Sports and activity charges - benefit-related concessions

These prices apply to people in receipt of certain benefits:  

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, including council tax reduction, you might be eligible for a 60 percent discount off our standard prices, regardless of your age.

If you are not in receipt of any of the below benefits but are 18 years old or under or are a student aged 25 and under, in full-time education, you will be eligible for our junior or student rates.

Instead of paying per visit, it could be better value for you to take out one of our monthly memberships.

Concession eligibility

From 1 April 2017, we are no longer offering concessionary rates for:

  • Young Scot Card holders
  • Those on widows’ pensions or widowed mother’s allowance
  • Users aged 60 or over who are not in receipt of one of the benefits listed below

If you are on any of the benefits below, you will be eligible for 60 percent off our standard prices.

Concession category Concession rate Evidence required on application
Carer (only when taking their cared-for person into a swimming pool) Free access when the carer is swimming with the person they assist The person being assisted must be eligible for a concession
Carer (must be in receipt of Carers Allowance) 60% off our standard prices Official letter/form
People in receipt of housing benefit 60% off our standard prices Official letter/form
Universal Credit (and council tax reduction) 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction
Income Support 60% off our standard prices Official letter/form
Working Tax Credit (and council tax reduction) 60% off our standard prices Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction
Employment and Support Allowance (previously Incapacity Benefit/Invalidity Allowance) 60% off our standard prices Official letter/form
Child Tax Credit (and council tax reduction) 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction
Job Seekers income-based benefit 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only  
Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit only 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form
Disability Living Allowance (PIP) (and council tax reduction) 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction
Severe Disability Allowance (and council tax reduction) 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction
Industrial Injuries Disability Allowance (and council tax reduction) 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction

Individually priced activities

Activity Before 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2017  From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2019  From 1 April 2020
Adult swim £1.90 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00
Junior swim (age 6 to age 18) £0.95 £1.10 £1.40 £1.70 £2.00
Junior swim (age 0 to age 5 inclusive) free free to be confirmed to be confirmed to be confirmed
Adult swimming lesson £3.00 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20
Family swim (up to two adults and any number of children) £4.25 £5.10 £5.40 £5.40 £5.40
Small family swim (one adult and any number of children) £2.65 £3.15 £3.95 £4.75 £5.40
Parent and child water confidence session £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20
Sauna or steam and swim £2.70 £2.60 £2.60 £2.60 £2.60
Sauna or steam only £1.60 £1.80 £1.80 £1.80 £1.80
Shower only £0.85 £1.00 £1.00 £1.00 £1.00
Fitness room use £2.55 £2.40 £2.40 £2.40 £2.40
Fitness induction - includes free gym entry on another day (free with Active Aberdeenshire membership)   £6.00 £6.40 £6.40 £6.40 £6.40
Exercise class, aquafit, aerobics £2.55 £2.40 £2.40 £2.40 £2.40
Fitness room use and swim £3.15 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20
Exercise class and swim £3.15 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20
Climbing wall (per person) £2.10 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20
Climbing wall lessons £2.90 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20 £3.20
Instructor for tuition of groups of up to six (participants also pay individual entry fees) £8.75 to be confirmed to be confirmed to be confirmed to be confirmed
Active Aberdeenshire day rate £3.90 £3.40 £3.40 £3.40 £3.40

Court, pitch and track hire

Facilities can be leased out of normal opening hours at the full commercial rate (double the standard hire rate).

All facilities listed below are available at a 60 percent concession rate, subject to 75 percent of those using the facilities meeting the eligibility criteria listed above.

