About the scheme
We offer a Rainbow Resource card to all children and young people aged between 0-25 years, with a Special Educational Need and/ or Disability (SEND) or an additional need, living across Bath and North East Somerset.
The Rainbow Resource card may entitle you to access an existing concession on offer at venues across B&NES and the wider area (often designated carer goes free, but please check with individual venues for full details prior to your visit), and access to specific SEND sessions. It will also provide discreet recognition if you find yourself needing support from staff at the attraction or venue. Venues accepting the Rainbow Resource card also demonstrate they are an inclusive venue and welcome all families and individuals.
You can also use it to reserve a Bag Book from your local library. You can find out more about Bag Books on our web site. The Bag Books are stored centrally but can be reserved and delivered to the most convenient library and you will be contacted when it is ready for collection. Libraries are increasing their stock but may not have every title available.
The Rainbow Resource card is completely free, and we will provide you with a wallet sized card confirming your child's Special Educational Need and/or disability.
We are continually growing, and contacting attractions and organisations across the South West inviting them to support this scheme. The full list of current participants can be found below. Please check with individual venues prior to visiting to ensure you are aware of their offer to card holders and their families.
Suggest places for us to approach to invite them to accept the card.
Read the full list of supporters
- Active Reality, Bath Leisure Centre (parent/carer to attend a AR session alongside a young person as a spectator, for free).
- Adventure Golf, Royal Victoria Park
- Aerospace, Bristol
- Air Hop, Bristol
- American Museum, Bath
- Avon Valley Adventure Park, Keynsham
- Avon Valley Railway, Bitton
- Bath Abbey, Bath
- Beckford's Tower
- BETTER Bath Sports and Leisure Centre - access to dedicated sessions, please check directly with Bath Leisure Centre for details of these sessions.
- BETTER Keynsham Leisure Centre – Soft Play
- Bishop’s Palace, Wells
- Bristol Aquarium
- Dyrham Park, National Trust
- East Somerset Railway, Cranmore
- Excel Tennis, Royal Victoria Park
- Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset
- Go Ape South West
- Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare
- Herschel Museum of Astronomy
- Holburne Museum, Bath
- Immotion VR, Bristol
- No.1 Royal Crescent
- Noahs Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol
- Ocean Adventurers Softplay, Cheddar (discount code to be applied for online booking 'RAINBOWMAX20')
- Prior Park Landscape Garden, National Trust
- Planet Volt Radstock
- Puxton Park, North Somerset
- Roman Baths, Bath
- Space Adventurers, Taunton (discount code to be applied for online booking 'RAINBOWMAX20')
- SS Great Britain, Bristol
- The Egg Theatre, Bath
- The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath
- The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath
- Tyntesfield National Trust, North Somerset
- Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
- Wake The Tiger
- We The Curious, Bristol
- Wookey Hole, Wells
Your child or young person aged between 0 and 25 years will be eligible for a Rainbow Resource card if they meet any of the following criteria:
- They have a diagnosed long term health condition
- They have an Education, Health and/or Care Plan (EHCP)
- They are currently in receipt of Disabled Living Allowance (DLA)
- Receives Band C Inclusion Support Funding
The child/young person must also be living in Bath and North East Somerset
Before you start
When registering you will need to provide:
- Details for your child
- Your contact details
- Information on your child's condition and diagnosis
- Evidence of the condition/diagnosis
- Evidence of receipt of DLA (if applicable)
We take the security of your child's data seriously, and our Privacy Notice sets out how we will use it.
You'll also be asked if you want your child to be added to the Disabled Childrens Register, and if we can send your details to B&NES Carers Centre to see if you are eligible for a Carer's Card.
Other ways to apply
You can also print and complete the registration form and post it to the address below.
If you have any further questions please contact us using our online form.
If your business, organisation, or charity supports and welcomes young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and you would like to support our Rainbow Resource scheme, please get in touch with the Rainbow Resource team by using our Contact Us form. You can find out more about the benefits to supporting the scheme on our Rainbow Resource supporter information pages here.
It costs nothing to support the scheme, but by accepting the Rainbow Resource card and actively promoting your accessibility to families you will be offering great reassurance, and naturally will encourage more interaction with your services. We look forward to hearing from you soon.