Get Active and Stay Active for residents of South Ayrshire

What is it?

The Access to Leisure card entitles the holder to a discount of up to 50% on many services and memberships from South Ayrshire Council’s sport, leisure and golf services. Discounted leisure is for individuals who meet the qualifying criteria.

Why not take advantage of this great offer, apply for your Access to Leisure card today to Get Active and Stay Active.

How Do I Apply?

Simply complete the application form available from any of the joining locations. Remember to bring along any supporting documentation and appropriate fee where required. Once processed, your card will be activated and you will benefit from reduced prices immediately.

How Does It Work?

Present your Access to Leisure card at the reception or starters desk each time you visit to qualify for your discounted rate. You will be charged the discounted rate and issued with a ticket for your chosen activity.

An Access to Leisure card can only be issued once the correct documentation has been supplied as proof of eligibility i.e. documentation to support your application under the correct category and proof of address within South Ayrshire.

Acceptable proof of address includes:

    • Current driving licence.
    • Current gas/electricity/water/rates bill.
    • Current bank statement.

You also need to provide 2 passport size photographs.

Is there a cost?

There may be a small cost to join the Access to Leisure Scheme, this depends on the Category you are eligible for.

Access to Leisure – Category Types and Supporting Documentation

Access to Leisure cards are valid for a period of 12 months from date of issue. Check the categories below to see which category is the most relevant for you and to determine what supporting evidence you need to provide when you apply for your card:

Proof of address within South Ayrshire is required for all categories.

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CategoryDescriptionDiscountSupporting Documentation
CStudent25%Letter from school attended,
Student Grant / Loan letter or Award notice from Student Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
No charge for card
DIn receipt of State Retirement Pension25%Appropriate Order Book or current Bank Statements indicating payments or Letter of Entitlement
No charge for card
EIn receipt of Carer's Allowance or Carer's Council Tax disregard discount25%Appropriate Order Book from DWP, current Bank Statements indicating payments from DWP or Letter of Entitlement.
Council Tax notice showing applicable discount.
No charge for card
FIn receipt of:
Income Support
Housing Benefit
Council Tax rebate (excluding Single Person Discount)
Employment and Support Allowance
Universal Credit
State Pension Credit
Job Seekers Allowance
50%Appropriate Order Book from DWP,
current Bank Statement indicating payment from DWP or Letter of Entitlement.
Determination Letter detailing period of eligibility
Current Council Tax bill illustrating rebate eligibility.
No charge for card
GIn receipt of:
Severe Disablement Allowance.
War Disablement Pension.
Disability Living Allowance
Person Independence Payment
Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit
Blue Badge holder
50%Award Letter or current Bank Statement indicating payments from DWP.
Appropriate documentation from Service Personnel and/or Veterans Agency
Valid Blue Badge (with picture).
No charge for card
HChildren of Access to Leisurecard holders who are aged 18 or under, in full time education and whose parent receives income related benefits50%Evidence of parent having Category F Access to Leisurecard
No charge for card

Terms and Conditions

    1. Only one application allowed per person and non-transferable.
    2. Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation including proof of address.
    3. Children under the age of eight will not be admitted to the swimming pool unless accompanied by a responsible adult.4. Lost cards must be immediately notified to the issuing location. Replacement cards will be issued at a cost of £5.00.
    5. Participants must adhere to the terms and conditions of use at Sport, Leisure and Golf facilities.
    6. Misuse of the Access to Leisure card scheme may result in the card being deactivated.
    7. The Access to Leisure card is valid for a period of 12 months from date of issue. Subsequent renewals of the card must require the resubmission of supporting documentation.

For more information please visit South Ayrshire Council Website