Birmingham Children's Facilities


Nappy changing rooms are available at all times and situated in all of the ladies’ toilets.


On the first floor in the departure lounges of the main terminal, GameGrid offers video games, amusements and rides to keep the kids amused.

Alternatively you can arrange your own entertainment if you come prepared. Try and remember children's favourite toys, colouring books or some travel games when you are packing your hand luggage so you can bring these out when the children start to get bored waiting for your flight. A really useful tool for keeping your children entertained are audiobooks. You can buy audiobooks on CD or if you have an iPod you can download audiobooks straight to your device. Audiobooks are a great way of keeping your children quiet and entertained so you can enjoy the facilities on offer at Birmingham Airport.

Aircraft Viewing

You can take the kids to view aircraft from the picnic area at the end of the Long Stay Car Park 1

Shopping and Eating

The are plenty of restaurants which offer a wide choice of food and lots of seating areas. There are several other takeaway and snack options.

If you forgot to bring colouring or activity books you can purchase them from WH Smith in the departure lounge.

Sky Side Area at Birmingham Airport

In July 2013 Birmingham Airport saw a new and fun children’s adventure launched with the aim of entertaining and keeping busy all the thousands of young travellers waiting to jet off on holidays with their parents.

Waiting for your flight can be a tiring process for most adults, let alone small children. The engaging and fun Sky Side experience is free to join and starts from the moment a youngster arrives at check-in and ends when they reach the themed ‘Sky Zone’ area, kitted out with contemporary interactive games, activities and gadgets including floor projections, touch screen tables, a gazing station, musical light beams and pods that are ready to tell you a story!

This play area is a perfect place for children to turn into ‘Sky Cadets’, such as ‘Zoom’, the Sky Zone’s mascot who is ever so friendly and ready to offer help and support to young sky explorers. Those who are keen to give a range of challenges a go get a ‘Sky Pass’, the 12-page list of tasks, prizes and activities. Completing them earns the ‘Wings’ which give children access to the Sky Zone at the end of their journey through the airport.

The airport works hard to improve the family facilities. The unique Sky Side area is aimed at children between the ages of 2 to 10 years and is free to use, however it is unsupervised.

As they say at Sky Side - Check-in, Buckle Up & Zoom Out!

Travelling with Children

If you plan on hiring a car for your trip and you will be travelling with children, then you may need to hire a car seat. Visit the Department for Transport website for more details on child seat laws in the UK.