Summer treat: kids fly for free on UK domestic flights

Kids go free

Families look set to celebrate the summer in the sky thanks to a partnership between British Airways and some of the UK’s biggest airports.

Supported by Visit Britain, British Airways is working in partnership with Belfast City, Heathrow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International airports to give families a great holiday break by allowing kids under 12, to fly for free on domestic flights*. Find out more and book online at

Helping to cut holiday costs even further, Heathrow Express and Novotel have also come on board to offer family discounts.

The initiative, which started on July 14, looks set to boost UK tourism by encouraging families to fly more cheaply between London, the North, Scotland and Northern Ireland for their holidays.

Sara Dunham, British Airways’ head of marketing, retail and direct said:

“Saving every penny counts when it comes to family holidays so flying kids for free will make it cheaper to fly away for fun and see more of the UK, on a British Airways flight.


“We are delighted to be joining forces with other great travel brands to offer families free child flights and discounted holiday deals.”


The partnership with UK airports means free flights for kids, when travelling with an adult*, can be booked for travel from July 14, 2016, until November 1, 2016.

Kids can also stay for free at Novotel hotels when adults book a stay and also ensuring it’s just the ticket for families is a deal to ensure that kids travel for free on the high-speed link between Heathrow and London’s Paddington station.

That means there’s plenty of fun things for families to do once they get to their destination, including:

Northern Ireland (Belfast City)

  • W5 at Odyssey
  • Titanic Belfast
  • The Giant’s Causeway
  • Streamvale Open Farm
  • Ulster Museum at the Botanic Gardens


Yorkshire (Leeds Bradford):

  • The Royal Armouries Museum
  • National Media Museum
  • Leeds Art Gallery/Henry Moore Institute
  • Leeds Owl Trail
  • Stockeld Park


London (Heathrow):

  • Kidzania
  • Natural History Museum
  • London Zoo
  • Coram’s Fields
  • Tower of London.


Scotland (Inverness):

  • Loch Ness and the Loch Ness monster
  • Landmark Park
  • Cawdor Castle
  • Inverness Botanic Gardens
  • Whin Park.


North East of England (Newcastle):

  • Beamish Museum
  • Durham Cathedral
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Angel of the North
  • Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books.


July 25, 2016


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