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Magical days out

We put the magic back into the childhoods of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.

We make this happen by arranging magical days out at Merlin Entertainments attractions, such as LEGOLAND Resort® theme parks, SEA LIFE Centres and Madame Tussauds.

On our magical days out, families have a chance to create long-lasting memories and take valuable time out from stressful daily routine.

Meet some of the children we've helped

In the last year we have helped over 75,000 children and their families. Read a selection of their stories below.

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    We have created and opened 31 Merlin’s Magic Spaces projects so far!
Child enjoying a trip with Merlin's Magic Wand
“In the madness of all the hospital appointments it was lovely to have a day to just enjoy being a family...”
Cara, Mum
“For one day we completely forgot about his illness”
Nicola, Mum
Nicola with her child on a ride
Kids enjoying a day out at LEGOLAND
“The memories will stay with us forever”
Gary, Dad
“I have never seen my son look so happy, thank you”
Jane, Mum
Jane's son meeting The Hulk at Madame Tussauds

Magic Stories from some of the children we've helped

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William's got the X Factor

Madame Tussauds, 21st November 2016

William 10 has Cerebral Palsy, uncontrollable Epilepsy and is confined to a wheelchair. William has had a tough year, having had… Read more

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Captain Barnacles on a magical visit!

Merlin’s Magic Wand, 18th February 2015

The team at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba in Queensland, Australia decided to bring a friend along on their monthly visit to the… Read more

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Merlin Magic Making...making dreams come true!

Merlin’s Magic Wand, 6th February 2015

Merlin's Magic Wand are currently working with Victoria Education Centre in Poole - a local school that offers specialised, high quality care… Read more

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Ben meets Eddie the Turtle

Merlin’s Magic Wand, 28th September 2014

Ben is 9 years old and is slowly losing his sight due to issues experienced during birth. Ben and his family… Read more

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Magical Day Out in Mooloolaba

Merlin’s Magic Wand, 20th June 2014

This is 5 year old Acaica Rivers, enjoying a magical day out at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

Acaica recently lost her mother, and… Read more

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About us

We believe in putting the magic back into the childhoods of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. Merlin’s Magic Wand is a charitable trust registered with the UK Charities Commission, registration number 1124081. Merlin’s Magic Wand Trustees Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 06511344.

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