The Best Discounts for Over 60s in Kent

The Best Discounts for Over 60s in Kent

There are many discounts available to elderly people across the country and locally in Kent. These include reduced entrance fares to local attractions, discounts at garden centres and yearly travel cards that entitle you to reduced travel rates.

This page will guide you through the best discounts available to seniors 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, 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 your state pension age using this helpful tool on the website.

If you wish to apply for an older person’s bus pass in Kent, you will need to register on the Kent County Council website. If you live in Medway, then you need to register on the Medway Council website.

1/3 Off All Coach Travel with National Express

National Express offer a yearly Senior Coach Card for £15.00 (+£3.00 p&p) which gives you a 1/3 discount on all coach journeys you take with them.

1/3 Off All Rail Travel with National Rail

National Rail offer a senior railcard that will save you 1/3 on every train journey you book. This discount card costs £30 for one year or £70 for three years and also entitles you to special offers, discounts on days out, theatre tickets and more.

You can buy a senior railcard online, at a staffed ticket office or by calling 0345 3000 250.

Over 60s Leisure Discounts in Kent

25% Off Membership with the National Trust

Over 60s Leisure Discounts in Kent

The National Trust offers a 25% discount on membership for people who are aged 60 and over who have held a membership for the last three years.

Being a member gives you free access to Kent’s plentiful 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

This scheme is an opt-in scheme and requires members to ring 03448 001 895 to get access.

Reduced Membership Rate at English Heritage

English Heritage offer a reduced membership rate for senior citizens, at £63 for an individual membership and £96 for a couple. 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.

Over 60s Health & Wellbeing Discounts in Kent

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. We have listed all of the leisure centres in Kent that offer discounted membership below:

Discounted Life Membership of The Ramblers

The Ramblers, Discounts on Health and Wellbeing in Kent

The Ramblers open the way for everyone to enjoy the simple pleasures of walking. There are routes all across the country, including plenty in Kent, that are all lengths and terrain types.

They offer a concessionary membership cost for those aged 60 and over:

  • Individual membership: £27 (£2.25 monthly direct debit)
  • Joint membership: £35.75 (£2.98 monthly direct debit)
  • Individual life membership: £511.75
  • Joint life membership: £643.50

For further information, you can visit The Rambers’ website or get in touch using the details provided below.

Opticians in Kent

Opticians across Kent offer reduced prices on selected ranges of glasses for the over 60s. The following companies all offer discounts and have stores spread throughout Kent, in every major town and many villages. Click the links below to find your nearest store:

Over 60s Home & Garden Discounts in Kent

10% Off All Plants at Garden World Kent

Home & Garden Discounts in 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
  • Telephone: 01795 841199
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Over 60s Entertainment Discounts in Kent

ODEON Silver Screenings in Kent

ODEON offer discounted Silver Screenings for the over 60s. Ticket prices are as low as £3.50 each and include free tea, coffee and biscuits before the film. There are ODEON cinemas in Maidstone, Chatham and Tunbridge Wells.

Visit the website of your most convenient cinema to see their upcoming showings:

  • Address: ODEON Luxe, Barker Road, Maidstone, ME16 8RG
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Tunbridge Wells
  • Address: ODEON, Knights Way, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3UW
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Senior Discount for Cineworld Cinemas in Kent

Cineworld offer a discount on tickets for senior citizens of up to 1/3 off the standard adult price on select showings. There are branches of Cineworld in Ashford, Dover and Rochester.

Visit the website of your most convenient cinema to see their upcoming showings:

  • Address: Eureka Entertainment Centre, Rutherford Rd, Ashford, TN25 4BN
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  • Address: Unit 1, St James Retail & Leisure Park, St James St, Dover, CT16 1QD
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  • Address: Medway Valley Lesiure Park, Chariot Way, Rochester, ME2 2SS
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£7 Silver Screen Showings at Picturehouse Ashford

Cinema Discounts in Kent

Picturehouse Ashford run Silver Screen showings of films every Thursday before 17:00. These showings cost a reduced rate of £7.30 and come with free tea or filter coffee. You can find out which films are coming up for Silver Screen showings on the Picturehouse website.

  • Address: Ashford Picturehouse, Elwick Road, Ashford, TN23 1AE
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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 on 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.