One of the best airport rewards program is the London Heathrow loyalty program. We are a member and also subscribe to its monthly newsletter that covers all the LHR #layovertips and airport happenings. In this month’s newsletter, LHR covered a slew of Heathrow children’s activities. A lot of readers ask us for advice traveling through airports with the kiddos, and especially are looking for children’s play areas or other kid-friendly activities to bide the time during a long layover.
The newest foray into Heathrow children’s activities includes an adventure game called “Mr. Adventure”. You or your child can try to spot the faces of Mr. Men characters from the on signage at security and the play areas. On special occasions, characters may also appear in costume through the terminals. You can also visit the children’s play areas (Terminals 2, 4, and 5 plus a family lounge in Terminal 3) for more information or to snap a photo with the Mr. Adventure picture frame. Finally, there will be “pop-up” Heathrow children’s activities in the form of craft workshops throughout the airport, where your child can decorate a Mr. Adventure t-shirt, cookie or luggage tag. You can find out more here about the schedule for the workshops, as well as other special events including live music performances (for adults too!).
And, if you’re trying to save money for your family, kids can eat free when the Mr. Adventure logo is spotted at restaurants throughout the airport. There all qualifiers around this promotion, such as validity across certain dates only, so be sure to check this link for the Heathrow’s children activities meal deal info.
You may also be interested to go about the following services that LHR provides for you and your children:
- Baby changing areas are located in each terminal, before and after security. Look for this sign (right).
- Family-friendly parking exists in both the Short and Long Stay areas and includes family parking spaces for more room to unload. They are all located near the exits and bus stops, and can be pre-booked. Long Stay parking starts at £5.99 a day.
- Reserve and collect baby milk is a must-do service for new babies. Simply order baby milk and baby food in advance and the service team will have it waiting for you after security. Learn more about advanced ordering here.
- Heathrow Express – children travel free! Kids under 15 can travel free on the Heathrow Express when travelling with an adult. It runs every 15 minutes and includes baggage space and free TV.
Do you have more tips for family friendly travel, or have a Heathrow children’s activities tip not listed here? Feel free to let us know on Twitter @tripchi and use the handle #layovertip. You can also read more on the Heathrow Airport website.