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Max Card

So what is the Max Card?

The Max Card is a discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families simply show their Max Card upon entry to a venue in order to obtain free or discounted admission.

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

We aim to provide a sense of community through stimulating learning experiences and enjoyable days out for everyone.

The Max Card is FREE to families in Oxfordshire and has been funded by Oxfordshire County Council working in partnership with Oxfordshire Parent Carers Forum (OPCF).

If you would like to register for a card, please contact Michelle at OPCF or email Pauline (Oxon FIS Disability Information Officer -


Where can I use my card?

Cards can be used at participating venues across the UK. View the full list of attractions that support the Max Card here.

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.

Who can use my card?

The card is 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 you 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. You can check this here.

What do I do if I lose my Max Card?

Contact the authority who issued you with your card and they will instruct you on how to get a new one.

My Max Card has expired – can I get another one?

You need to contact the authority that issued you with your original card.

How long will my Max Card take to arrive?

This depends on the authority who have administered the card to you. Please contact them to ask.

Is there an age limit for the Max Card?

Authorities can administer Max Cards to eligible candidates up until the day before their nineteenth birthday.

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