Moving to Canada:The airport play area guide

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On your journey from Nigeria to Canada, you are most likely to have a layover in one of the airports below. Sitting still for hours during a layover isn't something kids are most likely to do. Here are some activities within the airport to keep them entertained while you wait for your next flight. While these play areas are designed for kids, they are not be left unattended. Adult supervision is always required.

International Airports

9ja Canada

 

England - London Heathrow Airport

Play Areas

Location:

  • Terminal 2 - Stay & Play is in the main Terminal 2A departure lounge (after security), near Gate 16.

  • Terminal 4 - Stay & Play is in the departure lounge (after security), on the way to Gates 1-6.

  • Terminal 5 - Stay & Play is in the main Terminal 5A departure lounge (after security), near Gate A7.

Opening times: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm daily

England - London Gatwick Airport

Kids Zone

Location:

  • North Terminal, Departure Lounge opposite Cafe Rouge

  • South terminal, Departure Lounge behind Boots

Netherlands - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Fun Activities

NEMO: Pop in to see this science museum filled with interactive games and activities, where kids can learn more about science and technology. 

Location: Holland Boulevard, between lounge 2 & 3

Airport Library: Open 24/7,  this library holds books as well as iPads and touch screens that will tell you stories through images. Comfortable seats and sofas where you can chill out are also available.

Location: Holland Boulevard, between lounge 2 & 3

Aircraft Playset: Kids get to have the feel been a pilot with colourful toy airplanes. 

Location: Lounge 2, first floor

Life-sized cuddly toys: Kids get free hugs and cuddles from giant stuffed animals while taking in the great view.
 

Location: Holland Boulevard, between lounge 2 & 3

See-through to baggage band: Checkout the cool process of how your baggage is transported from one end of the airport to another with the use of ultramodern baggage handling system. 

Location: Lounge 2 escalators

France - Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Play Area

Location:

  • All boarding Lounges

Germany - Frankfurt Airport 

Themed Play Areas

Location: 

  • Terminal 1 A, Level 2, near Gate A 50

  • Terminal 1 A, Level 3, near Gate Z 24

  • Terminal 1 Z, Level 3, near Gate Z 50

  • Terminal 1 B, Level 2, near Gate B 22

  • Terminal 1 C, Level 2, near Gate C 16

  • Terminal 2 D, Level 3, near Gate D 1

  • Terminal 2 D, Level 2, near Gate 21

  • Terminal 2 D/E, Level 4, at McDonald’s

  • Terminal 2 E, Level 3, near Gate E 4

* All located after security

United States - Washington Dulles International Airport

Play Area

Location:

  • Concourse B, near gate B70

Belgium - Brussels Airport

Play area

Location:

  • Near gate A/T68

  • Near gate B40

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

Play Room

Location:

  • Across from Seattle Tap Room between Central Terminal and A gates

United Arab Emirates - Dubai International Airport

Play Area

Location:

  • Between Gate B7 and B8

 

Airports In Canada

Igbo in Canada

 

Ontario - Toronto Pearson International Airport

Play Area

Location:

  • Domestic Departure: Terminal 1A, Gate 124

  • International Departure: Terminal 3A, Gate C34

Other Fun Activities

Extensive Art and Exhibition program

Location: Through out Terminal 1

Quebec - Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Play Areas

Location:

  • Most boarding lounges at Montréal–Trudeau Airport

Alberta - Calgary International Airport

Themed Kid Zones

Location: International Terminal

  • Arrivals Level

  • International Departures Hall

  • U.S Departures Hall

Location: Domestic Terminal

  • Arrivals Level

  • Departures Level

British Columbia - Victoria International Airport

Play Area

Location:

  • Upper passenger departure lounge

Other Fun Activities

British Columbia Aviation Museum

Location: Next to Victoria International Airport

British Columbia - Kelowna International Airport

Kids Zone

Location:

  • North end of the departures lounge. Also available for older kids are puzzles, bean bag chairs and iPad games

Alberta - Edmonton International Airport

Play Areas

Location:

  • U.S. Departures lounge

  • Domestic-International Departure lounge

  • North end terminal Departures lounge

Other Fun Activities

X-Box connection for older kids

Location: U.S. Departures area

Nova Scotia - Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Play Areas

Location: 

  • Various locations in the Departures lounge

NewFoundland Labrador - St. John's International Airport

Play Areas

Location: 

  • Terminal Building main level (outside the food court)

  • Departures Lounge

British Columbia - Vancouver International Airport

Play Areas

Location:

  • Throughout Vancouver International Airport Terminal

Other Fun Activities

Public Observation Area: Provides great views of the airfield, telescopes, kiosk and maps.

Location: Domestic Terminal, level 4 (before security)

Aquarium:  Checkout 5,000 marine creatures native to British Columbia living in the tank.

Location: International Terminal (after security)

Manitoba - Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

Play Areas

Location:

  • Arrivals Level across from Tim Hortons

  • Departure Level (after security)

Ontario - Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

Play Zones

Location: 

  • Canada/International hold room

Other Fun Activities

Observation Area: This is the best location from inside the terminal to watch planes take off and land.

Location: Level 3