Travelling with Children

Whether it’s the first time you’re travelling with children or are seasoned pro at it, everyone will still have a few questions about how to keep the little ones entertained!

Our friends at Airport Parking Shop have two really handy blogs on the subject; Flying with Babies and Toddlers for those with young children, including information on transporting baby food and packing tips, and for those with older children, they have written How to keep the children entertained on long journeys.

Unaccompanied Minors

we explain what's meant by an unaccompanied minor

Sometimes it is necessary for children to fly alone for various reasons, but it can be confusing to know if they are old enough and what the rules are per airline. Airport Parking Shop have written a useful guide on children travelling alone, including age restrictions and average prices for tickets.

Car Hire with children

Whether you hire a car in the UK or abroad, you may well be required to also hire a car seat, depending on the age of your child.

In the UK it is required by law that any child under 12 years old or under 135cms in height (approx 4ft 5ins) must use an appropriate child or baby seat. The law has been enforced to encourage child safety in the car.

In many countries the child seat requirement laws may differ to the law in the UK. However, it is strongly recommended that you book suitable child seats when renting abroad and it is a good idea to use an ISOFIX Car seat.

be sure that you are aware of child car seat regulations when travelling with children

As a general rule, whether you are in the UK or abroad, you should never drive with a child on your lap or a passenger’s lap and you must never use one seat belt for more than one person whatever their age.

Visit the Department for Transport website for more details on child seat laws in the UK.