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Information on Active8.

If you are a young carer, aged 8 - 18, in full time education or a care experienced young person aged 26 or under and resident in South Ayrshire or attend a South Ayrshire school you can enjoy FREE access to a fantastic range of Sport and Leisure activities throughout South Ayrshire.

How to apply

Young carers

If you are a Young Carer and wish to apply for an Activ8 membership please contact South Ayrshire Carers Centre;

South Ayrshire Carers Centre
43 Sandgate
Tel: 01292 263000

Care experienced young person

If you are a Care Experienced Young Person and wish to apply for an Activ8 membership please call 0300 123 0900 or email


The Activ8 membership entitles the holder to free access to a huge range of activities at the following facilities:

  • Citadel Leisure Centre
  • Troon Pool
  • Prestwick Pool
  • Maybole Pool
  • The Quay Zone, Girvan
  • Whitletts Activity Centre
  • Mossblown Activity Centre
  • Muirhead Activity Centre
  • Dundonald Activity Centre
  • Coylton Activity Centre


  • Troon Links - Lochgreen, Darley and Fullarton
  • Belleisle Park - Belleisle and Seafield
  • Dalmilling Golf Course
  • Girvan Golf Course
  • Maybole Golf Course


The Activ8 membership includes FREE access to our sport-specific Learn 2..... Swim, Dive, Gymnastics & Mini's, including learn 2 swim, learn 2 dive and learn 2 gymnastics.  If you are looking for a space in a course or camp, please email     

For swimming and other pay as you go activities, simply show your card at reception or use your card to enter via the turnstiles at the Citadel.

Activity centres can be booked by calling the centre you wish to attend directly.

For children aged 12 years or under with a disability, a carer can accompany the child free of charge. Please be aware that children under 8 years are not allowed in any of the swimming pools unaccompanied.

The Activ8 membership can be used to access activities at The Quay Zone in Girvan. Once you have been issued with your general Activ8 membership, simply take your registration letter to The Quay Zone reception where you will be issued with a separate card to access their facilities.

Golf South Ayrshire courses are included in the Activ8 membership. This is issued as a separate membership and to receive this you will need to contact Golf by email