​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.

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 family, 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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Lucy and Matt are our 'Family Egypt' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.