Kites Corner

Welcome to Kites Corner

Welcome to Kites Corner, the home of James Hopkins Trust. Kites Corner was officially opened in 2003 to provide nursing respite for Gloucestershire’s life-limited and life-threatened young children. Kites Corner has seen many changes over the years to improve our facilities such as the addition of a beautiful memorial and sensory garden, a conservatory and probably most significantly the addition of 3 bedrooms and adaptive bathrooms so we could provide much needed overnight respite care.

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In ‘Poddys’ wing we have 3 children’s bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms that include a specialist sensory bath. We have a variety of specialist beds to accommodate both babies and young children.”

Activity Rooms

James Hopkins Trust Playroom


This is a welcoming space where the children can have fun with their friends. Many activities take place in the playroom such as singing, role play, art therapy, or play with our large selection of specialist toys


Sensory Room

Our state-of-the-art multi-sensory room is a fantastic space that helps children with learning difficulties, developmental disabilities or sensory impairments to interact with the world around them. It is also a very calming environment with its heated waterbed, fibre optics and bubble tubes.


Soft Play Room

This is an exciting yet safe space where the children can have fun.



We have bright and airy conservatory that is used for mealtimes for the children and also fun baking activities where the children can cook up delicious treats to take home for their families.



Our cosy snug is a lovely area for the children to enjoy a story and cuddle before bedtime.

Outdoor areas

Sensory garden

The sensory garden is an interactive, therapeutic social space designed for everyone to enjoy. The garden includes plants and flowers with interesting textures, colours and aromas, woodland area as well as sensory instruments, soundwall, wheelchair accessible roundabout and accessible swing. It is also designed to encourage learning through play with a working pelican crossing.

Memorial Stream & Garden

Our beautiful memorial area provides a tranquil, contemplative space for all families of James Hopkins Trust.

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