Events and Festivals – 10 Ideas for Father’s Day 2015

  • 03 Jun, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Father's Day

Do you want to treat your Dad to something a little bit more special this year? Put away the usual bottles of beer and aftershave and take a look at these events, experiences and festivals! Read More

(Suspended) Rail strike: major rail disruption expected on 4/5 and 9/11 June

  • 29 May, 2015
  • Jurga Sefton
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Train

Update 04 June 2015: The proposed industrial action on Thursday 4 June until Friday 5 June and on Tuesday 9 June until Thursday 11 June has been suspended.

If you have air travel arrangements for the first two weeks of June, you might need to mark down these dates: 04-05 June and 09-11 June.

If the planned industrial action goes ahead, there is likely to be severe disruption to rail services during this period.

People who have flights on these days from UK airports are urged to allow plenty of extra time when getting to airports and plan their journey carefully. Read More

Gatwick airport temporary closes car park 6 (North Terminal)

  • 29 May, 2015
  • Jurga Sefton
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gatwick car park 6 closed

It has been announced that car park 6 at Gatwick’s North Terminal is closed for maintenance.

The message from the airport to customers warns that “Car park 5, also located at North Terminal remains open but may be very busy.” As an alternative the airport recommends using the long stay parking facility in North Terminal, or South Terminal parking.

According to Crawley News, the need for the maintenance was picked up during regular maintenance checks of the airport’s infrastructure.

If you are using one of the approved Meet & Greet parking operators who previously might have instructed you to go to North Terminal Short Stay and drop your car off there, please double-check with them directly if this has changed.

This maintenance work might affect the speed at which you will be able to park your vehicle at the on-airport car park, especially if you are expecting to just turn up on the day of your departure. Explore off-airport parking options at Gatwick Airport here and pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Have you been affected by this? Leave your comments below.

New feature alert: compare drive-up prices vs. pre-booked rates

  • 15 May, 2015
  • Jurga Sefton
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Price Cost Saving

Here at Airport Parking Shop we all know that our price comparison engine is able to find the cheapest deals available out there. However, just knowing is not enough – we like to see the actual saving made by booking at the moment of browsing and researching and not leaving it until later, i.e. the day of the departure!

A picture tells a thousand words; a few digits crossed out next to the current price have the same effect. This week we rolled out a new feature – drive-up price comparison – for some of the car parks where it is possible to simply drive up and park. That figure crossed out is what you would pay if you turned up on the day!

When looking at search results, look for this:

drive-up-vs-prebook

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Trains, dinos, and ice cream! The best museums for children

  • 14 May, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Children's Museums

There are two great events coming up – the International Day of Families on May 15th and International Museum Day is on May 18th, and so to celebrate these two worthy occasions we’ve put together our top 10 best museums for children, worldwide!

Museums might inspire a groan from the kids, but they really don’t have to be boring; in fact, at some of these museums you might have trouble getting them to leave!

Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

Photo Credit: alex.ch

Home of the largest model railway in the world, with 930 trains alone, this is a must-see for any train fan or indeed anyone who enjoys scale models in general. It is split into several areas, including Harz, Scandinavia, Hamburg, and the Knuffingen Airport. Read More