Entertainment for kids and adolescents

To make our patients feel at home, every inpatient ward is equipped with a playroom, where patients and their siblings can enjoy playtime, games, drawing, and reading. The playroom has an adjacent coffee/break room for the parents. A wide range of toys, arts and crafts supplies, musical instruments, and games are also available for children to take into their own room.

Wards Tähti, Avaruus, and Vuori have their own nooks for teenagers, and Ward Taika offers teenagers an entire separate room. Adjacent to the play area on the 4th floor is also a separate room for adolescents / a music room with instruments, a pool table, and table soccer.

Personnel in the play area organises activities for children and adolescents every week.


The New Children's Hospital’s marine aquarium can be visited on the 1st floor in the laboratory hallway. The vividly colorful aquarium houses sea urchins, coral, and various species of fish.

Color in your own colorful fish or sea creature on the media wall

The entrance lobby on the first floor has an interactive media wall. Children can color in or scan their own fish or another sea creature to be added on the media wall. Pictures for coloring and a scanner are available on the 2nd floor near the cafeteria.

Multi-service system

Patients staying at inpatient wards will receive a tablet computer when they arrive. The tablet provides patients and their families information about what is happening in the hospital, allows them to play games and watch programs, search for information, and keep in touch with people at home. The hospital staff can also utilize the multi-service system in the tablet for communicating to the patient and guiding them.

Hospital clowns

Hospital clowns can be seen jesting and playing tricks all around the hospital wards and clinics.  Children can meet with clown doctors on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 in the hospital's entrance lobby.