A child looks out on the Jeema el Fna ©Dave G Kelly/Getty Images

Marrakesh. A fascinating and incredible city, but one which most travellers will tell you is intense to explore. Its sights and sounds dazzle, frazzle and enchant in equal measure. For little people, this stimulation of the senses can be overwhelming so many families shy away from taking their kids to Marrakesh. But are they right to do so? We asked our community if they think Marrakesh is actually more child-friendly than you might think.

The expert view

So many people are cautious when it comes to bringing their kids to Marrakesh, but the truth is 9 out of 10 times you will have a BETTER experience visiting WITH your kids than without them.

Moroccans love children and will give you access to things that they may not otherwise do if you were visiting without children. Not only that, they understand that kids are kids – so if your child has a meltdown they're not going to get upset, they'll likely try to help make the situation better. 

Marrakesh is also a place that has really good weather most of the year. I find this good for traveling with children because it means you don't have to worry about the question of what to do if the weather is bad. 300+ days of sunshine a year means you'll be able to have plenty of adventures!

- Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki, from MACROMAMA

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The above comments and more family travel tips can be found on our Facebook feed.

Want to investigate further? Try these helpful extra resources:

1) Amanda has three boys and blogs about life in Morrocco as well as their travels around the world.

2) Lonely Planet has advice and recommendations on taking your kids to Marrakesh.

3) The Kids-To-Go branch of Lonely Planet’s Thorntree forum is a good place to ask fellow family travellers questions about visiting a specific destination with children.

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