Free & Low Cost Activities
Local leisure and fun activities don't have to be expensive extras on a tight budget. Here are some ideas for free or low-cost things to do.
Warm and Welcome Space - Hampshire libraries
Hampshire Libraries offer a range of free or low-cost resources, events, activities and learning opportunities, and provides a safe and inclusive community space for everyone, with access to free Wi-Fi, to spend time, connect with others or to work or study. Warm Welcome is a national initiative that helps organisations open their doors and provide a welcoming warm space for those struggling to heat their homes this winter.
Chatabout sessions from November at Bridgemary library and Gosport Discovery Centre offer a chance to get connected with others and will offer activities and games to help people get out and about. Days and times can be found on the library website by searching your local library and then search Chatabout.
Digital support is available: free Wi-Fi, public computers and print and copy facilities
Free board games and puzzles for adults and children, free children's activities such as Rhyme time, Story time and construction clubs, free adults activities such as language clubs, Knit and natter as well as craft clubs. Free access to National and local newspapers, digital magazines, newspapers, e-books and e-audio books
Free and low cost courses
Period poverty station with free sanitary products
Elson Community Library and Hub
A registered winter warm place offering free hot drinks to anyone staying in the library for over an hour including escorted children.. Free use of wi-fi ,computers and resources. Toddlers groups Monday & Thursday mornings- £1 per family with snack; senior moments groups Tuesday mornings, free drink and cake; and lots more.
Open Monday to Thursday 9:30am- 4pm; Friday 9:30am- 6pm; Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm; closed on Sunday
136 Chantry Road, Elson, Gosport PO12 4NG
023 9435 0099
An independent community library offering free kids clubs on Monday, Friday and Saturday; veterans lunch club and many other social groups and events. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-12:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am-12pm and 2-5pm; Saturday 10am-2pm; closed on Sunday.
14 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 9BZ
Ramblers Wellbeing Walks
The Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Gosport project (formerly known as 'Gosport Walking For Health') leads a variety of walks in the Borough. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the great outdoors in a friendly and welcoming environment. All the walks are free and accessible and you don't need any special footwear or equipment.
Our walks are led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders. Walks last between 30 and 90 minutes and suit people of varied abilities. Find out more on the web site or phone for information.
What's Going On in Gosport
This is a page listing events happening in Gosport by each month. Most are free and suitable for the whole family. Check out fun and interesting events to enjoy right on your doorstep.
Gosport Events & Things to Do Eventbrite
Many Gosport organisations post their events and activities on the Eventbrite website. You can find a wide selection of entertainment and fun things to do, many of them are free. Where there is a cost, this is clearly stated.
Holiday and Food Activities (HAF)
Search this site for all kinds of information to support families including details about the free HAF activities which run across Gosport for children of all ages during the major school holidays.
The Military Co-Working Hub
Available for members of military families or veterans of the armed forces who are working from home.
The Gosport Community Hub is offering free working space on Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 1pm to members of military families and veterans who are working from home, offering a warm, spacious room, wi-fi, refreshments and a fully- equipped kitchen. No need to book.
Brune Park Community School Site, Military Road, Gosport, PO12 3BU
Abri and Gosport Borough Cricket Club are offering free social cricket for adults. Everyone is welcome, equipment provided and no experience necesary. For more information and a free cuppa, come to Privetts Pavilion, Privett Park, PO12 3SX on Friday, 20 January, from 10am-noon.
Walking cricket sessions will be held every Wednesday, starting in January, 1-2 pm at Gosport Leisure Centre, Forect Way, Gosport, PO13 0ZX.
0784371137 for more information