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Monday 9th of June 2014
It is great for Car Hire Edinburgh Airport to find out the airport is increasing the number of child friendly areas, as customers have made comments in the past about the need for them.
A new flight themed play area has been created at Edinburgh Airport. The new soft play zone is between gates ten and eleven, giving young children the chance to burn off some energy before boarding flights. This makes it the third play area to be installed since January as airport bosses try and transform the airport into Scotland’s most child-friendly airport.
John Watson, chief commercial officer at the airport, said “We want passengers of all ages to have the best time at Edinburgh Airport. Our free soft play area allows children to run around and unwind in a safe environment before boarding their flight while their parents can relax and supervise. The investment in our play areas shows that we’re working hard to make sure our smallest passengers and their families have the best start to their trip.”
The play area is fully equipped with slides, a mini climbing wall, tunnel and a couple of planes, with hundreds of children expected to use the facility every day. Edinburgh Airport has been enjoying record passenger numbers so far this year, so to get these play areas installed will be of great benefit to all.
Play champion Councillor Keith Robson who has been tasked with getting the Capital’s kids up and active is a big supporter of the idea, after he flew from Heathrow a few weeks ago with his children and made use of similar facilities there. He said “It’s a good idea to let kids let off some steam and energy before they get on a plane. Parents can relax knowing their children are enjoying themselves in safe surroundings. There’s the initial excitement about going to an airport but if you get there too early, or if you’re unfortunately delayed, it can be less exciting for younger kids.”