15 Best Family-Friendly Airports When Traveling With Kids

15 Best Family-Friendly Airports When Traveling With Kids

Family-Friendly Airports

Traveling as a family shouldn’t be a hassle, and I want to make the airport part of the trip as easy on families as possible. Airports can be a stressful experience, especially when traveling with small children. You can often expect to arrive hours before your flight departure time. During that time at the airport, we often encounter long lines, walk long distances, and have to keep the kids entertained during the whole onboarding process.

Some airports make the experience much better. We collected information from different reports, from parents and travelers, on the best family-friendly airports.

How did I compile this list of family-friendly airports?

To build that list (which I constantly update), I took into consideration the following factors:

  • How much space there is in the airport for kids to explore
  • Variety of family-friendly restaurants and shops
  • Availability of entertainment options (playgrounds and other kid-friendly activities)
  • Is there any sort of childcare service available
  • How easy it is to get from one end of the airport to another
  • Resting areas, and a place to take care of your baby
  • Availability of clean, private space for nursing
  • Charging points and WiFi availability and quality
  • And most important, feedback from parents and travelers.

Some airports go above and beyond with perks like in-terminal movie theatres, gardens, dedicated family parking spots, and much more.

How to keep your kids entertained in the airport

Before we go to the list of best airports for families, I would like to recommend that you’ll read our post on The Ultimate Road Trip Games Guide. You’ll find great ideas on keeping your kids busy during your stay at the airport, in case it’s an airport with fewer entertainment options for kids than those on our list below.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands

Thanks to the excellent facilities, easy navigation, cleanliness, variety of shopping and dining options, and staff service, Hamad Airport is top-rated.
Families will find different activities and services such as Activity Nodes offering televisions, Mac stations, and games for the little ones. Older kids will enjoy the interactive art pieces and family rooms that provide privacy and relaxation.
The adults will also find different lounges and a spa, gym, and a pool.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport NEMO Museum
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Available kids friendly services and facilities (some with extra charge):

Free WiFi
Mobile Charging
Many shops
Variety of Food Options
Kids Zones / Playgrounds
Complimentary Baby Strollers
Babies care room / Family rooms
Rest areas / Napping Rooms
Babysitting services
Showers
Tours
Movie Theatre
Swimming Pool
Cultural Activities

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), USA

The Perth Airport is great for families and kids. Families can enjoy assistance in the security screening (at Terminal 1); there are play areas for the younger kids, complete with a slide and a ride-on plane.
Older kids will find an interactive screen that will light up when touched and touch screens with computer games to keep the older kids amused.
Next to the play area, you will find a baby-friendly toilet with all the facilities you require for a nap and feed time, including a chair and microwave. The airport also offers several restaurants nearby offering children’s menus. You’ll also find strollers on request.
For a nap or showers, there are few sleeping pods and showers in the VIP lounges, but they are closed at night.

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), USA
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Available kids friendly services and facilities (some with extra charge):

Free WiFi
Mobile Charging
Many shops
Variety of Food Options
Kids Zones / Playgrounds
Complimentary Baby Strollers
Babies care room / Family rooms
Rest areas / Napping Rooms
Babysitting services
Showers
Tours
Movie Theatre
Swimming Pool
Cultural Activities

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS):

Boston Logan is a very family-friendly airport and offers a range of facilities. There are play zones (Kidsport) and an indoor playground featuring a baggage-claim slide, a climbable airplane, a replica built of the airport’s control tower, and slides. All play areas are stationed close to bathrooms, just in case the kids need a break, and all restrooms are equipped with folding changing tables. In case you travel with toddlers, there are nursing rooms and Mamava breastfeeding pods available in different locations around the airport.
If the kids are glued to their electronics, you’ll find free WiFi and charging stations available throughout the airport. If your kids’ stack to their electronics, you’ll find free WiFi and charging stations available throughout the airport.

Boston Logan International Airport - kidsport
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Available kids friendly services and facilities (some with extra charge):

Free WiFi
Mobile Charging
Many shops
Variety of Food Options
Kids Zones / Playgrounds
Complimentary Baby Strollers
Babies care room / Family rooms
Rest areas / Napping Rooms
Babysitting services
Showers
Tours
Movie Theatre
Swimming Pool
Cultural Activities