Find the support & resources you need to get active
Befriending and lunch clubs in Gosport, Fareham and Havant areas.
4th Tuesday Every Month – Parish Centre Hall 2pm-4pm
Shared activities for anyone on their own offering fellowship, tea and biscuits.
Based at The Borrow Centre hosting a variety of activities and lunch clubs.
Sociable bowls, U3A, sports clubs, hall hire and more at Idsworth Hall, Cowplain Community Centre
Portchester Community Association
Includes 2 course meal (Dinner and Pudding). Tea and Coffee
Cost: Please contact Fit & Fun Luch club for the cost of the 2 course meal.
Situated in the heart of the Locks Heath Shopping Village this excellent venue offers the community a wide range of facilities and activities.
Lockswood Community Centre 2 Centre Way, Locks Heath, Southampton SO31 6DX
Held at Abbeyfield Court, 46 Locks Road, Locksheath SO31 6BF.
Every Wednesday 2pm – 3.30pm, Please visit Website for the cost of the activity
Each week there will be a chance to try out a different art or craft medium.
Monday’s 2pm to 3.30pm, Please call Portchester Community Choir for the price per session.
Any age, any ability, everybody welcome!
‘Portchester Petanque Club was set up in 1988 and currently has over 80 members. The aim was to create a group to pursue the game of Pétanque.We think we run a club open to anyone, with no restrictions and from my point of view a great social meeting point. All ages are welcome, including those with mobility or health limitations.In addition throughout the summer months we run one hour sessions for 8 to 10 year olds each week with the same objective of encouraging more interest in the game. We are building a good group of people from all age groups who meet regularly on Tuesday evenings. A great opportunity for old and young to meet and learn to get on together. We welcome visitors and guests to our regular playing sessions so why not come along and have a go.
Sunday: 10:00 – 12:00, Monday: 13:15 – 15:00, Wednesday: 10:00 – 12:00
Craft club with tea, cake and company. Held alternate Tuesdays 2-4pm. Charge £3.50.
2 New Parade
Runs every Monday 2-4pm, £3.50 charge.
The Hall hosts many local Warsash clubs and societies covering a variety of interests.
Over 60? Come along and have a go at cheerleading and have a chat with friends over a tea/coffee with cake and biscuits. Open to both men and women.
Classes are adapted to be inclusive, so no matter what your ability you will be able to take part. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels. Cheerleading is a great way to build confidence and encourage team work.
Bridgemary Methodist Church
1pm – 2.30pm every Wednesday. Only £3 per session.
Practical support to reduce loneliness and support older people in Gosport
Information and Advice
The group meet at Bay House School monthly except December and August. They have lectures by leading speakers on arts and culture and also organise two day visits each year.
There is a cost per lecture or an annual fee. See their website for further details.
Date: 4th Tuesday of the month
Why not pop along to this informal, friendly group with any craft you wish to sit and do, or learn new card-making skills with one of our regulars. Free to participate!
Every Friday 2pm – 3.30pm.
Ask at the front desk for more details – anytime!
Do you like discussing poetry or reading plays? Why not join our new reading group?
First Saturday of every month, 10am.
A fun, informal afternoon quiz in a relaxed environment.
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 2pm – 3.30pm.
Do you wish to practice your Spanish? Come along and chat with this friendly group of fellow speakers.
Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 10am – 11am.
An informal group to support each other in your quest to trace your family tree.
First Thursday of every month 10am to 12pm.
Weekly weigh-in, chat about issues and look at positive ways forward. All welcome.
Every Wednesday 11am – 12pm.
Come along and join our friendly knitting group. Meet new friends, learn new techniques and swap tips. All levels welcome
Every Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Model Yachting has taken place at Gosport for over 100 years. We are now one of the largest and most active clubs in the UK. We host District and National Championships as well as Racing NINE different classes on a regular basis: IOMs, Radio A’s, RC Lasers, Multihulls, DragonForce 65s, DragonFlite 95s, RG65s, Vane A’s and Vane 36s Demo boats are available by prior booking for RCLasers (2), DragonForce 65 and Vane 36
Held on the first Friday of every month at the Gosport Discovery Centre, ground floor community table (near the café).
