Birmingham residents are entitled to free and discounted leisure activities across the region. We are delighted to offer Be Active memberships and discounted activities for Passport to Leisure card holders at our all of our centres. Find out more about the schemes and how to apply.

Be Active Memberships

The award winning scheme offers a range of free activities for all Birmingham residents to enjoy.

Activities include 1 hour of swimming and 1 hour gym sessions at certain times during the day.

To become a member of be active you will need two forms of ID with your name and address on. We will accept the following:

  • current leisure card
  • council tax bill – paid to Birmingham City Council
  • utility bill
  • tenancy agreement
  • driving licence
  • bank statement
  • benefit statement
  • medical card

For customers living in residential hostels or similar communal accommodation, a letter on official letterhead confirming residential status and signed by the manager of the accommodation is acceptable.

Please contact your local centre to find out more and to apply for this scheme.

Passport to Leisure Card

A Passport To Leisure (PTL) card entitles the holder to discounts of up to 20% off most activities across Birmingham Community Leisure Trust facilities.

You can get a Passport to Leisure Card if you are a Birmingham resident and are either:

  • aged 60 or over
  • a full-time student
  • an asylum seeker
  • a carer
  • receiving certain benefits (ask at your local leisure centre), or
  • a child in care

You can also apply for a card if you have a disability and are receiving incapacity benefit, tax credits or disability living allowance.

A Birmingham resident is anyone who lives in a property that pays council tax to Birmingham City Council.

Please contact your local centre with proof of your eligibility to apply.