If you’re looking for an alternative to Disneyland where you and your kids will be able to enjoy a unique kind of magic, look no further than Marrakech.
While it may not be the most obvious choice of family holiday destination, the Red City will certainly capture the imagination of kids of all ages.
What’s more, despite only being a few hours away from the UK, there’s pretty much guaranteed sunshine, great food and nice weather whenever you decide to visit.
Still need convincing?
Join us as we run through some of the best things to spend your time doing with your kids while you’re there.
1. Head To Djemaa el Fna
The unmissable open square known as Djemaa el Fna is the ideal place to visit with your kids.
Whether you spend your time exploring the many food and craft stalls during the day, or take in an acrobat or magician event, there are numerous ways to enjoy your time taking in Marrakech’s magical centre.
2. Visit The Old City
While kids often have endless energy, why not save their tired little legs by exploring the vibrant Old City on a horse-drawn carriage?
As you go along, keep an eye out for the city’s various palaces and souks, while taking in the various traditional sights and smells of the city.
3. Try The Food
No visit to Marrakech would be complete without trying out a traditional Moroccan dish or three.
While some dishes may be too spicy for them, tagine is a great one to try first, followed by a slice of orange cake, of course.
4. Take A Camel Ride
Rather than taking a car or taxi around Marrakech, why not take an alternative mode of transport instead?
Jump on the back of a stunningly decorated camel and head out for a walk in the desert.
5. Head To The Souks
If you’re looking to pick up some authentic souvenirs during your travels, look no further than the souks.
From wooden snakes to colourful blankets, there are an abundance of gifts and presents to choose from in the markets, each as unique and traditional as the next.
What’s more, your kids will love getting to experience the labyrinth of little alleys which lead back to the Djemaa el Fna.
6. Visit The Gardens
Marrakech’s Jardin Marjorelle is a beautiful, colourful garden which offers a fantastic escape away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech’s city centre.
With an abundance of flowers and sculptures to see, your kids will have a great time learning all about the city’s various wildlife and historical background.
7. Enjoy Some Fresh Orange Juice
It’s important for your kids to get their daily dose of vitamin C, so what better way is to ensure they do exactly that than through a nice, cool glass of fresh orange juice?
During your trip to Marrakech, be sure to enjoy as many glasses as of the sweet nectar as you can.
Especially with how hot the Red City can get, you’ll certainly be needing a glass or two to cool yourself down!
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