Family FAQs

From family parking bays to pushchairs, we answer the most frequently asked questions about what we offer for families travelling with children.

Where's the best place to park if I'm travelling with young children?

We have lots of different parking options to suit all budgets and families right here at the airport. Try our parking option tool which will help you decide which is best for you. 

Can I take baby milk or baby food through security?

You can carry enough baby milk or baby food for your journey in your hand luggage, but you should pack the rest in your checked-in baggage. Find out more about what you can and can’t take through security.

Can I take baby formula powder through security?

There are no restrictions on taking baby formula in powder form through security.

Where can I buy baby milk and food in the South Terminal?

You can pre-order baby milk from Boots to pick up at their store after security in the departure lounge. See more here. You can also buy milk there without pre-ordering, as well as other products such as baby food.

Where can I buy baby milk and food in the North Terminal?

You can buy baby milk at Well Pharmacy, which sits within the large WHSmith store at the far left end of the departure lounge after security, as well as Boots towards the right end of the lounge. Both also stock various other items such as baby food. You can also pre-order baby milk and other baby products online to pick up from the Boots store after security

Is there a child friendly way through security? 

We’ve created special assistance and family lanes in security for departing families. Simply follow the signs for the assistance and family lanes after you've checked in.

Is there anywhere I can warm my baby’s bottle?

You can warm baby bottles in Pret a Manger in both South and North Terminals.

Do you have children’s play areas?

There is a child friendly play area in the South Terminal located on the upper level opposite Dixons Travel.

The children’s play area in North Terminal departures will be closed for the summer from 3 June due to essential construction activities. A brand-new children’s area will take its place later this summer. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Are there pushchairs available?

If you’re departing, you can take your pushchair to your gate before your flight. 

We also have pushchairs you can borrow on your return journey, located along arrival routes. Please return them to the designated collection point in baggage reclaim, after your own pushchair has been delivered from the aircraft. They are free to use, but a deposit of a £1 or €1 coin is required, and will be refunded when the pushchair is returned.

Are there any baby changing facilities?

Yes, these are located in both terminals before and after security. 

See more information on travelling with children.