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Where We Played: Philadelphia Airport Playground, Terminal A

I've never seen a review of a specific airport play area before--that's why I am writing one. The play area we visited at the Philadelphia International Airport is located at the near end of terminal A, just past security and close to the walkway to the other terminals. The play area is airport-themed, with a plane, air traffic control center, and baggage truck.


There is another play area in Terminal D, but we did not have an opportunity to check it out.

My daughter had some good times in the Terminal A play area. Here is a rundown of some of the features.

Floor: tile
Parent seating: The main seating is a bench at the edge of the play area wall: it gives back support, but is kind of hard, especially if you are going to sit there for a long time. There are a couple of rocking chairs in the "air traffic control" section as well.


Best features: For younger kids, there is a slide in the back "cargo" section of the plane. For older kids, there are buttons that allow for walkie-talkie-like communication between the plane and "air traffic control."
Puzzling feature: Some of the suitcases attached to the baggage truck have clear sides, and there are vintage toys inside. The toys are clearly for display only, as these suitcases don't open. Maybe this is supposed to be fun for parents to look at, but my daughter was confused about why she couldn't play with the toys.
Recommended for: stable walkers and older, given the hard floor.

Thanks for reading! My next posts will cover some of the things we packed and reflections on the trip. If you have any questions about what we did, let me know and I will include the answers in my posts!

Posted by amikulski 08:34 Archived in USA Tagged children airport playground

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