Free passes to family attractions

Wheelchair access button on wallSome tourist attractions and family attractions offer free passes for children with disabilities and their carers. Check in advance because some may require proof of eligibility.

You could also be entitled to free carer's tickets to anything from the cinema to music festivals, so it's always worth asking.

Some places offer 'queue jump' (or 'exit pass') schemes for children who are unable to stand in line to wait for something – good news if your child wants to go on Nemesis at Alton Towers but won't be able to stand in the queue. Or bad news, of course, depending on your point of view.

Mumsnet wisdom

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"Most zoos give free carer passes. As do most council leisure places - big swimming pools, that sort of thing. The National Trust has a thing called an 'admit one' card, you have to email their disability people and they post you one that is valid for a year. Wherever you go, it's best to phone in advance. I find most places let carers in free or do big discounts, but often the Saturday job teenager on the desk doesn't know about it: it's a lot easier if when you arrive you can say 'I spoke to Karen in the office earlier and she said...'." Mumsnetter r3dh3d


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