Access to Leisure card

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.

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 two passport size photographs.

Qualifying criteria 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.

Category Description Discount Supporting Documentation
A Adult Resident of South Ayrshire 15% Proof of address.
£10 charge for card.
B Employee of South Ayrshire Council 15% Valid Council staff badge.
No charge for card.
C Student aged 18+ 25% Student Grant/loan letter or award notice from student agency for Scotland (SAAS). No charge for card.
D in receipt of:
State retirement pension
25% Appropriate order book or current bank statements indicating payments or a Letter of Entitlement.  No charge for card.
E in receipt of:
Carer’s allowance or carer’s council tax disregard discount.
25% Appropriate order book from DWP or current bank statements indicating payments from DWP or a letter of entitlement. Council tax notice showing applicable discount.  No charge for card.
F in receipt of:
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax rebate (Except Single persons Rebate)
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • State Pension Credit
  • Job Seekers Allowance
50% Appropriate order book from DWP, current bank statements indicating payments from DWP or letter of entitlement. Determination letter detailing period of eligibility. Current council tax bill illustrating rebate eligibility. No charge for card.
G in receipt of:
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • War Disablement Pension
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit
  • Blue Badge holder
50% Appropriate order book from DWP, current bank statements indicating payments from DWP or letter of entitlement. Determination letter detailing period of eligibility. Current council tax bill illustrating rebate eligibility. No charge for card.
H Any person resident in South Ayrshire aged 18 or under in full time education and whose parent/guardian receives income related benefit. 50% Evidence of parent having category F access to leisure card.
Evidence of residency required for all categories. No charge for card.

Terms and conditions

  1. Only one application allowed per person and non-transferrable.
  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.

Joining locations

Opening hours vary at each location - please telephone for availability.

Location Telephone
Citadel Leisure Centre, South Beach Road, Ayr KA7 1UB 01292 269793
Prestwick Pool, St. Ninian's Park, Prestwick KA9 1NW 01292 474015
Troon Pool, Barassie Street, Troon KA10 6LU 01292 311758
Maybole Pool, Memorial Park, Maybole KA19 7DX 01655 882568
Ayr Town Hall, New Bridge Street, Ayr KA7 1JX 01292 617638
Girvan Golf Course, Golf Course Road, Girvan 01292 616255
Belleisle & Seafield Golf Courses, Belleisle Park, Doonfoot Road, Ayr 01292 616255
Dalmilling Golf Course, Westwood Avenue, Ayr 01292 616255
Troon Golf Courses, Harling Drive, Troon 01292 616255
The Wallace Tower, 172-176 High Street, Ayr KA7 1PZ 0300 123 0900
Prestwick customer service centre, 4-6 The Cross, Prestwick KA9 1AJ 0300 123 0900
Troon customer service centre, Municipal Buildings, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF 0300 123 0900
Girvan customer service centre, 17-19 Knockcushan Street, Girvan, KA26 9AG 0300 123 0900
Maybole customer service centre, 64 High Street, Maybole KA19 7BZ 0300 123 0900
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8ED 01292 286385