This group is run by the Extended Primary Care Team and is open to any men over the age of 50.
Come and join us for a chat, make friends and be sociable.
Dates: Friday 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 8 November and 6 December 2019.
Suitable for ALL levels of fitness and ability. Improve’s cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, balance, flexibility and co-ordination. Speically designed for the over 50’s. Class can also be done seated.
A very sociable class where you are guaranteed to make new friends and have lots of fun. Everyone welcome.
Tuesday 9.50am or 10.50am – Club Hampshire, Willis Road, Gosport
Thursday 9.50am – Family Church Hall, Layton Road, Gosport
£4 per session.
Contact: Pauline Grant
Wessex Heritage Trust Wellbeing workshops commencing 12th June 10am to 12noon: Aimed at people who are isolated or lonely.
Series of free workshops at the Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson. Currently offering places for people in Portchester and south east Fareham. Minibus transport provided. Will be looking for opportunities to set up a workshop in Gosport area to link in with a local heritage site. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Search the area you live in to find events and activities taking place.
Open Fridays from 3rd May 2019, 10.30am to 3.30pm. Privett’s Pavillion, Privett Park, Gosport PO12 3SX.
Serving homemade hot and cold light lunches and refreshments with a selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks at affordable prices.
1.30pm – 2.30pm Net and Natter – Leisurely cricket for non players of all ages and abilities. Come along at any time and enjoy a short spell of batting and/or bowling in the nets, then have a cuppa on us.
Held first Friday of each month, 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Music from the 50’s and 60’s!
The Club Hampshire Centre, The Anchorage, Willis Road, Gosport. Tickets £3, bring your own drinks and snacks.
Do you love making and drawing? Do you want to meet other people interested in Art and Craft? Do you want to get out of the house for a few hours?
Leesland Neighbourhood Church are offering free Art and Craft Drop-in Morning. An opportunity for you to bring your own craft and art projects and work on them in a safe space. Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.
Friday mornings between 9am and 12pm, St Faith’s Church, Tribe Road, PO12 3NS
Friday 26 April, 10 May, 24 May, 7 June, 21 June, 5 July and 19 July.
Kundalini Yoga with Renata.
Mondays 7pm – 8.30pm no booking required.
Cost £8 per session.
Gosport Community Association, 54 Bury Road, Gosport
All Enquiries please contact Renata
Would you like to learn to paint? Expert tuition from Kay Le Poldevin, experienced artist and teacher.
Beginners and improvers welcome. Ten week courses, Wednesdays 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
For prices and details please contact Thorngate Hall reception.
Want to try something different and have fun at the same time? Cheerleading has many health benefits and can increase social wellbeing, help to aid weight loss, improve mobility and can also help to improve coordination and memory.
Classes are adapted to be inclusive, so no matter what your ability, you will be able to take part. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels, men and women are welcome.
Location: Freedom Centre, Netherton Road, Gosport PO12 4PH
Time: 10.15am – 11.15am
Every Thursday from April 4th, £3 per session
(Gosport Live at Home)
Fancy trying skittles? A new weekly club has started at the Duke of Connaught’s Own Club, Western Road, Fareham every Thursday. Come along and meet new friends, keep fit and have fun at the same time. Ring Karen for more details.
The club is for over 60’s and held every Thursday 11am – 12.30pm. Cost is £3 per person
Reading Group for people with a visual impairment.
Held at the Discovery Centre every 3rd Friday of the month 10.30am – 12 noon.
We provide the story in large print, CD or playaway, then over a cuppa we have a chat about whatever we have read.
For more information please contact Sharon or Ilona.
Do you like singing? Would you enjoy singing with others?
Join us, we are a friendly, relaxed group of like minded people. We sing a variety of fun songs and styles.
Friday mornings 10.00am – 11.30am, no auditions, pay as you go £5 per week includes tea and biscuits.
If you are interested contact Steph, our Choir Leader.
Juniper offers a wide range of activities, everyone is welcome.
There is also an onsite restaurant which offers a variety of food and is open to the public.
