We went to the fortress at Tel Afek park and we had a great day! The price is great - 29 shek per adult and 14 per kid. Under 5 is free. And it's beautiful there - huge park that you can picnic, BBQ, etc, with a lake and some muddy streams that the kids like to walk in. You could bring a ball or other gear and spend hours hanging out over there if you wanted. The whole place is pretty stroller friendly, there are just a bunch of gravel paths that you'll have to walk on. It's nice because you can take some of the side paths and it feels like a hike but its not like you need to walk for an hour to reach the end. It's just simple and fun for everyone.
As a pesach event, in the fortress were a bunch of booths that were set up like Olympic style competitions. Each family is a team and you can compete for points (if you want to). The arts and crafts booth costs extra but my kids had a blast doing it. You can paint on plaster items for 20-30 shek, or do sand art or other projects. There is a whole section where you can climb and explore the ruins and the kids (and my husband) had so much fun doing it. Its nice because you they have a path that wraps around the ruins area so younger kids or less-adventurous family members can take that route and still join in. There was a booth for drinks and kosher l'pesach (without kitniot) popsicles and they were reasonably priced too. Overall it was a really fun day and I'd recommend it to anyone, especially with kids under 7 or 8.
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