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 an exciting space at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick where Captain Starlight and a team of volunteers create a world of fun with games, arts, crafts, singing and dancing.
It's a bright happy place that looks and feels nothing like hospital - Kids and families can take a break from all things medical.
Kids and teens can explore their imagination and at the Starlight Express Room have a chance to forget about their illness and treatment. There are board games, card games and all the latest video games. Kids and teens can sing, dance, watch a movie, have their face painted, enjoy arts and crafts and more. You may even spot a famous face making a surprise visit.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Starlight Express Room including siblings and families. Whether you're in hospital for an appointment, a day, or for a longer stay.
Please note that kids under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Contacting the Starlight Express Room
Level 3, High Street, Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: (02) 9382 1436
Starlight Express Room Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday - Sunday 11:00am– 4:00pm
Public Holidays 11:00am– 4:00pm
Starlight Hits at Randwick
Monday –Thursday 5:00 – 7:30pm
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!