Sport and leisure

Barnsley Leisure Card allows eligible groups of Barnsley residents to get money off sport and leisure activities in Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster and Wakefield.

Who is eligible for a Barnsley leisure card?

Categories Proof needed
Receiving JSA, incapacity benefit, ESA, PIP, income support, working tax credit, housing or council tax benefit, or carers allowance Benefit notification letter*, housing/council tax notification*, NHS tax credit exemption certificate* or bank statement**
An unemployed adult dependant of the above. Benefit notification letter* showing an increase in benefit for a dependant
A dependant junior of the above (aged 3-15)

Proof of parent or guardians eligibility*

Blue Badge

A disabled adult or junior
(A carer can be included on the card and will be admitted free if the disabled cardholder needs assistance.)
Proof of disability benefit*
Aged 16-17 years or 60+ years Document showing proof of age
A full time student aged 18+ Letter from college, student travel pass, student financial notification
On a training scheme (non-waged) Letter from training agent or tutor
Asylum seeker Application Registration Card (ARC)/Standard Acknowledgement Letter (SAL)
Special groups:
looked after children, care leavers, foster carers and their own children, young carers, youth offending team clients, youth offending team parents or guardians, drug action team clients
Letter from the supporting agency

* Dated within the last 12 months
** Dated within the last 6 months

Apply for a Barnsley leisure card

Fill in our online application form or visit one of the following centres, where you'll be able to fill in a form:

  • Barnsley libraries (card payments only)
  • Metrodome Leisure Complex
  • Dearneside Leisure Centre
  • Hoyland Leisure Centre
  • Royston Leisure Centre
  • Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre
  • Hillies Pavilion Golf Course

Whether you apply online or in person, you'll need to take the following along to one of the centres:

  • evidence of eligibility
  • a recent passport sized photograph which is a good likeness

The cost of a new or replacement card is £2. The card will last for one year from the date you receive it.

Where you can use a Barnsley leisure card

Juniors with a Barnsley Leisure Card can obtain discounts at all Barnsley Premier Leisure facilities for swimming, MAXx membership and tenpin bowling.

Adults with a Barnsley Leisure Card can obtain discounts at the venues below:

Venue Adult discount details
All Barnsley Premier Leisure facilities Discounted activities include: swimming, fitness classes, gym, Fitness Flex membership, aquacise, tenpin bowling, badminton, squash, athletics
5ives Barnsley, Kendray playing fields

50% discount on pitch bookings (block booking of 10 weeks on same day/time)

10% off kids' football party (maximum 2 per year)

£25 bar voucher when booking a function for 20 people or more

Barnsley golf course, Staincross  
Images Hair & Beauty Salon, Barnsley College 10% discount on hair and beauty services
Contact (01226) 216273
Parkway Cinema cinema tickets at student prices (some exclusions)
Pelican Driving School £1 off driving, pass plus, advanced driving lessons and motorway tuition 
Stocksbridge P.S. Football Club reduced admission to the Evo-Stick League games 
Civic Theatre concessionary admission (where applicable)
The Electric Theatre 25% discount on in-house performance events (voucher code PASS2) - exclusions may apply
All Barnsley museums 10% discount in Barnsley museum shops (not to be used in conjunction with other discounts or on artists' work or events)
RSPB Old Moor, Dearne Valley free entry into the reserve