Recreational activities

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We arrange heavily subsidised or free events and activities around the UK, including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

These are a great way for families to take a break and meet others in a similar situation in safe and secure environment. Relaxing and having fun can encourage children with sight loss to develop confidence and make new friends.

Events include trips to pantomimes, the zoo and other exciting places for much less than the usual cost, guide dog experience days and events in partnership with other charities.

Current activities

Merlin Entertainment

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We have a corporate partnership with Merlin Entertainment, which gives discounted tickets for our families and staff to Merlin Entertainment venues such as Legoland, Alton Towers, Warwick Castle, Blackpool Tower, Edinburgh/York Dungeons, Sea Life Centres and many more.

You can pick up many buy one get one free offers on cereal packets/ bus tickets etc. and if you are a family of three, five, etc. or going at short notice then these can be useful.

There is a charity Merlin's Magic Wand, which has supported us over the last few years and parents may like to consider applying individually to this charity for free tickets to Merlin attractions.


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Merlin Entertainment

Merlin Entertainment

The special rates we have can be viewed on this corporate pricing document and are booked by calling 0871 222 4001 and quote ELG2017.

Calls are charged at 13p per minute plus network extras.

Do you need help?

Please call freephone 0800 781 1444 or email  recreation@guidedogs.
 if you'd like some advice, or to chat about how we can help you