Top 5 Things to Do with Kids & Family in Egypt + Local Expert Help

Last Updated on March 28, 2021

Egypt is full of activities for you and your family to enjoy, ensuring that no day of your visit is exactly the same. There’s always something to do, so whether you want to do things on a budget or splash the cash a little, you won’t be short of options.


Things To Do With Kids In Egypt

Ride to the Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is situated in Luxor, and while an absolute must for anyone touring Egypt it is something of a struggle to get to. This is where your mighty steed for the day comes into play… ok, a donkey, but you’re here to see an incredible view looking down on the valley, not pretend to be a knight!

Everyone knows kids love donkey rides, and this is possibly the world’s best. There are several tours to choose from, but the vast majority will see you ride as a group through local villages before finally coming to the tombs of former Egyptian Pharoahs, with a trained Egyptologist acting as your guide all the while.

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Have a whirlwind time at the Dream Park Amusement Park

Dream Park is situated a short drive outside of Giza, and is the ideal place to take the family if you want a day of fun at an amusement park.

There’s everything you’d expect here, from the cool but frantic water rapid rides to the spinning teacups and even two theatres putting on performances throughout the day, but of course there are also plenty of places to sit down with an ice cream of a drink if all the dashing around in the sun gets a bit too much for you. Be sure to arrive early for your favorite rides – like any other amusement park, this one gets busy.

Gaze through a glass-bottomed boat

There’s a real treat at Sharm el-Sheikh, as you can take the family on an aquatic adventure without even getting wet. Tours are run with glass-bottomed boats, which allow you and your children to gaze into the depths of the Red Sea to watch the fish dart past, or marvel at the colors of the coral.


All the while you’ll be told more about everything you sea by your guide, and there are various tours to choose from which travel to different areas, so research these a little to be sure you get the right one for you.

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Survey the city from Cairo Tower

There are many ways to see Cairo, but one which many forget is to look at it from above. The Cairo Tower, some 187 metres in height, allows you and the kids to gaze down on the city, Ferris Bueller-style, and take in the true extent of the city and the lands beyond.

There’s a circular observation deck, giving you a 360 degree view of the Egyptian capital, and there’s a restaurant higher in the tower if you’re feeling peckish.

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Watch the light show at the Pyramids of Giza

As if the pyramids weren’t enough in and of themselves, once the sun sets the atmosphere changes from the reverence and awe due to the structures to more of a celebration atmosphere, as a dynamic light show is played out above your heads, something the kids will absolutely love.

The show is more of a history lesson about the construction, history and mythology surrounding the great structures, all narrated (so it seems) by the Great Sphinx. If you know your legends about the Sphinx, this is a voice both you and your family should listen to.