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Top Tips for Travelling with Your Child Through an Airport

All airports are different and most aren't overly child-friendly. For children, airports can seem like a scary or boring place. As a parent, it's your duty to keep them safe and entertained, if you'd like a stress-free experience. Here are the best ways to keep your children safe and amused the next time you're at the airport.

Top tips to keep your kids safe when travelling through an airport

The departure date of your family holiday has finally arrived, and it's time to brave the airport experience with your little ones. For many parents, this can be a cause for concern. Airports are crowded and busy places. Losing sight of a child is a parent's worst nightmare, but don't underestimate the risk of accidents and injury that can occur in bustling airports too. No one wants to start a holiday stressed - it's better to be safe than sorry. Before departing for the airport, make sure you have suitable travel insurance for your child. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to worry about getting them through the flight.

Great activities to keep the kids amused when stuck in an airport

Delays can happen. There is nothing you can do to speed up the boarding process, all you can do is ensure your kids are happy, content and entertained. Luckily, airports have many areas for them to explore (with a trusted adult!), but once these have been exhausted, trusted games can be enough to amuse them.

Pack the following just in case a delay were to occur:

  • Playing cards
  • Travel board games
  • Notepads and pens
  • Activity books
  • Handheld game consoles
  • Games on a mobile phone

Remember to check if the airport itself has a playground area for younger kids. The playground is a great way to keep them occupied while they make a new friend in the process.

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