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Cornwall's Max Card Scheme

COVID-19: We are currently unable to post Max cards to due to remote working. Please continue to apply and we will send out cards to eligble families as soon as we are able to.

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

Cornwall Council's Family Information Service has invested in this scheme for all children with a disability, who are registered on our Disabled Children's Record.

The scheme is designed to help families save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling alleys, trampoline parks and many more.

Apply for a Max Card

Who is eligible for the Max Card?

A child is eligible for Cornwall's Max Card scheme providing that they:

  • Are aged 0 to 19 
  • Have a disability and/or complex health care need
  • Are a resident of Cornwall 

How do I apply for a Max Card?

To apply for a Max Card through the Family Information Service follow these steps:

  1. Create an account on this website
  2. Sign in to your new account
  3. Register your child, along with their disability, on our Disabled Children's Record.
  4. Select the option, on the register to have a card sent to your family.
  5. We will send you a card in the post.*

Alternatively, request a paper copy of our Disabled Children's Record form, but ensure you leave a telephone number so that we can contact you for permission. 

* Please note, Max Cards will be supplied while stocks last but there is no guarantee or entitlement.

Who can use my Max Card?

The card is the property of the child, so in order to obtain the discount, the child must be present. In many cases, the discount is extended to carers and accompanying family members, but this varies between the venues.

Venues reserve the right to ask for proof of identity upon presentation of the card. Please ensure that before you visit the attraction you are certain about how many accompanying adults and children are allowed.

Where can I use my Max Card?

Cards can be used all over the UK! There are almost 1500 locations throughout the UK where your Max Card can be used. So you can take it away with you where ever you travel or use it locally at several attractions!

Where can I use it in Cornwall?

Where can I use it in the UK?

How long can I use my Max Card for?

Your Max Card is valid for two years.

The expiry date is shown on the reverse of your card.

What happens if I lose my Max Card?

Please ensure you keep your Max Card safe and secure, as we are only able to issue one replacement per child, dependent on availability. 

Do you provide Max Cards to foster carers?

We do not provide Max Cards to foster carers in Cornwall, we have bought into the scheme for children with disabilties only.

If you are fostering a child who has a disability, they will be entitled to their own card, if you follow the above steps to apply for one. The card is the property of the child, even if they change their fostering placement.

Joining the Fostering Network will entitle you to similar benefits, included in your membership with them. 

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