We welcome applications on behalf of children aged 2-18 with a confirmed Serious illness/Long Term illness, disability* or disadvantage, who would benefit from a day out at a Merlin attraction.
If you have received tickets from Merlin’s Magic Wand previously and were able to use them, then please be aware of the following: As our Charity continues to help more and more children every year but our resources are not unlimited and due to a high demand for tickets we are currently only accepting applications from those families who have not already applied (regardless of date) of from families or children we have not previously supported/have not visited us before (this includes those families with additional children with disabilities/illnesses). Our aim is to ensure that the maximum number of eligible children are able to enjoy a day out with us just as so many have already done. This will be under review and should the situation change we will advise of this on our website.
*exclusions apply, contact Magic Wand if unsure if your child meets our criteria
Before you apply
- Check you are eligible
- Ensure you have confirmed proof of disability/illness/disadvantage and it is ready to attach to your application request. Applications unfortunately cannot be made without the required proof. See an example of valid documentation. We may also ask for further information about certain illnesses, disabilities and disadvantages when you application is being assessed.
PAPERWORK INFORMATION – What we are looking for
A hospital letter or similar which is:
If all this info is on one page we only need this page. If the info is spread over several pages we will need all of these. Please take note when you apply of what we cannot accept as proof.
- On headed paper with logo
- Shows child’s name
- Shows child’s date of birth
- Shows child’s serious illness/disability or disadvantage
- You will need to attach your proof using our online application form. You can take pictures of the documentation using a camera phone, camera and tablet or scan them in on a computer. We accept images and PDF files, but please ensure the filename isn't too long.
- Decide which attraction would provide the best day out for your child, taking into account distance of the attraction from the child’s home and suitability.
Details for applicants
We are a day trip charity who can provide tickets to Merlin attractions only - visit the Merlin website for an up-to-date list if you're not sure. You should also be aware of the following before you apply:
- By applying you agree to our T&C's and Consent.
- Providing false or misleading information in your application, will automatically result in the application being rejected.
- We are unable to help with requests for raffle prizes to be used for fundraising.
- To avoid disappointment for anyone, we strongly advise that you DO NOT promise trips to the children you are applying on behalf of until you have the tickets.
- Applications must be made by either registered organisations (inc. schools/hospitals and councils), charities, parents or guardians. We are unable to accept applications from any other 3rd parties.
- Applications made are per family not per child.
Yes, I am ready. Apply online