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

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