Marrakech for Kids, Marrakech (Self Guided)

Marrakech is a great travel destination for families with kids. Not only it will be an interesting cultural experience, the little tourists also will benefit from joyful and fun activities. Magicians, snake charmers, and camel rides will certainly impress your child. Take the tour below and delight yourself and your beloved children with the best attractions for kids in Marrakech.
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Guide Name: Marrakech for Kids
Guide Location: Morocco » Marrakech (See other walking tours in Marrakech)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Author: ann
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Menara Gardens

1) Menara Gardens

The Menara Gardens are a welcome place to escape for a while from the noise and the dust of the city.

These beautiful gardens lie at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, which make them an ideal place to take photos with the snow-capped mountains in the background.

The gardens were laid out in around 1130 by the Sultan Abd al-Mu’min and are named after the beautiful pavilion with its green pyramidal roof. The pavilion stands on the banks of a huge artificial lake that measures 200 meters by 150 meters. The building was renovated in the Alawi style in 1869, and was used as a summer residence.

The pavilion and the lake are surrounded by orchards and orange groves. Everything is irrigated by the ancient underground channels called khettera that brings water from the distant mountains. Water is pumped into the pool by an early type of hydraulic system.

The orchards are full of olive and fruit trees and you will probably see fruit-pickers hard at work on wooden ladders leaning up against the trunks. According to legend, the lake waters bring good luck, so locals often come out to fill pitchers, but it is inadvisable to drink the water.
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Jnane El Harti

2) Jnane El Harti

Jnane El Harti is a public park with a special playground for kids. This green area is famous for its big dinosaurs, climbing frame, and swings. There are also several fountains and, of course, a lot of space to wander around while eating ice cream. The park is located in Gueliz just across the street from McDonald's.
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Kawkab Jeux

3) Kawkab Jeux

Right next to the Royal Tennis Court in Gueliz, Kawkab Jeux is a fun play park whose bright, vivid colors and numerous activities will keep any kid entertained for a long time. Not only do they have a wonderful carousel and train, their restaurant includes a wide selection of ice cream.
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Cyber Park

4) Cyber Park

One great thing about Marrakech is that it is a successful mixture of the ancient and the modern and uses today’s technology in an innovative way. This is borne out in the amazing Cyber Park.

The park is spread out over 8 acres and if you decide to take a picnic there, don’t be surprised to see people happily tapping away on their laptops, as there is access to Wi-Fi throughout the park.

If you fancy sending an email to your friends and don’t have a laptop, you will find computer stations at convenient points around the park. There is also an interactive map and educational information available to everyone. You can also visit the small but interesting Museum of Telecommunications managed by Morocco Telecom.

The park was created in the 18th century by Prince Moulay Abdeslam as his personnel orchard producing dates, olives and other fruit. During the French Protectorate the park was enlarged and beautified with rose bushes, emerald green lawns, conifers and palms. They also installed four basins and fountains.

It was abandoned in the mid twentieth century until it was taken in hand by the Mohammed VI Foundation and reopened in 2005. There are plenty of benches were you can relax in the shade and enjoy this splendid park, or you can visit it in one of the horse drawn carriages that are for hire.
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Calèche Trips

5) Calèche Trips

Colorful and spectacular carriages drawn by horses will certainly resemble a fairytale adventure to your kids. One can easily find the carriages waiting for their guests in Jemaa el Fna or Place de Foucauld. Feel free to bargain on the price of the ride.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Marrakech for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Marrakech has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Marrakech, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.