Morocco is a fantastic starting point for an adventure through Africa, but what makes this Arabic paradise the perfect place for a family holiday? Well aside from being just a short plane journey away, there are many charms to discover here, so let’s take a closer look at Morocco’s highlights.
When you become a parent, holidays with babies might seem completely out of the question – after all it can be hard leaving the house, let alone visiting another country.
The good news is, countries such as Morocco offer a wide selection of family-friendly accommodation that’ll enable you to relax and explore this part of the world with ease. From the luxurious Four Seasons hotel in Marrakech to the Mazagan Beach Resort, which caters for both kids and adults alike, you won’t be short of choice so don’t feel you can’t venture beyond the UK or Europe just because you have a family.
If your little ones love nothing more than frolicking in the waves, building sand castles and drying off on a sun bed, Morocco’s spectacular coastline is the place to be. The beaches are as visually impressive as they are well-maintained and with warm weather lasting from around March to October (with sunny days even expected through the winter months) you’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy them. With its coastline stretching from the Mediterranean to where the Sahara meets to Atlantic, Morocco offers everything from rustic, untrodden coastal areas to tourist hotspots such as Agadir, so why not see what all the fuss is about for yourself?
When travelling with kids it’s important to choose a destination where there’s plenty for all ages to do – and Morocco won’t disappoint. Marrakech offers a wealth of activities for all ages with the Berber Culture Centre being a particular highlight. Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, this fascinating attraction allows families to experience a day in the life of Berber people with goat milking, rug weaving, cooking, harvesting and tea-making contests being commonplace here.
The Cyber Parc, complete with picturesque fountains and gardens, is also a perfect place for your toddlers to run around and you could even check out the bustling Jamaa el Fna square for a traditional Moroccan market experience which includes food stalls, vendors, henna artists, snake charmers and much more. Of course, camel riding is a big attraction for older children looking for an adrenalin-fuelled adventure and if you want to test your nerves to the max, riding over the sand dunes in a 4×4 vehicle will surely get your hearts pumping.
As well as being visually stunning and culturally fascinating, Morocco is a very welcoming country. You’re sure to feel right at home in this wonderful location, particularly if you choose the right accommodation, so it’s well-worth setting some time aside to visit.
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