Travel Edit | Marrakesh
It excites me. I'm constantly thinking,
'Let's create gorgeous memories with the children in tow'.
To have that yearning to explore, a sense of adventure, an overwhelming desire to see beyond the life we live, I could only wish and dream that my children inherit my traits.
I am made to explore. To wander foreign lands. Experience culture. Hand in hand with my children. I believe we can do it all, I think we can do anything we desire, so we do everything we want. Not one to ponder on whether something will work, I know we will make it work. As a family. Together.
Naturally, travelling can become something of a slight circus act with children, I relax with the thought that it's ok for our trips to take a little longer, with more respite between our meanders, a lot more pit stops which has meant that we have pleasantly stumbled across a number of family friendly cafes and restaurants and some break days inbetween. To me, the juggling act is worth it, because no one can take away those moments you experience together and the sweetest memories you are building. The blocks that will create the most beautiful childhood.
In a thought many would brush off the possibility of an adventure to a very hot, desert like land such as Marrakech. A risk? Maybe. But not for us. Marrakech has always sat very beautifully in my heart, certainly up there as a clear favourite spot in the world. Never previously explored with children though. It didn't disappoint.
A vibey walled city, completely cultured with only a hint of a westernised lifestyle , busy, quite hectic and full of life. One can't help but love to flit between getting down with the hustle and bustle one minute and finding little spots to take sanctuary in beautiful hidden oasis', riad restaurants and luxury spas. Im sure if my alter ego was a city it would be Marrakech. In a strange type of way it reminds me of Notting Hill, it just does its own thing pleasing nobody but itself and the ones who love them.
Discover our favourite Marrakech spots
La Jardin Secret
The most stunning secret gardens. Quite spectacular yet simple, landscaped to perfection. A quiet peaceful place to explore. Cactus in all shapes and sizes. A photographers dream and a gardeners delight. Space for the little ones to wander and paths like a maze will keep them entertained.
For the architecture alone this place should be visited. Intricate and beautiful. Painted window shutters still remain and the carved wooden doors and ceiling are breathtaking. Full of detail and if you have children there is plenty of space to stretch their legs.
This place is stunning. Unfortunately I couldn't capture at its best as we arrived mid-rainfall. Also we left our visit to very late afternoon, I recommend an earlier morning visit, post breakfast before the tourist rush and coach tours arrive. It's a popular spot, and quite rightly so. Luckily I had seen these gardens on a previous trip and it was a lot less busy. Would make a gorgeous backdrop if you find quiet time to visit.