Access to Leisure and Learning

On 3 September 2020, following the first national lockdown between 26 March and 31 July, we emailed all members whose cards had expired during this period, to offer a four month extension to your membership to compensate you for loss of use while venues were closed. We advised you to continue to use your existing, out of date card, and the leisure centres and other ATL&L venues would continue to accept it beyond the expiry date. 

The second national lockdown, between 5 November and 2 December has complicated this process.

We are in unprecedented times and are having to adapt to an ever-evolving situation. To be fair to everyone, and to give you the full benefits of your ATL&L membership, we have reassessed the extension process. Details of how you will receive the extension have been emailed to you on 7 December 2020. If you did not receive the email, a PDF version is available. Please check this as it has important information about how to get your membership extension.


1. Overview

Access to Leisure and Learning is Poole's discount scheme that allows disabled people, people on low incomes and those in full-time education (aged 16 years and over) to take part in leisure and sports activities at reduced rates.

Where you can use your card

You can use your discount card at the following organisations.

Partners in the scheme offer discounts of between 10% to 75%.

Please contact the individual venues for full discount details.

Leisure centres:

Sports and Leisure Clubs:

Other services and organisations:

Please make sure you check out the organisation or coach by asking the following:

  • what are your qualifications?
  • what level of public liability do you/does your club have?
  • what first aid qualification/cover is there?
  • are coaches/volunteers DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service – formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) (if they are working with under 18's or vulnerable adults)
  • is the club accredited by its national governing body?
Page last updated: 13 July 2021
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