Across Surrey, older relatives can take advantage of discounts and concessions exclusively available to the over 60s! From travel to visiting National Trust properties to enjoying the cinema, there is plenty to be enjoyed at a discounted price.
You may also be interested in our Age Space guide to 5 Fun and Accessible Family Days Out in Surrey.
- Over 60s Discounts for Travel in Surrey
- Leisure Discounts for the Over 60s in Surrey
- Over 60s Discounts for Food and Entertainment in Surrey
Over 60s Discounts for Travel in Surrey
Senior Free Bus Travel
Older people are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses in England. The free bus pass allows free travel on local buses anywhere in England between 9.30am and 11pm on weekdays and all day weekends and public holidays.
All those (male or female) who have reached female state pension age are eligible. Check your state pension age.
In Surrey, you can apply for the free elderly person’s bus pass through the council. You can apply online or at a local participating library. When applying, you will need proof of identity, proof of address and your national insurance number.
To plan bus journeys, take a look at Surrey maps of bus routes and stops.
A senior railcard (for over 60s) can be purchased online at National Rail. This entitles you to a 1/3rd of all rail fares. It costs £30 for one year or £70 for three years.
A senior railcard holder can also get discounts at number of Railcard partners, including Naked Wines, Haven Holidays, and more. Senior railcards can also access a tastecard for the first three months for £1.
A Senior Coachcard for those aged over 60 can be purchases online at National Express. A Senior Coachcard entitles the holder to a 1/3rd off all fares for a yearly price of £12.50 (+£2.50 p&p).
Blue Badge scheme
The Blue Badge scheme is designed to help those with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport park close to where they need to go.
For alternative travel options check out our Age Space guide to Community Transport Schemes in Surrey.
Leisure Discounts for the Over 60s in Surrey
National Trust Senior Membership
A 25% discounted senior membership deal is available to the over 60s who have been a member of the National Trust for at least five years out of the last 10. It’s £54 a year for an individual over 60s membership, and £90 for a joint over 60s membership.
Surrey is home to some of the most popular properties in the UK. Take a look at our favourite National Trust venues to visit across Surrey with elderly relatives including Box Hill and Claremont Landscape Gardens.
Visit the National Trust senior membership page or their helpline on 0344 800 1895 to sign up or for more information.
Better Leisure Centres Senior Membership
Better Leisure Centees offer discounted membership for the over 60s. This means cheaper access to gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes. All of which can contribute to living a healthier lifestyle and meeting new friends.
Freedom Leisure Centres Elderly Swimming Discounts
Freedom Leisure Centres offer discounted swimming memberships to the over 60s. An annual swimming membership costs around 2/3 of the normal adult price, but exact cost is dependent on the local centre.
Haslemere Gardening Society Membership
Members of the Haslemere Gardening Society can enjoy discounts at local firms and gardening centres. Single membership costs £8 or £12 for a joint membership.
If you wish to become a member please click here for a Membership Form, then send payment and details back to the contact provided. For a list of participating local garden centres, please visit the Haslemere Gardening Society website.
Telephone: 01428 658606
Over 60s Discounts for Food and Entertainment in Surrey
Several cinemas across Surrey host silver screenings – special showings for the elderly for a discounted price and complementary tea and biscuits. Cinemas where there are silver screenings include ODEON and CINEWORLD branches and the Harlequin Picture House in Redhill.
Visit our Age Space guide to Silver Screenings in Surrey, for more information.
Tastecard offer 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals at over 6,000 restaurants across the UK. Favourites include Pizza Express, Zizzo and Frankie & Benny’s as well as many more independent eateries.
Senior railcard users can claim the first 3 months for £1 membership, click here or simply call 0800 5677 241 and quote promo code ‘SENIOR2’.
Hungry Horse Golden Years
Hungry Horse are a chain of pubs that serve delicious meals. They have a dedicated ‘Golden Years’ menu of smaller-portioned classic dishes for the over 60s. Two courses cost just £4.69, and a third course can be added for an extra £1.50.