Acorn House

Acorn House

Supporting the families of sick children being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Supporting families in Cambridge

Acorn House supports families of sick children being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital by giving them somewhere to stay just minutes from their seriously ill child’s hospital bedside.

Our ‘Homes from Home’ are more than just a place to stay. Our house staff and the warm communal areas make sure that there’s a friendly ear to listen when families need it.

House Facilities

Acorn House has:

– 15 family bedrooms (including 1 disabled access)
– 9 bathrooms
– direct telephone lines to hospital wards in all bedrooms
– a large fully equipped communal kitchen/dining area
– a playroom
– 2 laundry rooms (including washing machines and tumble driers)
– a quiet room
– a garden with toys
– a courtyard with a garden table

Wish Lists

Gifts are gratefully accepted by all of our ‘Homes from Home’. You can view the current Acorn House wish list by clicking the link below

Click here for the Acorn House wish list

House Information

Contact Details


Acorn House, Box 258, Addenbrooke`s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ

Phone Number:

01223 586 806

Email Acorn House:

Staff Hours

Monday to Friday | 7.30am – 3.00pm

Family Stories

Read the stories of families who have stayed in our ‘Homes from Home’.

Help families when they need it most

It costs The Sick Children’s Trust £40 to support a family for one night. £40 gives a family so much more than just a roof over their heads when their child is in hospital. £40 gives them someone to talk to, and a calm place to rest with their family.


Email Newsletter

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