Moose Toys has unveiled the world’s first Moose Imagination Tree, developed in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company and taking root at Melbourne’s Monash Children’s Hospital in Australia.
Standing at over 16 meters tall, the tree climbs four levels of the Melbourne hospital to provide patients and their families with areas to play and relax. It has been designed to help transform the patients’ hospital experience.
“At Moose Toys, we are deeply entwined with the Monash Children’s Hospital. With over a decade of partnering together, they have become part of the Moose family,” said Paul Solomon, co-owner of Moose Toys. “After a long journey and much collaboration, we are incredibly excited to finally reveal The Moose Imagination Tree, a structure that will help cement Monash Children’s Hospital as a world class paediatric hospital.”
The Moose Imagination Tree has been devised, according to Solomon, ‘to allow kids to be kids no matter what their circumstances’ and to have access to play and the ability to use their imaginations.
“Helping them forget they are in hospital makes it so meaningful,” said Solomon. “We exist to make children superhappy and we believe this spectacular structure will most definitely do this.”
Moose Toys has a long-standing relationship with Monash Children’s Hospital, with its Australian HQ only a few kilometres down the road. The partnership is designed to ensure that children who attend the hospital are given the opportunity to play and be kids, regardless of their circumstances.
As well as the tree, Moose has contributed to many play environments around the hospital including a jungle themed welcome statue at the entrance, safari animals on each level and interactive bedside units to ensure patients remain connected.