Activate leisure card

Get fit and healthy, stay active and save money with an Activate Leisure Card

Activate is a leisure card for those on benefits that provides a discounted rate of approximately 20% on a wide range of exciting activities and sports provided by Sport and Active Lifestyles.

Who can apply for an Activate Leisure Card?

You can apply for an Activate Card for £2 if you:

  • Receive any of these benefits – confirmation letter needed:
    • Income Support
    • Disability Living Allowance
    • Job Seeker's Allowance
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Housing Benefit
    • Severe Disablement Allowance
    • Council Tax Main Rebate
    • Mobility Allowance
    • Invalid Care Allowance
    • Attendance Allowance
  • Student (16+) Student Identification Card
  • Registered Blind Registraton Card or Bus Pass
  • Registered Deaf Registration Card or confirmation letter

Activate cards last for 12 months from date of issue and can be used straight away. They can be renewed for £2 at any Sports and Active Lifestyles facility. There is a £2 replacement fee for lost cards.

How to apply

Activate cards are available from any Sports and Active Lifestyles facility. All you need to do is:

  • Complete an application form from any Sports and Active Lifestyles facility
  • Provide proof of eligibility at sign up - all proof must be in date
  • Hand in the application form to a reception at one of our facilities

What Activities can an Activate Card be used for?

  • Swimming
  • Gym
  • Fitness classes
  • Badminton or Table tennis
  • Track running
  • Sauna and stream
  • Golf

Not all of these activities are available at all facilities, please check your chosen facility for details

  • Pugney's - private launch
  • Day buoyancy aid
  • Day canoe, kayak, single dinghy or windsurfer
  • Pedalo
  • Day hire wetsuit (not including bank holidays)

Please note: Management reserve the right to alter offers at any time.


If you are a carer looking after an Activate member who needs assistance when attending one of our Sport and Active Lifestyles facilities, you are entitled to free access in the same activity to provide that support.

Activate in Barnsley and Doncaster

An Activate Card can also be used to receive discounts at these leisure centres in Barnsley and Doncaster:

  • Adwich Leisure Centre
  • Armthorpe Sports Centre
  • Askern and Campsall Sports Centre
  • Athersley Leisure Centre
  • Barnsley Leisure Centre
  • Crookhill Park Golf Course
  • Dearne Valley Leisure Centre
  • Dearnside Leisure Centre 
  • Doncaster Leisure Centre
  • Dorothy Hyman Leisure Centre 
  • Edlington Sports Centre
  • Elmfield Park and Cantley Park (Summer time only)
  • Hatfield Water Park (Summer time only)
  • Hillies Pavilion Golf Course, Wombwell 
  • Hoyland Leisure Centre 
  • Penistone Leisure Centre 
  • Rossington Sports Centre
  • Roystone Leisure Centre 
  • St James Pool & Health Club (including Turkish baths)
  • Thorne Sports Centre
  • Wombwell Swimming Pool

Contact us

Sport and Active Lifestyles

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 307820