What is the Bonus card?
For people living within Oxford (postcodes OX1 to OX4) on qualifying benefits, the Bonus card gives you discounted membership and pay as you go at Oxford's public leisure centres:
- Barton Leisure Centre
- Ferry Leisure Centre
- Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool (April to September)
- Leys Pools and Leisure Centre
- Oxford Ice Rink
The monthly membership costs £21.30 and gives you unlimited access to the gym, classes and swimming.
The pay as you go card gives you discounts at the leisure centres with no monthly membership fee, just pay each time you want to go. Prices are £2.10 for off-peak sessions and £2.60 for peak sessions. A range of ice rink sessions are available, from £2.10 to £2.60.
There is a one-off set up fee of £3.
You can also use the gym at Rose Hill Community Centre, which is included free of chrage with a monthly Bonus card membership. Pay as you go prices are set by the centre. Before your first visit, you will need to call the community centre on 01865 749597 in order to get set up on their system. Once this is done, 1 hour gym slots can be booked either by calling up or by visiting the centre in person (must be done in advance).
Qualifying benefits and criteria
In order to qualify, you must receive any of these benefits or meet one of the criteria below:
- Carer's Allowance
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme
- Disability Living Allowance
- Foster Carers
- Housing Benefit
- Pension Credit
- Registered Blind/Disabled
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Universal Credit Housing Element
How to apply
Visit or contact one of the leisure centres listed below. You will need to show proof of your address and benefits, which will need to be dated within the last 3 months. Proof of address can include a recent utility or council tax bill, or a bank statement.