For a long-time healthcare information has been provided through uninspiring, hard to read leaflets. Little Journey changes this.

We are passionate about helping children and their parents prepare for hospital through fun, interactive and tailored-information that is always at your fingertips. Through games, virtual reality and age-appropriate animations, your child can prepare for what is often a daunting experience in the comfort and safety of their own home.

Little Journey supports children by helping them:
• Explore the hospital in virtual reality at anytime, anywhere.
• Interact with animated characters of hospital staff
• Learn about how and why different pieces of equipment are used

Little Journey helps parents by
• Delivering the right information at the right time.
• Providing small bitesize chunks of information that can be used immediately.
• Helps parents talk to their child about what’s going to happen.
• Uses checklists and nudges to make sure you’re all ready to go.

Designed using years of medical research.

What’s New

Version 3.2.1

Minor tweaks and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
382 Ratings

382 Ratings

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What an amazing idea! My little girl has used this app in preparation for an overnight stay in hospital recently. She was very wary at first as, although she has visited hospitals previously, this was to visit family members, she has never had to stay longer than her appointment times!
The app was amazing in providing the right amount of information she needed in the different areas of the hospital. She watched the videos, explored the areas and looked at the different equipment that would be used in her time at the hospital many times in the run up to her operation. Once there, she was excited for her “sleep over”, showed no signs of anxiety or worry of the upcoming procedure, and knew what was coming and when.
This is a great app for not only children of all ages to explore, but for parents too! I found the information section for parents in the corner was very good in explaining what to expect in the run up to her operation dates. This information answered lots of questions that had built up from the initial consultation which settled my mind a lot.
“This app has helped me to feel confident in going in to hospital for my operation” P aged 8

jadeshelton ,

Fantastic information

Absolutely brilliant for kids and adults too. This really helped my 7 year old with what to expect on the day of her surgery. Plus gave good information for us parents too. Make you feel more at ease and definitely helps with the nerves for both parent and child. Will be recommending this app to other parents. Plus there is games to play on this app whilst waiting to go in for surgery or appointment. Will use this app again if any of my children have to go through any surgery.

Mic_Bla_B ,

Such a big help

We used this app after it was recommended by a nurse at my sons pre op assessment. He is 6 and was very nervous about his operation. He loved using the app and knew all the different types of doctor and the equipment when we went in. He enjoyed showing off his knowledge to the medical team and was so happy and relaxed the whole time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to every parent with a little one who needs an operation. It definitely made a big and positive difference!

App Privacy

The developer, Little Sparks Hospital, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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