airports

Gatwick North Terminal – tips for travelling with children

We recently travelled through London Gatwick Airport North Terminal and while there checked out the facilities for families. You can see a map of The North Terminal here which has the baby changing areas and toilets clearly marked.

Landside

  • Parking We took advantage of ‘The Summer Special Parking’ open between March and September.
    You park near the reception booth at the car park, hand in your car keys, and catch the frequent shuttle bus.
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Heathrow Terminal 5 – tips for travelling with children

With 2 granddaughters living abroad, we are often at Heathrow – meeting and greeting them or saying goodbye. Sometimes we even get to fly with the grandchildren.

Here are some tips when you go through Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport:-

Leave plenty of time to get through security and to the plane. For most flights you have to take the small transit trains from the departure lounge to the B or C gates.

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Schiphol Airport Amsterdam – Great Facilities For Children

We recently had to change planes at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and were amazed by the great facilities for children and adults. Check out their website for details.

All too often departure lounges in other airports are crammed full of shops selling luxury goods; facilities to keep children amused are small or non existent.

The departure lounge is different at Schiphol Airport and has a large area called Holland Boulevard.  

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Flying with Grandchildren – a few airport tips

Having grandchildren living abroad we spend a lot of time with them at airports either dropping them off, picking them up or flying with them. Don’t forget to have a sign to hold up if you are meeting them – the children love that.

These are a few things that we have found useful.

  1. Check out  the airport website before you go so you know where to find baby changing and if there are any soft play areas.
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