Engaging Arts Programmes
We work to make hospital happier and Bristol Children's Hospital the very best it can be. Through funding a whole host of innovative initiatives we ensure the hospital is a vibrant and child-friendly place, that supports patients in their time of need.
Arts, crafts and interactive play
From immersive theatre sessions and painting workshops to interactive, imaginative storytelling, our extensive Arts Programme extends across Bristol Children's Hospital, aiming to ease the stresses and fears that come with hospital life for brave patients and their brothers and sisters. At the helm is our Arts Coordinator, Lynne, who took up the role after 17 years as Play Centre Manager at the children’s hospital!
Working with Bristol's wealth of creative talent, Lynne invites a range of artists behind the doors of Bristol Children's Hospital to offer its patients a range of exciting workshops. Meanwhile, the Activities Centre at the Hospital is home to a whole host of arts activities with musicians and artists all year round.
Step into Bristol Children's Hospital and you instantly know it was designed with children in mind: fun, colourful artwork adorns the walls, nurses’ stations look like trains and boats, and outside, the iconic ‘Lollipop’ sculpture we funded in 2001, is a landmark icon for the hospital.
Hospital can so often be scary and stressful for children. We work to make sure Bristol Children's Hospital provides a fun, stimulating and comforting space for the 100,000 brave children it cares for every single year. Not only is it important to patients’ wellbeing, but distracts them from treatment. That's why you'll see the walls of Bristol Children's Hospital awash with colourful characters, engaging artwork and eye-catching patterns.
A Child-Friendly Website
Imagine visiting hospital for the very first time. This experience can be both frightening and confusing for children. To help patients understand their future treatment at Bristol Children's Hospital, we have funded a child-friendly website, making it easy for them to find the information they need to know before their stay.