Ganei Huga is wonderful for kids

Ganei Huga, situated about 7 kilometers north-east of Beit She’an in Emeq Hama’ayanot, can be considered a Gan HaShlosha (Sachne) for kids. (Gan Hashlosha is not particularly small children friendly). Like Gan HaShloshah it is very scenic with green laws and trees, and has several supervised pools containing flowing spring water.

The Jordan Valley is, of course, one of the hottest locations in Israel during the summer, which probably means you will spend most of your time here in the pools. There are 3 pools that are progressively shallower. The deepest pool is from 1.1 to 1.6 meter in depth, which is not that great for adult swimming. The bottoms of the pools are pebbly, but one can buy appropriate footware from the store. The toddler pool is a delight with small slides, although only a limited area is shaded. Other pools have a zip-line ride to the pool. The place is clean, and there are plenty of shaded picnic benches, and even hot showers. There may be lawn inflatables on certain days. A store sells drinks, snacks and other goods. Simple meals are available. They are not kosher supervised as they are open on Saturday, but meat-milk separation etc., is maintained.

 

You can bring tents to a designated camping area for 98 nis per guest. 240 v electricity hookup is available, and a fridge for rent. Yauks and air-conditioned tents are also available for rent. This rental does not include admission.


Admission is 46 nis per person. But see their website for current pricing.  Entry is from 9.00 to 5.00 pm all days of the week. For campers the gates close at 10.00 pm and the admission price is until the next day. 

Directions: Enter "Ganey Hugga" into Waze.  Their phone number is 04 658-1111 and email address ganeihuga@gmail.com. This is their Hebrew website. 

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