A free service for seniors to make new friends, enjoy tea and cake and join in a range of activities. Everyone welcome – friends, family and carers.
Stay for the afternoon or just drop in. Give it a try, it may be the start of something new!
The dementia café is friendly.
Held on 1st Wednesday of the month 1.30pm – 3.30pm (from February 2019) at:
The Bradbury Lounge
Dates for your diary:
6 February 2019
6 March 2019
3 April 2019
1 May 2019
5 June 2019
Service provided in partnership by Home Instead Fareham and Gosport, Solent Mobility and Thorngate Churcher Trust.
A Chatter & Natter table is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers.
A Chatter & Natter table brings people together and everyone is invited! If you’re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, if you’re a carer why not sit there with who you care for, mums and babies, dads and babies, grandparents and babies, young people, older people and anyone in between!
When you are deciding where to sit, look for the Chatter & Natter table and sit there! Stay for five minutes while you have your drink or longer. It’s not about making friends, just having good old fashioned human interaction!
Hampshire Library Service iPad Lending Scheme.
Hampshire Library Service is proud to offer eligible customers the opportunity to get online via the loan of a DOTS iPad with associated training and support.
Along with the iPad a data allowance and WIFI capability are provided to allow continued internet access outside of the training sessions.
At the first of two, three hour training sessions; you will receive your iPad and training in how to set it up. A week later you return to the same library for another three hour training session. The iPad is then yours for the remainder of the loan period (4 weeks) to use as you wish. Support is available for the duration of this period via the co-ordinators. The iPads are returned 4 weeks from the initial loan to the library where the training was completed. All data will then be wiped from the iPads.
There is no cost for the training or to borrow the iPad.
Eligible library members are invited to enrol on the next available training session at their local Hampshire Library. Booking is required in advance at your local library or contact the DOTS co-ordinator: David Greensmith – email@example.com or tel: 07384 274217
Dates are as follows:
8 January 2019 – Right at Home Solent – 10am – 1pm
8 February 2019 – Gosport Discovery Centre 10am – 1pm
Variety of social activities and outings, check website for what’s on each day. Refreshments included and transport can be arranged if required.
Music and singing for older people living with dementia and their carers. Music and song are recognised as being of a real comfort for older people experiencing memory loss.
Held on the last Thursday of every month, 2pm – 3.30pm.
Crofton Community Centre
Knitwitters meet weekly, every Wednesday between 10am and 12pm in the Lounge to knit for charity, to chat and have fun. Refreshments are available for a small donation.
United Reform Church
18 Osborn Road South
No need to book, just turn up.
Run by Brendoncare:
Every Saturday 2pm – 4pm
Run by Brendoncare:
Every Saturday 10am – 12 noon.
Run by Brendoncare:
Every Saturday 1pm – 3pm.
Free to attend but booking is required in advance. Gosport Discovery Centre Computer Club, 2pm – 4pm Friday afternoons. Pop along to use their PC’s or bring your own device, their dedicated volunteers are on hand during the two hours to assist with anything you may need IT support with.
Free to attend, Gosport Discovery Centre scrabble club, 2pm – 4pm on Friday afternoons. No booking is required, just turn up at the Café Community Table.
Gosport Discovery Centre
Gosport War Memorial Hospital (Rose Ward) invites you to their Sing for Fun Group. Held monthly in the Friends Diner.
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Contact Names: Shelley McGinty and Tracy Adams.
JADE Companionship Service – A companionship service for those aged 55 and over, that brings like-minded people together for various activities that create a feeling of positivity and being involved.
We feel that many people are not interested in dating, but looking for a companion, or friends to do activities together. They are alone for many reasons, whether it be divorce, passing of a loved one, retirement, leaving a group, illness of a partner, moving to a new area, or children not choosing to spend time with them. Many have said they were apprehensive of another gender (both male and female) looking at them sexually, or not knowing who they say they are, bringing a huge sense of feeling unsafe and insecure. Some even thinking that the other person maybe really looking for someone younger.
Many of our clients are still very active and are searching for an environment they trust. By us vetting each individual and knowing that we meet everyone in person, gives them this reassurance and safety net.
