Children at LEGOLAND

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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.

Applications are now open for 2015. 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 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.
  • 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.
  • You can submit one application only, this is regardless of the following:
    - More than one child in the family meeting our criteria
    - If the child/ren or parents or siblings do not live in the same household
    - If different choices of attraction per child are required
  • 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 organizations (inc. schools/hospitals and councils), charities, parents or guardians. We are unable to accept applications from any other 3rd parties.
  • You should complete our online form via a pc or laptop and not on a mobile phone.

Yes, I am ready. Apply online

Disadvantaged Classification

  • In foster care/recently adopted.
  • Child of terminally ill or recently deceased parent/legal guardian.
  • Child victim of abuse including domestic violence.
  • Registered Young Carer.

Magic Wand reserve the right to change, add or remove classifications at any time.

About us

We support children facing the challenges of serious illness, disability or adversity. Merlin’s Magic Wand Foundation is a Public Charity and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. EIN: 46-0809190

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