Penwortham Leisure Centre
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Female in Swimming Pool
Female Workout Class Group

Guarantee your place in your favourite activity up to 8 days ahead by becoming a booking member. Registration is simple and completely free!


South Ribble Leisure Card

South Ribble Borough Council introduced the Leisure Card to help improve residents participation in leisure activities who are on a low income, receipt of benefits or in other specific categories.  Residents of South Ribble who purchase a Leisure Card are entitled to discounts on a wide range of leisure facilities at South Ribble Leisure Centres, on production of the card.

The Leisure Card can be purchased at Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, Leyland Leisure Centre, Penwortham Leisure Centre and South Ribble Tennis & Fitness Centre.

The card is valid for up to three years from the date of issue. 

Who can join?

A Leisure Card is available to any resident of the Borough of South Ribble aged 14 years plus
and who falls into one of the following categories:


Documents Required

A) Unemployed

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Jobcentre Plus
Notification Letter Certificate of Benefit

B) Student in Full Time Education
(i.e. at least 15 hours and not in any paid employment)

Student Certificate (available from the college or university)
Time Education Letter from the principal
Letter from the Headteacher (6th Form)

C) Disabled
Residents under 16 years old are eligible within this category

DWP Order Book - Severe Disablement Allowance
Incapacity Benefit - Industrial Injuries
Attendance Allowance - Working Tax Credit
Attendance Allowance - (Disabled Worker Element)

D) Carers

Note: If you are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Severe Disablement
Allowance, then you are entitled to have someone to accompany you to your
leisure and recreation activity. There will be no charge for carers except if the
carer is using the fitness suite equipment then the Leisure Card charge
will apply. This concession has an annual cost of £2.00.

E) Aged 60 Years
and not in full time employment

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The Pensions Service State Pension Order Book
Pension Card Bus Pass
Bank Statement showing:
DWP state pension credit, or
Works retirement pension
Birth certificate plus letter confirming retirement

F) On a low Income

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Order book Income Support
Working Tax Credit NB NOT Children’s Tax Credit

G) In receipt of Housing Benefit

Entitlement Letter from South Ribble Borough Council

H) 14-19 Years Old

Birth certificate


  • Each individual applying for a Leisure Card shall be expected to enclose one of these documents in the appropriate category when enrolling.
  • Once issued, the Leisure Card entitles the holder’s children under the age of 16 to the same concessions when accompanied by the passport holder. The children to be named on the Leisure Card.
  • Leisure Card must be produced for each visit to the Centre.

How much does the Leisure Card cost?

Categories A, B, D, F, G and H

The Leisure Card costs £2.00 for a period of twelve months.

Categories C and E

  • The Leisure Card costs £5.00 for a period of three years.
    Lost or replacement cards cost £2.00 each.
  • The activity charge is available on request at the centres.
    Can I borrow equipment?
  • All equipment necessary can be borrowed from the Leisure facilities, free of charge.

What times are available?

The Leisure Card can be used Monday - Friday from early morning opening until 5.00pm at Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, Leyland Leisure Centre, Penwortham Leisure Centre and South Ribble Tennis and Fitness Centre and all day at weekends. Where applicable, the Leisure Card can
be used during ALL Public Swimming sessions.

*Disabled category users can use the facilities at any time when open to the public.

Whilst the Leisure Card gives you access to the listed activities at the indicated times available, it will
not allow admission to centre courses, organised activities or special events. 

The information is liable to immediate alterations at the discretion of Serco Leisure Operating Limited and South Ribble Community Leisure Limited

Where do I Enrol?

You must apply in person at:

Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Leyland Leisure Centre
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:00 Noon

South Ribble Tennis & Fitness Centre
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Penwortham Leisure Centre
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Remember to bring...

  • Completed Application Form
  • Proof of eligibility (see table opposite)
  • Document with home address (e.g. Driving Licence) or photocopy if postal application.
    (A personal letter will not suffice).
  • £2.00 or £5.00 (Cheques payable to Serco Leisure Operating Limited).

OR apply by post to individual centres

Postal applications will be dealt with as appropriate at the Centre. 

Squash and Badminton Activities

If the card holder is playing Squash/Badminton with a non card holder, the person not on the scheme will be responsible for the payment of the fill hire charge of the court.