Flying with children is rarely an easy task so the more help airports and airlines are able to provide parents the better. I recently travelled through Gatwick airport and was pleasantly surprised at how family friendly and supportive the airport was so it was with that experience in mind that Parental Choice approached Gatwick airport to see what else they provide and how they are focused on helping families travel:
“Travelling with children can sometimes be a challenge but at Gatwick Airport it is clear that creating a family friendly environment is a key priority, so much so that it is the first Family Friendly accredited airport. Gatwick prides itself on providing a passenger journey that is as stress free as possible and families are absolutely no exception to this rule – from family security lanes, to dedicated kids zones your holiday with the kids can start before you’ve even set foot on the plane.
Gatwick‘s special assistance lanes for both departing and arriving families offer extra help through security when travelling with young children. The airport also provides pushchairs on loan to passengers to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Baby changing facilities are also easily accessible and provided in the check-in area, en-route to the gates, in the transfer area and passport control in arrival, ensuring those with young children have facilities within easy access at all times.
The airport hosts designated kids zones in both its South and North terminals offering a separate area for kids to play and watch TV. With no additional costs these areas offer the perfect location to keep children entertained while waiting for your flight and provides plenty of seating for parents, so you are never too far away. In addition to this, Gatwick also offers children friendly areas in its Servisiar and No.1 lounges for families travelling with children under 12. Featuring TVs and board games the lounges also offer the usual benefits to the adults as well, this way the whole family can start the holiday early before even boarding a plane. The North Terminal’s new No.1 lounge also offers a separate family area for under 6’s which includes a games room and cinema.
All restaurants and bars in the airport will happily accommodate families and a number will provide designated children menus. Pret a Manger outlets located in both the North and South terminal will also warm baby bottles so the whole family is looked after.
Gatwick offers passengers onsite parking and all parking options are family friendly. The car parks also offer valet parking and return valet services, perfect for those travelling with a family and a lot of luggage.
Gatwick is the number one choice for those travelling with a family. To find out more about our family friendly facilities and our top tips for holidaying with children visit our website – http://www.gatwickairport.com/”
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