Sea life-themed hospital sensory room has brought joy to children

The sea life-themed sensory room at the Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital
The sea life-themed sensory room at the Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital

Sea Life Brighton is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its themed sensory room, installed at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital for children with complex needs.

Around 500 children have now benefited from the unique room located in the Level 10 play area at the hospital.

The UK’s first official sea life-themed sensory room is fitted with interactive lighting, an effects projector and a bubble screen to create an under-the-sea multi-sensory experience.

Amy Farmer, play specialist at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, said: “We’re incredibly happy with the sensory room.

“It’s wonderful to see patients and their families benefitting from the area - especially the smiles on parents’ faces when their little ones are engaging with the equipment.

“The room has created a positive impact and we look forward to seeing countless more children engaging in the area for many years to come.”

Sea Life Brighton is open from 10am every day apart from Christmas Day.

For current closing times or further information, please visit www.sealife.co.uk/brighton.