There are all manner of discounts out there for older people in Essex – it’s just about knowing where to find them! Thankfully, we have compiled them all here in one place, so that over-60s in Essex can find out about the money that can be saved on all range of things, from travel to leisure, health shops to garden centres.
- Over 60s Travel Discounts in Essex
- Over 60s Leisure Discounts in Essex
- Over 60s Health and Wellbeing Discounts in Essex
- Over 60s Home and Garden Discounts in Essex
- Over 60s Food and Entertainment in Essex
Over 60s Travel Discounts in Essex
1/3 Off All Rail Travel with National Rail
National Rail have a 1-year Senior Railcard that can save older people 1/3 on any train journeys that they book, for just £30. Alternatively, you can but a 3-year card for the reduced rate of £70. There are some other perks with the National Rail Senior Railcard, including discounted theatre tickets and excursions. This is a great way of making saving on all of your journeys, whether you’re going to visit family across the country or visiting friends somewhere else in Essex.
1/3 Off All Coach Travel with National Express
A National Express Senior Coach Card costs only £12.50, and provides a 1/3 discount on all National Express coach journeys. Better still, if you don’t make savings up to the full £12.50 cost of the card over the year, they will refund you the card in full, so there’s absolutely no reason not to! A great and affordable way of going for a day trip (within Essex or beyond!) with friends, or visiting family.
Free Bus Travel with the Older Person’s Bus Pass
The Older Persons’s Bus Pass provides free travel on buses throughout Essex. It can also provide free travel with some of the Essex Community Transport Schemes for older people.
To register for the Older Person’s Bus Pass, your relative needs to fill out an application form with Essex County Council. The form can be filled out online on the Essex Highways website, can be collected from an Essex library, or requested by calling 0345 200 0388.
Over 60s Leisure Discounts in Essex
25% Off Membership with the National Trust
The National Trust offers a 25% reduction on membership for over-60s that have been been in possession of a membership (individual or joint) for at least 5 of the last 10 years. This discounted price is £57.60 for an individual senior membership. This would provide free access to Essex’s outstanding National Trust properties, including Bourne Mill and Grange Barn, some of our Best Essex Cultural Days Out.
Telephone: 0344 800 1895
Reduced Membership Rate at English Heritage
English Heritage offer a discount on membership for senior citizens. Being a member gives you free access to some of Essex’s finest days out, including the fantastic Audley End Estate, one of our best Cultural Days out in Essex. The annual price for an individual senior’s membership is £55, and for a joint senior’s membership the annual price is £84.
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Leisure Centre Discounts across Essex
Most leisure centres offer a discounts for concessions and older people, either on individual classes or on monthly/annual memberships. You can find below links to the membership pages of leisure centres throughout Essex offering discounts for older people. You may also be interested in Age Space’s Guide to Elderly Exercise in Essex, where you can find more affordable exercise options.
- Basildon Leisure Centre
- Braintree Leisure Centre
- Brentwood Leisure Centre
- Castle Point Leisure Centres
- Colchester Leisure Centre
- Epping Forest Leisure Centre
- Harlow Leisure Centre
- Maldon Leisure Centre
- Rochford Leisure Centre
- Tendring Leisure Centres
- Uttlesford Leisure Centres
Over 60s Health and Wellbeing Discounts in Essex
25% Off at Specsavers across Essex
People aged Over-60 can benefit from a 25% discount when they buy a single pair of glasses from Specsavers’ £69 range or any range above that. Additionally, Over-60s can receive a free eye test at Specsavers branches. You can find yours, or your relative’s nearest Essex branch of the store from the Specsavers website.
Double Points on your Boots Advantage Card
Boots Advantage Card holders aged over 60 can benefit from their rewards scheme for older people. Over-60s receive double reward points, and so double the discounts when they use their Boots Advantage Card to buy things. Over-60s in Essex also receive a 25% discount on glasses and prescription sunglasses from the Boots Opticians.
Over 60s Home and Garden Discounts in Essex
10% Off at Summerhill Garden Centre
Every Tuesday, over 60s can receive a 10% discount with Summerhill Garden Centre’s senior citizen’s discount offer. They require proof of age when the discount is cited in-store.
Address: Summerhill Garden Centre, Pipps Hill Road North, Arterial Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UJ
10% Off at Poplar Nurseries Garden Home and Gift
Poplar Nurseries in Colchester offers a 10% discount to Senior Citizens on Wednesdays. The discount needs to be stated at the till before the purchase is made, and some items are excluded from the offer including furniture and already-reduced items.
Address: Poplar Nurseries, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester CO6 1HR.
10% Discount at Thurrock Garden Centre
Thurrock Garden Centre offers a discount for older people on Tuesdays. As part of this ‘Senior Savers’ discount, over 60s will receive 10% off all materials purchased.
Telephone: 01708 851991
Address: South Rd, South Ockendon RM15 6DU
Over 60s Food and Entertainment in Essex
£3 Film Showings at ODEON Cinemas in Essex
ODEON cinemas offer Silver Screening discounts for the over-55s. At these showings, tickets cost only £3 each to see a movie, new or old, and includes tea, coffee and biscuits before the film. In Essex, there are ODEON cinema showings in Chelmsford, Colchester and Southend-on-Sea . To find yours or your relative’s nearest branch, you can enter their postcode on the ODEON website.
Up to 1/3 Off Tickets at CineWorld Cinemas across Essex
CineWorld offer a discount on tickets for senior citizens, up to 1/3 of the standard adult price on select showings. There are branches of CineWorld in Basildon, Braintree and Harlow. You can search for your nearest Essex branch using the Select My Cinema tool on the CineWorld website.
Reduced Ticket Prices at Colchester Arts Centre
Colchester Arts Centre offer a concessionary price for any older person in receipt of a state pension. The Colchester Arts centre is a fantastic independent arts venue, hosting all manner of events including concerts, plays and comedy. They have also gone to great lengths to be a fully wheelchair-accessible.
Seniors Discount at Colchester Zoo
Senior citizens, and disabled citizens, can enter Colchester Zoo at a discounted rate. One of our best Accessible Family Days Out in Essex, Colchester Zoo is a great day out, and the Zoo has made efforts to make itself accessible and seniors-friendly.
Hungry Horse ‘Golden Years’ Menu
Hungry Horse have a seniors discount, as well as a special ‘Golden Years’ menu of slightly smaller portions for the over 60s. From this menu you can order two courses for £4.69, or add a third for just an extra £1.50. There are pubs owned by Hungry Horse throughout Essex, and your relative can search for their nearest branch from the Hungry Horse website.
Greene King Seniors Menu
The pub chain Greene King has a separate Seniors Menu in most of the branches of their pubs. This menu has classic dishes but slightly smaller portions, and heavily reduced prices – their all-day breakfast and fish and chips are only £2.99 each. If your relative wants to search for their nearest branch in Essex they can enter their postcode on the Greene King website.