Fun PlayPort for kids at Bengaluru International Airport
Major airports around the world now cater to travelling families and they offer kids play areas. Having identified this need BIA has introduced - PlayPort, a kid’s play area facility.
The flight is delayed yet again! Now what do you do, especially if you’re traveling with children? Sometimes you might end up spending more time at the airport (than you intend to) and if you have kids with you, it can be quite a task to keep them entertained till you board the flight. Many International airports are equipped with play areas to keep the young’uns happy and occupied. On similar lines, Bengaluru International Airport has introduced PlayPort, a kid’s play area facility which will be featured at the airport for two weeks this month, beginning June 8th.
PlayPort is aimed at enhancing the experience of young travelers through a series of fun activities and visuals that showcase various art and cultural facets of South India, entertaining and educating them through a discovery process. “Through this campaign we intend to drive home a point, that as the Gateway to South India, Bengaluru Airport offers a unique South Indian experience to every traveller. While travelling through the airport, we want our passengers and visitors to take back memories of South India, in a new and refreshing way that has a lasting impression.” says Hari Marar, President – Airport Operations, Bangalore International Airport Limited.
There will be a whole lot of fun activities to keep your kids entertained by letting them to explore their creative side by creating pen stands by painting pots with acrylic colours, learning to make kites, beads, attractive key chains with names, taking photographs against monuments and scenes typical of South India and even creating etched drawings of monuments of South India. In addition, unique attractions such as a giant game of snakes and ladders measuring 40 sq. ft. and hopscotch games are spread across the airport terminal.
And for some speed thrills, at both the domestic as well as the international security hold areas, maps of South India are placed with racing tracks for to operate remote control cars on. “The major attraction by far has been the puppet show, open to all in the plaza area where traditional tales are narrated through this local art form between 5 pm and 8 pm daily, during the event. Children who are flying or even just visiting the airport can be a part of this enthralling experience. Apart from this, it can also be an excellent opportunity for parents to spend time at the airport, at the food and beverage or retail outlets while their young ones are fruitfully engaged.” says Hari.