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Get Active Leisure Discount Scheme

Leisure PhotoIf you live within the Southampton City Council area and are currently receiving certain benefits, you can make some great savings off the cost of activities at the leisure venues given below.

The Get Active subscription* will give you a discounted rate on a range of non instructed activities at off peak times. Please see below for more information or contact the Leisure Venues.

Allotments - The Get Active subscription* will also give you a 50% discount from your rental on your allotment plot if you are not already receiving a discount. All you need to do is subscribe to ‘Get Active’ when you apply for your Smartcities card.

How to Apply for a Smartcities Card

Applications for Smartcities cards can be made in Gateway at One Guildhall Square, a Southampton library or a local housing office. Please complete an application form which can be printed from below or is available from these venues.

A proof of personal identification containing your date of birth, a proof of address and a good quality colour passport photograph will be required (Gateway can take your photograph for the card, but this is not a guaranteed service). For the Get Active subscription evidence of being in receipt of one of the following benefits will be required:

• Housing benefits
• Income support/guarantee pension credit
• Council tax main benefit
• Job seekers income based
• Incapacity benefit/ESA*
• Severe disablement allowance*
• Disability living allowance/attendance*

An unwaged spouse, partner or unwaged children under 18 also qualify if the main applicant is in receipt of one of the top four benefits. *These benefits are for individual claimants only. Therefore partners/children may not be eligible for this scheme.

*Terms and Conditions apply.

Get Active Leisure Centres and Activities

Get Active can be used for non instructed sessions at off peak times. For activities available please see the table below.

Cost ActivitiesVenueWhen can activities be accessed
£2.50 per person9 Holes of Golf Southampton City Golf CourseOff Peak
£1 per personCrazy GolfOutdoor Sports CentreOff Peak
£1 per personAthletics trackOutdoor Sports CentreOff Peak subject to availability
£1 per personSynthetic football/hockey pitchOutdoor Sports CentreOff Peak subject to availability
£2 per person (per hour)Tennis court hireOutdoor Sports CentreOff Peak
£2 per personBowls rink HireOutdoor Sports CentreOff Peak
£2 per personGroup fitnessQuays Swimming Diving complexOff Peak, without access to booking in advance
£2 per personBadmintonBitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure CentresOff Peak
£2 per personTable tennisBitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure CentresOff Peak
£2 per personSwimmingBitterne Leisure Centre & the Quays Swimming Diving ComplexOff Peak
£2 per personNew Age Kurling Chamberlayne Leisure CentreOff Peak
£2 per personFitness suiteThe Quays, Bitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure CentresOff Peak
£2 per personGroup fitness (excluding G-cycle)Bitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure CentresOff Peak
£2 per personCrècheBitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure CentresOff Peak
£2 per personWeekend use of facilitiesBitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure Centres & the Quays Swimming Diving ComplexPeak
£2 per personDiscovery & explore sessionsBitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure CentresOff Peak
-Paddleability (for 8-25 year olds with disability)WoodmillPlease contact the Woodmill centre for further details
-Sailability (for 8-25 year olds with disability)Southampton Water Activity CentrePlease contact SWAC for further details

Downloadable documents

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PDF document Smartcities application form 679 KB 2secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Get Active renewal form 250 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
Link to download Adobe Acrobat if required

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