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Merlin's Magic Wand's 'Fun Festival' helps to spread joy

Every year throughout September, Merlin's Magic Wand charity encourages attractions worldwide to take part in the Fun Festival, a month long event that aims to spread the magic of Merlin to thousands of children, by working with local groups and charities.

The Fun Festival allows the attractions to connect with local communities by inviting families, schools, charities, hospitals to visit the attraction and where this isn’t possible, to take the magic out into the local community. Merlin’s Magic Wand hopes to create as many smiles, giggles and laughs as possible.

This year, Merlin’s Magic Wand granted the attractions more than £8,000 to aid outreach and visits to sites such a SEA LIFE aquariums. LEGOLAND Parks, Shrek's Adventure London! and Madame Tussauds.

“This has to be one of the most enjoyable days, being able to volunteer to come along to these events means I get to experience the joy that one of Merlin’s charities brings to our local communities. A day filled with smiling and joy”

Sam, Merlin employee

The Fun Festival has been fantastic, with 90 global attractions participating, including 18 outreach visits in the local community, reaching an amazing 20,000 people!