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Family facilities

There's a wide range of family services and facilities, from complimentary kids' meals, dedicated play areas and family-friendly parking.

Travelling with babies

At Heathrow, we try to make travelling with a baby as easy as possible.

Taking baby food, breast milk and prepared milk through security
  • While there are restrictions on the liquids you can take in your hand luggage, when travelling with a baby, you’re allowed to take enough baby food, sterilised water, prepared baby milk and expressed breast milk (up to 2 litres) for the journey.
  • Due to the security testing process, any expressed breast milk to be carried in hand luggage must be in liquid form, not frozen.
  • Any additional liquids will need to be packed in your checked-in baggage.
  • Expressed breast milk up to 2 litres is permitted even if you are travelling without your baby.

Reserve & Collect baby milk service

If you want to pick up baby milk or baby food at the airport rather than carrying it through security, we can have it ready for you at the airport after security.


Baby changing facilities

There are baby change areas in each terminal at Heathrow, both before and after security control, most of which are located alongside the toilet blocks.

Travelling with kids

Keep your little ones amused, fed and watered with various offers and facilities at Heathrow.

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

  • Stay & Play is suitable for children aged up to nine years old.
  • Play areas are unsupervised (except Terminal 3) 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Opening times: 06:00 to 21:00 every day


  • Terminal 2: Stay & Play is located after security in the main departure lounge (near Gate A16). View on map
  • Terminal 2: Stay & Play is also located after security at the B Gates (near Gate B46). View on map
  • Terminal 3: Stay & Play is located after security above the departures lounge - access via stairs and lifts behind InMotion. View on map
  • Terminal 4: Stay & Play is located after security near Gate 1A. View on map
  • Terminal 5: Stay & Play is located after security near Gate A2. View on map

Kids eat free

During the school holidays, when an adult chooses an item from the main menu kids eat free*. With great restaurants to choose from, and a wide range of dishes, they'll be spoilt for choice.



Family-friendly shopping

There are plenty of shops at Heathrow where you can stock up on things that’ll keep your little ones occupied for the flight and be useful on your holiday.


Kids travel free on the Heathrow Express

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



Family-friendly restaurants

Child-friendly restaurants are easy to find at Heathrow, with most providing plentiful high-chairs and generous children's menus.