Friedensdorf Peace Village

Oberhausen, Germany

December 2016

The children are often very ill and do not have a chance to leave the centre during their stay which can be for 6 months. They do not have any contact with their families so it is really important to make their stay as comfortable, enjoyable and fun as possible.

The hospital recognises the importance of play within rehabilitation and sees this new space as a tool to aid the children’s recovery. Incorporating the amazing brands of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE, we have brought the Merlin Magic to the children at the centre that they would otherwise not get to experience.

Wolfgang Mertens, Deputy Head of Friedensdorf, was pleased with the design of the play area: “We have been using this room for about 40 years now and have never seen it this beautiful – I’d like to have it in my house, too! It is really child friendly and they deserve to be looked after / taken care of. I am excited to see their faces!”

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The Charity makes FUN accessible to children with three Magic Spells: "Magical Days Out" providing tickets and funding travel grants to families to enjoy their day at a Merlin Entertainments’ attraction; "Merlin’s Magic On Tour" working with our local communities at hospitals and hospices to bring the magic to the children wherever they are; and "Merlin’s Magic Spaces" designing and creating amazing projects in hospitals, orphanages, learning Centres and more all around the world.

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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