Travelling With Children

Here are some top tips on travelling through the Airport with Children

Transport to the Airport

We advise arriving by car or train to the Airport.

Birmingham Airport is linked to Birmingham International station by an air-rail link shuttle which takes just two minutes and is free to use.

For the best deals on parking, pre-book as far in advance as possible.

Valet parking is a great option if you are travelling with the kids and all of your luggage. Simply park your car in the Valet Parking car park next to the terminal building and report to the Valet Parking reception cabin where they will park your car for you in a car park on-site. When you return, report back to the reception cabin and your car will be waiting for you.


Pushchairs are available when you get off the plane to help with your journey to the baggage hall when you can collect your luggage. The pushchairs are coin operated with a £1 deposit which is refundable at the pushchair return point located within the baggage hall.


Baby Changing Facilities

There are baby changing rooms located throughout the terminal for you to change nappies or feed your baby. Most of these are located near to the toilets.


Everyone needs to be scanned going through Security, so apart from babies, walking children need to go through the Archway Metal Detector individually.

Medicines or special diet foods (Over 100ml) in hand luggage should be carried with a Doctor's letter or prescription explaining their necessity.

Baby Milk and Other Essentials

Baby milk and baby food can be taken in hand luggage through Security. Please make the security officer aware you are carrying this.

Baby milk and other essentials can be pre-ordered online at Boots for collection in our Departure Lounge shop, so there is no need for you to have to carry this through security. This must be pre-ordered at least 5 days in advance.


SkyZone the new augmented reality experience will be open and available to all families just in time for the summer school holidays. Giving children from toddlers to teenagers an interactive and educational area where they can play before their flight.

Zoom will take children on a virtual and interactive adventure from check-in keeping them entertained and educated up until boarding their flight.

Airport Lounges

Both our No.1 Lounge and Aspire Lounge allow children accompanied by adults. You can pre-book or turn up on the day but there are savings if you book in advance.

Food and Drink

Our restaurants are delighted to welcome children and most have special menus and colouring packs for entertainment.

Find out more about our range of restaurants and cafes

Special Diets

Wherever possible our restaurants will accommodate all special requirements. Frankie & Benny’s now offer a coeliac society approved menu for gluten free diets. To discuss and arrange in advance, please contact our restaurants directly. All contact numbers are on the restaurant pages of this website

Children's Guide to the Airport

Click here for a children's airport guide and colouring pack


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