In transit with kids–Airports with complimentary strollers

 

While I’m all for travelling light, losing your stroller at the airport gate when you still have to face a few hours in transit somewhere is a pain. It’s good to wear your toddler out during a stopover… but there’s a fine line between exhausting them and exhausting you. How many hours can a 2-year-old spend running up and down a travelator? (About seven actually… I’ve been there!) There comes a point in every transit stop that you simply need to chain them into a stroller and take a breather…

Some airports, such as Frankfurt and Hong Kong, rent strollers. Some airlines provide strollers, but this needs to be organised in advance.

Here are six airports that provide complimentary strollers—on the spot.

–       As you can see in the photo above, the stroller cupboards at Dubai International are well stocked. Emirates also offer strollers to parents as they exit the plane.

–       Still in the UAE, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Terminal 3 has free strollers… and an unaccompanied minors lounge, which is rather cool!

–       You’ll find funky, free strollers in the transit area at Copenhagen.

–       Terminal 1D of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi not only has kids play and rest areas, but also complimentary strollers.

–       Changi Airport, Singapore provides strollers on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information and Customer Service Counters.

–       Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle, Paris has forty free strollers, from two separate self-serve loan stations. The France Tourism Office ATOUT reports that 200 people are using them daily.