The Best Discounts for Over 60s in Berkshire

The Best Discounts for Over 60s in Berkshire

There are all sorts of great discounts to take advantage of for the over 60s in Berkshire. From travel to gym membership and eating out, businesses across the county offer cheaper rates to older residents. We’ve compiled the following guide to discounts you might be interested in, as well as how to go about accessing them.

For more information regarding money in later life, you may be interested in our organising the finances podcast with expert, Jason Butler.

To plan a day out with the family, why not take a look at our guides to accessible days out in Berkshire and cultural delights in Berkshire?

Travel Discounts for Over 60s in Berkshire

1/3 off rail travel with National Rail

A senior railcard is available for over 60s and can purchased online with National Rail. This railcard entitles the holder to 1/3 off of all rail fares. The railcard costs £70 for three years of £30 for one year.

National Rail has several partners, including Haven Holidays and Virgin Wines, where a senior railcard will also entitle you to discounts.

To plan a journey in Berkshire, or across the UK, National Rail’s journey planner is a useful tool.

1/3 off coach travel with National Express

Coachcards for the over 60s are available with National Express. Senior Coachcards guarantee the holder 1/3 off of standard and flexible ticket fares, even at peak times. The card costs £12.50, plus £2.50 for postage and packaging.

A disabled coachcard is also available with National Express for the same price and savings. National Express coaches are accessible, but please contact them in advance of your journey to fully discuss assistance needs.

 

Free bus travel with older person's bus pass

elderly bus travel Berkshire Elderly people across the UK are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses. Anyone who has reached state pension age can order the free pass.

In Berkshire, you can apply for the older person’s bus pass through your local council:

You will need proof of identity, proof of address and your national insurance number when applying.

Traveline is a useful resource to plan local bus journeys in Berkshire.

For those who struggle to use public transport, please see our guide to alternative and accessible community transport schemes in Berkshire.

Health and Leisure Discounts for Over 60s in Berkshire

25% off National Trust membership

The National Trust offers a 25% discount on their membership for people aged 60 and over, as long as they have held a National Trust membership for the previous three years. Having a membership will enable the holder to access most National Trust properties and estates for free. Find out about some of the cultural activities for the elderly in Berkshire guide for more information. Ring the National Trust on 0344 800 1895 to get this concession.

Oaktree Garden Centre 60+ Card

60+ gardening discount berkshire

The free 60+ card entitles the holder to 10% off all purchases made on a Wednesday at Oaktree Garden Centre in Bracknell.

You can sign up for the card online or in store. Proof of age and a signature is required.

Better Gym All Inclusive Senior Membership

In Berkshire, Better run the Rivermead Leisure Complex and Gym in Reading. The centre offers an all inclusive membership for over 60s. This membership costs £25 a month and allows access to the gym, swimming pool and fitness classes. A free personalised fitness induction and tailored exercise programme is included in the membership. You can sign up to a membership at Rivermead online or at the centre.

Food and Entertainment Discounts for Over 60s in Berkshire

Silver Screenings in Berkshire

Odeon
Silver cinema Berkshire

Odeon runs Silver Cinema screenings for guests aged over 60, showing current releases timeless classics. Tickets are from £3.50 and includes tea, coffee and biscuits, served before the showing. In Berkshire, there are two Odeon cinemas, please find the websites below to book:

Bracknell

  • Address: The Point, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, RG12 1EN
  • Telephone: 0333 014 4501
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Maidenhead

  • Address: 42-44 King Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1DY
  • Telephone: 0333 014 4501
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Vue

Vue offer discounted prices on all films for citizens over 60 with ID. You can browse showings and times at Vue Cinema options for Berkshire below.

Reading

  • Address: Vue Reading, The Oracle, Riverside Road, Reading, RG1 2AG
  • Telephone: 0345 308 4620
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Newbury

  • Address: Vue Newbury, The Kennet Centre, Newbury, RG14 5EN
  • Telephone: 0345 308 4620
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Hungry Horse Pubs: Golden Years Menu

The Hungry Horse Pub chain offer a ‘Golden Years‘ menu for older people with a smaller appetite. Portions are smaller than the main menu equivalent and prices are reduced. Two courses costs £4.70 and three courses costs £6.20.

In Berkshire there are three Hungry Horse pubs: