Essential Companion Scheme

The Essential Companion Scheme is offered to individuals who require a companion to assist them in accessing the facilities at the Grand Pier, as well as ensuring their safety, wellbeing and enjoyment.

Essential Companions can access the Grand Pier free of charge when accompanying a paying individual. One companion is permitted per individual. One free Essential Companions Wristband can be issued when purchasing a full price Unlimited Ride Wristband.

Please see attached our Essential Companion Application Form. If you would like to claim a wristband please do fill the form out and collect your wristband from the retail shop located in the Pavilion on the first floor.

Our proof of eligibility is detailed on the form. The Essential Companion wristbands are not available to order online, however please do purchase your wristbands online and we will issue the Essential Companion their wristband in the retail shop.

An Essential Companion you must be over 14 years of age and capable of assisting the guest with the disability. The Essential Companion would be expected to understand the person’s condition and assist them in managing it for the duration of the visit.

Alternatively, if you are a Registered Blind Person then please bring a photocopy of certification for the person requiring assistance. Please note that ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) or the Blue Badge on its own are not accepted as proof of eligibility

Download our Essential Companion Application Form

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