Family facilities – travelling with young children
Baby changing facilities
Baby changing facilities are next to the coffee shop in the check in area and after the central security search area. There are also baby changing facilities in our arrival’s terminal.
Baby products for sale
WHSmith stocks a small selection of baby and children products. It is located in the departures lounge after security.
Children’s play area
Our aviation themed children’s play area is next to the café in the arrival’s terminal. It includes a replica aeroplane and gadgets. It is free and is suitable for children up to six years old. Height restrictions do apply. You must supervisor any children in your care.
Designated fast track lane in security for families
Our security agents at the boarding card desk will direct you.
Highchairs and child meals
These are available from our catering outlets in both the arrivals and departures terminals.
Taking baby milk, food or formula powder through security
You can carry enough baby milk or baby food for the duration of your flight in your hand luggage. It will be subject to additional screening. You must put the rest into your checked-in baggage.
You can take unlimited amounts of baby formula in powder form through security.
Expressed breast milk can be taken in unlimited quantities. It must be in individual containers no larger than two litres per container. The milk cannot be frozen, but cooling gel packs or ice packs can be used to keep it cool.
You can carry expressed breast milk, even if your child isn’t flying with you.
You can carry as much baby food in liquid, gel or paste form as is required for your trip. This amount can be over the usual 100ml limit.
Taking pushchairs through security
You can take your pushchair as far as your departure gate, where gate staff will collect it from you and store it in the hold on your behalf. If you do not require your pushchair at the airport, please check it in at the check-in desks and it will be taken to our ‘oversized’ baggage belt and loaded into the aircraft hold.
Warming baby’s bottles
You can warm baby bottles in any of the food outlets, both before and after the central security search area.
Hints for travelling with young children
- Get to the airport early so you have plenty of time to check in and go through security
- Pack a bag with a few of your child’s favourite toys, colouring books and crayons. You will need to remove any electronic devices from the bag so that they can be screened
- Distribute essential items between bags in case the one with all the important baby items goes missing
- Most airlines will load children first, but it’s not always best to be first on board. If you have a preference, please tell the gate staff accordingly
- Sterilised water in a metallic container will be tested using liquid explosive test kits. A sterile swab will be used to take a sample with permission and under your observation
- The Advance Walk Through Metal Detector may select your child at random. We will then need to carry out an Explosive Trace Detector. We will ask your permission and for you to observe the search process