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Children playing in the Heathrow play area

Check out our handy facilities to help keep your family happy and relaxed at Heathrow, from play areas and easy-to-find baby changing stations to kids meal deals and family-friendly security. Take a look:

Play areas – Terminals 2, 4 and 5

There's lots of pre-flight fun and entertainment for your children in our free Stay & Play areas. With slides, soft play areas and separate baby and junior zones, there's plenty to keep young ones entertained and exercised.

  • Stay & Play is suitable for children aged up to nine years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Opening times: 06:00 to 21:00 every day.

View play area rules (PDF format)

Locations

Terminal 2

Stay & Play is in the main Terminal 2A departure lounge (after security), near Gate 16.

Terminal 4

The Stay & Play area is in the departure lounge (after security), on the way to Gates 1-6. The play area is temporarily closed for refurbishment.

Terminal 5

Stay & Play is in the main Terminal 5A departure lounge (after security), near Gate A7.

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Family lounge – Terminal 3

The Family Lounge is a dedicated area for families with play areas for ages 0-2 and 3-9, a children's quiet room, a Game Zone for children aged 10 - 15, coffee and soft drink vending, and comfortable seating for adults. There is a discreet area for nursing mothers.

The lounge is in departures, after security (near the Ted Baker store), and open from 06:00 to 21:00 – just follow signs for Lounge A.

Entry is free (though there may be a time limit during busy periods). Please ensure children are accompanied by an adult at all times.

Terminal 3 map

Food for families

Fuel the family before you fly at one of our many child-friendly restaurants, cafes and eateries. See what's available at your terminal.

Terminal 2

  • Ca’puccino - Special menus: both breakfast and afternoon. The menu is designed as an activity placemat for children with colouring tasks, complete with colouring pencils, and puzzles to keep them entertained during the meal. Dedicated children’s area: a large communal table fixed at low height for children, iPads provided with apps and games, and high chairs for the little ones. Happy to heat bottles and baby food with parents’ supervision
  • The Flying Chariot – Highchairs, colouring pencils and milk warming
  • The Gorgeous Kitchen - We provide high chairs for kids and will always help with the warming of bottles.
  • Leon - We have high chairs available in both restaurants and small kids packs for colouring, a badge etc. Our lunch and dinner is available from 11am. Kid’s meal deal is a cup of milk and a kid’s box for £2.95.
  • Wondertree - Kids menus, high chairs and a young explore activity pack.
  • YO! Sushi - High chairs, kid’s colouring packs and pencils.

Terminal 3

  • Bite - kids sandwiches available in the fridge and kid friendly range of soft drinks
  • Bridge Bar - Kids menus, high chairs and kids pack
  • Globe - Kids menus, high chairs and activity pack
  • Leon - We have high chairs available in both restaurants and small kids packs for colouring, a badge etc. Our lunch and dinner is available from 11am. Kid’s meal deal is a cup of milk and a kid’s box for £2.95.
  • The Three Bells - Interactive menu, colouring in/puzzles, colouring packs, milkshakes, kids games, high chairs and milk warmers
  • YO! Sushi - High chairs, kid’s colouring packs and pencils

Terminal 4

  • Bridge Bar - Kids menus, high chairs and kids pack
  • Comptoir - Kids menu, High chairs and colouring pack

Terminal 5

  • Crown rivers – Highchairs, colouring pencils and milk warming
  • The Five Tuns - interactive menu, colouring in/puzzles, colouring packs, milkshakes, kids games, high chairs and milk warmers
  • Giraffe - Kids menus, high chairs and giraffe colouring packs

Kids Eat Free!

Child-friendly restaurants are easy to find at Heathrow, with most providing high chairs and children's menus. What’s more, many of our restaurants take part in our Kids Eat Free meal deal to help keep little tummies full while you wait for your flight.

Baby changing

Baby changing icon

There are baby change areas in each terminal at Heathrow, both before and after security control – just look for signs with this symbol. Many are located alongside the toilet blocks.

Find baby change areas on a terminal map

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Beat the rush

Spending time together on holiday is one of the joys of family life. But where's the fun when your are gearing up for flying with children? Then there's fretting over getting to the airport in time.

Here's how to make sure you get off to a stress-free start to your trip.

Convenience and comfort

Wouldn't it be great if heading off on holiday was a simple as jumping in your car to pop to the shops? You could relax in your own familiar world: driving at your own speed, along your own route and to the sound of your own radio station. Drive yourselves to the airport and you can leave when you like.

Family-friendly car parking

Heathrow has plenty of family parking spaces, conveniently close to exits and bus stops in all Long Stay and Short Stay car parks. With extra room either side of the car, they help with unloading your bags (and keeping your kids that bit safer). Shuttles run every 10 minutes, with an average transfer time of just 10 minutes to the terminal*. It's easy to pre-book too.

*Average journey time to your terminal - Terminal 1: 7.7 minutes; Terminal 2: 10.7 minutes; Terminal 3: 18.0 minutes; Terminal 4: 5.04 minutes; Terminal 5: 7.56 minutes

The best bit? Your car is waiting for you when you get back - so no fuss on the way home either.

Affordable and safe

With Long Stay parking from £5.99 a day, it's more affordable than you might think - and could work out far cheaper than taking a minicab each way...

Holiday parking at Heathrow all adds up to making travelling with children that bit less stressful. It could be the perfect answer if you want your trip to start and finish on familiar ground.

Book Heathrow Long Stay parking

View Heathrow car parking options

Reserve and collect baby milk

At Heathrow, we like to simplify travelling for everyone… including babies. Let us help you prepare your little one’s carry-on with our & Collect baby milk service. Simply order baby milk, baby food and everything you need for travelling with your baby and we’ll have it ready for you at the airport after security.

Reserve baby milk

Baby changing

There are baby change areas in each terminal at Heathrow, both before and after security control. Many are located alongside the toilet blocks. Just look for signs with this symbol:

Find baby change areas on a terminal map

Boots, the pharmacy chain, supplies baby essentials including nappies, formula milk and baby wipes.

Find Boots branches

Heathrow Express - kids travel free!

Good news, parents. Children aged 15 and under travel for free on the Heathrow Express when travelling with an adult. Running every 15 minutes and complete with baggage space and free TV, it’s the perfect way to save money on your family trip away.

Available only through Heathrow Express

Car Parking

Spending time together on holiday is one of the joys of family life. So the last thing you want to be doing is fretting over getting to the airport on time. Driving your family to the airport could help you get your trip off to a stress-free start.

Affordable and safe

With Long Stay parking from £6.20 a day, it's more affordable than you might think - and could work out far cheaper than taking a minicab each way...

Family-friendly parking

Heathrow has plenty of family parking spaces, conveniently close to exits and bus stops in all Long Stay and Short Stay car parks. With room either side of the car, this extra space helps with unloading your bags (and keeping your kids that bit safer). Shuttles run every 10 minutes, with an average transfer time of just 10 minutes to the terminal*. It's easy to pre-book too.

*Average journey time to your terminal - Terminal 2: 09:28 minutes; Terminal 3: 14:39 minutes; Terminal 4: 05.04 minutes; Terminal 5: 05:16 minutes

The best bit? Your car is waiting for you when you get back - so no fuss on the way home either.

Book Heathrow Long Stay parking

View Heathrow car parking options