Our first and utmost value is to make a difference in the world of mature adults to give them the opportunity to meet like minded adults. There are many matchmaking companies in the UK, but not a single companionship service. This is where we come in by providing an opportunity to meet like minded adults.
We want people to feel special, and to make sure we give them a service that is one they would expect and beyond. We want to create ultimate memories that they will shout about, and friendships they will treasure with each other. Life is about living, so lets live it.
During our club season from September to June we meet every other Tuesday at 7.30pm at Hardway, Elson & Districts Community Association (HEDCA) Social Club at Coombe Road, Gosport, PO12 4JB.
The purpose of the club is ‘for the encouragement and furtherance of all forms of photography through weekly talks, discussions, practical evenings and competitions. The club, which meets every Tuesday evening from September to June at the Portchester Parish Hall Assheton Court off Castle Street, Portchester PO16 9PY, is a lively friendly group of people who continue to enjoy and improve their photography. As well as internal competitions we also compete against other camera clubs in the area and take part in both the Southern Counties Photographic Federation League and Salisbury Exhibition which takes place in January every year.
If you are aged 18 or over and looking to share and develop your photography in a friendly atmosphere, please complete the form on the Club Information Page and we will contact you with more details.
The Band was formed with amalgamation of two bands in the area – Gosport Silver Band and Solent Concert Brass in 2011. Both bands amalgamated to continue to provide a sound musical ensemble and to continue to promote Brass music within the local area. As well as performing at local concerts and fetes, the band will be moving forward into the contesting arena. Gosport Solent Brass are currently a fourth section brass band, and from the expert guidance of Royal Marine bandsman Richard Sharp, the band are looking to progress even further!
The Band rehearse in the Privett Suite at Gosport Community Association:
Tuesdays at 19:30-21:30 and Sundays at 10:30-12:30
If you are interested in attending a rehearsal or would like to become involved with the Band, please contact us.
To develop new talent, the Band has set up a training scheme for young and inexperienced players and tuition is given by members of the Senior Band. Their ages range from 7 to retirement, and experience from 2 years to complete beginners. Training Band meet in the Bandroom at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport:
Sunday between 9:15am and 10:15am
The Gosport and District Organ Club meet at Gosport Community Association twice a month:
1.00pm on the second Wednesday of the month in the Thorngate Ballroom (Compton Organ)
6.30 p.m. on the fourth Monday in the Music Room (Electronic Organ).
As well as normal club nights, we hold occasional Sunday concerts in association with the National Theatre Organ Club and Thursday lunchtime concerts by organists from the local area.
If you are interested in playing or hearing these instruments then please join us at our Meetings
The Gosport Piano Circle is a friendly group which meets four times a year in the: United Reformed Church, Bury Road, Gosport.
Pianists of all ages and levels are welcome to come and play or listen in an informal and supportive environment. The piano is a good Yamaha grand.
For more information please contact Helen Morris or Diana Swann.
Gosport Live at Home Scheme, Chit chat over a cuppa for those who are 60+.
Every Wednesday 10am – 11.30am.
Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate with Cake / Biscuits.
Freedom Centre (Formerly Brockhurst Baptist Church)
Everyone welcome, £2.50 per person, per session.
The Provincial Society was formed on 1st March 2003. It brings together people interested in all aspects of the operation and vehicles of the former Provincial Tramways Company, the Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Company and the Provincial Bus Company, together with all successor and associated companies from 1878 to the present day.
Membership of the society runs from 1st April each year. Members receive a members handbook including a copy of the constitution and an enamel Society badge. There is also a quarterly magazine, the ‘Provincial Press’. Members can also attend special talks and events each year.
For details on how to join and membership fees please see the contact details below.
This friendly and welcoming group generally meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, Fareham. Doors open at 7:15 pm and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm.
Members join us from Fareham and the surrounding area and we are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members.
The Group meetings are either a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject, or a Members’ Evening, usually arranged around members interests or a request for a particular topic. The meeting is preceded by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to socialise, meet, and chat with the speaker.
