Merlin's Magic Wand

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a unique charitable organisation which was set up in 2008 by Merlin Entertainments (‘Merlin’) to deliver magical experiences to seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children across the world.

The Charity’s work is focused in two main areas:

Magical Days out at Merlin Attractions


Every year Merlin's Magic Wand makes it possible for thousands of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children to enjoy a memorable day out at a Merlin attraction. These trips are made possible by the provision of attraction tickets (which come directly from Merlin at no cost to the Charity) and travel grants which are provided thanks to Merlin's Magic Wand’s fundraising.

Since 2008 we have helped over 377,000 children and their families to enjoy a day out and make precious happy memories.

‘I don’t know how long I have my son for so your treat means the world. Thank you’ - Thanks from a grateful Mum


Merlin’s Magic Spaces Projects


Some children, due to the nature of their illness or disability, are physically unable to visit Merlin attractions. This is why we invest in Merlin’s Magic Spaces (MMS).

MMS is a local outreach project designed to help attractions to build positive, long term relationships within their communities.

We want to ensure that local children who are prevented from visiting our attractions due to severe illness, physical disability or other exceptional circumstances still have the opportunity to experience the unique magic of Merlin.

So far we have delivered 31 Merlin’s Magic Spaces projects across the world

Some of the most recent projects are:

  • A SEA LIFE themed sensory room at The Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • A LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE themed waiting room at Rady’s Children’s Centre
  • A themed playroom at the Randwick Children’s Hospital in Sydney
  • Reimagined Therapy Rooms at the Howards Phillip Centre
  • A SEA LIFE themed sensory bathroom at Lily’s Place in Poole
  • State of the art play stations that can be wheeled to a child’s bedside have been launched at University Hospital of North Midlands.

Every Merlin attraction supports Merlin's Magic Wand by fundraising, hosting visits, raising awareness and identifying children that can benefit from our support.

To find out more information about Merlin's Magic Wand, the eligibility criteria, and how you can help, please visit

NB Merlin’s Magic Wand has been set up to work directly with children, families and organisations that will benefit from a day out.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide tickets to other charities to assist them with their fundraising through raffles and auctions.