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MAX Card & other discount cards

Information on discount cards available to families and young people with additional needs and disabilities.


Max Card, a card for families of children and young people with additional needs or disabilities.Receive a free max card when signing up to the FIS Newsletter. The newsletter is for parents and carers of children aged 0 - 19 (or up to 25 years if the child/young person has a disability or additional need), who live in York.  By confirming your child's disability or additional need you will automatically receive the Max Card and be added to the City of York Council's disabled register.  You will receive regular newsletters and information relating to disability and additional needs in York.

The Max Card scheme gives children, their carers and other family members free or discounted access to some of the most exciting attractions across the UK. The scheme is designed to help parents and carers of disabled children and looked after children save money on great days out at castles, zoos, museums and more.

To join the FIS Newsletter and the Max Card Scheme, apply online to receive the FIS Newsletter or contact the York Family Information Service.

Renew or replace your Max card

If you are a City of York resident and your membership has expired, or you have misplaced your Max Card, you can renew your Max Card online.

Alternatively get in touch with York Family Information Service on 01904 554444 or email . Please provide details of your name, address, your child's name, address and their date of birth.

The Cinema Exhibitor's Association Card

The Cinema Exhibitors Association Card

This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.

To apply for the card, you will need to meet one or more of the following criteria:

a) Be in receipt of the disability living allowance or attendance allowance.
b) Be a registered blind person.

The card is valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

A processing fee of £5.50 is chargeable per card. This is to be sent along with the completed application.

RNIB can offer information about audio description services in cinema, on DVD, on digital television and in the theatre. Visit the RNIB web site.

For information regarding subtitles and audio description for cinemas visit

How to apply: There are several ways to apply for the card including online. For further information about the card and other ways to apply please contact The Cinema Exhibitors' Association.

Carer's Discount Card

York Carers Centre, Carers Discount Card

York Carers Centre have a free discount card for carers in York. The card gives the holder discount at a variety of shops, gyms, restaurants and other services. Discounts vary but range between approximately 10% and 30% off. To get the card all you need to do is register with York Carers Centre.