General Information

?Who are we

In the midst of orangegroves planted by early settlers and adjacent to an orange packing plant from the time of the Turkish rule in Israel, Shvil Hatapuzim was born in 1997.

Borrowing from Nahum Gutman’s style and book “Shvil Klipot Hatapuzim” the founders created a park born out of love for nature and children. The activities and attractions of this wondrous place have been hand-crafted by the builders with special attention to preserving the park’s natural beauty and its environment.

Shvil Hatapuzim is an ongoing project, constantly evolving creatively. We invite you to enjoy this adventure where the principle of respect for nature and for the people within it dominates.

?Where are we

The park is situated half way between Haifa and Tel-Aviv, near Kibbutz Gan Shmuel and 5 kilometers east of the Caesaria interchange on Route #2. 

?When is the park open

Shvil Hatapuzim is open to the public Saturdays, holidays, and school vacations, from 10:00 am to 04:30 pm (To be sure, you can call 050-7364540).

On Passover, the park will be open from March 31 to April 7, From 10:00 am until 05:00 pm (on the eve of the second holiday and on Fridays, until 04:00 pm).

During the week the park receives organized groups of childre and hosts private and corporate functions. 

?what are the prices

Discounted tickets can be purchased through the major customer clubs (eg, the Teachers Union). 

Places can not be saved in advance.

Our activities


Battery Operated Vehicles: Various kinds for almost every age, driving on an asphalt road winding through the orange trees.

Orange Picking:  From November through April. Take the whole family on a guided excursion and eat as much as you want along the way. You can also pick and take home at reduced prices.

Giant Snail: 4 meter high netted tunnel.

The Owls’ Course:  Rope course for brave kids over 7, various obstacles above the trees (Shoes or sandals required).

The Owls’ Castle: 3 stories of climbing and swinging on ropes and ladders to get to the nest at the very top.

Mini-Golf:  Nine original holes of a long-time family favorite.

Mini-minor Roller Coasters:  Thrills for tots and up to teens.

Tree Houses: Connected to one another by ropes, bridges, a slide and even a telephone.

Our Carpentry Shop:  Just for kids to take home the product of their own imagination.

The Ta’alool:  Kayaks and pedal boats in our winding river.  Open frome April to October.  

The Yellow Submarine:  Crawling, climbing, swinging and sliding – all on one colorful attraction. +4 

Myamba:  Water, water everywhere – Shooting, jumping, splashing from bottom to top. Open from June to October.

Tarzan:  The first time is scary but after that it’s only fast and fun! +7

Cape Fear: Climbing on a stairway which leads to heaven and then jump! For kids and adults alike (from 1.30 meters and up – Shoes or sandals required).

Ninja cours: Let’s get physical! Obstacle course, ninja warrior style, one for adults and one for kids (Shoes or sandals required). +7

Zipline:  Not very high and not very long, one which is perfect for the youngsters. +3

Big Climbing Tower: Climbing through special nets up to 3 stores high and slide down slowly. +5

Small Climbing Tower: Much like the big one, only smaller. +3

S’htofotti: A mini car wash tunnel, but in this ride you are getting dry and getting out completely wet. Open from July to September.


:Educational Programs

WINTER (November to March):
 Educational programs for elementary school children include orange picking, a history of the area and environmental issues. Use of all the park attractions.
Nursery school children enjoy hands-on orange experience and orange grove stories.

SUMMER (May to October):   
we celebrate the end of the school year with days of fun and water activities.

Summer camps enjoy special activity days with water, water, everywhere.

Special group prices.


:Park map