Play is very important for all children and play in our Children’s Hospital is an essential part of the treatment for our children and young people and has a key role in helping them feel better.

The Play Service

Our Play Service consists of a team of play specialists, play and youth workers and volunteers who provide educational and recreational support for children, young people and their families.

The team offer a wide variety of play-orientated activities and provide information for patients and families about their treatment.

We are also able to work with children and young people experiencing difficulties before admission and following discharge.

The Play and Admissions Centre

Our Play and Admissions Centre is at the heart of our play service. It's where most of our fun activities take place and is the first port of call for many children coming in for an operation.

Find out more about the Play and Admissions Centre

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