Leeds Bradford Airport serves delightful domestic destinations like Belfast and London Heathrow as well as international hotspots like Paris, Corfu and Majorca – so it’s an ideal launchpad for family holidays.
But if you’re travelling from this awesome airport for the first time, or simply haven’t been for a while, you might need some guidance.
So without further ado, here are 10 terrific tips for families travelling from Leeds Bradford.
- Baby milk and other essentials
If you’re travelling through Leeds Bradford with baby milk or other essentials, there’s plenty of guidance on the official website – but you’re allowed to take as much baby food, milk and sterilized water as required.
- Flying with a pushchair
When your baby or toddler gets tired, a pushchair is a godsend – but certain airlines have specifications on what’s acceptable and may only allow collapsible models, so check with your carrier.
- Baby changing
No-one wants to travel with a full nappy – so you can ensure your child’s fresh and clean for their journey at baby changing facilities clearly signposted before and after security in the terminal building.
- Kids entertainment
Older kids taking off from Leeds Bradford can keep themselves amused online by tuning into the wireless broadband that’s available throughout the interior or attending the amusement arcades in the first floor food village and departures. Meanwhile, there’s an unsupervised children’s play area on the first floor that’s fab for rug rats.
- Otley Chevin Forest Park
When you’ve got tons of pre-flight time to waste, popping into Otley Chevin Forest Park is the perfect family pitstop. This designated nature reserve is a stone’s throw from the airport and boasts a wealth of wildlife like woodcocks and butterflies.
- Emmerdale Village Tour
Soap fans of all ages won’t want to miss the opportunity to take the Emmerdale Village Tour and wander through the same set that’s witnessed so many weird and wonderful dramatic moments over the years – book tickets at emmerdalestudioexperience.co.uk.
- Yanki Doodlz Playzone
At Yanki Doodlz Playzone in Yeadon, children and adults can embrace an exciting environment that features a soft play area and American diner, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You can even book birthday parties.
- Retail therapy
The choice of shops at Leeds Bradford is more limited than at larger competitors. However, older children might still pick up something to satisfy their retail fix at outlets of WH Smith, World Duty Free and the Leeds United Club Shop.
- Airport food
Empty bellies can cause endless family airport arguments, so if the thought of airline food isn’t enough to prevent your tribe from tearing into each other, take them for a bite at Leeds Bradford eateries like Burger King, Café Ritazza, Camden Food Co. or Starbucks.
- Airport parking
The airport has decent public transport links to surrounding regions but travelling in your own car is calmer when you’ve got kids in tow. So find Leeds Bradford Airport parking at SkyParkSecure.com and arrive cool and collected.
That’s our list! Share your own Leeds Bradford family travel tips in the comments section.