-Play area includes nursing room, family restroom and lots of activities-

Seattle)—Flying with kids? Don’t want them jumping on the tray tables during that long flight? Seattle-Tacoma International Airport now has a great place for them to burn off some of that boundless youthful energy.

The Port of Seattle has just opened a 1400-square-foot children’s play area near the confluence of Sea-Tac’s A and B concourses. The goal is to make the airport as enjoyable for kids as it is for their parents.

“With all the new shops and restaurants, Sea-Tac is a wonderful place for adults,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Patricia Davis. “We’re very pleased to now have a place that our youngest travelers will enjoy.”

The play area is designed for children ages six and under, and includes climbable play features such as a control tower, airplane, baggage cart and even a mock-up of the airport’s Central Terminal. Several of the features include slides and tunnels.

“There’s plenty of comfortable seating for adults, and plenty to keep the kids entertained while waiting for that flight to depart,” Davis said.

The floors and walls of the play area are padded. Along with the play items will be a family restroom, and a room with rocking chairs for nursing mothers.

The area is located behind the security screening checkpoints, making it very convenient for both departing and connecting passengers. Within walking distance are several restaurants, Borders Books, and the National Geographics/KidsWorks with items for older children.

There is no charge to use the play area.