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​For winter sun, warm sea and the best diving within easy reach of Europe, Egypt's Red Sea coast is the place to go, with excellent, family-friendly resorts and top class facilities. On the way to or from the Red Sea, stop off in Cairo to visit the nearby pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza.

On the way to or from the Red Sea, stop off in Cairo to visit the nearby pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza. To eyes young or old, the Great Pyramid - the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - is an awesome sight. It contains over two million blocks of stone, took 20,000 workers 20 years to build and was the tallest building in the world for more than 4,000 years.

Once you've stood and gawped at the Great Pyramid and its extraordinary feat of engineering, take a relaxing boat trip down the Nile in a private felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) or relax at our recommended hotel in the shadow of the pyramids, where facilities include a large pool, tennis courts, horse riding and an 18-hole golf course.

Once on the Red Sea, our recommended hotels have professional, in-house dive centres that are the perfect environment for learning to dive. Once qualified, the beautiful underwater world can be explored at dozens of dive sites, including numerous shipwrecks and the colourful reefs of the Ras Mohammed National Marine Park.

Here your urchins can come face-to-face with their marine equivalents and other spectacular sea life such as parrotfish, lionfish and turtles. For children too young to dive, there is still great snorkelling and all kinds of other activities on land and sea. There are excellent kids clubs, tennis courts and private sandy beaches with a variety of watersports on offer. Original Travel can also organise excursions such as boat trips or camel rides in the desert. For parents, there are spa treatments and excellent restaurants to enjoy.

This makes Egypt the perfect place to holiday with your children, especially as they say that in the eyes of a child there are not seven wonders of the world but seven million, and Egypt should prove suitably wonderful for your youngsters.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.