Starlight Distraction Boxes

Starlight distraction box in useStarlight Distraction Boxes are filled with toys, games and puzzles to help children cope with various medical procedures. Used by nurses and play specialists, they are an important and effective distraction technique.

“The Starlight Distraction Boxes have been invaluable. I use them many times each day and the toys are so successful in diverting children’s attention away from the invasive procedures and helping them to remain calm. As a result, we use sedation less frequently for procedures that would otherwise require the child to be sedated.” Emily Moore, Hospital Play Specialist, Burton Hospital

Do you work with children in a hospital or hospice? Order your own free Starlight Distraction Box by completing the application form here MS WORD | PDF

Please note that unfortunately we are unable to offer top-ups of toys for Starlight Distraction Boxes due to funding restraints. We are currently reviewing the service so please do contact us should you have any questions or feedback regarding this service.

Learn more about our hospital services programme on the dedicated Hospitals and Hospices page.