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Autumn holiday with the family ahead? Read our tips for travelling with children

Article published
23.9.2022 at 08:28
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There are plenty of activities and play areas for children at Helsinki Airport.

At Helsinki Airport, there are various services for families with children, such as play areas and childcare rooms.

The best play areas at Helsinki Airport are found in the gate area. At gates 16 and 20 there are nature-themed areas where the smallest in the family can play.

Leikkipuisto porttialueella

Kids can climb and play at Helsinki Airport's play areas at any time for free.

Maja Living Room is located at gate 52 after the passport control and is a space for people of all ages to stretch before their flight. The Christmas Cabin, which is open all year round, is located at gate 40, and is something that the whole family can enjoy.

There are also several quiet spaces at the airport for childcare and breastfeeding. There are separate childcare rooms for changing diapers next to the bathrooms. Childcare supplies are also available in the airport’s accessible toilets, which provide more space for parents with children.

Olohuone Maja

Maja Living Room is perfect for children and adults. Relax and stretch before your flight!

Prams and pushchairs

With regard to prams, the rules vary according to the airline. If you have to leave your pushchair at the check-in, children who need it can continue their journey through the terminal using a pushchair provided by the airport.

Pushchairs and prams that will go in the plane’s hold must be packed in a protective bag. Some airlines offer passengers a protective bag at check-in.

Family-friendly restaurants

The restaurants at the airport offer children’s meals, high chairs and the opportunity to heat small children’s meals and milk bottles.

Families that love the Moomins have plenty to admire in the Moomin café at gate 40. The Moomin café is located in the long-haul flight area after the passport control.

Muumikahvila Moomin Coffee

The Moomin themed café is located at gate 40.

Baby food, such as Piltti products and purees, can be taken through the security control to the gate area and on board the plane.

Camping and outdoor gear

During the autumn break, many families have outdoor and camping equipment with them. When travelling with out-sized luggage, such as hiking gear, please read Finavia’s packing instructions in advance.

You can check where your belongings should be packed on Finavia's How to pack your luggage for your flight page.