There are many discounts available to Over 60s, both nationally and locally in Kent. These can range from reduced entrance fares to local attractions, to discounts at garden centres, to yearly travel cards that entitle you to reduced travel rates.
This page will guide you through the best discounts available to Over 60s in Kent.
- Over 60s Travel Discounts in Kent
- Over 60s Leisure Discounts in Kent
- Over 60s Health and Wellbeing Discounts in Kent
- Over 60s Home and Garden Discounts in Kent
- Over 60s Food and Entertainment Discounts in Kent
Over 60s Travel Discounts in Kent
Free Bus Travel with the Older Person’s Bus Pass
With an Older Person’s Bus Pass you can receive free off-peak travel on local bus services in Kent (and across all of England), between 9.30am and 11.00pm from Monday to Friday, and all day during weekends and public holidays.
To be eligible you must be a Kent resident who has reached the state pension age for women. You can work out you state pension age using this helpful tool on the Gov.UK website.
If you wish to apply for an older person’s bus pass, you must register here on the Kent County Council website. If you live in Medway then you need to register here apply on the Medway Council website.
1/3 Off All Coach Travel with National Express
National Express offer a yearly Senior Coach Card for £12.50, which gives you a 1/3 discount on all coach journeys you take with them. Even better, if you don’t make savings up to the cost of the card over the year, they will refund you the card in full.
1/3 Off All Rail Travel with National Rail
National Rail offer a 1-year senior discount card for £30 that will save you 1/3 on every train journey you book. This discount card also entitles you to special offers, discounts on days out and theatre tickets, and more. If you decide to buy a 3-year card for £70 you can save an extra £20 compared to buying individual discount cards each year.
Over 60s Leisure Discounts in Kent
Reduced Entrance Rate at Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle is one of the UK’s most stunning castles, and is listed in Age Space’s guide to the Best Accessible Days Out in Kent. Leeds Castle offers a reduced entrance rate for senior citizens (65+) of £25.
25% Off Membership with the National Trust
The National Trust offers a 25% discount on membership for people who are 60 and over, and have been held membership (individual or joint) for 5 of the last 10 years. This would bring the price to £57.60 for an individual senior membership. Being a member gives you free access to Kent’s great National Trust sites including Ightham Mote and Chartwell, both of which are listed in Age Space’s Best Cultural Activities for the Elderly in Kent
The discount has to be requested when purchasing memvership, so if you want to purchase a seniors diccount membership be sure to mention it.
Telephone: 0344 800 1895
Reduced Membership Rate at English Heritage
English Heritage offer a reduced membership rate for senior citizens. Being an English Heritage member gives you free access to some of Kent’s best attractions, including, Deal Castle, St Augustine’s Abbey and Dover Castle – one of our best Cultural Days out for the Elderly in Kent. An individual senior’s membership costs £55 a year, and a joint senior’s membership is £84.
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Leisure Centre Discounts across Kent
Many of the leisure centres and gyms in Kent offer discounts for seniors, whether that is as an annual membership or on a session-by-session basis. You can find out more about the discounts available by visiting the website of your local leisure centre.
Below, we have listed leisure centres across Kent that offer discounted annual membership costs for senior people. Use the links to find out more about the discounts available.
- Ashford Leisure Trust
- Dartford Leisure Centre (Fairfield)
- Dover District Leisure Centre
- Gravesham Community Leisure
- Maidstone Leisure Centre
- Medway Leisure Centres
- Sevenoaks Leisure Centre
- Swale Leisure Centre
- Tonbridge Malling Leisure Centres (TM:active)
- Tunbridge Wells Leisure Centre
Discounted Life Membership of The Ramblers
The Ramblers offer a concessionary life membership at a cost for people aged over 60. This discounted membership costs £485 – nearly half the £800 cost of a regular life membership. There are many active Rambling groups in Kent, offering a great way of exercising, staying social and enjoying the stunning Kent countryside. You can call to apply for concessionary membership on 020 3961 3300 .
Over 60s Health and Wellbeing Discounts in Kent
25% Off at Specsavers across Kent
Over 60s receive a 25% discount at Specsavers when they buy a single pair of glasses from their £69 range or anything above that. Over 60s are also eligible for a free eye test at Specsavers branches. You can find your nearest branch in Kent from the Specsavers website.
Double Points on your Boots Advantage Card
Boots offer an over-60s rewards scheme for Boots Advantage Card holders. Over 60s receive twice as many reward points as regular users, meaning double the discounts when you use your Boots Advantage Card to purchase something. Boots also offer a 25% discount for over-60s on glasses and prescription sunglasses from Boots Opticians.
Over 60s Home and Garden Discounts in Kent
10% Off All Plants at Garden World Kent
Garden World Kent’s garden centre in Newington offers a 10% discount on plants for the over 65s, every weekday. All you need to do is mention your age at the till, and their staff will apply the discount for you. They have a car park with a large number of disabled spaces, and wheelchairs available onsite if you need them.
Address: Gardening World Limited, Lower Hartlip Road, Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7SZ
Over 60s Food and Entertainment Discounts in Kent
£3 Film Showings at ODEON Cinemas in Kent
ODEON offer discounted Silver Cinema screenings for the over-55. Ticket prices are as low as £3 each and include tea, coffee and biscuits before the film. There are ODEON cinemas in Maidstone, Chatham, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells. You can search for your nearest ODEON in Kent on the ODEON website.
Up to 1/3 Off Tickets at CineWorld Cinemas across Kent
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 Ashford, Dover and Rochester. You can search for your nearest Kent branch using the Select My Cinema tool on the CineWorld website.
£7 Silver Screen Showings at Picturehouse Ashford
Picturehouse Ashford run Silver Screen showings of films every Thursday before 17:00. These showings cost a reduced rate of £7, and come with free tea or filter coffee. Retired people also receive a discount on regular film screenings.
Reduced Ticket Prices at the Hazlitt Theatre
The Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone is one of Kent’s best theatres, with an exciting and diverse range of productions and shows. The Hazlitt offers reduced ticket prices for over-60s for many of its productions, but you will need to check if there is a discount for the performance you are interested in. You can check this online, by telephone, or at their box office.
Telephone: 01622 758611
Greene King Seniors Menu
Greene King offer a Seniors Menu in many branches of their pubs, offering smaller portions of their classic dishes for reduced prices – all-day breakfast and fish and chips are only £2.99 each. You can find your nearest Greene King pub on the Greene King website, including pubs in Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and West Malling.
Hungry Horse ‘Golden Years’ Menu
Hungry Horse offer not only senior discounts, but a dedicated ‘Golden Years’ menu for the over-60s. If you order from this menu you can buy two courses for just £4.69, or add a third for an extra £1.50. Hungry Horse have pubs throughout Kent, and you can find your nearest branch from the Hungry Horse website.