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Travelling with children

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Travelling with children

My husband and I are looking at marrakesh and agadir with our 2 year old , but have been told by a travel agent that its not a place for children . Any advice would b welcome .? Thank u

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I'm also traveling with a 2 years old, any information will be appreciated :)

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Change your travel agent - their advice is utterly wrong for both locations for kids. I have had many staying with me over the years and never a problem. With two exceptions: expect your child to be smothered in kisses (Moroccans dote on children) but don's worry about hygiene (bring antiseptic wipes as a useful precaution for all of the family anyway). Secondly be vey aware that vey young children have a much poorer tolerance to heat. You will, as parents, of course know that. Avoid the summer months if possible.

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Moroccans have children, and you will not be the first tourist to travel with a child.

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Consider going to places other than Marrakech or Agadir, less touristy locations. You can bring your child anywhere in Morocco, but as Pilo says, it's best not to come during the hottest time of the year. Think May or October.

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Thanks for that . We were thinking of march time to go. How's weather then ?

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March is good especially for Marrakech see 'Weather information' under top questions, top right of screen.

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Here is Marrakech weather for March 15, 2013:

wunderground.com/history/…

High of 27C, nice.

Next year is likely to be similar, but you never know these days.

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Erm David, historical info for a single date for this year only is not really of very much use!

Here are the monthly stats from the link that I provided above (and compiled!);

March

In March the average high temperature is 24 degrees Celsius with a statistical range of 11 C to 36 C falling to an average low of 11 C with a historical range of 4 C to 21 C. The month is mostly sunny, with an 11% chance of a cloudy day.

Of course the proviso is always that 2014 could be completely different but should fall within the statistical ranges indicated. Perhaps!

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I agree completely, Pilo!

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Silly advice from the travel agent, don't let that put you off.

I would say that it depends on the child really. When I was 2 I had a mortal fear of people wearing costumes with fake heads - bizarre but true. We were visiting relatives in America and they took us to a Disneyland-style theme park where lots of characters walked about with big plastic heads on. Apparently I screamed like all the demons of hell were after me and continued in my hysteria for the next 4 hours, after we left. Marrakech would have been fine for me though!

On the other hand we had a day trip to Tangier when my sister was about 11 and she freaked out completely. She hated the crowds and the entire experience of the souks. Everyone is different.

If your little one doesn't mind people and noise (and being fussed over) then you should be fine. Only you know your child's personality . There's no danger and Moroccan cities are pretty much like any European city in the new sections. The main issue is whether you feel comfortable with it or not.

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