The airport journey for babies & children

  • Everything for a smooth departure with your children
  • Fun at the airport?
  • Where can I go to take care of my little one?

Let’s fly!

In these days of COVID-19, a face mask is mandatory as from 12 years old on the airport grounds. Therefore, it is mandatory as from the drop-off zone, in the car parks, when you arrive by bus and even in the taxi. A face mask is mandatory both on the square in front of the airport building and inside the terminal.  

Wearing a face mask on the aircraft is mandatory from the age of 6.  Some airlines apply an even lower age limit. Check with your airline to be sure.

At Brussels Airport we like to keep things fun. That's why Smurf face masks are now available from our "Safety Station" vending machines, which you will find

  • on departures level near the elevators of the car park as well as right in front of the entrance (to the terminal)
  • on arrivals level at the car park and bus station  

Our cheerful Smurf friends show us that travelling safe is absolutely possible! #safetravelcoronatips van de smurfen

A smooth security screening

As you know, the presence of liquids & gel in your hand luggage is strictly limited. However, you are allowed to bring sufficient baby food for the duration of the flight. Baby food should be presented separately for screening.

Small, foldable baby carriages and strollers can usually be taken up to the gate. At the security checkpoint these need to be screened separately so you will have to take your baby or toddler out of the carriage or stroller.

On an adventure in the airport!

Airport games

Expend some energy before boarding your flight! Our Airport Games provide plenty of sporting activity and entertainment, regardless of your age. Airport Games are located at gates A36, A52 and B31. And there are new games and challenges to experience every season. Want to smash your record or challenge a fellow passenger?

But don’t forget to keep an eye on our tiny friends: never let your children play on the escalators or walkalators. They might get their fingers stuck.

Kids Corner - Pier A

The "Play&Care Kids' Corner" in Pier A is currently closed due to circumstances. Hopefully, the Smurfs will welcome you back here soon to read a comic strip or to run around for a while before flying between the clouds.

Food and drinks

Did you bring your own baby food to the airport? You can have it heated in all restaurants at the airport. Our staff are happy to be of assistance. Microwave ovens are available at the self-service restaurants Belgorama (Pier A) and Bistrot (Pier B).

Shopping

Looking for a last-minute surprise like a toy or a book to take on board? You’ll find what you need in The Gift Box in the shopping area leading to gates A and in The Gift Box in the shopping area leading to gates B.

Where can I go to change and/or take care of my little one?

Most toilet facilities at the airport provide a separate room for changing your baby’s nappy. Here, too, the Smurfs have turned up. Shall we go look for them? 

Baggage services

Baggage trolleys are available free of charge in all public areas of the airport. Once past security screening, there are no trolleys available. A small stroller can be taken up to the gate.