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    • Shambles321
    • By Shambles321 11th Sep 17, 10:46 AM
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    Marrakech Holiday Help!
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:46 AM
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    Marrakech Holiday Help! 11th Sep 17 at 10:46 AM
    Hi all,


    I am trying to book a budget family holiday to Marrakech for 6 of us.
    3 adults and 3 children.
    It is during Feb half term next year.
    Looking at flights and both Easy Jet and Ryan Air have similar prices.
    Could anyone recommend which airline would be best to travel with, with children? Do I need to reserve the seats?
    Thank you in advance for your help
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 11th Sep 17, 10:57 AM
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    How old will each child be in March 18?

    btw I didn't see much to do in Marrakech for children, perhaps consider Agadir or Essouira where you have beaches.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • Shambles321
    • By Shambles321 11th Sep 17, 11:25 AM
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    Children will be 16, 10, 7 and 2 during our stay. I will be looking at a day trip to the beach during our stay
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 11th Sep 17, 11:34 AM
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    They only advice I can offer is to try somewhere else. I am quite well travelled and my trip there was possibly the worst holiday ever.

    It's ok if you like walking through backstreets running with rivers of urine, being lied to by taxi drivers & being accosted by street sellers but the place is a dump in my opinion.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 11th Sep 17, 11:42 AM
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    I agree with the other replies, go somewhere else. I love Marrakech but it's a pretty manic city and trying to keep kids with that range of ages all entertained might be difficult.
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 11th Sep 17, 11:52 AM
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    Definitely a marmite type of destination. Me and the Mrs thoroughly enjoyed Marrakesh, but there'll be some sights that are best not seen by children.

    You mention the beach, well it's quite a long way, and if it's a windy day in February the Atlantic is unlikely to be that appealing.
    • Shambles321
    • By Shambles321 11th Sep 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 12:06 PM
    Thank you for all your advice, I will have to reconsider by the looks of things!
    • kt1inamillion
    • By kt1inamillion 11th Sep 17, 2:26 PM
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    I went to Marrakech this year and stopped at a water park which was massive and also had entertainment for children and adults. I suppose it depends if they would get board of the water park in a few days as we were far out from anything else.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 11th Sep 17, 2:39 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 2:39 PM
    That water park features in the bargains board almost every year, and it's nearly always Jan/Feb that it's cheapest
    • mvteng
    • By mvteng 11th Sep 17, 4:05 PM
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    We took our holiday in Marrakech 2 years ago with a 14 year old 7 a 10 year old.

    We had an amazing holiday, all of us really enjoyed it.

    Agreed that Marrakech centre is bustly & busy, so we also included a 3 day beach stay at essaouira.

    Its not for everyone, but I wouldnt hesitate to recommend it
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 11th Sep 17, 8:51 PM
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    My negatives were...

    - We saw a woman viciously beat a child close to Djemaa el-Fna.

    - We saw a couple of no-holds barred fights over what looked like minor traffic accidents.....that's how they sort out who's to blame.

    - The area around Djemaa el-Fna is fascinating, and after dark absolutely engrossing.....but it's not for everyone.

    My positives...

    - Many.....but the results of my pre-trip homework might differ from anyone who's done little homework.
    • barbarawright
    • By barbarawright 12th Sep 17, 7:17 PM
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    You do get hassled by sellers and scam artists (there's a long Tripadvisor thread on common scams) but I didn't feel threatened in any way and you see quite small kids in smart school uniforms cycling/walking to and from school.

    You may have to be careful if the older kids are phone addicts - 4g is prohibitively expensive though posher restaurants tend to have wifi and your hotel should
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