place is probably less pleasant during peak times. I went with my 6 year old and my 9 year old: both were enthralled and would have happily stayed for more than...More

Thank Danno_99
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We heard wonderful things about Ein Yael for younger children only to finally arrange a tour and be completely disappointed. The place is not child friendly. Carriages are difficult to navigate. There is zero options to even purchase a water bottle and we were not...More

Thank TrozDDS
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The origin of YALU Spring connecting to the Refaim streamJust across the road to the Jerusalem ZOO, Site of an old farm dating to the time of the First Temple 7th Century B.C.,ON TOP Remains of a Roman period VILLA RUSTICA Style farm with some...More

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

There is a good amount of hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and performances (most recreating ancient times) at this place. It is best for children age 10 and younger- very good for them. There is of course walking to the different areas, and it is not...More

Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Always a great activity for kids. They get to do hands on activities such as basket weaving, wine pressing, making bricks, creating beautiful mosaics etc... the staff is very friendly and helpful and gave us a great tour of the grounds.

Thank dbench
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This was not the most impressive place at first glance but turned out to be a lot of fun for the kids. They had archery, basket weaving, pottery, a petting zoo and lots of other activities for the kids. Signage was not so clear so...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Ein Yael is a spacious terraced area shaded by big trees and planted as a biblical garden, with figs, pomegranates,almonds, grapes, etc. It's based on a Byzantine Villa centered around a fresh water spring. The ancient canals distributing the water to the agricultural fields still...More

Thank sarah a
Reviewed 3 January 2015

This is a sprawling site of long tree-shaded terraces and a few ancient stone structures, where family activities are held on holidays or for organized groups (or catered events). These include all sorts of fun clay activities, pita-baking, weaving with wool, and on special occasions...More

Thank MrsC123456
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Brilliant day out with Grandchildren aged 5 and 3. Hands on activities for kids with plenty of places for tired grandparents to rest. Fun day baking Pita in open air ovens, basket weaving and making paper. Show time with an entertaining kids' show. Picnic areas...More

Thank 365Tourist
Reviewed 29 October 2014

The kids made Pita, a mosaic, a little basket, pottery, painted with natural colors. There is a lot to do. Bring your own food and drinks, as there is nothing to buy.

Thank FCB-CH-Meister
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