Wallington Village Hall
The Gosport group is friendly and welcoming, they meet at 7:30pm, on the second Wednesday of each month.
Our members come from Gosport itself and the surrounding area. We are always very pleased to welcome visitors and new members.
The group meetings are either a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject, or a Members’ Evening. They are usually arranged around members interests or a particular topic request. The meeting is followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to meet and chat with the speaker and each other.
The Scout Hut
The Gosport Railway Society began in January 1977 and celebrated its 40th birthday last year. They have regular monthly meetings, photograph competitions, education evenings and a Christmas meal event.
All meetings are held in the main hall of the Methodist Church, Stoke Road, Gosport and start at 7.30pm and all are welcome.
Ring the Society for dates and times of their next meeting.
The Historical Diving Society (HDS) was formed in 1990 in the UK by a group of enthusiasts whose aim is to preserve and protect diving heritage. Since then the Society has grown into an international organisation with affiliated national societies across the world.
The Society encourages the publication of articles of historical diving interest. It produces its own newsletter, the Historical Diving Times, and the International Journal of Diving History which are issued to all members. It publishes facsimile monographs of important works on diving. A regular email newsletter (Rope Signal) is forwarded to all members.
The Society holds meetings, visits, and lectures. It holds bibliophile meetings visiting member’s collections and important libraries. It has active Working Equipment Groups which seek to preserve classic equipment in a usable form, and this is often demonstrated at rallies and exhibitions.
Details of how to join the society and membership fees are on the website. Details below.
The objective of the Society is to research and record the vast amount of local flying history which covers inter alia, the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Air Force, the Fleet Air Arm, the Army Air Corps and last but by no means least, the Gosport Aircraft Company.
Membership is open to any person interested in the history of aviation. The Society holds monthly meetings (in Stubbington Snooker Club), organises trips to places with an aviation interest, hosts talks by internationally renowned speakers and in addition to a monthly newsletter, produces an occasional journal on aviation matters of local and national interest.
Should you wish further details then please contact:-
Gosport Aviation Society
5, Darwin Close
We look forward to meeting you.
Membership of the Gosport Society is open to all those interested in Gosport and its heritage. They have frequent meetings at which members enjoy lectures on subjects of special interest, not necessarily of Gosport. They also have a series of social events throughout the year.
There is a yearly subscription fee, payable on 1st April each year. Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March, however you can join at any time of the year.
Gransnet is the busiest social networking site for the over 50s. Launched in May 2011, the site was described by the Telegraph as “a new dawn in grey power.”
At its heart is a buzzing forum where users debate the hot topics of the day, support each other through tough times and share a laugh. Brimming with useful content covering everything from fashion to grandparenting, travel to technology, as well as competitions and an incredibly popular bookclub, there is something on the site for everyone. Gransnet is recognised as a champion for digital inclusion and is constantly challenging the stereotypes of ‘older people’ in the media.
What’s more, we have Gransnet Local, a network of sites featuring the very best in your local community as well as opportunities for gransnetters to meet up with like-minded neighbourhood folk.
Free to join, you do not have to join to read the forums, but once you do you can post and then also receive the weekly newsletter.
National Women’s Register (NWR) is a social organisation for women and has groups across the UK that connect women who are interested in everything and talk about anything! From lively discussions, to share ideas, meet other women and make new friends.
If you enjoy talking and look forward to meeting new people then why not see whether NWR is what you are looking for? Groups generally meet once or twice a month mainly in members’ homes and in the evening although some groups meet in the daytime. Programmes are planned in advance and provide the opportunity to discuss interesting topics, exchange ideas and offer varying opinions; the conversation never dries up! Some Groups have separate special interest groups such as Book Clubs and Walking Groups and also add a social dimension with outings to the theatre, garden visits and meals out.
Lee-on-the-Solent hosts the nearest NWR group. They can be contacted via the NWR website, see link below.
Since its start in 1996, Fareham in Bloom has grown into a well known and successful gardening campaign involving communities throughout the Borough and attracting more than 400 entries each year. It encourages local communities – from private garden owners to large businesses – to provide bright and colourful planting schemes. It has raised the profile of our parks and green spaces and developed a sense of community spirit and local pride. Why not give it a go and help us to fill Fareham with flowers?
