Fantastic family days out

We are extremely excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to apply for a free family day out this year. Our fantastic friends at The Grand Pier have donated a limited amount of tickets for us to provide to families affected by childhood cancer, and Merlin’s Magic Wand have kindly provided us the opportunity to apply for tickets on your behalf to a Merlin UK attraction.

The Grand Pier

Ticket details: Expiry date 31 December 2021
Location: The Grand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1AL

These tickets will allow you entry to The Grand Pier, and unlimited access to all of the wonderful rides they have available. Please note we have limited requests to 6 tickets per application for immediate family members. If you need further assistance please email events@childrenwithcancer.org.uk

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Merlin’s Magic Wand

Ticket Details: Expiry Date 1 October/ 31 December 2021 depending on attraction.
Location: Multiple Merlin Attraction Locations

As a not-for-profit, we are able to apply on the behalf of families affected by childhood cancer to Merlins Magic Wand. This enables you to select one of the attractions below for a free day out for you and your family to attend.

The Merlin’s Magic Wand application is very thorough, and we appreciate there is a lot of information required. We do however hope that by applying for these tickets you will be able to use them this year for a wonderful day out.

Things to note:

  • This opportunity is only available for those whose child affected by cancer is between the ages of 2-18.
  • Merlin’s Magic Wand stipulates that only one experience is eligible per family, therefore if you have applied through their programme previously you will be unable to receive tickets again.
  • We will require a Hospital Letter on headed paper for this application.
  • Once your application is submitted we will process this request with Merlin Entertainments which can take up to 3 weeks.

If you have any problems or need assistance please email events@childrenwithcancer.org.uk

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Location & Date

  • Various locations
  • July 1, 2021 11:00 am - December 31, 2021 12:00 am

Contact Details


Apply for tickets

Use the forms below to apply for tickets for The Grand Pier or Merlin’s Magic Wand.

Grand Pier Ticket Applications

Welfare initiative 2021
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 6.
    Please note that we have allowed each family to apply for a maximum of 6 tickets for immediate family, to provide the chance for more families to attend. If you would like to apply for more than 6 tickets, please email the special events team at events@childrenwithcancer.org.uk and the team will review your request.
  • Please note your Surname will be used as the Family Surname on your application.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Your child must be between the ages of 2 and 24 on the date of redemption.
  • If successful we will be in touch to confirm that your tickets have been sent out in the post for you!
  • Applications must be supported with the relevant documentation for the main child. This needs to be a Hospital letter which must be on letterheaded paper with the hospital’s name and logo. To include the child’s full name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of diagnosis. Sorry, we are unable to accept the following, as they do not contain the information we need: DLAs, PIPs (Personal Independence Payment) or DWP letters as unfortunately they do not provide the full information we require to assess an application Badges, children’s disability registration passes Appointment letters Doctor’s surgery letters that are not on a headed letter with a logo (unless they are officially stamped) Hand written letter, or printed letters with handwritten children’s details Documents in Microsoft Word format Non-confirmed illnesses/disabilities
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Merlins Magic Wand Applications

Welfare initiative 2021
  • You can only select one attraction to visit. When selecting your attraction, please think about your travel arrangements. At Theme Parks such as Thorpe Park & Legoland Windsor, we are able to provide parking tickets, but other attractions such as Sealife and Dungeons will require your own planning.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 7.
    Please be aware that we will need further proof if you are applying for 4 or more children. We will contact you for documentation such as tax credits/birth certificates as we process your application.
  • Please note your Surname will be used as the Family Surname on your application.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Your child must be between the ages of 2 and 18 on the date of redemption.
  • If successful you will be provided a code to redeem which will be sent to this designated email address.
  • As stated on Merlin's Applications forms: Applications must be supported with the relevant documentation for the main child. This needs to be a Hospital letter which must be on letterheaded paper with the hospital’s name and logo. To include the child’s full name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of diagnosis. Sorry, we are unable to accept the following, as they do not contain the information we need: DLAs, PIPs (Personal Independence Payment) or DWP letters as unfortunately they do not provide the full information we require to assess an application Badges, children’s disability registration passes Appointment letters Doctor’s surgery letters that are not on a headed letter with a logo (unless they are officially stamped) Hand written letter, or printed letters with handwritten children’s details Documents in Microsoft Word format Non-confirmed illnesses/disabilities
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Grand Pier Ticket Applications

Welfare initiative 2021
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 6.
    Please note that we have allowed each family to apply for a maximum of 6 tickets for immediate family, to provide the chance for more families to attend. If you would like to apply for more than 6 tickets, please email the special events team at events@childrenwithcancer.org.uk and the team will review your request.
  • Please note your Surname will be used as the Family Surname on your application.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Your child must be between the ages of 2 and 24 on the date of redemption.
  • If successful we will be in touch to confirm that your tickets have been sent out in the post for you!
  • Applications must be supported with the relevant documentation for the main child. This needs to be a Hospital letter which must be on letterheaded paper with the hospital’s name and logo. To include the child’s full name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of diagnosis. Sorry, we are unable to accept the following, as they do not contain the information we need: DLAs, PIPs (Personal Independence Payment) or DWP letters as unfortunately they do not provide the full information we require to assess an application Badges, children’s disability registration passes Appointment letters Doctor’s surgery letters that are not on a headed letter with a logo (unless they are officially stamped) Hand written letter, or printed letters with handwritten children’s details Documents in Microsoft Word format Non-confirmed illnesses/disabilities
  • Hidden fields

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Merlins Magic Wand Applications

Welfare initiative 2021
  • You can only select one attraction to visit. When selecting your attraction, please think about your travel arrangements. At Theme Parks such as Thorpe Park & Legoland Windsor, we are able to provide parking tickets, but other attractions such as Sealife and Dungeons will require your own planning.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 7.
    Please be aware that we will need further proof if you are applying for 4 or more children. We will contact you for documentation such as tax credits/birth certificates as we process your application.
  • Please note your Surname will be used as the Family Surname on your application.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Your child must be between the ages of 2 and 18 on the date of redemption.
  • If successful you will be provided a code to redeem which will be sent to this designated email address.
  • As stated on Merlin's Applications forms: Applications must be supported with the relevant documentation for the main child. This needs to be a Hospital letter which must be on letterheaded paper with the hospital’s name and logo. To include the child’s full name, date of birth (or age of child if documentation is dated) and confirmation of diagnosis. Sorry, we are unable to accept the following, as they do not contain the information we need: DLAs, PIPs (Personal Independence Payment) or DWP letters as unfortunately they do not provide the full information we require to assess an application Badges, children’s disability registration passes Appointment letters Doctor’s surgery letters that are not on a headed letter with a logo (unless they are officially stamped) Hand written letter, or printed letters with handwritten children’s details Documents in Microsoft Word format Non-confirmed illnesses/disabilities
  • Hidden fields

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