Family holidays in Marrakech

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  • Marrakech Family holidays

    Get an authentic taste of spices and an experience of the souks during your family package holiday in Marrakech. The bustling city streets provide a real spectacle for younger children, who will be kept entertained just by the rich tapestry of daily life. The cuisine is undoubtedly a major draw for many holidaymakers, and enriches a stay in Marrakech even further. And the many marketplaces mean you're never far from your next opportunity to get a souvenir of your stay, and a memento of happy times to look back on over the years ahead.

    A festival of flavours

    You don't have to be a meat-eater to sample an authentic Moroccan tajine, as some recipes are based around fish or even just vegetables. The important common theme among them all is the blend of spices known as Ras el Hanout - the Head of the Shop. Each chef has their own specific blend, and this provides the distinctive base flavour to the tajine, with long and slow cooking to make sure it penetrates the meat and vegetables too. The result is moist and delicious, and a worthy addition to the menu during your family package holiday in Marrakech.

    Shop till you drop

    The souks are the traditional markets of Marrakech, and of Morocco as a whole, and a great souvenir opportunity. Again, the kids will enjoy the different stalls with their handmade goods, and the noise and excitement of the traders calling out to passers-by. For mum and dad, it's a way to get a reminder of your family holiday in Marrakech, and with beautiful rugs, blankets, cushions and so on among the goods on sale, there's no reason why your memento of your holiday shouldn't be something that comes in useful back home too.

    Taking children to Marrakech

    If you're booking cheap family holidays in Marrakech for the main school summer break, you're in for some quite hot weather, and daytime temperatures in July and August can top 30°C quite easily. This shouldn't be a problem for older children - you can always take shelter in the shade - but be aware that you will need to stay hydrated in the heat. Consider all-inclusive family holidays as a way to cover the cost of any drinks in advance, or let the children build their confidence by ordering their own soft drinks at the bar.

    Why Marrakech is so great for families

    The residents of Marrakech love kids and always go the extra mile to make sure younger travellers are just as well catered for as adults. Marrakech family holidays are perfect for visitors who want to experience the hustle and bustle of a traditional Moroccan market. This dazzling city is also a great place to sample some of the local cuisine and explore unique family-friendly attractions. All of this, coupled with Marrakech locals' friendly, positive outlook, ensures that weary families are revitalised and relaxed by the end of their stay.

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