Discount FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD

 

This is a list of places where you can get child and/or carer discounts if your child has a diagnosis of ASD. A useful resource for parents, as we approach the summer months.

***Places that offer a carer discount/card for children with ASD and their carer***

 

*Bangor Aurora -

They offer a 'Buddycard' which entitles the carer to gain free entry and priority queuing e.g. for swimming. You can obtain an application form from reception. Simply fill in and return in person or via post.

*Lisburn Leisureplex -

They offer a 'Buddycard' which entitles the carer to gain free entry and priority queuing e.g. for swimming. You can obtain an application form from reception. Simply fill in and return in person or via post. You will need to pay a £5.00 administration charge upon collection of the card.

*National Trust -

They offer an Admit One card for disabled visitors. The card is issued in the name of the disabled person and allows them to take a companion with them.

This is free of charge and does not restrict them to taking the same person each time.

The disabled person can be either a member or a paying visitor – their companion goes in free.

The card is valid for one year from date of issue, and is available on request.
Please provide full names and addresses for children who require the access for all cards and we can process for you.
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*W5 -

They offer free of charge admission for carers and priority queuing for children with ASD. It is advisable to email before your visit info@w5online.co.uk or present your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism NI card. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children under 3 are free.

*Ulster Folk and Transport Museum -

They offer free of charge admission for carers and the child and priority queuing for children with ASD. Just let the staff at the ticket desk know. It is advisable to email before your visit info@nmni.com or present your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism NI card. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children age 4 and under are free.

*Cinema -

Children over 8 can apply for a CEA card which entitles the carer to gain free entry into the cinema. Simply apply online or via post at ceacard.co.uk. (If you are renewing your card, the age limit does not apply)

*Castle Espie -

One essential carer is admitted free with a disabled person paying the concessionary rate. So if the disabled person was under 4, their carer would still need to purchase a concessionary ticket in order to gain free entry for themselves. Similarly, a child aged 4-16 would also require a concessionary ticket (rather than a child ticket) for their carer to gain free entry. Simply explain at reception that you are a carer or present your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism NI card. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs.

*Titanic Belfast -

They provide free entry for carers. Simply make yourself known as a carer at the Visitors Service's Desk and they will print you out a free carer’s ticket. You can also receive priority queuing however it is advisable to email before your visit reception2@titanicbelfast.com. Please not that certain parts of the centre are not accessible for prams and wheelchairs however they will do all they can to accommodate these.

*Zoo -

They provide free entry for carers and priority queuing for children with ASD. It is advisable to email before your visit info@belfastzoo.co.uk or present your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism NI card. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children under 4 are free.

*Dublin Zoo -

. Dublin Zoo has a rate of €6.50 for a special needs child and €10.00 for a special needs adult. Visitors with special needs may admit one accompanying carer free of charge when they purchase a special needs adult or child ticket.

Please bring relevant ID and documentation, for example, an IAA Autism ID card, or an associated membership card, GP letter or hospital consultant letter which confirms the visitor is unable to visit Dublin Zoo independently without the aid of a carer or mobility aid.

We don’t have a priority queuing system here at Dublin Zoo for children with ASD. If a person was having difficulties queuing they could approach one of the security guards and they would organise speedier entry for them. It is not necessary to email in advance, you just have to present your ID card/documents (your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism NI card) at the ticket desk on the day of your visit.It is advisable to email before your visit info@dublinzoo.ie It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children under 3 are free.

*Streamvale -

They provide free entry for carers. Children under 3 are free. Autism NI Card - autismni.org You can apply to become a member of Autism NI for £20 a year or £5 if you are in receipt of benefits. Simply fill in the application form by post, phone or online and return to Autism NI, Donard, Knockbracken, Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 8BH. You will be provided with an Autism NI card which is valid for a year as well lots of information. The card can be used at various venues. Grants Available: Family Fund - familyfund.org.uk Cauldwell Fund - cauldwellchildren.com