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Family Friendly things to do in Egypt

Holiday in Egypt

Think of a family holiday and Egypt might not be the first destination that springs to mind. But, Egypt holidays have a wealth of things to do for kids, and it doesn't all revolve around ancient sights. After all, as spectacular as they are, some kids don't appreciate history lessons while they're on holiday! So you'll be pleased to know that Egypt has plenty of other child-friendly tricks up its rather long sleeve, which will no doubt put family holidays to Egypt firmly on your radar…


For the ultimate family beach break, head to the holiday resorts along Egypt's Red Sea coast. Sharm el Sheikh is the big one, which is full of daytime activities, gorgeous beaches and stacks of restaurants and family-friendly eateries. There are plenty of all-inclusive hotels in this part of the world too, so if you're after a laid-back escape that's fuss-free and cost-effective, make sure you check out some of the all-inclusive holidays on offer in Sharm el Sheikh.

Egypt beach

Red Sea activities

Older kids can try their hand at watersports like windsurfing, and they could even join a scuba-diving PADI course to take a dip beneath the waves. This is what the Red Sea is famous for, and its intoxicating blend of rainbow-coloured coral reefs, marine life, sunken wrecks and calm clear waters makes it a haven for underwater explorers both young and old.

Red Sea

Day trips

Whichever part of Egypt you choose to visit, it's possible to take plenty of day trips either by joining local organised tours or by booking a domestic flight. For instance, you could enjoy a family holiday in Sharm el Sheikh and whisk the kids off to see the ancient sights for the day. It's a long day but it's certainly worth it, and even the little ones will be awed by the majestic pyramids and soaring temples - particularly if you treat them to a camel ride afterwards!

So if you're planning a family escape this year, Egypt holidays could be just what you're looking for…

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  1. My friend went to Sharm el Sheikh last year with her kids and they loved it...They rode camels and went off on quad bikes over sand dunes....
    My eldest has always wanted to go and see the Pyramids...

  2. Oooh you have sold it to me, it looks so good, I would take children there too. The diving looks amazing!

  3. I think Egypt is a place that's great for families because of the amount of resorts available. I didn't think Tunisia would be a good place for Kids but there was so many activities for them :) I think if I wasn't actually terrified beyond belief of the sea and it's "life" (ie sharks) I'd love to go dying. xx

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  4. wow i wish we were able to visit this place it looks amazing x

  5. Definitely added to the list of places to visit, amazing photographs too, thanks! Andrea -


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