Travelling with Children

Travel tips and handy airport services for a stress-free journey with your little ones

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Travelling with children can be an exciting adventure – but it can also be challenging! Whether you're a seasoned jet-setter or this is your first family holiday, we’re here to help you have a smooth and stress-free journey through our airport. Read on for top travel tips, expert advice, and up-to-date information on our child-friendly airport services.

Top tips for travelling with children

Navigating busy airports and flights with children might feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone! We see millions of passengers flying with little ones each year, and our travel experts have rounded up all the essential advice, information and top tips you need for travelling with babies, toddlers or children. Learn about packing for the plane, travelling with prams, airport facilities, and much more, for a smooth and stress-free journey.

Family-friendly services

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FastTrack

Speed through Security with priority access, saving time and stress when you're travelling with children.

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Reserve baby milk

One less thing to pack in advance – pre-order baby milk before you travel, and collect it at Boots in the terminal.

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Easy parking

Our Meet & Greet service makes parking a breeze. Drive up, drop your car and head straight to check-in.

Child-friendly activities

WHSmith

Looking for those last-minute snacks to treat the little ones on the flight? You’ll find plenty of drinks, savoury nibbles and sweets to choose from at WHSmith, as well as a huge selection of books and magazines that will keep them entertained. Not to mention its exciting array of colouring and activity packs, perfect for travel downtime.

Opening times

Monday: 03:00 - 18:25

Tuesday: 03:45 - 21:10

Wednesday: 03:00 - 18:35

Thursday: 03:00 - 20:05

Friday: 03:00 - 18:55

Saturday: 03:00 - 18:35

Sunday: 03:00 - 21:20

Opening hours can be subject to change.

JD Sports

Get holiday-ready in no time at JD Sports. Shop comfy tracksuits to chill out on the plane, to the trendiest swimwear to splash around in at the pool. The little ones will be sure to love the sporty outfits and trainers on offer, and with the most iconic brands to choose from, the kids will look too cool for school!

Opening times

Monday: 04:00 - 18:25

Tuesday: 04:00 - 18:00

Wednesday: 04:00 - 18:35

Thursday: 04:00 - 20:05

Friday: 04:00 - 18:55

Saturday: 04:00 - 18:35

Sunday: 04:00 - 18:30

Opening hours can be subject to change.

Burger King

A fast-food classic, enjoy great tasting burgers, fries, soft drinks and sweet treats at Burger King. You’ll find a range of delicious kids meals on offer that they won’t be able to wait to tuck into. From chicken nuggets to succulent cheeseburgers - with fast and efficient service, sit back and relax while you wait for your flight.

Opening times

Monday: 03:00 - 18:30

Tuesday: 03:00 - 18:25

Wednesday: 03:00 - 18:00

Thursday: 03:00 - 18:35

Friday: 03:00 - 20:05

Saturday: 03:00 - 18:55

Sunday: 03:00 - 18:35

Opening hours can be subject to change.

Starbucks

Stop off at one of the world’s most iconic coffee shops before your flight. Starbucks offers a fine range of freshly roasted coffees and ice-blended drinks, plus delicious paninis, sandwiches, cakes and pastries, for that perfect quick pick-me-up before you travel. The little ones will be spoilt for choice.

Opening times

Monday: 03:00 - 18:30

Tuesday: 03:00 - 18:25

Wednesday: 03:00 - 18:00

Thursday: 03:00 - 18:35

Friday: 03:00 - 20:05

Saturday: 03:00 - 18:55

Sunday: 03:00 - 18:35

Opening hours can be subject to change.

Frankie & Bennys

This family-friendly restaurant is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the terminal. With a menu jam-packed with feel-good food and hearty classics, there’s something for everyone to tuck into. Crispy calzones, mouth-wateringly juicy burgers, saucy bowls of pasta, and much more.

Opening times

Monday: 03:00 - 18:30

Tuesday: 03:00 - 18:25

Wednesday: 03:00 - 18:00

Thursday: 03:00 - 18:35

Friday: 03:00 - 20:05

Saturday: 03:00 - 18:55

Sunday: 03:00 - 18:35

Opening hours can be subject to change.

The Little Flyers Club

We’re excited to announce the launch of our brand new Little Flyers Club this summer! Inspired by all things aviation, this dedicated kids area will be packed with activities and resources to keep your little ones entertained at the airport.

We can’t wait for you to meet our colourful crew of lost luggage friends – the suitcases and bags that come alive when they think no one is looking. It’s all fun and games with Porter, Carrie, Casey, Jet and Finn. So get ready to join them for some amazing airport adventures!