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

14-20 October 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 activites in our wards and departments and in our Play and Admissions Centre: Black History Week
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Make a unity Handprint Wreath


Make an “I have a dream mobile”


Make a Mae Jemison star bookmark


Michael Harney invented the Lantern - Make your own paper Lanterns Augustus Jackson invented ice cream - Decorate your own ice cream 
One world poster Activity worksheets


Special activities at our Play and Admissions Centre:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Make a peace dove collage   National Burns Awareness activities 

Drumming workshop


African mask workshop



Garrett Morgan invented the traffic signal - Decorate a traffic light biscuit


Rags comedy magic show