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Passport to Leisure (PTL)

This is a discount scheme that we have. Those that qualify can enjoy discounts on sport, recreation, leisure and cultural facilities.

About the Passport to Leisure (PTL) scheme

This is a discount card scheme, run by Calderdale Council. It allows those that qualify to enjoy fantastic discounts on sport, recreation, leisure and cultural facilities. (These are provided by the Council and some other organisations that take part.)

  • It is free to join.
  • You do not have to be a Calderdale resident.
  • Use a Bradford or Rochdale PTL card to get discounts in Calderdale.
  • Membership lasts for two years.

Do you have an English National Concessionary Pass (ENCP)? If so, you can use it to get PTL rates at many places.

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How to apply

To get your PTL card quickly:

  1. Check if you qualify and have the proof needed, see: Who can get a PTL card.
  2. Read the terms and conditions.
  3. Apply online:

Apply or renew Passport to Leisure 

We will send you an email when your card is ready to collect. If you could not upload the proof we need, please bring it when you come for your card:

  • Proof that you qualify.
  • Proof of your address (such as a household bill or bank statement).

Where you can use the PTL card

There are loads of places that offer discounts:


Location Discount
Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge.
  • Concessions on admission charges.
Alhambra Theatre and St Georges Hall, Bradford.
  • Concessions on various shows.
Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge.
  • £1 off full price (Monday to Friday).
Thespians at Halifax Playhouse, Halifax.
  • Concessions apply on Thespians productions only.

Kids stuff



Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax.
  • Contact Eureka! for details and quote ref: 127.
Rough 'n' Tumbles Playgym for under 6s.
  • 50% off entry price. The child must be the cardholder. Phone: 01422 311797.




Your local library
  • Discounts on CD and DVD rental and language course reservations.
  • Free Internet access.
  • Discounts apply at all sites where the service is available.

Outdoor recreation



Calderdale parks
  • Concessions on activities in Calderdale Parks. This includes crazy golf, tennis, pitch and putt and bowls.
  • 40% off plot rental at Calderdale managed sites.
Airborne Hang Gliding and Paragliding, Halifax
  • Various offers.
Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, Littleborough
  • Discounts on various water and adventure activities and courses.
Jerusalem Farm Camp Site, Halifax
  • £1 off camping fee per night, for cardholders.
  • 40% off in-line skate lessons.

Shops and services



Blazing Saddles - Facebook, Hebden Bridge.
  • 5% off bicycle clothes, parts and accessories.
Coffee Culture in the Park, Mereside Centre, Shibden.
  • 10% off shop purchases, outside catering and function room hire.
Cycle Gear, Halifax.
  • 10% off accessories and servicing.
Travelways travel agents, Hipperholme.
  • Free insurance or free car parking when you book a holiday with Travelways.

Sport and leisure



Calderdale Sports and Fitness Venues.
Brooksbank School Sports Centre, Elland.
  • 30% concession for cardholders.
  • Free membership and 10% off per person for cardholders, phone: 01422 358339.
  • 40% discount off in-line skate lessons for cardholders.
  • 25% discount and no admin fee, phone: 01422 344618.
Yoga Mill (Halifax).
  • 20% off Saturday classes and workshops.
Bradford Council Leisure Facilities.
  • Various concessions.
  • English National Concessionary Pass (ENCP) is not currently accepted at Bradford Council Leisure.
Littleborough Sports Centre (operated by Link4Life).
  • Various discounts including memberships.
  • ENCP is not currently accepted at Littleborough Sports Centre.
Rochdale Leisure Centre (operated by Link4Life).
  • Concessions on leisure activities at Link4Life in Rochdale.
  • ENCP is not currently accepted at Rochdale Borough Sport and Leisure.
ROKT Climbing Gym, Brighouse.
  • Lots of discounts - contact for details.
Physiotherapy Plus and Massage (Halifax, Northowram, Bailiff Bridge and Brighouse)
  • Save £15 when initially booking an assessment and treatment session.
  • A further £5 saving for each physiotherapy treatment and 1 hour massage.

Visitor attractions



Bankfield Museum, Halifax.
  • Concessions on workshops and other learning activities.
Shibden Hall (museums).
  • Concessions on admission charges.
National Media Museum, Bradford.
  • Concession prices apply for IMAX, Pictureville and Cubby Broccoli cinemas.

Who can get a PTL card and proof needed

Where all members of the household can qualify

Each person must complete a separate application form and show their proof.

Category What we need
Council Tax Reduction** Current Council Tax Bill/Notification Letter and proof of address.
Housing Benefit Notification Letter and proof of address.
Tax Credit (Working) Notification Letter and proof of address.
Income Support Notification Letter and proof of address.
National Health Service (NHS) Tax Credits

NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate card and proof of address.

Other similar NHS cards are not valid (such as the NHS Prescription Charge Certificate).

Jobseekers Allowance (income based) Award Letter (must be dated with last 2 months) and proof of address.
Universal Credit Proof of Universal Credit and address.

** Does not include 25% single person Council Tax discount.

Where only a single applicant can qualify

Category Proof needed
Jobseekers Allowance (contribution based) Award Letter (must be dated with last 2 months) and proof of address.
Carers Allowance Notification Letter and proof of address.
Pension Credit (guaranteed based)
or partner living at the same address
Notification Letter and proof of address.
Full Time Student (16+)

Proof of full time status (letter from your college on official headed paper) and address.

Please note: A National Union of Students (NUS) card on its own is no longer sufficient proof.

Asylum Seekers Application Registration Card (ARC) and proof or address.
Aged 60 and over (lifetime card) Proof of age and address.

Where only a single applicant can qualify, but a carer may be admitted free

For these, an orange dot will be put on your card. This lets your carer have free entry to some facilities. Note: Not all places offer this, so please check with the venue before you go.

We will need to see the notification letter and also proof of your address for:

  • Personal Independence payments or Disability Living Allowance.
  • Attendance Allowance (over 55s).
  • Severe Disablement Allowance.
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Terms and conditions

  • The Passport to Leisure (PTL) card:
    • Is valid for up to two years.
    • Can only be used by the cardholder and cannot be transferred.
    • Can only be used at places run by Calderdale Council and others that take part in the scheme.
    • Cannot be used to get discounts for anyone other than the cardholder.
    • Must be shown on every visit to get the discount.
    • Does not give any preferential use of facilities.
  • Discounts on activities for more than one person are only given if all those that take part are current cardholders.
  • The Council reserves the right to change this scheme at any time.

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