Passport to leisure

Helping everyone take part in sports activities in South Somerset.

What is the Passport to Leisure Scheme?

Passport to Leisure 2010

Our Passport to Leisure scheme allows residents who are on low incomes to obtain discounts on the cost of certain leisure and cultural activities.

One of the ways in which we aim to improve the quality of life of our citizens is by ensuring that as many people as possible are able to access leisure and cultural facilities within the district.

Our Passport to Leisure card will help to remove the price barriers that sometimes stop our residents from choosing an active and healthy lifestyle


Am I eligible?

To get your hands on a Passport to Leisure card, you must live in South Somerset and either be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance,
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Disablement Allowance
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Savings Credit
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Widow's Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
Or if you are:

• A non-earning dependant of any of the above (providing they have a valid Passport to Leisure).
• A student aged 16 to 18 in full or part time education.
• A referral from the ProActive scheme who is on one of the above benefits or at the discretion of the leisure centre once you have completed your course.
• A referral from the B Active Scheme once you have completed the programme.
• A referral from Social Services or other professional e.g. Connexions (due to temporary disability/health/social needs or other illness).
• Training for work (Apprenticeship Learning, Entry2Employment, Programme Led Pathways, New Deal, Pathways to Education Training and Employment Project).
• A group/organisation providing support to people with special health/social needs.

Please note that if you are aged 60 or over, you no longer need a Passport to Leisure card to receive discounts at participating facilities and activities participating in the scheme - just show evidence of your age to continue to receive a discount.

If you are aged 60 or over and in receipt of either Pension Guarantee Credit or Pension Savings Credit, you are eligible for a Passport to Leisure card which may entitle you to receive a higher level of discount in some of the facilities.

Where can I use my Passport to Leisure card?

You can receive discounts for many activities at the following venues:

  • Crewkerne Aquacentre
  • Goldenstones Leisure Centre
  • Octagon Theatre
  • South Somerset District Council Holiday Activity programme 
  • St Michael's Hall, Yeovil (badminton, trampolining)
  • Wincanton Sports Centre 
  • Yeovil Recreation Centre (tennis, athletics, golf)

For full details on which activities offer Passport to Leisure discounts and the level of discount offered, please contact each facility direct. Charges and criteria will be determined by the facility management or activity co-ordinator, who reserve the right to change conditions or withdraw the scheme without prior notice.

Download and print the Passport to Leisure Application Form

If you have any queries send us an email