There are all sorts of great discounts to take advantage of for the over 60s Berkshire. From travel to gym membership to eating out, businesses across the county offer cheaper rates to older residents. We’ve compiled this guide to discounts you might be interested in, with how to access them.
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- Travel discounts for over 60s in Berkshire
- Health and leisure discounts for over 60s in Berkshire
- Food and entertainment discounts for over 60s 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 can purchased online with National Rail. This railcard entitles the holder to 1/3 of all rail fares. The railcard costs £70 for three years of £30 for one year.
National Rail has several partners including Gourmet Society and cottages.com, where a senior railcard leads to discounts.
To plan a journey in Berkshire, or across the UK, National Rail 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 to save a 1/3 on standard and flexible fares, even at peak times. The card costs £12.50 and an extra £2.50 for postage and packaging.
A disabled coachcard is also available with National Express for the same price with the same savings. National Express coaches are accessible but please contact to fully discuss assistance needs in advance.
Free bus travel with older person’s bus pass
Elderly people across the UK are untitled to free off-peak travel on local buses. Anyone, male or female, who has reached female 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 25% off to the over 60s who have held a membership for at least five of the last ten years. The senior membership costs £54 for an individual or £90 for a couple.
Berkshire is home to some gorgeous National Trust destinations including Basildon Park and Sandhurst Memorial Chapel. Please see our cultural activities for the elderly in Berkshire guide for more information.
To sign up for the concession, call the National Trust on 0344 800 1895.
Oaktree Garden Centre 60+ card
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 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 memebership costs £30 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
Across Berkshire, Empire, ODEON and Vue cineme chains offer silver screenings for the elderly. Tickets are cheaper and complementary coffee and tea is provided.
For more information and to book tickets see our guide to silver screenings in Berkshire.
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 four Hungry Horse pubs: