Children's Epilepsy Hospital, Filadelfia

A playground for treating epilepsy

The Epilepsy Hospital, Filadelfia is one of a kind in Denmark. The hospital specialises in treating and diagnosing children with epilepsy and sequelae. 

In 2018, the hospital was granted a gift from a Danish foundation - funds to establish a large, outdoor playground surrounding the hospital grounds. The playground was intended to provide a natural environment outside the clinical environment for the children to play and use their senses, and to give doctors and nurses a new way of observing and treating the children. 

123 pieces of equipment over 2400m2

The impressive new play area boasts a whopping 123 pieces of inclusive play equipment, carefully selected to offer play value and opportunities to be active for for children of all abilities. The children coming to the hospital have very different levels of epilepsy and very different abilities. Therefore, the playground is designed to incorporate various types of play activities divided into zones to ensure all children are included in the fun.  

Designed to include all abilities

The play area "Jump Out" offers something for kids of all abilities. It encourages them to forget their ailments for a moment or two (or maybe more), and do what they do best - play!

Every piece of equipment has been carefully placed to support the children, no matter what their level. Pieces such as wheelchair swings, sensory gardens and ramped structures ensure even children with disabilities feel included.

Physical

Social/emotional

Cognitive

Creative

The playground allows the kids to play together now. Something they couldn't do before. That makes me really happy. 

Martin Beck Iversen

Father 

Childrens' Epilepsy Hospital Filadelfia

Zealand, Dianalund 4293 Dianalund, Denmark