Star Wars characters


Our Play team is responsible for the entertainment provided to children and young people while they are in our hospital and there are always fresh activities to keep our patients happy and amused throughout their stay.

Weekly themes

Every week has a new theme and is packed full of activities, events and arts and crafts. It might be Pirate Week when we’ll be making eye patches and telescopes or Disney Week when we’ll be singing along with your favourite movie songs – whatever our theme, our team works hard to ensure that every week of the year is unique and packed with fun.

Special activities

Sometimes we have special activity slots and outside entertainers, and we also organise parties and Christmas pantomimes. We’ve had visits from footballers and ballerinas as well as characters from Star Wars and children’s TV.

Play on the wards

You’ll often find our play specialists out and about on our wards or in outpatients. The team spends a lot of their time making sure that children who can’t get down to the Play and Admissions Centre don’t miss out on the fun and will come to you with lots of fun activities like colouring and games. Occasionally you might also get visits from special guest like the Giggle Docs – a team of hilarious clown doctors, or one of our therapy dogs who call in to put a smile on the faces of our children and young people.

Play weekly timetable

9-15 December 2019

There’s no need to book a place for these activities, children just need to bring a consent form completed by their nurse.

Design and craft activities in our wards and departments and in our Play and Admissions Centre: Winter Wonderland Week
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Make a snowman


Winter scene painting


Make a paper snowflake


Origami winter wonderland fun

Christmas Jumper Day crafts


winter pictures


colouring and activities

Special activities at our Play and Admissions Centre:








Imaginative Winter 
Wonderland Play




Happy Land
ice rink

3pm - 4pm

Rags comedy 
magic show

3pm - 4pm

Arty Party

3pm - 5pm