Access to Leisure and Learning

1. Overview

Access to Leisure and Learning is Poole's discount scheme that allows disabled people, people on low incomes and those in full-time education (aged 16 years and over) to take part in leisure and sports activities at reduced rates.

Where you can use your card

You can use your discount card at the following organisations.

Partners in the scheme offer discounts of between 10% to 75%.

Please contact the individual venues for full discount details.

Leisure centres:

  • Everyone Active Leisure Centre - Ashdown
  • Everyone Active Leisure Centre - Rossmore
  • Everyone Active Leisure Centre - Poole
  • The Junction Sport and Leisure Centre, Broadstone

Sports and Leisure Clubs:

  • Academy of Shaolin Kung Fu
  • Bournemouth University, Sport and Recreation Team (School holiday activities)
  • Bowls at Alexandra Park, Branksome Park, Broadstone Wessex Bowling Club and Poole Park
  • Branksome Chine Surf Life Saving Club
  • Branksome Heath Table Tennis Club
  • Broadstone Cricket Club
  • Broadstone Football Club
  • Dexters Youth Football Club
  • Dorset Storm Basketball Club
  • East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
  • Grasshoppers Netball
  • Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education Centre
  • Land and Wave @ Sandbanks
  • Longfleet Youth Football Club 
  • Lytchett Minster Rugby Football Club 
  • Men's Sheds, Poole
  • Poole Athletic Club
  • Poole Cycle Speedway
  • Poole Harbour Canoe Club
  • Poole Judo Centre
  • Poole Martial Arts & Fitness Centre
  • Poole Netball Club
  • Poole Panthers Volleyball Club
  • Poole Park tennis, putting green and crazy golf
  • Poole Runners
  • Poole Sailability
  • Poole Swimming Club
  • Poole Town Cricket Club 
  • Poole Town Football Club
  • Poole Town Youth Football Club
  • Rockley watersports at Poole Park Lake       
  • Sandbanks Crazy Golf  
  • Smile Connect
  • Stagecoach Theatre Arts Poole
  • Tennis for All
  • The Project Climbing Centre
  • Wessex Taekwondo Association

Other services and organisations:

  • Lighthouse - Poole's Centre for the Arts
  • Skills & Learning Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole
  • beach hut hire (April, June and September)
  • allotment hire
  • fishing permits at Hatchpond Nature Reserve and Alder Hills
  • The Ark Ice Skating , Poole Park
  • Bearwood Community Centre and Social Club
  • green bin collections
  • Coping with CHAOS (school holiday activities)
  • Short Breaks for disabled children (holiday activities)
  • Brendan Care (offering discounts on their access fund)
  • Bournemouth and Poole Multiple Sclerosis Society – pilates classes

Please make sure you check out the organisation or coach by asking the following:

  • what are your qualifications?
  • what level of public liability do you/does your club have?
  • what first aid qualification/cover is there?
  • are coaches/volunteers DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service – formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) (if they are working with under 18's or vulnerable adults)
  • is the club accredited by its national governing body?
Page last updated: 20 February 2018
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