Morocco Vacation with Kids Advice for Tangier
challenge remains: the kids. Getting to Morocco as a family can be as easy
as a hope, skip and a jump from Europe, especially with low-cost airlines. But
once you’re here, it can be hard to figure out what to do when the troops get
tired of looking at ancient buildings and playing quietly while you drink a glass of
Morocco’s famous mint tea.
While there’s no Disney World in the works here, in recent years the country has
opened up kid-friendly destinations that are safe, fun and a life-saver during mid-
Mnar Park (Lighthouse Park) is located just 8 km outside Tangier, in the north.
The park features a sizeable amusement park with rides and games for just a
few dirhams each. There’s also a small but clean playground which is free. The
restaurant at the park has a varied menu with reasonable prices and a 180°
view of the Bay of Tangier. The park also has residential facilities for families or
The highlight, however, is the water park! With three large swimming pools
and six slides, this is a great place to let the kids to run and play. And at 50dh
(~$6) for children under 12, the price is right. The water park has bathroom and
shower facilities, along with free umbrellas and a snack bar. Like many things in
Morocco, the slides close from 12n-2pm, but the pools and restaurant stay open.
To get to Mnar Park, take the road to Ksar Sghir out to Cap Malabata. The drive
itself offers breathtaking views of the Bay and a peak at the tourism development
going on in Tangier. Parking is free. While there is no public transportation
to the park, grand taxis (large white Mercedes Benz) will take you there for a
reasonable fee. Website: mnarparktanger.com