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parking at Gatwick with two small children

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caroline55 · 22/07/2002 12:16

does anyone have any tips on which of the available parking options is best at Gatwick when travelling with a baby, a toddler and loads of luggage?

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SoupDragon · 22/07/2002 12:52

We did this last year with a 7 month old and a 2 1/2 year old. We used these and paid the £35 supplement for meet & greet. You drive up to the passenger drop off point, unload your car and someone comes to collect your car and takes it off to the secure parking. You phone from baggage reclaim on your return and someone brings your car to the drop off point again. It was absolutely superb.

JaneyT · 22/07/2002 13:49

We have used Chauffeur parking a couple of times at airports, and can thoroughly recommend it, as it cuts out all the hassle of driving to a carpark and getting a shuttle bus back etc. Definately worth the extra. Also some hotels at the airport have carparks you can leave your car in if you stay there prior to your holiday - I think the Hilton does

Ems · 22/07/2002 14:07


We used them for our hotel and parking, and they gave us a BRILLIANT bargain of a deal! Would thoroughly recommend them. They have an e-mail address on there, should you want to ask a 'child friendly' question direct.

Barca · 22/07/2002 15:00

NCP does valet parking at Heathrow at Gatwick. Just drive right up to Departures and ther is a little kiosk to leave your keys. Pre-book on 0800 128 128. We always do this since we discovered it!

Nicolette · 22/07/2002 16:15

We have used BCP's 'meet and greet' service both at Heathrow and Gatwick. You meet the driver at the terminal and they park your car. Then on the return leg you call them from the baggage hall and they are outside to meet you. Saves and awful lot of hassle (and time) with the courtesy bus etc and does not add much to the cost of parking. You can book on line at:
or 0870 013 4580

IDismyname · 22/07/2002 19:41

Meet and Greet - the ONLY way to go!!

bertiesmum · 23/07/2002 11:45

If you have an early flight, think about staying at Le Meridien (adjoins Gatwick terminal). Paid £95 including one weeks parking with holidayextras. Money well spent - hotel luxurious and parking hassle free. Cot already in the room when we arrived.

GillW · 23/07/2002 12:23

We've had some good parking inclusive deals from - some of which have been cheaper than parking alone, and transfers are usually included too. For a (fairly) stress free start to your holiday I'd defiantely recommend an overnight stay the night before rather than travelling to the airport on the day.

cos · 23/07/2002 21:44

Would you get a taxi fromhome instead of parking?
its a very relaxing start to your hols

SofiaAmes · 23/07/2002 22:09

Cos, my problem with getting a taxi from home is that there is not car seat for my son (19 mo.). Does anyone know of a taxi company in london that comes equipped with baby car seats?

pluto · 23/07/2002 22:13

It was a real luxury darlings (6.30am flight) but the Hilton was simply lovely (2 wks parking included.

Willow2 · 24/07/2002 20:08

Meet n Greet gets my vote. Why make life hard on yourself - you're on holiday so take the stress out of it where you can.

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