What's on

Spread a Smile is a registered charity that supports the wellbeing of seriously ill and hospitalised children during extended hospital stays and treatment.  Our services are available, free of charge, to all children up to the age of 18 under the care of our NHS hospital partners.  We offer a host of activities and entertainment that support your children, their siblings and you while your child is in hospital or shielding at home.  Please see a list of current services below, each with details on how to apply/participate.  To receive our monthly family newsletter detailing all our latest services and offers please click on the button below.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on events@spreadasmile.org or speak to a member of your hospital’s play team.  We look forward to meeting you.  Please scroll down to find out about all our activities available.

Entertainer Visits

Our professional entertainers including magicians, fairies, poets, artists, singers and musicians are available for bedside visits to all children in hospital or isolating at home.  We make every effort to ensure every visit is personalised for your child, is fully interactive and meets their individual interests.

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Choose from a wide range of activities such as a magic show, singing, dancing, arts & crafts, storytelling, poetry, science & nature and even princesses or superheroes.  Please discuss with our Visit Manager at time of booking.  All visits are virtual (via video conferencing) at this time.

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Join Our Tea Party

To mark the finale of the Smile Tea Party initiative this October we will be hosting our very own children’s tea party on the Brigit’s Bakery Peppa Pig double-decker bus. Please follow us on socials to read more about how you, your family and friends can get involved in Spread a Smile’s Tea Party this October.  Your support would be amazing and much valued. [/show_more]

Smile Parties

We love birthdays and would be delighted to help you celebrate your child’s birthday. If would like to arrange a Smile Party with one of our entertainers for your child and up to six of their friends, please get in touch and we’ll do the rest.  The choice of entertainer and activity is entirely yours. 

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 Please discuss the options  available at time of booking with our Visit Manager.  All Smile Parties are virtual (via video conferencing) at this time.

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After School Club

Our virtual After School Club is back from September and runs every Tuesday and Thursday with a full schedule of interactive entertainment and creative activities. All children and their siblings are welcome to join any sessions that interest them.  Every Tuesday is Art Club and ‘Mixed Bag.

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Thursdays’ will include a multitude of fun and engaging activities such as storytelling, dance time, biscuit decorating and, to celebrate National Gaming Day, virtual visits with Sonic The Hedgehog. Please click the signup button to complete the September schedule and to register.

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Fledge Tuition

Spread a Smile is now working with Fledge Tuition, Fledge provides online tuition in a 1:2:1 or small group setting with qualified teachers. Tuition is available for students in school year 1 through to school year 11 and topics available are English, Maths and Science. If you would like to know more please email events@spreadasmile.org

Music Lessons

Spread a Smile is now offering piano and singing lessons. These virtual lessons are booked on a one-to-one basis and are led by our talented, trained musicians. Click on the picture above to sign up and find out more.

Switch on Smile TV

Smile TV is our entertainment channel full of pre-recorded videos from our entertainers and special celebrity guests.  Watch magic shows, sing-a-long to your favourite nursery rhymes, popular music and musicals, join in with art and craft tutorials, enjoy nail art sessions, yoga classes and much more. 

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In addition, Smile TV features exclusive interviews with and messages from stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment.  Let us know what you would like to see more of by emailing   smile@spreadasmile.org

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Magazine Subscription

Our friends at Readly – the digital subscription service that offers unlimited, “all-you-can-read” access to thousands of magazines in one app – have given us 300 x 3-month free subscriptions to give to our families.  Each subscription can have up to five individuals attached.

Have Your Say

At Spread a Smile we are always looking to improve our services and we would really value your feedback.   If you had time to complete our survey we would be extremely grateful.  Feedback is anonymous and should only take a few minutes.  Thank you. 

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We really appreciate you taking the time to help us develop our services.  Please CLICK HERE and complete the survey.

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