Fall holidays are a great opportunity for a family trip. For parents, it’s a chance to create special memories and teach their children about the world at the same time. Meanwhile, through the eyes of kids, a trip is the ultimate adventure: At that tender age, planes and airports are exciting places to explore.
Here are four easy strategies to help reduce stress while traveling by air with kids.
1. If you’re going on an early morning flight from Helsinki Airport, it’s not a problem.
There’s a total of seven hotels inside a three-kilometer radius of the airport, with GLO Hotel located in the airport itself. Here’s how a mother of two kept her holiday on track.
2. Heading out on a long journey? These songs should keep both parents and children entertained.
If you and your family are going on a trip soon, you might be on the lookout for tunes that will leave everyone smiling as you pack, head to the airport, or wait for your flight. Listen to a full playlist on Spotify.
3. Find Helsinki Airport’s best spots and services for you and your kids.
There are several kids’ play areas at the airport, where young ones can burn off extra energy (Gates 16, 20, 30 and 38). Near Gate 16, older kids and teenagers can also enjoy arcade racing games. Here’s a handy map of some useful spots and services at Helsinki Airport for families.
4. Consider in-flight toys and souvenirs to delight and distract active children.
No matter how well behaved your children are, sometimes you worry about arriving in one piece and maintaining your sanity during your flight. To keep kids happy on board, here are some toys that you can purchase at Duty Free stores at T1, T2 Schengen and T2 Non-Schengen.