Things to do at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick
While in hospital you might be lucky enough to have a visit from a very special doctor – a Clown Doctor! Clown Doctors visit all wards within the hospital with the aim of bringing a little fun and silliness to brighten up your day. It’s really hard to keep a sad face when the Clown Doctors are around!
The Starlight Express Room is a doctor and nurse-free zone where kids and teens can come for some fun and mayhem, including the latest computer games, movies, crafts and activities.
Kids who are too sick to leave their beds can join in the fun via the daily Captain Starlight shows that are broadcast to their bedside TVs.
A visit to the Starlight Room is a must during your hospital stay.
Playgrounds and gardens
The Fairy Garden was created by Fairy Sparkle and is a magical retreat where you can visit to can find gnomes, fairies, costumes to dress up in and other magical things. Let your imagination fly!
It is open every day from 9am -6pm and to get there go to Level 1. or you can go through Outpatients Department between 9am and 4.30pm.
If you would like Fairy Sparkle to visit you at your bedside, ask your Nursing Unit Manager.
The George Gregan Playground is a fun and colourful outdoor playground you can visit even if you are in a wheelchair. There is lots see and do.
It is open between 8.30am and 5pm during the week and between 9am and 12pm on Saturday and 3pm and 6pm on Sunday. To get there, go through the Outpatients Department during the week or ask your nurse to call a volunteer on the weekend. You will need to take a parent or carer with you.
Delta Dogs visit the Hospital to bring some joy to kids and to help remind them of their pets they are missing at home.
Nothing brings a smile to a child like a kiss from a wet nose, a shake of a paw or a floppy ear to listen to your worries.
The Delta Dogs comfort and inspire many patients in hospital and their visits are a real highlight for patients and families.
Lots of special visitors come to the Hospital regularly. You might be lucky enough to meet your favourite sports star, character or singer. You never know who (or what!) you will meet in hospital!