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Marrakech can be quite the adventure for little kids. Regale them with stories of magic carpet rides on the plane ride over and then check out our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ picks for the five best things to do with the kids in Marrakech:
1. Run around the Djemaa-el Fna. The big square will provide hours of entertainment for kids. From the Gnaoua musicians to the dancers, it's a bewitching and magical scene they'll always remember. Just make sure to hold on tight to their hands, as it gets crowded. And beware the henna artists. Not only do they overcharge, their henna dyes sometimes include some nasty chemicals.
2. Ride a camel. Hop in a taxi for a short trip outside of town to the Palmeraie neighborhood, where you'll find mostly friendly dromedaries waiting to carry riders through desert scrub and date palm trees.
3. Listen to the adhan at the Koutoubia minaret. Five times a day, the muezzin at the top of the Koutoubia minaret, which is part of the main mosque off the Djemaa-el Fna offers up a beautiful call to prayer (adhan).
4. Meet the bunnies at Flower Power Cafe. Nestled among exotic trees and plants, the Flower Power Cafe has a rabbit run, pony rides and a playground with a trampoline to entertain the kids while the adults dine on tasty organic food and juices.
5. Enjoy some playtime at Kawkab Jeux. When they’ve had enough of the markets, swing by the Kawkab Jeux play center, where the kids can engage in arts and crafts with the friendly staff. They’ll also find video games, playground slides and lots of toys.