Sports and activity charges - pay monthly – 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.

By paying a monthly fee, which can be through direct debit or by paying as you go, you will also get faster admittance to our facilities. We will give you a National Entitlement Card which will be programmed with details of your monthly membership and you’ll then be able to ‘swipe’ this at any participating facility and get free access.

Our pay monthly members can also make online bookings of participating council facilities.

For further information on our memberships, contact Active Aberdeenshire

Concession eligibility

To be eligible for our 60 percent concession, you will need to show proof of receipt of benefits, for example in an award letter, when using our facilities.

From 1 April 2017, we are no longer offering concessionary rates for the following groups of people, who will now pay separate prices:

  • 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

Separate discounts are available for young people and students aged 25 years and under who are in full-time education.

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 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 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 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) 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction
Severe Disability Allowance 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction
Industrial Injuries Disability Allowance 60% off our standard prices for the recipient only Official letter/form and evidence of council tax reduction

Direct Debit options

An Active Aberdeenshire membership gives you free access to swimming, fitness rooms, exercise classes, using our sports halls and badminton courts, playing games like squash and most children’s activities.

It does not cover children’s swimming lessons, privately-run exercise classes or children’s activities or the Huntly Nordic Ski Centre or Alford Dry Ski slope.

Our joint memberships are available to any two people living together in the same household, such as flatmates, siblings and couples.

Membership Before 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2019 From 1 April 2020
Active Aberdeenshire membership (adult) £12.05 £12.40 £12.40 £12.40 £12.40
Active Aberdeenshire membership (junior) £6.00 £7.20 £9.00 £10.80 £12.40
Active Aberdeenshire membership (joint) £18.20 £18.80 £18.80 £18.80 £18.80
Active Aberdeenshire membership (family - two adults and any number of children) £21.00 £23.20 £23.20 £23.20 £23.20

New Active Swim and Active Gym memberships

From 1 April 2017, we introduced two new memberships to save our customers money if they only use our swimming pools or only use our ‘dry’ facilities.

Our new Active Swim membership gives members unlimited access to ‘wet’ activities in any of our centres, including swim sessions, visits to our steam rooms or saunas and aquafit classes.

An Active Swim membership does not cover junior swimming lessons.

Our new Active Gym membership gives members unlimited access to any ‘dry’ activities (including fitness room usage and exercise classes) in any of our facilities.

Membership Before 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2019 From 1 April 2020
Active Swim membership (adult or junior) not applicable £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
Active Gym membership (adult or junior) not applicable £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
Active Swim membership (joint) not applicable  £16.00 £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
Active Gym membership (joint) not applicable £16.00 £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Pay As You Go monthly option

You might prefer not to pay by direct debit for your Active Aberdeenshire membership so we also offer a monthly pay as you go option.

These cover you for the same activities as our Active Aberdeenshire memberships paid for by direct debit.

Membership Before 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2019 From 1 April 2020
Active Aberdeenshire membership (adult) £14.25 £14.80 £14.80 £14.80 £14.80
Active Aberdeenshire membership (junior) £7.10 £8.52 £10.65 £12.75 £14.80
Active Aberdeenshire membership (joint) £21.80 £22.40 £22.40 £22.40 £22.40
Active Aberdeenshire membership (family - two adults and any number of children) £24.90 £26.40 £26.40 £26.40 £26.40

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