Welcoming organisations that grant wishes to children diagnosed with critical illnesses
For more than 20 years, Marineland has been welcoming about 150 seriously ill children each year to help fulfill their dream! From meeting the dolphins or a polar bear lunch to a day with the sea lions or a special moment with the killer whales, Marineland and Kid's Island teams are always excited to welcome these children and help make their dream come true !
Since 2015, Marineland has also been providing financial support to the Petits Princes Association by participating each year in the Association's Solidarity Day, donating 50 cents from every park admission ticket that day. In 2017, more than €1,800 were donated to the association.
In 2016, Marineland made a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation by financing part of the organisation’s Gala Dinner at the Carlton in Cannes for the "Donate a Smile" operation.
Collaboration with Hôpital de Jour de la Fontonne
For more than 20 years, Marineland has been welcoming children with speech impairments and behavioral disorders every week, in partnership with the Hôpital de la Fontonne in Antibes.
“Les oubliés des Vacances” operation
Since 2009, our parks have been participating in the “Les oubliés des vacances” operation in partnership with the Secours Populaire.
In 2015 and 2017, Marineland actively supported Special Olympics France by funding a team of runners at the Sophia-Antipolis Solidarity Inter-company Race. Registration fees help fund this association for people with mental disabilities.
« Dreamnight at the Zoo »
Since 2011, the Marineland Association has been organising an annual magical evening for local hospitalized children. The children are welcomed as VIPs during a special evening organized especially for them by the park staff who happily volunteer every year.
Toy drive for the Secours Populaire
Marineland organises Christmas toy drives to collect toys for underprivileged children from staff members and visitors.
In 2016, the park organized a solidarity day around the holiday season, inviting 1,500 beneficiaries of local charities for the poor.
Since 2017, Marineland has been collecting old employee glasses and eyewear forgotten by visitors for more than one year, for the Lunettes Sans Frontières (Glasses Without Borders) Association which distributes them in free clinic throughout the world.
Since 2017, Marineland has been organising in partnership with the Etablissement Français du Sang (French Blood Establishment) several blood drives per year, on site, for both staff members and visitors.
Phone drive for the Pour la Vie Association
Park visitors and staff members can drop off their used mobile phones and tablets at reception. The components are then recycled by a specialised company, and profits are donated to the Pour la Vie Association, to help grant the wishes of seriously ill children.
Raffles for schools and associations
Every year, Marineland offers invitations to its parks to local schools and associations. In 2017, more than 3600 invitations were handed out.
SOS Children's Villages
In 2018, the park welcomed the children of SOS Village d’Enfant de Carros (SOS Children's Village of Carros) for an extraordinary day.