What is the Max discount card?
The Max Card is funded by us and is free to families with children aged 0-25 who have SEND. It allows the eligible child or young person free or discounted admission to more than 800 attractions nationwide, over 60 of which are in Devon and Cornwall.
For more information visit Max Card website.
Discounted attractions with the Max Card
There are lots of locations in Devon which accept the Max Card and give you a discount. From Butlins to Bearfeet, Bowling to Big Sheep – there’s bound to be something near you. The Max Card is a national scheme so there are also venues in other counties that accept the card and give you a discount.
The Merlin Annual Pass gives its holder access to 32 top attractions across the UK! To get your Merlin Annual Pass, follow these simple steps.
- Search for a Merlin attraction on the Max Card website (Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Sea Life etc)
- Enter your card number to unlock the online store
- Select the ‘Annual Pass’ tab on the online store
- Fill in details and upload a clear passport photo.
- Your Merlin Annual Pass will be posted to you. Allow up to 10 working days for delivery.
- Enjoy great family days out at Merlin attractions!
How do I get one?
When you are registered as part of the Disability Network we will send you the Max discount card. You have to be 25 or under to be eligible.
What is the Disability Network?
The Disability Network is a network of children and young people in Devon who have special educational needs (SEN) and / or disabilities and are aged 25 or under.
How does the network help?
We want to understand the needs of children and young people with SEND and we need to know requirements for services to support them.
The network helps in lots of ways, including:
- Keeping you informed about available services in your area.
- Giving you opportunities to be involved in consultations, and in designing services for children and young people with SEND.
- Helping children’s services to build a broader picture of SEN and disability across the county from a family’s perspective, and understand local needs for services.
Who can register for the Disability Network?
We would like all children and young people who have SEND to be on a part of the network. You can register your child or a young person over the age of 16 can register themselves if they want to.
How can you register?
Alternatively, you can:
- Download the form and complete it, then post to the address below.
- Ask us to send you a copy in the post to complete.
- Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Disability Network (Max Card)
Devon County Council
Who can fill in the form?
- A parent, carer or guardian of a child with SEND.
- The young person themselves if aged 16 or over.
If a young person is 13 or over we will ask for their consent to be/stay on the network’s register.
What information will we ask for?
Joining the Disability Network is voluntary, and you can give as much or as little information as you like. There are a few details we will need as a minimum though. These include:
- A name, address and some information about your child’s disability.
- We also need the young person’s NHS number and date of birth so that we can identify them as an individual and avoid any duplication. A person’s NHS number is a unique number that everyone has from birth onwards and it does not change over time. We will not use your child or young person’s NHS number to access any of your child or young person’s medical records.
How will this information be used?
This information is kept on a database and is managed and kept up to date by the Disabled Children’s Team. With your consent, the information will be shared with our partners in health, education and social care so that we can work together in the planning and delivery of local services for families in Devon.
Please note, we only share information in the format of statistical figures, for example, age ranges and numbers of children and young people. We do not share names or identifiable information about individuals.