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Guide to Marrakech for Families

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Marrakech is a fantastic destination for families with a great variety of child-friendly attractions and fun activities for all ages. Enjoy a host of memorable experiences while gaining a great cultural education with the family that will last a lifetime.

Good for
  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

7 Places

3 City Tips

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7 Places

Jardin Majorelle

Gardens

Ben Youssef Madrasa

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Medina of Marrakesh

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Marrakech Souk

Neighborhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Oasiria Water Park

Water Parks

4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours

Cultural Tours, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, Private Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips

Marrakech By Air

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, Balloon Rides, Air Tours, Safaris, Other Outdoor Activities

Chris O's City Tips

  • Don’t under estimate the power of the African sun — even on a cool or overcast day. Keep cool and hydrated, and protect your skin with sunscreen and hats.
  • In crowded places such as the souk and the night market, be sure to keep an eye on your belongings and keep your valuables safe if you must carry them with you.
  • Dress modestly and remember that some of the city's most popular attractions are actually religious destinations as well — be respectful!
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    Jardin Majorelle
    Gardens
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    Chris O Says:

    This 12-acre botanical and artist's landscape garden is a verdant oasis that many visitors consider to be the highlight of their trip to Marrakech. Jardin Majorelle is a great place to let the little ones run free.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There’s plenty of shady seating for the grownups too.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 187 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely gardens but not really sure what all the fuss was about! 09/25/2018
    • Morning visit, cool & peaceful 09/24/2018
    • Jardin Majorelle
    Address:
    Rue Yves Saint Laurent
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-13047
    Other:
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    Ben Youssef Madrasa
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    Inspire your kids to want to dive into their own education at this ornate, ancient institute of high learning. It is the largest Madrasa in Morocco and is a fine example of the incredibly intricate Moorish architecture.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Madrasa is open to the public every day of the week from 8am to 5pm.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 187 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Shame its closed 09/23/2018
    • Oldest Madrasa or School in Marrakech 09/22/2018
    • Ben Youssef Madrasa
    Address:
    Rue Assouel
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 644-727244
    Other:
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    Medina of Marrakesh
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    This walled quarter, a Marrakech and UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded in 1070 AD, and packs a wallop of wow with its maze of narrow streets and evocative atmosphere to explore together.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Need to get out of the sun? The Medina is shady and is usually considerably cooler than other areas of town.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 187 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Too many hustlers 09/25/2018
    • Endless shops 09/25/2018
    • Medina of Marrakesh
    Price range:
    $41 - $41
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Marrakech Souk
    Neighborhoods, Flea & Street Markets
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    Chris O Says:

    For most westerners visiting Marrakech, there’s no more memorable or exotic experience than exploring the souk. A great cultural experience for the kids — just make sure you keep them close!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The souk can be crowded and bewildering. Be sure to keep an eye on your belongings and keep your valuables safe if you must carry them with you.
    • Don’t be afraid to haggle for that perfect souvenir.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 187 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great 09/24/2018
    • Food, juice, music, people by the cartload. 09/24/2018
    • Marrakech Souk
    Address:
    Jemaa el Fna
    Marrakech 40030
    Morocco
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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    Oasiria Water Park
    Water Parks
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    Chris O Says:

    The kids will love making a splash on a visit to this popular water park. With its three lagoons, artificial river, multiple heated pools, super slides, giant jacuzzi, and more!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The park is open every day of the year from 10am to 6pm.
    • Parking is free.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 187 things to do in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Oasis away from the city 09/25/2018
    • As long as you don't set your expectations too high, you'll have a great and peaceful time away from the city 09/23/2018
    • Oasiria Water Park
    Address:
    Km 4, Route du Barrage
    Marrakech
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 5243-80438
    Other:
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    4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours
    Cultural Tours, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, Private Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips
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    Chris O Says:

    Visit the Sahara, a traditional Berber village, or another fascinating corner of Morocco, camel-back with this popular private tour excursion company. The guides are friendly and accommodating, and will ensure a great day for you and your family.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • 4X4 Camel only does private tours.
    • Its most popular excursion is the day trip to the Atlas Mountains.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 729 Outdoor Activities in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very authentic and memorable experience in Morocco 09/23/2018
    • What a lovely trip in Atlas Mountains 09/12/2018
    • 4X4 Camel - Private Day Tours
    Phone:
    +212 661226663
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
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    Marrakech By Air
    4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, Balloon Rides, Air Tours, Safaris, Other Outdoor Activities
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    Chris O Says:

    A thrilling way for you and your family to take in the beauty of Marrakech and its dramatic landscape, including the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, is from a hot air balloon - launched from a traditional Berber village.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Book a sunrise trip to make the most of the scenery.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #111 of 729 Outdoor Activities in Marrakech
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Birthday treat high in the sky 09/24/2018
    • Highly recommend 09/17/2018
    • Marrakech By Air
    Address:
    Rue Sergent LEVET (Victor Hugo)
    Residence BEL AIR N°11 Appt. 5
    Marrakech 40000
    Morocco
    Phone:
    +212 652-129721
    Other:
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