Activities for kids

There are lots of great activities for children and adolescents while in hospital. If your child can’t leave their bed, we can bring the fun to them!


Starlight Express Room 

The Starlight Express Room is a place where kids can just be kids. Kids can watch the latest kid’s movies, play Nintendo Wii, Play Station, do art and craft or watch a performance from Captain Starlight.

The Starlight Express Room is located on the south end of level 3, next to ward C3south. 

Monday – Thursday, 10am – 7:30pm

Friday, 10am – 5pm

Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm

Contact Captain Starlight on (02) 9382 000

You can watch the Starlight Channel from your bed on Channel 2. Call extension 20006 from any hospital phone or 9382 0006 from your mobile phone to request your favourite movie, join the afternoon quiz or request a visit to your ward from Captain Starlight.

Fairy Garden and Fairy Sparkle 

Find gnomes, fairies, costumes to dress up in and other magical things in Fairy Garden. 

Opening hours 

  • 9- 6pm 


  • enter the Fairy Garden via level 1. You can also enter through the Outpatients department between 9am and 4.30pm. 

If you would like Fairy Sparkle to visit you at your bedside, ask your nursing unit manager.

Outdoor playground

The George Gregan Playground is a fun and colourful outdoor playground you can visit even if you are in a wheelchair. 

Opening hours

  • 8:30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • 9am - 2pm on Saturday
  • 3pm - 6pm on Sunday.


  • enter via the Outpatients department during the week or ask your nurse to call a volunteer on the weekend. A parent or carer must supervise at all times. 

Happy Garden

Located on level 1, between C1North and ICU, the Happy Garden comes complete with an enchanting gazebo, over-sized toadstools, fairy lights and a little bit of magic.

The terrace has been designed to provide easy access for all and is wheelchair and bed-friendly.

The Happy Garden has been generously donated by Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation together with Fairy Sparkle.


By day, Livewire delivers activities on the wards. At night, the Starlight Express Room becomes a teen hangout. A chill out zone where you can be social, connect with others, chat with the Livewire staff or take part in a fun workshop.  

Delta dogs

Delta dogs visit the Hospital to bring some joy to kids and teens and to help remind them of their pets they are missing at home. 

The delta dogs comfort and inspire many patients in hospital and their visits are a highlight for patients and families.

Clown doctors

While in hospital you might get a visit from a clown doctor! Clown doctors visit the wards bringing a little fun and silliness to brighten up your day.

Last updated Wednesday 21st February 2024