There's no denying that travelling with children, especially younger ones, can add a little extra stress, panic and planning to your trip. That's why we have put together this page to help you prep your trip beforehand; we'll answer questions like;
"Where are the baby changing facilities?"
"Are there family-friendly places to eat?"
Adjacent to men's and ladies' toilets, both before and after security, you'll find dedicated baby changing rooms with seating for nursing for breastfeeding mothers.
Speaking of feeding, you're allowed to take enough baby food or milk through security as is needed for the journey, so don't worry about the 100ml limit on those.
Passengers travelling with children may find that some airlines cater to younger passengers by providing colouring sheets and activities for them to do on the plane. However, not all airlines do this, so it's always worth being prepared and bringing your own means of distraction.
Make a list of everything you will need. New security measures mean that you can only carry a limited amount of baby food and drink onto the plane in a clear plastic bag; the bag must be no larger than 20cm by 20cm. Make sure you prepare for this to avoid any problems at security.
Will you be hiring a car when you reach your destination? If so, did you know that child seats are a requirement throughout Europe? If you have children under 12, make sure you hire a child seat, too. If you have your own ISOFIX car seat, you may want to bring that along with you to save you some money!
If you require any more information on child seat laws in the UK, head over to the Department for Transport website.
Our friends over at Airport Parking Shop have written a number of blogs over the years to help parents make the process of travelling with children easier.
Covering everything from which UK airports provide breastfeeding facilities to what to do if you're travelling with a child with a different surname to you, they have quite a variety! Take a look at the selection below; you may find them helpful!