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Top 20 family-friendly airports in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands

Which airports in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands are the most family friendly? Find out below.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY: list of top 20 UK airports for families

A list of the most family-friendly airports in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands has been released by Netflights.com. Each airport was judged on airport pick-up and drop-off facilities, breastfeeding facilities, dedicated children’s areas, fast-track security services, flight punctuality and free water fountains. 

#1 Birmingham Airport 

Code – BHX

Score – 8.7/10 

  • On-time departure – 77.20 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – yes
  • Security fast-track – £3.75 Under 5s fee
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no 

#2 Jersey Airport 

 

Code – JER 

Score – 8.1/10 

  • On-time departure – 64.7 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – yes
  • Security fast-track – families are free
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no

#3 Gatwick 

 

Code – LGW

Score – 7.8/10 

  • On-time departure – 54.8 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – yes
  • Security fast-track – on request
  • Breastfeeding facilities – yes 

#4 Heathrow

 

Code – LHR

Score – 7.8/10 

  • On-time departure – 70.1 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – yes
  • Security fast-track – £12.50
  • Breastfeeding facilities – yes 

#5 Cork

 

Code – ORK

Score – 7.3/10 

  • On-time departure – 79.1 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – yes
  • Security fast-track – no
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no 

#6 Dublin 

 

Code – DUB

Score – 7/10 

  • On-time departure – 58.9 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – €3
  • Security fast-track – €5.95-€7.99
  • Breastfeeding facilities – yes 

#7 Edinburgh 

 

Code – EDI

Score – 6.4/10 

  • On-time departure – 50.2 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £1
  • Security fast-track – £4.49
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no 

#8 Glasgow

 

Code – GLA

Score – 6.7/10 

  • On-time departure – 68.4 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £2
  • Security fast-track – £4.99, under 3s free
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no 

#9 Newcastle 

 

Code – NCL

Score – 6.4/10 

  • On-time departure – 79.9 per cent
  • Free water fountain – no
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £1
  • Security fast-track – £3, under 5s free
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no 

#10 London Luton 

 

Code – LTN

Score – 6.1/10 

  • On-time departure – 41.8 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £3
  • Security fast-track – £3-£5, under 5s free
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no 

#11 London Stansted

 

Code – STN

Score – 5.5/10 

  • On-time departure – 47.7 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £3.50
  • Security fast-track – £7
  • Breastfeeding facilities – yes

#12 Liverpool 

 

Code – LPL

Score – 5.2/10 

  • On-time departure – 82.7 per cent
  • Free water fountain – no
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – yes
  • Security fast-track – £5, under 1s free
  • Breastfeeding facilities – yes

#13 Bristol 

 

Code – BRS

Score – 5.2/10 

  • On-time departure – 70.3 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £1
  • Security fast-track – £3.95
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no

#14 Cardiff

 

Code – CWL

Score – 4.9/10 

  • On-time departure – 76 per cent
  • Free water fountain – no
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – yes
  • Security fast-track – no
  • Breastfeeding facilities – yes 

#15 Manchester

 

Code – MAN

Score – 4.9/10 

  • On-time departure – 42.7 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £3
  • Security fast-track – £5
  • Breastfeeding facilities – yes

#16 East Midlands

 

Code – EMA

Score – 4.6/10 

  • On-time departure – 48.5 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £2
  • Security fast-track – £4
  • Breastfeeding facilities – shared 

#17 Southampton 

 

Code – SOU 

Score – 4.4/10 

  • On-time departure – 71.1 per cent
  • Free water fountain – yes
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £2
  • Security fast-track – £3.50-£4
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no 

#18 London City 

 

Code – LCY

Score – 4.4/10 

  • On-time departure – 58.1 per cent
  • Free water fountain – no
  • Play area – yes
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £7.50
  • Security fast-track – £5
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no

#19 Belfast 

 

Code – BFS

Score – 3.8/10 

  • On-time departure – 68.6
  • Free water fountain – no
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £1
  • Security fast-track – no
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no

#20 Leeds Bradford 

 

Code – LBA

Score – 3.2/10 

  • On-time departure – 46.6 per cent
  • Free water fountain – no
  • Play area – no
  • Free pick-up/drop-off – £3
  • Security fast-track – £4, under 12s free
  • Breastfeeding facilities – no 

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