Picture of the Week: Seattle Airport (SEATAC) Playground

At SEATAC (Seattle) Airport near the food quart in the C Concourse is this great playground. We arrive a little early for each flight, buy the kids a snack or meal, and let them run off some steam before we board our flight. Sitting and watching the kids give us a chance to regroup and recharge after passing through security too.

Seattle isn't the only airport with a play area, for example the San Francisco airport has a "Kids Spot," and Aquarium and several nurseries.

You can find out about playgrounds and other attractions on each airport's website, or by asking at an information desk once you arrive at the airport.

Related Links:
Seattle With Kids
Flying With Kids

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  1. Elizabeth on April 30, 2008 at 8:49 a.m.

    Looks great! We'll have to check it out next time we fly out of Seattle. O'Hare has a great kid's area too, called Kids On the Fly:

  2. Mary Jo on April 30, 2008 at 12:54 p.m.

    Good idea to let them run off steam BEFORE they get on the airplane. So many parents think the airplane is a playground.

  3. Kristin on April 30, 2008 at 9:18 p.m.

    That is aweosme! I love the Northwest!

  4. Rebekah on May 8, 2008 at 12:57 p.m.

    Two weeks ago (after visiting Thomas the Tank Engine at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum) my 2 1/2 yo and I took my husband/ Daddy to BWI Airport to fly to Norway. We had time to relax before he had to go so we headed to the Observation Deck to see airplanes. I was happily surprised to see they had installed airport themed play equipment. While it wasn't as soft or plentiful as Seattle, it was still great for the four little ones gathered there at the time. A wood airplane section had hills to run up, seats, windows and a steering wheel. A wood luggage trolley (the kind that drive around outside taking luggage between planes) had lots of seats and a car to steer. There was also some other vehicle with steering wheels but it also had a tunnel with bubble windows to stand and look out of. I had not been to the O.D. for several years and it was a great addition to the great big windows and aircraft display.