Hi, can anyone recommend swimming pools that are child-friendly? We will be based in Heliopolis, not far from City Star. Maybe hotels nearby? Will be back in Cairo at half-term and probably again at Easter
I am not sure how old your girls are. There is a pottery cafe in Mohandiseen where you can decorate pottery which friends have recommended to me (There is also Fagnoon on the road to Saqarra I think which is an art school which you can go to for the day although I have not been).Are there any other activities for children in Cairo other than the obvious touristy ones such as the pyramids and the museum, which we have now done. The girls loved the pyramids and the sphinx but only lasted an hour at the museum (though they did enjoy the gardens outside).
Hi, thank you for the suggestions.
Daughters are ages 7 and 5 and love art/craft and would definitely enjoy pottery painting.
The park sounds lovely and I must take them there next time. Will also check out the pharonic village as we plan to do a trip on the Nile (Karnak/Luxor) later in the year so it would help if they understand a bit about it all.
I don't mind swimming with them so the hotel pool will be okay, but will check out the water park before next time.
The Marriott in Zamalek may be cheaper but it was still about 130LE per person last time I went. The pool is great for swimming lengths but it's just a big pool and I don't think there is a play area specifically for children. When are you intending to go? I will be there in a few weeks and I can confirm the price for you if you wantHi there, thanks I guess the water park isn't such a good idea.
btw DH tells me that the hotels he's been in touch with say that you can only swim there if invited by guests. Does anyone know of any hotels that allow day visitors (not with guests)? Other than the super-expensive Marriot, that is :0).
Yes you can or at least you could swim at the Marriott, however my friend used to use the place every weekend but when she turned up at the beginning of the season last year she was refused entry, she now uses the Safir? hotel in Dokki who make her very welcome.THanks for your kind offer, but we are heading over to Cairo for half term. I will ask DH to find out about the Marriott in Zamalek. We are also hoping to spend a day or two at the Heliopolis Sports Club which seems to be quite reasonable to visit as a day visitor but very expensive to join (or perhaps we just aren't getting the right info?)
After all that discussion, the pool in the Marriott is closed til the end of March anyway for renovation! I don't know what nationality your friend is but I have actually been refused entry at the Marriott before until the 2 blond haired friends with me vouched that I was BritishYes you can or at least you could swim at the Marriott, however my friend used to use the place every weekend but when she turned up at the beginning of the season last year she was refused entry, she now uses the Safir? hotel in Dokki who make her very welcome.