Animal hospital: Woodland play area at Royal London

18 : 02 : 2013 Animals : Hospital : I-tail

London – Play time at The Royal London Children’s Hospital has become interactive with the creation of the Woodland Wiggle installation and indoor play area.

Playtime at The Royal London's Children Hospital Playtime at The Royal London's Children Hospital
Playtime at The Royal London's Children Hospital Playtime at The Royal London's Children Hospital
Playtime at The Royal London's Children Hospital Playtime at The Royal London's Children Hospital

Designed by artist Chris O’Shea and digital production company Nexus Interactive Arts, along with architects Cottrell and Vermeulen and graphic designer Morag Myerscough, the installation and oversized woodland play area offers a space where children can explore and engage with the objects.

The installation, displayed on a supersized television screen, invites children to enter a storybook-like world, and to paint, play music as well as interact with the woodland characters. It was designed for children with a range of abilities and encourages movements that offer health benefits.

The play area is like an oversized living room containing big chairs and woodland animals Stan the Rabbit, Twoo the Owl and Eddie the Tiger, who also appear in the installation.

Children are increasingly using installations and tablets during play. For more, read our Markets feature on Generation I Tablets.

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