Flying with children
Finally… vacation! Which means it’s time to relax. Right? Or are the kids already bursting with energy? Luckily,
we at Brussels Airport haven’t forgotten you. We make sure your holidays start off relaxed and in ideal
circumstances for both you and your children. Sit back, relax and get started on that book you’ve been craving
to read. Enjoy!
Airport Games: play on the airport
“Moooomm, daaad, how much longer do we have to wait?” is not something you’ll often
hear in our airport, especially not when passing by gates A32, A60 and B29. Thanks to our brand
new airport games such as Follow the DJDJDJ, Pump up the Voluma and Copy king
Conga, the kids will be dancing so intensely they will surely be out like a light when in the
Are you about to hop on a flight to Africa? There is a fun game zone for children right after passing
customs at the end of Pier A (gate A/T 70). Going somewhere else? No need to buy a ticket to Africa,
because after 2pm, the game zone is free for anyone to enjoy.
And that is not all, because thanks to our partnership with SOS children’s villages, waiting at the
airport means fun quality time with the family. Take a look underneath your feet next to Bar Rouge (from
gates A26 to A39) or challenge someone to a game of foosball.
Give in to our dynamic games at Brussels Airport. And by the way... parents are free to tag along ☺ Click
here to get a taste. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOImH5Myv7I
Advice: Brussels Airport offers several safe playing areas and possibilities, we ask not to let children
play on passenger conveyors nor baggage carousels, which are most definitely not suited for a similar
purpose. It’s an accident waiting to happen.
Food and drinks at Brussels Airport: tasty children menus!
Playing all day sure makes you, and especially the kids, really hungry. That is why the airport offers
tasty children menus in several of the airport’s restaurants
|Italian restaurant Sapore
|Sandwich restaurant Panos
|Fast-food restaurant Quick
|Cozy Italian restaurant Amo
|Sandwich restaurant Panos
|Self-service restaurant Belgorama
|Fast-food restaurant Quick
Do you have baby food that needs warming up? Not a problem, we’ll gladly help you out
at any of our food courts. Do you prefer doing it
yourself? Then you are welcome to use the microwave at
Belgorama (Pier A), Bistrot (Pier B) and Exki (departures hall and Pier B).
We also remembered the little ones. Because a great many of our restaurants have baby seats,
so they can enjoy some delicious treats as well.
Want to quickly change your baby’s diaper before the flight? Don’t worry; there are changing
tables at the women’s bathrooms in the entire airport. Take a look at our maps to find all
Gift and other shops at Brussels Airport
Have you seen that big blue stuffed animal from the smurfs? Or were you completely blown away by our
Belgian icon Tintin’s rocket? The Gift Shops in Pier
A and B have all of it in store: from Lego and
Playmobil to Lilliputiens and Noukies, the kids love ‘em.
Travel documents for children
However young they are, everyone needs to posses a valid passport or identity card when travelling. This applies to both in and outside of Europe.
Children flying alone
Don’t those little rascals grow up fast?
Already at the age of 5, children are allowed to fly as an unaccompanied minor.
Are they younger? Then they need to wait it out, since children younger than 5 years old need to be accompanied by an adult (18+).
Travelling pleasantly and safely go hand-in-hand with clear procedures and a strict ID check.
Which is why we ask you as a responsible parent or guardian to transfer the unaccompanied minor to the airport’s personnel when checking in.
It’s also important to state the details of who will pick up your child upon arrival.
They won’t be left on their own, that goes without saying.
The airport personnel and cabin crew will permanently accompany your child(ren) both before and during the journey.
This is even mandatory for children between the ages of 5 and 11.
From the ages of 12 to 18, the rules differ depending on the airline.
Some airlines simply do not allow 12 to 18-year olds to travel alone.
Inform yourself in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
If the airline does allow this, children aged 12 to 18 years can only travel alone if they have written permission to do so.
Usually, the town hall in your municipality will provide you with a standard form which you, as a parent or guardian, must sign.
If your municipality does not have such a standard form, you can also write an authorisation yourself.
Want to know more? Contact your airline.
Flying with the youngest ones
No one will be forgotten at Brussels Airport, which is why we make the way to the airplane as pleasant as
possible for babies as well. Your baby won’t be getting a separate chair, but travels along on your lap.
Some companies use special baby chairs, but these are only for babies above the age of 2.
Want to find out more about flying with babies? Contact your
Do you like to know which way to go in advance? Explore our maps and be fully
Also during the Belgian school holidays*, we aim to make travelling with children as pleasant as possible. That’s why there’s a special family lane at your disposal at the security checkpoint on those busy days.
The family lane offers more space to pass through security with your children and you can count on our assistance when it comes to strollers, baby food and so on.
A new adventure awaits every time, including a small gift for our little friends. In the past, we’ve had Winnie The Pooh and the Smurfs pay a visit to our family lane. Lots of fun for big and small!
* Belgian school holidays :
|Summer holiday 2018
|Autumn break 2018
|Christmas holiday 2018
|Spring break 2019
|Easter holiday 2019
|Summer holiday 2019
|Autumn break 2019
|Christmas holiday 2019