When travelling as a family, flying always seems to be more stressful for me. I have found that keeping the kids entertained at the airport is always a key point in our planning stage. That being said I have compiled my top tips for keeping kids entertained while you are at the airport waiting for your flight. However, if you get delayed at the airport or just have time to kill between flights then here are some ideas to keep your little ones entertained while at the airport. There are also many great ways to save money at the airport while travelling too.
Entertainment Ideas For Children At The Airport
Airport Survival Tips With Kids
This shouldn’t be too difficult to do at the airport! The best thing to do is find somewhere near to a window and watch the planes take off. I find it is great to waste some time if your kids love planes. My eldest son loves just sitting at the window and watching the planes go by. Sometimes I have to coax him away to go on board the plane!
Find a play area
Not all airports have play areas. Mummy Travels has come up with a great post that has each UK airport and the play areas they have. Your kids will have a great time-wasting their energy which may help on the flight if they have used up some of that energy (I have no idea how they find their energy!). I would advise to check out the airports’ website you are flying from to see what facilities they have for families, and whereabouts their play areas are.
If your kids are anything like my two, then going to eat food will be a great option. Depending on what time your flight is you could fit in breakfast/lunch/dinner or just go for a snack and enjoy a cake and a drink. Just bear in mind to keep an eye out on the screens to see if your plane is boarding or not. You don’t want to miss your flight.
Play with their toys
If your kids have their own hand luggage with them, let them play with their toys in a quiet place. Or even let them use their tablet/DVD player for a little bit if you are needing a little bit of de-stress time.
TIP: If they are using their tablets or electronic devices, then make sure they don’t run the battery down. As they then won’t be able to use them on the flight.
How do you keep your kids entertained at the airport? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear from you.
First Published Feb 2017