Your hands will be full when travelling with children so before you start out on your journey, make sure you carry all your travel documents in one easily reached place, make sure your hand baggage meets security requirements before you leave home and work out whether you need to carry buggies to the aircraft or pack them in your checked-in baggage. Remember to keep everything that your baby needs on the flight in your carry-on luggage, ensuring that it is always to hand, bearing in mind the EU Aviation Security Regulations.
You may be familiar with Dublin Airport but it will take you longer to get around the airport if you are travelling with children, so leave plenty of time to allow for this. Take time in advance to familiarise yourself with the location of both Terminals and car parks and check which Terminal you are travelling from.
Many individuals with autism can find travelling through the airport a very difficult and scary experience. For many individuals it represents a new experience which is difficult to understand and sometimes very frightening.
Click on the link to view a number of simple strategies that can be employed to help the individual with ASD to understand the process of getting through the airport.
As all individuals with autism learn and experience social situations in very different ways, selecting the strategy or combination of strategies that best suit the individual travelling with you is important. Select the strategy that best fits the individual’s level of understanding.
Ensure that you practice using the strategy before you go the airport. This will help you implement it with confidence in the real life situation. A set of strategies for Terminal 2 will be published shortly, but if you have any queries in the meantime please contact our Customer Relations department, Monday to Friday, 09:00am - 17:00pm, Tel: +353 (0) 18144692.
Baby changing facilities are available in a number of locations around Terminal 1.
You can find directions to all the above mentioned areas on our maps
DAA Retail Development has worked closely with the Food & Beverage (F&B) management team to rejuvenate the landside Mezzanine area of Terminal 1.
The objective was to provide an environment that is modern and engaging and provides Dublin Airport customers with a range of F&B options, public seating, a dedicated children’s play area and an exhibition space.
The children’s play area was a concept proposed to McDonalds who designed the space as an extension of their existing offering allowing parents the space to relax and eat while their children play within a safe and controlled environment. The joint objective is to improve the Dublin Airport customers' experience within Terminal 1.
The childrens play area is located on the Mezzanine level of Terminal 1 beside Mc Donalds and includes a gym play area with colourfully designed seating and tables to interest and excite young and old.
Children’s menus are available at the following restaurants:
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