Family holidays in Morocco

The delights of Morocco have become more well known in recent years. Who hasn’t been tempted by the sumptuous pictures of exquisitely decorated riads (traditional houses) in the back streets of Marrakech that appear so regularly in the Sunday papers? However, there is much more to family holidays in Morocco than Marrakech. Many visitors find themselves being lured back again and again, to sample yet more of this beautiful and addictive country.

Teenagers hiking in the Atlas Mountains - Morocco with kids itinerary

Hiking in the High Atlas

There are rocky plains and majestic snow-capped mountains, endless golden sand dunes and deep craggy gorges, fortified Kasbahs and bustling souks (markets), picture-perfect oases and trains of camels. The country is a kaleidoscope of colour and the locals will welcome you and your children with open arms.

Why take the kids?

Some of our favourite activities for a family holiday in Morocco include:

  1. Wandering through the ancient labyrinthine streets of Fes
  2. Having lunch with a Berber family in the Atlas Mountains
  3. Riding out into the Sahara on a camel and staying overnight in a desert camp
  4. Stopping to take in the sheer rock faces in the Todra Gorge
  5. Visiting local potters, ancient Kasbahs and tiny troglodyte villages in Skoura
  6. Taking in the evening sights and sounds of Djemaa al Fna, Marrakech’s great square
  7. Exploring the ancient kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  8. Riding camels along the beach at picturesque Essaouira

The children will be fascinated by everything that they can see around them, whether this is being pushed out the way by a donkey hogging the road or the loud call to prayer that echoes over the country five times a day. One day you might be haggling over souvenirs in the souks of Fes or Marrakech. The next you might be staying in a traditional village sipping mint tea with your local hosts. There is something for everyone on a Morocco family holiday and such a variety that you (and the kids) will always be entertained. See our Morocco with kids blog for photos and more ideas of what you can do on a Morocco family holiday.

Family holidays in Morocco - family exploring ancient fort

Tin Mal Mosque – Morocco family holidays work for all age groups, from toddlers to teens and beyond

Aside from all of the activities, another reason that a Morocco family holiday works so well is that the flight from the UK is fairly short and there is no jet lag. This means happy rather than tired children, yet on arrival, you are nevertheless immediately transported into a place that is about as different and exotic as you can get.

Explore on foot or by mule at scenic Imlil

Example Morocco family itineraries

All of our itineraries are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on.

However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a family holiday in Morocco, have a look at our sample itineraries, Highlights of Morocco and Morocco Family Short Break.

Also check out some of the other places that you might like to visit on your trip and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our Morocco photo gallery.

Lastly, don’t forget to check what the weather will be like at the time that you want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best family holidays in Morocco.

Family with camels on Morocco beach - half term holiday destination

Explore historic Essaouira on the Atlantic coast and blow away the cobwebs on a camel ride along the beach


Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.

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