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Passes & cards - overview

There are a number of different passes and cards which you can apply for in Kirklees, this page gives you an overview of what is available.

Kirklees Passports give you discounts from a range of services in Kirklees such as leisure centres, theatres and parking.

CEA Cards allow you to get a free cinema ticket for a guest who is accompanying a paying disabled customer.

Max Cards are a discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission.

KAL Flexi-Cards provide savings at Kirklees Active Leisure centres, if you have a Kirklees Passport, you can get a KAL card for free.

The Kirklees Passport is a council-run discount scheme, which incorporates discounts from other services. Holders get a great range of discounts on many different activities and services.

More information about this can be found on the Kirklees Passport webpage (opens in new window)

To apply for a Kirklees Passport, use the link above to complete the online form.  After you've applied
your Kirklees Passport will be posted to your home address.


There are various types of passport available:

A Priority Passport costs £2.00 for an adult and £1.00 for a child. They are available to Kirklees residents who receive, or are directly dependant on someone who receives, one of more of the following:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Reduction (not single person discount)
  • Universal Credit
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit (not savings credit)
  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Tax credit with tax credit NHS exemption

Your Tax Credit award must be based on an annual income which entitles you to full NHS exemption.

An Access Passport costs £3.00 for an adult and £1.50 for a child. Access Passports are available to Kirklees residents who receive one or more of the following:

  • Job Seekers Allowance (contribution based)
  • National Insurance Credits
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (contribution based)
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Benefit
  • War Pensioner's Disablement Benefit
  • Registered Disabled or deaf or blind or partially sighted
  • Blue Badge Holder
  • Registered Wheelchair User
  • Full time Student aged 16 or over
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Asylum Seeker

You can add an extra name to your Passport if you:

  • receive the care component of Disability Living Allowance, or
  • receive the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment, or
  • receive Attendance Allowance, or
  • are registered blind

This will enable someone to accompany you free of charge to certain arts events, concerts
and sporting activities.


What it gets you

Lawrence Batley Theatre
£3.00 off selected shows

Kirklees Active Leisure
They need to take their Kirklees Passport to any Kirklees Active Leisure centre including the
Kirklees Leisure Centre and they will be given a KAL Flexi Card for free. The KAL card gives you 20% off activities.

Bulky Waste
With a Kirklees Passport customers will get a 50% discount.

Kirklees Music Schools. (Priority Pass Only)

Kirklees Libraries

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
10% off the annual pass

Environmental Services
50% discount

Carpets Direct
All passport holders receive 10% off carpets, vinyls and underlay.

Extra short-stay off-street car parking
All Passport holders who are registered car owners can have an “extra free parking disc” for their vehicle. When you have paid for at least one hour’s parking in certain short-stay off street car parks in Huddersfield and Dewsbury town centres, you can then have one hour’s free parking.


The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemasThe Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a free ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema. 

To get the free ticket, you will need to purchase a full price ticket for yourself for the same performance of the same film in the same auditorium. 

To apply you must be over the age of 8 and in in receipt of one of the following; 

  • Disability allowance 
  • Attendance allowance 
  • Personal independence payment 

Or hold: 

  • Severely sight impaired registration  
  • Sight impaired registration form 

You can apply online on the Cea Card webpage (opens in new window) 

You will need to supply evidence you meet the above criteria.

The cost of the card is £6.00 and will last a year from date it was issued.   

You can contact Cea cards at email or phone 01244 526 016

Great discounts on days out across the UK

Max Card is a discount card scheme which aims to make days out more affordable for children and young people with additional needs (up to age 25) and their families/carers .  It is valid at over 240 venues across the UK and allows entry for 2 adults and 2 children.  The Max Card lasts approximately two years from date of issue and there are no limitations on who can use the card with your child (i.e. A care assistant or other family member can accompany your child).

Each venue offers their own personal discounts for Max Card holders.  Venues such as Jorvik and Eureka kindly offer Max Card users free entry, whilst others offer concessionary rates. Further information about Max Card and all discounts are clearly stated on the Max Card website. Have a look and see if this could be useful for your family.

PCAN supplies Maxcards for children and young people with additional needs up to age 25 in Kirklees.  Please go to the PCAN Max Cards page for details of how to apply (opens in new window)

To be eligible for a card, your child/children must be in receipt of DLA (Disability Living Allowance) or PIP (Personal Independence Payment) or be a foster child.

As a KAL Flexi Card holder you will benefit from a wide range of discounts and exclusive offers across Kirklees. You can use the card at all KAL centres and against a selection of local services and products, benefits include:

Up to 20% off selected activities
Sports savings
Use of our new mobile app, online bookings, kiosk and fast track systems.

To use our app and online bookings all you need to do is get your user ID and pin from reception and you will be able to login and book all your favourite group fitness classes, add them to favourites and book other activities such as badminton courts. Pre-booking also means that you have booked and paid for activities so you can fast track 20 minutes before your session and avoid the queues!

You can now use your Flexi Card at Leeds Road Sports Complex and Bradley Park Golf Course!

How do I sign up?

You can sign up to the Flexi Card online on the KAL website (opens in new window).

If you sign up for a Flexi Card online, you can collect it from your local KAL centre.

Last updated: 05/10/2020