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Social & Leisure Opportunities


Carer’s Discounts
 
www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk - Buddycard Scheme
www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk - Buddy Card Application
www.downdc.gov.uk - People with Disabilities Scheme Application Form
 
The National Trust offers an 'Access for All Card' which entitles the carer to gain free entry at any National Trust site. The card is issued in the child's name and it doesn't have to be the same carer every time so grandparents etc. can use it. It is free of charge and valid for one year. Simply email enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk with Access for All Card in the subject field. Provide the child's name, condition, date of birth and address and they will post out your card within a few weeks.
 
W5 offers free of charge admission for carers and priority queuing for children with ASD. It is advisable to email info@w5online.co.uk before your visit or present your DLA entitlement letter, carer's allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism Alert card. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children under three are free.
 
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum offers 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 info@nmni.com before your visit or present your DLA entitlement letter, carer's allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism Alert card. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children age four and under are free.
 
Castle Espie provides free entry for carers and children under four are free. Simply explain at reception that you are a carer or present your DLA entitlement letter, carer's allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism Alert card. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs.
 
Titanic Belfast provides free entry for carers. Simply make yourself known as a carer at the visitors' services desk and they will print you out a free carers' ticket. You can also receive priority queuing; however it is advisable to email reception2@titanicbelfast.com before your visit. Please note that certain parts of the centre are not accessible for prams and wheelchairs, however they will do all they can to accommodate these.
 
Belfast Zoo provides 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, carer's allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism Alert card. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children under four are free.
 
Dublin Zoo provide free entry for carers and reduced entry for disabled children, €5.80. They also give priority queuing for children with ASD. It is advisable to email before your visit info@dublinzoo.ie or present your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter or diagnosis report. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children age 3 and under are free.
 
Tayto Park provide free entry for carers and a reduced entry for disabled children and adults, €12. They also give priority queuing for children with ASD for up to 8 rides, with the priority card provided for the child and their family. It is advisable to email before your visit, info@taytopark.ie or present your DLA entitlement letter or diagnosis report. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. Children age 3 and under are free.
 
Funtasia provide free entry for carers. Adults and children over 3 are charged at €12. They also give priority queuing for children with ASD. It is advisable to email before your visit (especially during the summer months), partyoffice@funtasia.ie or present your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter or diagnosis report. Children age 3 and under are free.
 
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium provide free entry for carers. Children under 16 are charged at £5.00 each. Simply present your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter or diagnosis report.
 
Exploris Aquarium provide free entry for carers. Simply present your DLA entitlement letter, carers allowance letter or diagnosis report. Children age 2 and under are free. Exploris is fully accessible.
 
Seaforde Butterfly House & Maze offers a free carers' ticket. Simply present your DLA entitlement letter, carer's allowance letter, letter from your doctor/therapist or Autism Alert card.
 
Streamvale provides free entry for carers. Children under three are free.