Things to do with kids in Morocco

Morocco is a land of contrasts, combining the dramatic landscapes of the Atlas mountains, culture, history, plenty of family activities and accommodation for every budget. Here are six Moroccan experiences Kotus would highly recommend going on when travelling with children.

1. Visit Jnan Sbil, Fez

Jnan Sbil, Fez is beautiful gardens and a perfect escape from the heat for the whole family. These shady gardens have plenty of fountains for cooling down as well as leafy surroundings. Afternoon concerts are held here during the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. It is free entry, so definitely worth a visit.

2. Hide in the shades of Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle is a great place for families with younger kids. This beautiful garden, just outside the Medina walls, belonged to the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Let your little ones run between the cacti and bamboos. Encourage them to find the giant water lilies and lotus flowers in the pond. And at the end of your visit, try some refreshing mint tea at the on-site Café Bousafsaf.

3. Experience Sahara

Take your family to Ouarzazate for some authentic experience just minutes outside the city. Spend a night in a traditional Amazigh tent surrounded by massive sand dunes. Try riding camels on treks into the desert where you can see gorges and mountains. Stunning Sahara is the reason why most people come to Ouarzazate. Atlas Studios, one of the largest movie studios in the world, is also located here at Ouarzazate. You and your children will love visiting Atlas Film Studios where such films and TV shows like Game of Thrones, Atlantis, Kingdom of Heaven and Asterix and Obelix have been shot.

4. Try out children cooking classes at Café Clock Marrakech

Café Clock Marrakech is worth a family visit. Get your children involved in cooking classes at Café Clock (good for most ages) and let them try to make spice mixes, knead dough or prepare Kefta tajine (a good knife-free meal to prepare, so safe for smallest chefs even!).

5. Have a lesson in high fashion

For older kids we recommend a visit to the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. With more than 5,000 haute couture garments, including iconic safari jackets and jumpsuits, it can be an inspirational lesson in high fashion for both children and parents. The museum building is stunning itself, and is worth seeing. Pay a visit to a Berber museum, within the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, and learn how traditional Berber carpets are weaved in Morocco.

6. Practice yoga on the beach

Stay at Paradis Plage Resort – one of the leading Surf, Yoga and Spa Resorts in Morocco and with only a 25 minutes minute transfer from Agadir. Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga lessons are offered during your stay in the studio or on the beach by the hotel’s yoga professors. While you practice yoga or rejuvenate yourself at Paradis Plage resort Spa, your children will be taken care of by the hotel’s kids club (4-11 years old) and youth’s club for teenagers.


Whichever experience you choose to go on, or perhaps complete them all, don’t forget that on top of all that there is always Moroccan beach. Only 3hrs 45mins by plane form Birmingham, Bristol, London Gatwick or Manchester to Agadir, Morocco is a perfect beach destination for families. For family beach holidays in Morocco, contact Kotus Travel.

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