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Sensory room

Thanks to the generosity and creativity of one of Evelina London’s major fundraising partners, Merlin Entertainments, the children at the hospital have a magical sensory room to enjoy
Sensory room

From the moment you enter our sensory room, you step away from hospital wards into a very different world.


Inside, clever lighting and mirrors create a shimmering, magical effect. There are things to touch, to watch, to push and pull – a whole range of activities carefully designed not only to stimulate and entertain patients, but to support the therapists working with them and provide a vital escape for families.

As the mirrors reflect the  watery light of the ‘aquarium’ across the floor and fish flicker by, it’s easy to see why one staff member describes it as being "as relaxing as a spa".

Making children happier

Karen Jarvis’s 16-year-old daughter Kennedy has been at Evelina London for nearly 11 months.

"Although she’s in a wheelchair, Kennedy’s got so much energy," says Karen.

"The sensory room is a place where she can let off steam, and have her music blaring. It’s great for the rest of the family too – we can just go in there and relax."

The magic of Merlin

The sensory roomThe room was made possible thanks to Merlin Entertainments, which runs four major local tourist attractions.

Staff at the attractions held various events including bake sales and silent auctions, raising £15,000 in cash. The remainder of the £50,000 total project value came in the form of time, expertise and materials, supplied free of charge by Merlin’s employees and many of its suppliers and partners.

Help us help more children

It's your generous donations that help us to make Evelina London a special place for children. 

You can help sick children have a playtime. Please visit the fundraising website to make a donation.

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