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Ganei Huga - a great place for kids

Ganei Huga is about 7 kilometers north-east of Beit She’an in Emeq Hama’ayanot and can be considered a Gan HaShlosha (Sachne) equivalent 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 supplied by 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 much of your time 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 foot ware from the store. The toddler pool is a delight with small slides, although only a limited area is shaded. Another pool has a zip-line.


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 provisions. 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 use of a fridge at a charge. Yauks and air-conditioned tents are also available for rent. This rental does not include the daily admission charge.



Directions: Enter “Ganey Hugga into Waze.

Admission: Admission is 46 NIS per person. But see their website for current admission charges. Entry is from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. all days of the week. For campers the gates close at 10.00 p.m. and the admission charge is until the next day. Their phone number is 04 658-1111 and email address This is their Hebrew website. 

Public transport: A number of bus lines can be used. Enter "Ganney Hugga" into Moovit. From the closest bus stop there is a 2.2-Km/17-minute walk to the park.

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