Children tell us hospitals are scary, and play makes it better. Play reduces fear, anxiety and trauma.

Purchase an item from the Playstore and help bring the gift of play to seriously-ill children around the UK.

It's easy to make a child’s stay in hospital brighter through play

  • Browse our products

    Choose an item from our Playstore collections

  • Download your gift

    Receive your Certificate of Play to download and share with your family and friends

Every purchase means a child in hospital can experience the power of play. Will you protect the power of play for children in hospital?

How Starlight helps

We advocate for play professionals, support families, and empower children to experience the power of play.

Play is not a choice; it’s crucial to the health and wellbeing of children. Evidence shows play opportunities in healthcare settings reduce the fear and distress that many children feel, while health play specialists’ support can mitigate the pain and trauma of treatment, in addition to creating economic benefits for the NHS.

We want to enable all UK children to have their right to play protected and provided for during their healthcare.

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CAN YOU MAKE A CHILD'S DAY BY GIVING THEM PLAY? Please note that you will not receive these items yourself but you will receive a certificate and our hugest appreciation!