The Best Discounts for Over 60s in Sussex

The Best Discounts for Over 60s in Sussex

There are a fantastic range of different discounts that become available to over 60s across Sussex, including opportunities for reduced costs on travel, entertainment and health related products or services.

Age Space has put together the following guide to some of the best discounts that are available across Sussex for your elderly relatives to enjoy.

Over 60s Discounts for Travel in Sussex

Bus Travel

Elderly people have access to free bus travel across the country to assist them in getting around. This becomes available nationally once they reach the state pension age. You can find out more information about this scheme and how to apply by visiting your local county council’s website through the details provided below.

A free, older person’s bus pass entitles the carrier to:

Discounts for Over 60s - Bus Travel

  • Between 9:30am – 11:00pm on weekdays
  • All day on weekends and bank holidays
  • Anywhere in England on local bus services only

For some alternative travel options, check out Age Space’s guide to Community Transport Schemes in Sussex.

Train Travel

A Senior Railcard is available for over 60s to purchase for £30 on the Senior Railcard’s Website. This card will entitle the holder to a third off of train travel costs for a year. It’s important to have the Railcard with you at all times during travel to avoid being fined. Railcards can also be purchased in-person at most stations (be sure to bring a passport photo to be used).

There are also a number of Railcard partners that holders can receive discounts from, including Haven Holidays and Virgin Wines.

Coach Travel

Over 60s can purchase a Senior Coachcard from National Express to become eligible for a third off of Standard & Flexible tickets for coach travel.

A National Express Coachcard can be purchased for £12.50 (+£2.50 p&p) per year. Visit the National Express website for more information and complete the online form to register for a Coachcard.

Blue Badge Scheme

A Blue Badge holder is entitled to car parking concessions if they or a passenger has severe mobility problems. This is a national scheme and has co-operating organisations and car parking spaces across the country.

Applications will need to have support from a specialist healthcare professional and can be made through the government website for £10.00. You can also find out more information through the East or West Sussex county council websites through the links below.

Leisure Discounts for the Over 60s in Sussex

National Trust

Seniors can receive 25% off of the National Trust’s membership scheme. To be eligible for this discount, somebody has to be over 60 years old and have held an existing membership with the National Trust for the last three consecutive years. As this is an opt-in discount scheme, you will need to get in touch by calling them on 0344 800 1895 to add the discount to your membership.

Sheringham - National Trust Discounts for Over 60s

Sussex is home to some incredible National Trust properties that the membership will grant you unlimited access to; including Bodiam Castle, Sheffield Park & Garden and Uppark House. You can find out more about the National Trust’s properties in Sussex by visiting Age Space’s guide to Cultural Gems in Sussex.

English Heritage

English Heritage also have a great number of attractions in Sussex, including the 1066 Battle Abbey and Pevensey Castle.

Over 65s can access their reduced membership rate by applying online here, by phone (0370 333 1182) or at any of their sites.

Health and Wellbeing Discounts for the Over 60s in Sussex

Specsavers

Over 60s are eligible to 20% off of a single pair of glasses in specific range as well as NHS-funded eye tests from Specsavers.

Specsavers have stores in Brighton, Bognor Regis, Eastbourne, Horsham, Lewes, Portslade, Uckfield, Worthing and more. You can put your postcode into Specsavers’ store searcher to find the one nearest to you.

Health and Leisure Discounts for Elderly People in Sussex

Boots

Boots provide increased Advantage Card points to over 60s, alongside 25% off of selected prescription glasses and sunglasses.

There are Boots stores available across the whole of Sussex. You can find your nearest one through their store finder.

Optical Express

You can receive 20% off of complete glasses at Optical Express whenever you spend over £69.

You can find your nearest store here, by inputting your postcode.

NHS Prescription Pre-payment Certificate (PPC)

A Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate scheme is offered by the NHS which is described as a “prescription season ticket”.

Two options are available:

  1. The 3-month PPC costs £31.25 and will save you money if you need more than 3 prescribed items in 3 months.

  2. The 12-month PPC costs £111.60 and will save you money if you need more than 11 prescribed items in a year.

Visit the NHS website to find out more.

Winter Fuel Payment

A scheme is run by the government that entitles those over the state pension age to between £100 and £300 in heating bill assistance. You can visit the government website for more information on eligibility and how to claim this opportunity.

Over 60s Discounts for Food and Entertainment in Sussex

Odeon

Odeon offer Silver Cinema screenings to those over 60. These are screenings of current releases and timeless classics, that include tea and biscuits beforehand and offer a more comfortable environment for seniors to enjoy. Tickets for these showings start from £3.50.

There are two Odeon Cinemas in Sussex:

Cinema Discounts for the Elderly in Sussex

Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Connaught Cinema in Worthing offer a Silver Screen programme of films where a classic film is screening every Monday morning. This includes tickets from £4.50, as well as free tea, coffee and biscuits!

Hungry Horse

Hungry Horse run a number of pubs across Sussex, in Bognor Regis, Eastbourne and Goring-by-Sea. They offer a Golden Years scheme to over 60s, entitling them to a two course meal for £4.70.

You can visit the website of your nearest one through the links below: