Fitness membership

Gym, Swim, Class - we've got something for everyone! Memberships from only £19.50 per month. Join now.

What's On at Middleton Arena

What's On at Middleton Arena

Events for everyone at the Arena - from comedy to live music and theatre

Heywood Civic Centre

Heywood Civic Centre

Coming soon - Hello Dolly, Route 62, Caliente Ensemble, Heywood Reunited, Roy Chubby Brown and Gaga - The Ultimate Tribute to Queen.



Low cost fitness classes and sports for adults across the Rochdale borough

More than Dance

More than Dance

Get active, get fit, get dancing. See our new sessions.

Rich Hall

Grouchy deadpan American comic Rich Hall returns to Middleton Arena with his brand new show.

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Passport to Leisure

ptl-coverFor many years, Passport to Leisure has helped Rochdale Borough residents to save money on sport and leisure. Now there is money off even more leisure activities with a whole range of discounts available from local shops and services. Whatever your interests there is something for you - with savings on sport, travel, entertainment, days out and much more.

pdfPassport to Leisure application form

Applying for a PTL card
Conditions of Use
Where you can use your Passport to Leisure

Link4Life Registration Centres

Bowlee Park Sports Centre
Heywood Sports Village
Littleborough Sports Centre
Middleton Arena
Rochdale Leisure Centre

When you can use your PTL Card

Discounts on services at Link4Life centres are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday anytime. 

The exact details of where and when discounts are available may change from time to time so please check with the relevant Centre or organisation to find out about their latest PTL benefits. To qualify for the discount you must show a valid PTL Card or you will be asked to pay the full price.

To apply for a PTL card you must live in the borough of Rochdale and you will need a passport size photograph plus proof of address and proof that you are eligible under one of the categories.

If you already have a Calderdale Passport to Leisure card, you can use this to get discounts at Link4Life facilities. Our PTL card is also accepted in Calderdale Council leisure facilities.

Applying for a PTL Card

You can apply for a PTL card provided you live in the Borough of Rochdale and qualify under one of the following categories.

People claiming welfare related benefits

Cost Proof plus passport size photo plus proof of address
Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) (Income based) or Income Support £3.00 Notification letter
Income Support £3.00 Notification letter
Housing Benefit £3.00 Notification letter
Council Tax Benefit * £3.00 Bill showing Council tax Benefit (not Single Person Allowance
Job Seekers Allowance £3.00 Notification letter
Working Tax Credit * £3.00 Notification letter
Pension Credit £3.00 Notification letter
Asylum Registration Card £3.00 Notification letter
* Excludes Single Person Allowance and Child Tax Credit

Members who qualify in any of the above categories may apply for additional passes for dependent partner/spouse and children under 16.

Over 16 £3.00 As above and proof of address
Under 16 £1.50 As above and proof of address

People claiming health related benefits

Cost Proof
ESA (Contribution based) or Incapacity Benefit £9.00 Notification letter
Incapacity Benefit £9.00 Notification letter
Disability Living Allowance (over 16) £9.00 Notification letter
Disability Living Allowance (under 16) £3.00 Notification letter
War Disablement Pension £9.00 Notification letter
Attendance Allowance £9.00 Notification letter
Carers Allowance or Fostering Allowance £9.00 Notification letter
PTL Carer Card - Disabled members can obtain an additional Carer Card free of charge. This is valid at Link4Life Centres and is only issued where a PTL member requires the help and assistance of another person when using the Sport & Leisure facilities. The Carer is admitted at PTL rates.

Older people, students and young people

Cost Proof
Over 60 £9.00 Proof of age, birth certificate or bus pass
Pension Credit £3.00 Notification letter
Over 75's Lifetime Card Free Proof of age, birth certificate or bus pass
Full Time Student (16-19 years) £9.00 Student Card or letter from School or College
Full Time Student (16-19 years) £3.00 Education Maintenance Allowance Notification letter or College Bursary

Conditions of Use

PTL cards must be renewed 12 months from the date of issue.

PTL cards cannot be renewed until the current card has expired.

PTL cardholders should inform their local PTL Registration Office of any change of address.

PTL cardholders moving out of the Rochdale Borough or who are no longer eligible for a PTL card should return the card immediately.

PTL cardholders may apply for replacement cards on payment of the appropriate fee of £3.00. The expiry date of the lost card will be transferred to the replacement

Link4Life reserves the right to alter or introduce new fees and charges including the availability of facilities without prior notice.