The Thorngate Table Tennis Club is for adults of all ages. For all abilities – Learners to experts. This is a fun club! – Everyone welcome!
They meet every Tuesday evening 7.30 to 10.30pm and Wednesday mornings 9.30 to 12.30pm.
Gosport Community Association & Thorngate Halls
Informal, friendly singing of popular songs from all decades.
Meet every Wednesday evening 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Gosport Community Association & Thorngate Halls
Social and competitive Archery based at Bay House Community Sports Hall on both Wednesday and Friday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Membership/tuition fees available on request.
The club holds regular beach and boat matches and has a club house with bar.
Life Boat Lane
Stokes Bay Road
Sea Angling – Beach and Boat.
Marine Parade East
Meet on Fridays 10am – 11.30am.
Naval Studies Centre
The 50Plus Singers are a mixed Choir, part of Fareham Leisure Centre’s Health and Fun Club for the over 50’s. Many of whom had not sung since being at school. There are no voice tests.
We sing to local clubs such as the Stoke Club and some Residential Homes such as Blackbrook House.
We meet on Friday mornings for practice from 11.30am – 1.15pm.
Fareham Leisure Centre
Cost: £1 per session plus Fareham Leisure Centre’s Annual fee – currently £18.50. The first 2 sessions are free.
Meetings include guest speaker, tea and coffee, raffle. Occupational coach trips to gardens of interest. Annual show in the Autumn.
Meetings take place at 7:30pm on every 3rd Thursday of the month. A small charge applies.
Trinity Church Hall
This is a friendly and informal group who are keen to share their interest in stamps, postal history, postcards and thematics.
Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
Crofton Community Centre
The meetings are always informal with no professionals but plenty, and years, of experience. We are collectors just enjoying our hobby. Weekly (term time only) bring, buy and sell meetings.
Meetings take place every Saturday 10am – 11am (term time only).
Crofton Community Centre
Cuppa and Company is a weekly gathering for people who have experienced loss or change, and who would like to spend some time with others.
We meet every Thursday, 2.00pm – 3.00pm in the Bulson Hall of St Faith’s Parish Centre.
Tea, cake and relaxed conversation are provided!
There is no charge for Cuppa and Company, and anyone is welcome to our informal and friendly gathering. If you would like to come along, feel free to simply turn up, or to call first.
St Faith’s Parish Centre
Throughout the year a group of St Faith’s ladies, along with other interested knitters, get together to knit for charity – but also to enjoy each other’s company and have a good natter.
We meet on Fridays 2-4pm in the Lowry Room in St Faith’s Parish Centre. Usually 8 to 12 people turn up each week – and if you would like to come along, you are very welcome to join us!
Many Church members and friends help us by donating knitting yarn and some pop in for a chat – please note that we welcome visitors – we make the tea at about 3.15 pm and there is usually home-made cake as well!
St Faith’s Parish Centre
If you would like to join, just come along any Tuesday evening and ask for Lynda or any committee member.
Every Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.
Cost: Annual fees of £50
St Mary’s Church Hall
Bringing people together to make new friendships and try new things, there are a variety of clubs on offer across Hampshire and Dorset, from exercise classes to social clubs, we combat loneliness and improve well-being.
An informal gathering of those who enjoy knitting over a cup of tea
Friday mornings 9.00am – 12.00 noon
The Highlands Hub
103 Highlands Road
Come and join us for a fun session of games, quizzes, indoor kurling, beetle drives and skittles.
Every Wednesday 1:30pm – 3:30pm, a small charge applies.
Broadlaw Community Centre
Catisfield Gardening Club is a local friendly and welcoming Club which meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month with the exception of January, July and December at the Catisfield Memorial Hall to hear talks usually on gardening and garden related subjects and sometimes other talks of interest to our members. We aim to learn from both our speakers and also from our fellow members.
We currently have 80+ members and approximately two thirds attend each meeting or event. The Catisfield Memorial Hall has very good parking and good acoustics with comfortable seating and an excellent background screen and demonstrations are projected on to a background screen.
