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Major Kid’s Zone improvements will make Christmas travelling easier at Kelowna Airport

October 11, 2019 - 2:33 PM

A tree fort-inspired play structure, slide and quiet space are coming to Kelowna International Airport’s Kid’s Zone.

Renovations of the existing play area are expected to be finished by mid-November.

“We know it can be difficult for children to sit on a plane for long periods of time and we want to give families a space that’s just for children to help channel some of that extra energy before travelling,” Sam Samaddar, the airport’s director said in a news release. “Through a partnership with the local indigenous community, the new play area will meet the needs of a variety of young travellers while also showcasing the beauty of the Okanagan.”

It will include a reading nook with books supplied by Okanagan Regional Library, a seating area with Adirondack-style chairs, an interactive digital display with regional artifacts and a nature-inspired mural.

It’s just one of a number of projects at the airport which includes a renovated Tim Hortons and a 600-space expansion to the long term parking lot.

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