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Disability & Carers Discounts

 & Special Assistance

There are a number of different ways that families who have children and young people with additional needs or disabilities can benefit from discounted entry or additional support. 

Below are a number of links to cards and accessibility options. 

Top Tip: Photocopy your DLA/PIP/Carers Allowance award letter and put them in your bag when you go somewhere.

Some places require proof to offer discounts and accessibility support.


CEA Card

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

The Card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not. For children over 8 years old , £6.00 per year


MAX Card

The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission. Only available in certain areas. 


NoW Card 

NoWcard has been set up jointly by Cumbria and Lancashire County Councils; and Blackburn with Darwen Borough and Blackpool Councils. Working closely with bus operators and other agencies, each local authority will be issuing NoWcard English National Concession Travel Passes and equipping buses with new upgraded ticket machines all under the NoWcard banner. For people over 5 years old eligibility criteria on website


Disability ID Card 

National Disability Card 

  • Excellent way to show you have a disability as not every disability is visible.

  • Exclusively for disabled people of any age.

  • Convenient credit card size as it is not always possible to carry many different documents.

  • The card is protected by a number of high security features.

  • £15 for two years.

National Carers Card

  • Excellent way to show you are a carer.

  • Exclusively for carers of any age who look after someone who needs help.

  • Includes family members, friends and volunteers.

  • Convenient credit card size as it is not always possible to carry many different documents.

  • The card is protected by a number of high security features.

  • £15 for two years. For people over 5 years old eligibility criteria on website


Sunflower Lanyard Scheme
Not all disabilities are visible – some are not hidden and not immediately obvious, such as learning difficulties, mental health as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments. Living with a hidden disability can make daily life more demanding for many people, but it can be difficult for others to recognise, acknowledge or understand the challenges you face. Be visible when you want to be.

Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around you including staff, colleagues and health professionals that you may need additional support, help or a little more time. prices start at 50p

Sunflower Lanyard

Disabled Persons Railcard

1/3 off rail travel for you and a friend

  • For people with a disability that meets the eligibility criteria

  • Just £20 for 1 year or £54 for 3 years

  • Save an average of £131 a year

Airport Assistance

Airport Assistance

Most airports now offer assistance to passengers using the Sunflower Lanyard scheme or Butterfly scheme.

These adjustments can be found on their websites. (Click the buttons below) 

It might also be helpful to contact the airline you are travelling with to see if there are any special measures they can put in place for you and your family. 

There is also a range of books for children to help them understand what happens in airports and airplanes.

These books are from

Suzie Books

Family Days Out 

Family Days out

A number of family attractions offer discounts and special assistance to families with children with additional needs or disabilities.

There are links below to the attraction pages with details of what they offer and what you need to do.

Zoos & Animals
Theme Parks
Trampoline Parks
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