Keeping Kids Happy AT the Airport- Before You Depart

If you are lucky enough to go abroad this year, don’t let boredom hinder your departure! 

Keeping them entertained at the airport...
If you are lucky enough to go abroad this year, don’t let boredom hinder your departure! 
  • Take care of business 1st. Use the toilets, get something to eat and create a "base" near your flight gate.
  • Look at the airport map to see if there are any child play areas or exhibits that you could visit. There’s always something to do at the airport.
  • Take a walk around the airport. Create a guided treasure hunt for your children. Let’s find the aeroplanes, the newsagent, the toilet, etc.
  • Some airports have public power outlets that can be used to recharge tablets and phones.
  • Pack a colouring book and pencils to kill time before the flight is called.
  • Take the older ones to the airport bookshop or newsagent and treat them to some holiday reading – like a new book or magazine.
  • Play guessing games – watch the flight information screens and whenever a new destination pops up on the arrivals or departure board, see if they can connect it with the correct country.
  • If they have a device get them to make a special holiday playlist to listen to for the first time as you’re waiting to head off on your holiday.
  • Pre download Netflix, DisneyLife, Sky Go and Sky Kids or whatever package you use at home to keep the kids occupied mid-flight. Don't forget to pack headphones.
     
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