When I first moved to Casablanca with my 8 and 10 year olds, I had no idea what to do with them or where to go. The city just seemed big with no playgrounds that I could find. Through a lot of searching and talking to other parents, I found lots of fun things in Casablanca for my kids. Here are a few.
We loved La Ferme Pedagogique in Dar Bouazza for petting animals, a lunch outside on Moroccan pillows, and freedom for the kids to run and play.
Le Monde de Yabi in Maarif for indoor play fun. They have a ropes course that my kids (ages 8 and 10) both loved as well as a large indoor play structure and cars. There’s a bunch of good lunch spots in walking distance for after you finish playtime too!
Take a surf lesson at Ain Diab Surf School in Ain Diab. They are geared especially to teaching kids. Two hour lessons are 120 dirhams and wetsuits are provided.
For French speakers, there is the IMAX 3d theatre in Morocco Mall. There is another large indoor play space, complete with a mountain climbing wall, in the mall but it’s really loud so my kids weren’t into it.
If it’s summertime, there are many nice beach clubs in Dar Bouazza where you can hang out at a table for the day and the kids can play on the swings, in a small kiddie pool or on the beach. There is good food, including fresh fish and a paella we can’t wait to eat again at Sunny Beach Club.
Rent roller skates and skateboards at Anfa skate park. They provide the skates and instructions for the kids.
And check out Art Nature in Bouskoura. The grounds offer a natural setting in nature, with a playground, where you can hang out for the day. There is a restaurant open on Sundays I believe.
One more thing to mention is that there are a ton of kids clubs around Casablanca for pretty much every sport and arts you can imagine. All of these are memberships though and membership times run from one month to one year. The majority will do three-month memberships. We loved Kidi Club and took swim and tae kwon do there. They also offer soccer, basketball, gym, judo, arts and English language classes.
One more tip: Parents-en-action.com is a good resource to find out what’s going on for kids in Casablanca.