27 Fun Things to Do at The Airport
Let's be honest, airports aren't normally the most fun place at the best of times, let alone if you're delayed by bad weather, strikes or leaves on the line (or is that just trains?).
But they needn't be a place for the humdrum and clock watching! That's why we've put together our super serious list of fun things to do at the airport to keep yourself entertained before you take to the skies.
1. Become a plane-spotter
Most terminals are built with plenty of vantage points to view the airport's comings and goings. Unleash yor inner travel geek!
2. Scour duty free
You'll never find a bigger bag of Haribo or bar of Toblerone than those on offer in duty free.
3. Eat a whole Toblerone
Go on, you're on holiday.
4. Regret eating a whole Toblerone
But remember you're only human.
5. Practice people-watching
Why bother with soap operas when you've got the real thing right in front of you?
6. Spot the celeb
Essentially point 5 on expert difficulty. I once saw Jedward at Glasgow Airport. Beat that.
7. Update your social media
Make the most of the free wifi and trawl your news feed.
8. Learn the lingo
With apps like Dualingo making easier than ever to pick up a second language, there's no better time to put your multilingual cap on and get learning.
9. Relax in an Airport Lounge
Comfy chairs, a glass of fizz, and peace and quiet. The hardest part is leaving to catch your flight. Check out our insider secrets of UK airport lounges to help make the most of your visit.
10. Play Noughts and Crosses
You can't beat the classics.
11. Have a coffee
Whether you're up for an early flight or burning the midnight oil, it's always a good time to grab a brew.
12. Update your social media with a picture of your coffee
Because if you don't upload a picture of your soy matcha latte to Instagram, did you even drink it?
13. Double check you packed your pants
I've made that mistake before. Trust me, a week going commando isn't as fun as it sounds.
14. Use HEHA to double check your iternary together
15. Read a gripping book
Whether it's a romance or thriller, a Kindle or a well worn, tatty thing, get lost in the pages of a good read.
16. Catch up on a podcast
If you're looking to catch up on the news or discover some new stories, there's a podcast for that.
17. Check what the weather at home will be like while you're away
For reasons that will become clear in point 18.
18. Smugly update your social media with the weather forecast for your destination
It isn't enough to enjoy yourself, others must also know of the great time you're having and will continue to have.
19. Pop to the loo
Not necesarrily fun but funnily enough, necessary.
20. Have a celebratory nap
What else do you do after going to the loo?
21. Clean out your wallet/purse
Not only might you find hidden treasures, but it's also a good excuse to bin those McDonalds Monopoly stickers from three years ago.
22. Spend the rest of your foreign money
Speaking of wallets, if yours is still chock full of dollars, euros or shillings, make sure to get rid of them before you hop on your flight.
23. Vlog your experience
Not only will it leave you with a cool video momento, but you might become Youtube famous!
24. Look at memes
When all else fails, looking up funny pictures is a sure fire way kill time.
25. Make a playlist to use as a soundtrack to your trip
Life's more fun with an epic soundtrack.
26. Call your mum
She'll love a natter.
27. Read more Holiday Extras articles
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