Alder Play - The Alder Hey Children’s Hospital App is designed to make your child feel more comfortable at Alder Hey and reward them through fun and playful experiences during their visit.

- Take a look around Alder Hey
- Scan stickers at the hospital to unlock playful rewards
- Learn about routine procedures like having a blood test and what it’s like to have an X-ray
- Collect a special badge for being brave
- Bring Alder Hey characters to life and watch them dance

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

Alder Hey Patients can now unlock a new little character called Shine the Unicorn.
We've also updated the hospital map within the Grown Ups Zone.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

CreepyPeepy ,

Inspiring Idea!

I downloaded the app after reading about it in Apple’s featured section. I haven't been to the hospital but I just wanted to chip in and say this is an excellent idea and one I wish my local hospital had thought of too! A hospital is a place shrouded in mystery and that can be really scary for anyone! Glad this app is here to combat that stigma :)

Developer Response ,

Thankyou very much for your positive feedback! We are proud that Alder Play can improve our patient’s hospital experience through familiarisation, distraction and rewards.

Sezzy.Sez ,


I think this app is good for children who have no experience in hospitals and I like how you can chose a buddy and as for me who have been to hospital many times, if this was my hospital I would definitely use it a lot other than that this app is great

Plainoldsi ,

No sound

The sound doesn’t work on the videos and the whole app is a bit glitchy. I’m all for the idea but it’s a very poor execution.

It’s a shame that it popped up as a highlighted app and that it isn’t better.

Developer Response ,

We are disappointed to hear that you experienced problems when you downloaded Alder Play. We can confirm the app is currently working effectively, both technically and in regards to improving our patients hospital experiences at Alder Hey. Please try to re - download Alder Play again, and let us know how it works for you now😊


Alder Hey Living Hospital Ltd
393.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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