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5 Reasons Parents Love Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is a great airport to travel to or from or even transit through with the kids... and here are five reasons why!

1. Size

Given the choice of airports to transit through, smaller airports like Dublin win hands down. Rather than a sprawling, 5 terminal maze, Dublin airport is small enough to make it very manageable, and big enough to provide top services. The DAA are in-tune with their passenger demographics and are working hard to implement services which allow for a more comfortable transit through the airport.

2. Families First

There is a “family lane” through Departures wide enough to fit a buggy, which allows you and your family a bit of space away from the madness of the security queues. Effectively like your own Fast-track channel, look out for the small signs with a picture of a buggy on them.

3. Easy Change

Luckily airports often lead the way in spacious and accessible bathroom facilities, and Dublin Airport is no different; with baby changing facilities throughout Terminals 1 and 2.

4. Help is at Hand

Dublin Airport is home to The Stork Exchange, which is based in Terminal 1. They offer hire of Prams, Car Seats and Travel Systems, which are all throughly cleaned, safety checked, and ready to go for your holiday. They also offer some great travel advice here in our Travel Expert section, in person, and on www.thestorkexchange.ie

5. Play Areas

There are soft play areas in both terminals. Cleverly situated beside cafes / restaurants and toilets, they are very handy for parents to grab a coffee while the kids burn off some energy before or after a flight. In terminal 1 there is a soft play area beside McDonalds (landside, before security) and there is a small selection of toys in the seating area beside Starbucks. In terminal 2 the play area is upstairs, beside Burger King.

For more great travel advice, check out The Stork Exchange, eumom's Travel Experts.

About the Author

I’m Olivia Mai, founder of The Stork Exchange and Mum to two small children. The Stork Exchange is a children's equipment rental service that was born from a dearth of options for parents traveling with infants and small children. It's not easy to travel with kids, much less lug everything with you and speaking from personal experience we found the car seats and cots etc that are provided by many car rental companies or hotels etc are not great quality... so we set up The Stork Exchange!   We offer everything from isofix car seats, holiday 'buggy-in-a-bag', travel cots and highchairs, all quality brands, sanitized and safety-checked before every single hire. Our staff are trained and insured and will install the car seat into your car for you.

We work closely with a number of airlines and car rental companies and have spent several years developing and investing in our product range. I am constantly asked questions by parents about travelling with kids; what equipment to bring, what not to bring, what’s allowed by airlines, what’s not. Being at the airport day in day out means I am pretty close to it all and as a result have built up loads of knowledge, tips and nuggets of practical and useful information I'm happy to share. We also learn from the experiences of other Mums and Dads. It’s genuinely great to be able to help make the journey and holiday a bit easier for parents. 

Want to get in touch? Email us at info@thestorkexchange.ie. Check out our website and social channels at the icons above.

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