Legoland, Virgin Experience Days, Go Ape!, Warwick Castle and Reel Cinemas are just a handful of high profile attractions showing their support for fostered, special educational needs and disabled children across England.
The exciting attractions are some of 800 across the country to offer exclusive discounts to a national discount scheme for young people with additional needs aged 0-19 years. Max Card is a local authority commissioned discount initiative which enables families to visit hundreds of attractions nationwide at a fraction of the cost.
36,000 families are already benefiting from the scheme, with a number of local authorities offering the scheme to families of children with additional needs.
Discounts include up to 52% off Merlin Entertainments attractions and free admission for a family of 4 into exciting attractions such as Jorvik Viking Centre.
Natasha Lee- Johnson, Project Manager says;
“Only a year ago we were operating predominantly in Yorkshire – we now have national coverage, having more than doubled our reach since the start of the year. Local authorities, venues, charities and parent carer forums have shown their support in ways we couldn’t have imagined – it’s amazing to see everyone come together to make days out more affordable for our parents and carers up and down the country.”
The most recent local authorities to implement the scheme for disabled/SEN children include Barking and Dagenham, Cumbria, Ealing, Bracknell Forest, Oxfordshire, Darlington and Northumberland.
A number of parent carer forums and charities have also been assisting with distribution to enable as many families to access the scheme as possible.
If you’d like to find out if your local authority is issuing Max Cards to its families please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on areas of current operation.
Please contact Natasha Lee-Johnson for further information – email@example.com / 01133 947 951