Merlin’s Magic Wand
5th April 2017
Merlin’s Magic Wand has teamed up with SEA LIFE Benalmdena to create a new bespoke, magical outside area at the Hospital Materno Infantil de Malaga. It will be the first eco-friendly project that MMW has created.
The children’s hospital covers the whole of Malaga for children from 0 – 16 years. The children spending time on the ward cannot go out of the care unit during the length of hospitalisation due to their conditions. This can leave them feeling very down and cooped up. The project is aiming to re-develop and convert the unused terrace area so that the children can spend time outside in the fresh air.
Merlin’s Magic Wand has improved and enhanced the facilities to meet the changing and increasing needs of the children. There was no access to the terrace; it was quite uninspiring for the patients. Giving the children a transformed Mediterranean beach themed outdoor area gives them the opportunity to leave their hospital bed to have fresh air and sun, supporting their recovery.
The new area is fully accessible as most of the children have mobility limitations. A shaded area has been installed providing a much needed covered area to protect them from the heat of the mid-day sun. Interactive, stimulating features such as visual, audio and hands-on elements are seen throughout the new fun packed space benefiting the children’s play time.
Working closely with the hospital MMW has created an immersive magical themed space that transports you from your everyday life to a new and exciting place. It has been designed entirely with materials that come from sustainable or recycled sources.
We take the best of Merlin’s Magic Making team and put them to work to create something only Merlin Entertainments can. It gives the children and their families a new and exciting area to utilise that was once a dull and unused space.
The manager of Sea Life Benalmádena, Elizabeth Zorat says "It makes us very happy to collaborate on this project. We seek to make life happier for the little ones. It is an action within the philosophy of our foundation" Merlin Magic Wand” , To offer magical experiences to sick, disabled or disadvantaged children throughout the world "
Thank you to everyone involved in making this project come to fruition and change the lives of so many children.
Take a look at the video on the link below