A Play Area is an area where children may play while waiting with parents and is associated with a Waiting area. The Play Area should allow access for prams. Public toilets and baby change facilities should be located nearby. The Play Area should be designed to be secure, minimise noise transfer and be observable from an adjacent Waiting Area.
Additional Design Considerations:
- The provision of an additional bay for the storage of prams may be
required if service caters to a large number of infants.
- The Play Area should be accessible by and suitable for children of
various ages and levels of physical ability. If vastly different age groups
are catered for, multiple play areas should be designed with suitable
furniture and activities for different age groups.
- Extra sound absorbtion may be required if located adjacent to patient
treatment areas to reduce the noise transfer from play.
- Clear visual access from waiting area and by staff from reception desk
24.10.2010 First Draft
07.07.2015 Description, Fabric and FF modified
04.07.2016 Document amended to match RLS.
19.06.2019 Room name updated
05.09.2022 Fabrics, FF, FE , Services updated
03.09.2023 RDS updated
Fabric and outline specifications
Drop-in tiles, 600x600 mm
Floor vinyl coved, 150mmH
or MDF skirting over carpet
Corner guards to 1500mm AFFL
as required; other heights also acceptable as per project standardisation
carpet also acceptable
Fittings and Furniture (FF)
Selection / Remarks
to external window if provided, no dangling cords; vertical blinds also acceptable