Changi International Airport
There is so much to do at this airport for the children it becomes a destination in its own right. If you get the chance to transit here grab it with both hands!
Don’t miss out on a bit of luxury even if you are flying economy you can have some access to some lovely lounges, showers and even a bed!Pay As You Go Lounges
The Rainforest Lounge
This lounge has all the lovely luxuries of a lounge plus a few more! The price includes free flow finger foods and soft drinks, free wifi, TV’s, comfy seating, the latest Newspapers and Magazines and a shower! From this lounge you can also watch the planes taking off. The Price for this lovliness is £13.25++ for the first four hours and £2.65 per hour thereafter. This lounge also has napping facilities (called slumberettes), Jacuzzi and massage facilities!Slumberettes cost (which includes a complimentary shower) £15.90 for first 3 hours and then £4.25 per hour.Jacuzzi costs (which includes a complimentary shower and a warm drink) happy days! £14.84 per hour.Shower (includes toiletries and a warm drink) £4.25per use. To see what else this lounge has to offer go to www.affinity.sats.com.sg Located at the Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 3. For more information on the other pay as you go lounges go to www.changiairport.com
Top Tip: The best thing about this lounge is that children under 6 are Free! And 6-12 half price. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch!
This is a free lounge and has comfy seats, TV shows for all ages and computer terminals beside the TV area so you or your little ones can surf away. It is located at Terminal1 Transit Lounge.
FAMILY ZONE LOUNGE
This has comfy sofas and TV’s showing cartoons but it also has a soft play area and nappy changing facilities and nursing rooms as well – sweet!NAPPING AREAS: Trying to keep to some sort of routine? Need somewhere to go for a quick nap? Head to the snooze chairs. Fully reclined so you can have a lie down and they are free to use. They are dotted around all 3 Terminals.
A whole area dedicated to keeping you and your little ones as happy as Larry!
XBOX Kinect Room (what does that even mean!? Sounds like fun though!)
MTV Booth where you can watch all the latest music videos
A Movie Theatre showing all the latest Blockbusters and best of all you can go and watch for free! Open 24 Hours located at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3
XBOX 360/Playstation 3 area
Tiny Tip: There is also a cafe there if you need to zone out after all that entertainment!
All three Terminals have a play area that are suitable for children aged 1-12 Years – WooHoo! Let the energy burn commence...The areas have slides and equipment to climb around on so should keep everyone amused for quite some time!!
Terminal 1, Departure Transit Louinge, Level 3.
Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2.
Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2
Need more playtime?!
Canopy Play Area
Ok this one you have to pay for but it is suitable for 18 months to 12 years, with a height limit of 1.45M. This is a rainforest theme soft play, complete with trampoline, slides, tunnels, and bouncy and boingy things!! Located at Terminal 1,Viewing Mall, Level 3.
Tiny Tip: Your children will need to wear socks for this one (if you don’t have any you can purchase a pair there). It is open daily 10.30am-10.30pm and costs £3.20 per half an hour.
Nature Trail anyone?
Yes? You can do a tour of the Airports gardens. They have five in total and should keep everyone happy from the butterfly garden to the koi carp!
Cactus Garden – Terminal 1, Level 3Fern Garden and Koi Pond- Terminal 2, Level 2.
Orchid Garden and Koi Pond – Terminal 2, Level 2.Sunflower (which turns into The Light Garden in the evening) – Terminal 2, Level 3.
Butterfly Garden – Terminal 3, Level 2.
If you have a budding artist head to the interactive art station,located at Terminal 2, Level 2.
Ok if you still have energy left how about a swim? Nothing tires children out quite like a good ol’ splash in a pool! ' But we are in an airport!' I hear you shout! I know how amazing is this Airport?! I did say it was good! A Balinese themed swimming pool is located at the Ambassador Transit Hotel, but fear not you can still use this facility if you pay a small fee. For £7 per person you can use the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, shower facilities (including towel and toiletries) and a complimentary non-alcoholic drink!! It is open daily from 7am -11pm. Located- Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 3.
Tiny Tip: If you don’t fancy a swim you can just take a shower here for £4.50 per person again inclusive of towel and toiletries and a non-alcoholic drink.
Tour of the City
If you have a longer stop over (at least 5 hours) then you can take advantage of a free tour of the City! It is a 2 hour guided tour and you can do either the Colonial Tour (which takes place in the day) or the Culture Tour (which is in the evening). All you have to do to register for a tour is to head to the Free Singapore Tours Registration Booth located in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Easy Peasy!
Tiny Tip: Double check though some Visa restrictions may apply.
This Airport is full of useful facilities for the travelling family:
Baby Care Rooms – dotted around the Airport.
Baggage Drop – Located at all 3 Terminals check for all the up to date price lists.
Medical Clinics - Raffles Medical GroupLocated at - Terminal 1, Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 2Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 Basement 2 South, Public Area.
Pharmacies - Located at all 3 Terminals.
Strollers - Complimentary use. Pick them up from Information and Customer Service counters.