One of the perks of reaching the milestone age of 60 is that a whole range of discounts start to become available! These discounts range from travel to leisure, health and wellbeing to food and entertainment, including some local discounts for Hertfordshire over-60s.
Many days out in Hertfordshire also offer a discount for senior citizens. If you are looking to plan a day out with friends or family, you may be interested in our guides to the Best Accessible Days Out and Top Cultural Gems in Hertfordshire. Information on pricing, and any reduced price tickets for senior citizens, can also be found.
On this page you will find out about the best discounts for older people in Hertfordshire.
- Travel Discounts in Hertfordshire
- Leisure Discounts in Hertfordshire
- Health & Wellbeing Discounts in Hertfordshire
- Food & Entertainment Discounts in Hertfordshire
Travel Discounts in Hertfordshire
Free Bus Travel with the Older Person’s Bus Pass
The Hertfordshire Older Person’s Bus Pass lets you get free bus travel in Hertfordshire at any time, and free off-peak travel between 9.30am and 11pm weekdays and all day during the weekend across England. You are eligible for an older person’s bus pass if you live in Hertfordshire and have reached the female state pension age (67), whether you’re a man or a woman. You can find out when you qualify for the pass with the pension age calculator.
You can apply for an Older Person’s Bus Pass online from the Hertfordshire County Council website, or call their Concessionary Travel Team on Concessionary Travel Team on 0300 123 4050.
1/3 Off All Rail Travel with National Rail
Available from National Rail is a 1-year Senior Railcard that can save older people 1/3 of the fare on any train journeys that they book. The 1-year card costs just £30, or they can opt for a 3-year card for the reduced rate of £70. The Seniors’ Railcard is a great way of making saving on all of your journeys, within Hertfordshire or beyond.
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 out in Hertfordshire with friends, or going on holiday.
Leisure Discounts in Hertfordshire
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 the most impressive cultural sites in Hertfordshire, including Berkhamsted Castle and Old Gorhambury House, two of our finest Cultural Days out in Hertfordshire. The annual price for an individual senior’s membership is £55, and for a joint senior’s membership the annual price is £84.
25% Off Membership with the National Trust
The National Trust offers a 25% discount on membership fees 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 membership provides free access to National Trust properties, including Shaw’s Corner in Hertfordshire, one of Age Space’s Best Hertfordshire Cultural Days Out.
Health & Wellbeing Discounts in Hertfordshire
25% Off at Specsavers across Hertfordshire
People aged over 60 in Hertfordshire 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. To find your nearest branch, simply enter your postcode on the Specsavers website.
Double Points on your Boots Advantage Card
Boots run a rewards scheme for over-60s that are Advantage Card holders. Over-60s receive double reward points, and so double the discounts when they use their Boots Advantage Card to buy things. Over-60s in Hertfordshire can also receive a 25% discount on glasses and prescription sunglasses from the Boots Opticians.
Food & Entertainment Discounts in Hertfordshire
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 Hertfordshire, and your relative can search for their nearest branch from the Hungry Horse website. There are three Hungry Horse branches in Hertfordshire, in Stevenage, Letchworth and Hemel Hempstead.
Greene King Seniors Menu
Greene King, a nationwide chain of public houses that serve food, has a dedicated Seniors Menu in most of the branches of their pubs. This menu has classic dishes of slightly smaller portions, and heavily reduced prices – their all-day breakfast and fish and chips are only £2.99 apiece. There are Greene King pubs throughout Hertfordshire, and to find the nearest to your relative, you can enter their postcode on the Greene King website.
Silver Screenings in Hertfordshire
Some of Hertfordshire’s cinemas run discounted film screenings just for over-60s. Other cinemas have discounted tickets for older people on all showings. You can find out more from our guide to Silver Screenings in Hertfordshire.