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Child-Friendly Airport Lounges

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When travelling with your children, you want to ensure you have both comfort and entertainment prepared for the journey ahead.

Why choose a child-friendly airport lounge?

The first reason why you should book an airport lounge when you are travelling with kids is security. When travelling as a family, have you ever wanted a few quiet moments to yourself? Away from the busy crowds in the departure lounge and shops, not worrying about child/children getting caught in the crowd and mistakenly being swept along? Then why not pay to go into an airport lounge? Most start from £17.99 for adults (age 12+), from £14.99 for children (age 2-11) and are generally free for infants (age 0-1).

Another reason to book an airport lounge is comfort. Most have nice seating areas with great views of watching planes taking off and landing. If you or your children want to have a nap before the long journey ahead then we suggest booking an airport lounge for privacy and comfort.

The other reason why airport lounges are worth booking is because they offer complimentary food and drink and they serve food appropriate to the time of day, so if you’re there in the morning you are most likely going to be served breakfast.  This is perfect if your children are fussy eaters as there's a big selection and you don't have to worry about paying. There are several complimentary alcoholic beverages as well as more options you can pay for.

We also suggest an airport lounge with little ones for entertainment purposes. Walking through duty-free and browsing shops isn't always fun for children, therefore, when you have lounge access there are soft play areas, games, books and toys. Others include showers, spas, bed cubicles and big sofas. For the adults, some lounges offer free newspapers and wifi. Just make sure you book a family-friendly airport and check the lounge facilities.

Please remember that all lounges ask for smart, casual attire to be worn and for all passengers to behave accordingly. You are allowed to leave and re-enter the lounge as much as you like, which is especially handy if you want to browse the shops. If you're looking to buy an airport lounge pass we have a separate page for information.

kids at the airport

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Heathrow

You’ll never be bored at this London Heathrow Airport lounge with a games area, pool table, retro arcade, a cinema, and Internet access which will allow you to catch up with the latest on social media, this is a fantastic airport lounge. For adults wanting time to relax, there is a fully-equipped spa with a sauna, steam room and showers while your kids are entertained. Your little ones can enjoy the Den, the lounge clubhouse, which has a fabulous activity centre filled with the latest toys and a TV showing a range of children’s TV programmes. This airport is also at the top of our list of family-friendly airports.

Kids at the airport lounge

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge, JFK Airport, New York

This lounge keeps kids entertained with an enclosed room dedicated to little ones with 3 computers and a TV showing a host of children’s programmes. This is perfect for worrying about security and the safety of your children whilst at the airport. If you want a snack at the airport then you can choose from a list of complimentary soft drinks, tea and coffee, and light snacks. Alternatively, additional food is available at the bar, but this will come with an extra charge. For the parents to have a stress-free journey there is an Internet café, T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, private showers, 2 TV Lounges, and newspapers are all on offer at this airport lounge.

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Qatar Airways, Al Mourjan Business Lounge, Qatar

There is a nursery with baby changing facilities for babies and young children, which is perfect if you're worried about the flight ahead. To keep your children entertained this lounge offers widescreen TVs and a games room with its very own Formula 1 simulator and pinball machines! Whilst your kids are busy you can enjoy a drink in the garden resort area, have a nap in one of the quiet rooms to recharge your batteries, or surf the net with the complimentary Wi-Fi. If you're feeling hungry you can grab a meal in the dining area where you can opt for a buffet or a la carte.

Kids at the airport

Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge at Istanbul Airport, Turkey

This lounge is like a hotel with everything from pool tables, a library, huge TV screens and private sleeping rooms. To keep your little ones entertained they have a playroom with video games. They also have an infant room with baby changing facilities to assist parents in being prepared for the flight ahead. With an exciting menu of hot and cold food and snacks, this is the time to take advantage of the many food stations serving up treats such as omelettes and pizzas. There are also lockers available where you can store your carry-on luggage. 

little girl at airport

Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, Kuala Lumpur

They have a kid's corner which has great extensive art supplies to keep them busy. They also offer baby changing areas and a buffet with both hot and cold food. For adults there is Wi-Fi, internet-enabled desktops, and private spaces where you can catch up on your sleep, there’s no denying it, this is a great airport lounge. Still not impressed? Then there is even a virtual putting green and an on-site spa offering all types of treatments.

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How to Book an Airport Lounge on Alternative Airlines:

Search for flights

Search for flights in the search bar above by entering your departure and destination and the dates you wish to fly. Browse through the flight results and press 'Confirm Selection' once you have chosen your preferred flights.

Select Lounges

On the passenger details page, fill out all the necessary details and scroll down until you find the lounges selection. Click 'Select Lounge'. Browse through the available lounges at your departure airport using the 'Next' button. Once you are happy with the selection (find out more in the 'More details' section), click select and it will add to your basket.

Confirm Booking!

Scroll down to the payment section, and follow the steps to pay for your flight as normal!

Keep a lookout in your inbox for your booking confirmation as this will contain a link which allows you to download and print your lounge pass documents. Your e-ticket will also contain an additional attachment for your Lounge Pass entry pass, which needs to be printed to be able to access the lounge at the airport.

Take a look at our guide for more information on how to add an airport lounge to your booking here at Alternative Airlines.

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How much is a lounge pass?

Lounge passes with Alternative Airlines start from just £13.50, with the average price of a pass being £26. We offer more information on our page: Airport lounge pass.

What are the benefits of an airport lounge?

Travellers can use airport lounges for the following reasons:

  • Arriving early to get into ‘vacation mode’
  • De-stress before a flight
  • Refresh after a long flight or a red-eye flight
  • Treating the family - some lounges offer kids rooms where children can play and blow off steam before flying
  • Enjoy value-for-money amenities that would cost more in the main airport terminals
  • Finish up with work tasks or connect with clients and contacts before flying
What are the most family-friendly airports?

Travelling to a family-friendly airport is essential for ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey for families with children. We have a separate page on family-friendly airports where we have top choices for each continent.

What are the most family-friendly airlines?

If you're travelling with family then find out more about which airlines are family-friendly to ensure the airline you're flying with prioritizes your travel experience.