Discounted Sport, Leisure and Travel
Here you can find out about various schemes for Buckinghamshire residents on benefits that can save you money when paying for leisure activities, sport and travel.
The following organisations offer some discounted activities to those who claim benefits:
At Aqua Vale or Swan Pool, you will be issued with an ‘Everyone Active’ card.
Please show your proof of benefits documents directly to the organisation where you wish to get a discount
Better Leisure Centres, in Chiltern and South Bucks, offer a wide range of memberships, with options to suit every budget. Everything from Pay and Play, to monthly, or annual Prepaid memberships.
What’s more, they won’t tie you in to a long term contract, giving you greater flexibility. They also offer concessionary schemes for disabled parents, residents on benefits and full-time students.
Visit The Better website to see which membership suits you the best or find you nearest below:
The Wycombe Leisure Card
If you live in the Wycombe District, then the Wycombe leisure card is available to you for free and offers:
discounts on leisure centre activities
If you live in another district you can buy the card. Prices vary by age.
Free Access to National Sportspeople scheme (FANS)
The Wycombe Free Access for National Sports people (FANS) scheme provides national level sportspeople with free access to a number of the district's sport and leisure facilities at designated off-peak times for training and development. These facilities are at Wycombe Leisure Centre, Court Garden Leisure Complex (Marlow) and Risborough Springs Swim and Fitness Centre.
To qualify you to need to be
a current member of a national team or squad recognised by Sport England
listed in the current top ten of any national age group ranking of a sport recognised by Sport England
live in Wycombe district
If you are a resident of Buckinghamshire aged 16 or 17 you’re able to take advantage of discounted bus travel with the Make More Citizen Card. The proof of age card entitles you to travel on buses for a reduced single fare.
Complete the application form and return to your school or college office.
Discounted bus travel
The scheme is available on most bus services operated by Arriva, Carousel and routes contracted by Transport for Buckinghamshire.
Your CitizenCard MUST have the Buckinghamshire County Council logo on the front and be shown to the bus driver when you buy your ticket.
The offer starts after 9am weekdays and all day at weekends.
The bus journey must operate wholly within Buckinghamshire (the exception is service X60 Aylesbury - Buckingham - Milton Keynes), where the whole route is included).
The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA). The Card enables a cinema guest with a disability to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.
CEA Card is one way cinemas help to look after their guests with a disability. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not.
The Card is developed by UKCA’s Disability Working Group, whose members include film exhibitors and distributors, and national disability charities such as Action on Hearing Loss, the RNIB, Dimensions and Muscular Dystrophy UK.
If you have questions about the card and how it works read the Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
Here are just a few of the railcards available to children, young people, friends and families. Find out more about all other railcards at railcard.co.uk
16 to 17 Saver
For everyone aged 16 and 17 years old. This railcard gives you 50% off Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets.
16 to 25 Railcard
Gives 16 to 25-year-olds a third off Standard Anytime and Off-Peak fares, as well as Standard Advance and First Class Advance fares.
26 to 30 Railcard
Gives you a third off most off-peak rail fares
Family and Friends Railcard
Gives you a third off rail fares for up to 4 adults and 60% off for up to 4 kids between 5 and 15. Plus you can have two adults named on one card, so when one cardholder isn’t using it, the other can.
Travel discounts of those with a disability
If you have a disability, you can find an overview of disability travel discounts on the Local Offer for SEND.