Facility Before 1 April 2017   From 1 April 2017  From 1 April 2018  From 1 April 2019  From 1 April 2020
Badminton court (per hour) £4.35 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00
Badminton court (junior concession) £2.15 £2.55 £3.20 £3.85 £4.00
Squash court (per hour) £3.35 £3.60 £3.60 £3.60 £3.60
Squash court (junior concession) £1.65 £1.95 £2.45 £2.95 £3.60
Full-size all-weather pitch without floodlights (per hour) £17.40 £18.00 £18.00 £18.00 £18.00
Full-size all-weather pitch (junior concession) £8.70 £10.40 £13.05 £15.65 £18.00
One third of a full-size, all-weather pitch without floodlights (per hour) not applicable £6.00 £6.00 £6.00 £6.00
One half of a full-size, all-weather pitch without floodlights (per hour) £13.05 £9.00 £9.00 £9.00 £9.00
One-half of a full-size, all-weather pitch (junior concession) £6.50 £7.80 £9.00 £9.00 £9.00
Tennis court without floodlights (per hour) £4.35 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00
Tennis court (junior concession) £2.15 £2.55 £3.20 £3.85 £4.00
All-weather track and in-field facilities not applicable £18.00 £18.00 £18.00 £18.00
All-weather track (just use of track) not applicable £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
Floodlights (for full size pitches or all-weather track) £4.50 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00 £4.00
Floodlights (junior concession) £2.25 £2.70 £3.35 £4.00 £4.00
Small floodlights (for multi-use games area or tennis courts) £2.25 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00
Small floodlights (junior concession) £1.10 £1.30 £1.65 £1.95 £2.00

Swimming pool hire

Individuals and groups, the members of which are in receipt of a benefit listed above, receive a 60 percent discount off our standard pool hire fees. Lane hire for 20m pools is 80 percent of the costs below.

Product Before 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2017  From 1 April 2018  From 1 April 2019  From 1 April 2020
Early morning swimming training (per lane)  £5.85 £5.25 £5.25 £5.25  £5.25 
One-off swimming pool lane hire (Mon-Fri) (per hour) £14.15   £7.20  £7.20  £7.20  £7.20 
One-off swimming pool lane hire (Sat/Sun) (per hour) £16.40  £8.40  £8.40  £8.40   £8.40  
Hire of small pools and trainer pools (Mon-Fri)   £11.30  £11.30   £11.30   £11.30  
Hire of small pools and trainer pools (Sat/Sun)   £13.10 £13.10 £13.10 £13.10

Miscellaneous prices

Activity Before 1 April 2017   From 1 April 2017  From 1 April 2018  From 1 April 2019  From 1 April 2020
Badminton drop-in session (adult)  £1.45 £1.60 £1.60 £1.60 £1.60
Badminton drop-in session (junior concession) £0.70 £0.80 £1.05 £1.25 £1.60
Canoe drop-in - adult (per hour) £1.85 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £2.00
Canoe drop-in session (junior concession) (per hour) £0.90 £1.05 £1.35 £1.60 £2.00
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification £114.00 £100.00 £100.00 £100.00 £100.00
Bowling - adult (per session) £2.50 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20 £2.20
Bowling (junior concession) £1.25 £1.50 £1.85 £2.20 £2.20
Bowling - adult (annual) £35.50 £31.20 £31.20 £31.20 £31.20
Bowling (annual) (junior concession) £17.75 £21.30 £26.60 £31.20 £31.20

Room and grass pitch hire

These prices will be charged for any hire of our facilities by individuals or groups, whose members are in receipt of a benefit listed above. All prices below include VAT.

Product Before 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2017  From 1 April 2018  From 1 April 2019  From 1 April 2020
Category A – Meeting rooms and classrooms  £3.25  £3.00  £3.00  £3.00  £3.00
Category B – Small halls (up to 145 square metres)   £4.35  £4.00  £4.00  £4.00   £4.00  
Category C – Medium halls (146-290 square metres) and pavilion hire   £8.70  £8.00  £8.00  £8.00   £8.00  
Category D – Large halls (291-435 square metres) and grass pitches £13.05  £12.00  £12.00  £12.00  £12.00
Category E – Very large halls £17.40 £16.00 £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Room and grass pitch hire (community commercial prices)

These prices will be charged for any hire of our facilities by community providers of activities for those in receipt of the benefits listed above. All prices below include VAT.

Product Before 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2017  From 1 April 2018  From 1 April 2019  From 1 April 2020
Category A – Meeting rooms and classrooms  £6.50  £6.00  £6.00  £6.00  £6.00 
Category B – Small halls (up to 145 square metres)   £8.70  £8.00  £8.00   £8.00  £8.00   
Category C – Medium halls (146-290 square metres) and pavilion hire   £17.40  £16.00  £16.00  £16.00  £16.00
Category D – Large halls (291-435 square metres) and grass pitches £26.10  £24.00  £24.00  £24.00  £24.00 
Category E – Very large halls £34.80 £32.00 £32.00 £32.00 £32.00

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