Any PTL cardholder who fails to comply with the Terms and Conditions will be liable to have their card withdrawn.

No refunds will be made.

Passport to Leisure Discounts


Use your PTL Card to get great discounts for Public Swimming Sessions and Swimming Lessons for both Adults and Juniors. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday & Sunday any time.

Fitness Studios

Link4Life Fitness Studios/Suites at Heywood Sports Village, Middleton Arena, Rochdale Leisure Centre and Littleborough Sports Centre. Access Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday any time. Option to 'Pay as you Train' with a discounted session rate or a monthly Gym Membership package giving an all in one package that includes gym, aerobics and fitness sessions, swimming and aquafit plus use of the athletics track. Induction required.

Indoor Sports

Bowlee Park Sports Centre, Heywood Sports Village, Littleborough Sports Centre, Middleton Arena & Rochdale Leisure Centre

Concessions on a wide range of indoor sports activities. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday & Sunday any time.

Aqua Aerobics

At Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton pools. Access Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday any time where sessions available.

Sports Coaching Sessions

Discounts available on courses organised by Link4Life's Neighbourhood & Communities Team as advertised.

Artificial Turf Pitches

Heywood Sports Village. Discounts available for Registered Groups

Outdoor Pursuits

Water sports, climbing and cycling - activities, courses and equipment as advertised at Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, Lakebank, Littleborough. Please contact the Centre on 01706 370499. Discounts on Lake cruises on The Lady Alice, a 47 seater passenger cruiser.


Marland Golf Course, Springfield Park, Bolton Rd, Rochdale. Telephone: 01706 649801. Discounts on green fees and season tickets.

Music & Story Tapes

50% reduction on hire rates of CDs, DVDs, Language Tapes, Talking Books and MP3 Playaways at Rochdale Borough Libraries 9 check for availability. Present your Library Card and PTL card to obtain discount.


Heywood Civic Centre, L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood Tel: 01706 624104
Middleton Arena, LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton Tel: 0844 855 4020

Discounts for members on regular weekly activities including leisure, fitness and dance sessions as advertised. Savings off ticket prices for selected events and shows. Details available from the Centres.

Other Passport to Leisure Discounts available

Sport & Leisure
Swimming, Sport & Fitness
Oulder Hill Leisure Complex, Hudson's Walk, Rochdale. Contact the Centre on 01706 716680 for details of discounts available.


Discounts on day tickets and annual passes during open season all year round at Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough and all othe RMBC lodges and open waters including any managed under partnership agreements.


Rochdale AFC, Spotland Stadium, Willbutts Lane. Discounts available on all home, non-Cup matches. Discount does not apply to Juniors


Bowlee Park Driving Range, Heywood Old Rd, Bowlee, Middleton. Telephone: 0161 654 9666 Approx. half price off the normal price of a bucket of balls. Monday to Friday up to 5pm.


Rochdale Hornets, Spotland Stadium, Willbutts Lane, Rochdale Discounts available on all home, non-Cup matches. Discount does not apply to Juniors.

Leisure in Calderdale

Calderdale Council Leisure Facilities. Concessions on leisure activities at Calderdale Council facilities. Contact Calderdale Passport to Leisure office on 01422 393231 for more details


Allotments - discounts on both grade A and grade B sites. For details on sites available ring 01706 693000. Plants & Shrubs - discount off all purchases as advertised at Bowlee Garden Nursery, Heywood Old Road, Bowlee, Middleton. Telephone: 0161 653 3624.

Places to Visit

Ellenroad Mill Engine, Elizabethan Way, Milnrow Telephone: 01706 881952. One of the most spectacular survivals from the heyday of the Lancashire cotton industry with the Worlds largest working mill engine. In steam first Sunday in every month with special events. Discount on admission (In steam first Sunday in every month)

Rochdale Pioneers Museum, Toad Lane, Rochdale. Tel: 01706 524920. 2 for 1 admission

Eureka! The Museum for Children, Halifax. Offer a 10% discount for children and adults, ring 01422 330069.


Odeon Multiplex Cinema, Sandbrrok Park, Rochdale. Discounts on cinema tickets for children and adults, ring 0870 505 0007

Rochdale Music Society Concerts

25% discount on all concert tickets. For programme details ring 01706 924928.


Moses Schoolwear, 21-23 Oldham Road, Rochdale. Telephone: 01706 644447. 5% discount on all uniforms, cash sales only (not available with any other offer).