Active NAtion


Active Nation are working in partnership with the Southampton City Council Smartcities team to provide discounted access to our leisure venues in Southampton.  If you are a Smartcities card holder with a Get Active subscription, you can access a range of activities at a heavily discounted rate.

Active Nation are offering subsidised access to the following activities:

Cost Activity Venue
£2 Gym Session Powerhouse, Quays, Bitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure Centres
£2 Swimming Quays & Bitterne Leisure Centres
£2 Badminton / Table Tennis Bitterne & Chamberlayne Leisure Centre
£2 Tennis Court Hire Outdoor Sports Centre
£1 Crazy Golf Outdoor Sports Centre
£1 Athletics Track Outdoor Sports Centre
£1 Synthetic Pitch Outdoor Sports Centre

All activities can be accessed from 9.00am – 4.00pm (last admittance is 3.15pm) from Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year.

How to Apply for a Smartcities Card

Applications for Smartcities cards can be made in Gateway at One Guildhall Square, a Southampton library or a local housing office.

A proof of personal identification containing your date of birth, a proof of address and a good quality colour passport photograph will be required (Gateway can take your photograph for the card, but this is not a guaranteed service). For the Get Active subscription evidence of being in receipt of one of the following benefits will be required:

  • Housing benefits
  • Income support/guarantee pension credit
  • Council tax main benefit
  • Job seekers income based
  • Incapacity benefit/ESA*
  • Severe disablement allowance*
  • Disability living allowance/attendance*

An unwaged spouse, partner or unwaged children under 18 also qualify if the main applicant is in receipt of one of the top four benefits.

*These benefits are for individual claimants only. Therefore partners/children may not be eligible for this scheme.