Having fun in the gardens at Chestnut Tree House

Our Care

Activities and fun

It’s important to have fun and to make great memories which is why we offer activities that the whole family can be involved in!

Meet our activities team

There’s nothing more important than having fun and making great memories, and thanks to our creative Activities Team there is always something different going on for your child to enjoy. From treasure hunts to karaoke performances, animal petting, magic shows, summer parties and so much more. There are daily activities set up for children often involving lots of sensory play or messy play which is made inclusive for all children to be able to enjoy.

What activities we do

Meet the team and have a look at some of the amazing activities that we've run at the hospice - and out and about!

The team like to bring in lots of exciting visitors to perform or run workshops with the children. Over the last year we've had:

- Mr Bubble Pop himself, Malcolm, and his amazing bubbles
- Magic Nick and his hilarious magic show, providing fun for all the family
- Medieval Day a fun packed day full of laughter and even some jousting! 
- Days out to Goodwood, zoos, Wetwheels and more
- Visits to the house from birds of prey, reptiles and reindeers for all the children to meet

All our recent activities
A group of parents and children at the House

Youth groups and sibling events

Youth Group is our monthly group for teenagers, aiming to provide a fun and friendly space for our teens to hang out and socialise whilst engaging in some exciting activities. Previous Youth Groups include a Marvel cinema night, Hawaiian themed mocktail night and secret agent escape room night.

Sibling events are held over the holiday periods and include trips to Marwell Zoo, outdoor adventure centres and bowling. We also do activities such as crafts or splashing about in our hydrotherapy pool at the House. These days aim to provide fun, respite and escapism for the sibling of the children we care for.

Read our Blog

What is sensory play?

Find out why sensory play is so valuable for children with complex needs - plus some hand hints for sensory play at home! Written by Elaine Ford, one of our amazing Activities Coordinators at Chestnut Tree House.

Sensory play explained