Apply for Access to Leisure

The Access to Leisure scheme is available if you live in Aberdeen City and meet one of the conditions outlined below. It makes sport, leisure and childcare accessible to everyone. 

Who can apply for Access to Leisure

You can get Access to Leisure membership for 3 months if you receive:

  • Contribution based Job Seeker Allowance
  • Income based Job Seeker Allowance

You can get Access to Leisure membership for 6 months if you receive:

  • Short term Incapacity Benefit

You can get Access to Leisure membership for 1 year if you receive:

  • Asylum Seeker *
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Carers Allowance *
  • Council Tax Benefits *
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guardians Allowance *
  • Housing Benefit *
  • Long Term Incapacity Benefit *
  • Income Support *
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance *
  • Universal Credit *
  • Widowed Parents Allowance *
  • Working Tax Credit *

* If you receive any of any of these benefits you may be entitled to Family Membership which means that your spouse/partner and/or children can also get Access to Leisure membership.

You must provide documents to show that you are currently entitled to benefits and allowances, for example a current or recent award letter. 

You can get lifetime Access to Leisure membership if you are 60 years of age or over. 

Apply for Access to Leisure

You can apply for Access to Leisure online: 

You will need to set up an online account with us so that you can track your application. If you need support completing an application using our online form, you can visit your local library where staff will be able to help you.

How can I use Access to Leisure ?

You can use Access to Leisure with: 

  • Sport Aberdeen for free swimming and up to 50% discount on most sporting and leisure activities including golf. 
  • Aberdeen Sports Village for concessionary rates on all activities and memberships. 

Access to Leisure also gives you half price child care, including creche facilities, playgroups, after-school and holiday clubs organised by Aberdeen City Council. Visit the Family Information Service page to find out what facilities are available for your child and in your area.


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