Non-competitive social bowling, all year round, summer and winter.
Held every Wednesday, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Crofton Community Centre
The Stubbington Seniors Table Tennis Club is intended primarily for those age 55+, but exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Club Committee. The Club is non-profit making, which keeps playing fees low.
With six excellent tables in play, games are mainly “doubles” and every effort is made to encourage members to “mix and match”. Several members have previous league experience. The Club does not coach, therefore beginners cannot be accepted.
If you have played at a reasonably competent standard in the past and believe you can recapture your old form, you are very welcome to telephone us…or to come along to one of our playing sessions for a closer look, to meet people and see if we have any membership vacancies.
The Club runs occasional social events, such as Skittles evenings and a Christmas luncheon, always with a good turnout.
Sessions held every Monday and Wednesday morning 9.30am – 12.00pm.
We have regularly played table tennis for exercise and fun on tournament standard tables in the Sports Hall.
We welcome enquiries from new players aged 55 and over.
Sessions run every Monday and Friday from 9.30am – 11.30am.
Crofton Community Centre
Based on the kurling on ice game. Played for fun and social contact.
Held every Thursday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Crofton Community Centre
New Age Kurling is a gentle sport for all ages and abilities to enjoy.
If you would like to join please feel welcome to turn up and give it a go!
Held every Thursday 2.00pm – 4.00pm £3.50 per session.
Portchester Community Centre
Or call for more information.
Line dancing is a FUN way to keep fit for all ages. Come along and strut your stuff. If you’ve never danced before then the beginners session is just right for you!
Beginners session from 7.15 to 8.00pm, intermediate from 8.15 to 9.00pm, advanced from 9.15 to 10.00pm, but you are welcome to stay as long as you like and enjoy the music and good company.
Every Wednesday evening, a warm welcome is given to all, doors open from 7pm.
Meet every Monday 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Group does not involve ice skating.
Off Fareham Road
Swimming sessions for the over 50’s are held every Monday and Thursday, 9.35am – 12.00pm.
Gosport Leisure Centre
These sessions are designed for people aged 50 and over. Here, you can swim freely, and it’s a great way to get active without pushing yourself too hard.
Sessions are held daily (weekdays only) from 11.30am – 12.00pm.
Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Often, one of netball’s strengths is that people never forget playing the sport. The memories, as well as the love for the game, never leave players.
Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.
From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.
Sessions run every:
Monday 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Thursday 12.00pm – 1pm
Cost: £3 pay at the leisure centre desk
Fareham Leisure Centre
We are a friendly choir /chorus welcoming women from 16 years to infinity to come and join us. We sing four part harmony. All we need is a note from a pitch pipe and we can sing anywhere … and we do!
It’s FREE to visit on rehearsal night for four weeks, so what have you got to lose?
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.
Fareham Methodist Church Hall
Tea Dance held on Tuesdays, 1.30pm – 4pm.
Titchfield Community Association
BEBE DANCE GROUP – 50/50 Tea Dance
This is a chance to enjoy sequence dancing and is for the over 50 year olds. Held on Fridays 1.30pm – 4pm.
Crofton Community Centre
Come and join us at our friendly weekly tea dance, Fridays 2pm – 4pm.
Lots of fun to be had and everyone is welcome.
Portchester Community Centre
The Tea Dance is held on Monday afternoons in the Thorngate Ballroom from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.
Admission is £2.50.
Come and join us for a cup of tea and a biscuit.
A very friendly club we meet for company, a chat, tea and biscuits. We have speakers, entertainers and parties. Also kurling, quizzes and bingo. Monthly outings during the summer including theatre trips. Ages 60 to 90 years young.
Run by Portchester Community Association:
Portchester Parish Hall
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month – 2pm to 4.30pm
£3.00 per year and £2.00 per meeting
In addition to Members playing friendly games of chess, the Club participates in both the Portsmouth & District and the Southampton Chess Leagues. There are also a number of Internal Club Competitions. Everybody is welcome, not just Grand Masters and experienced Chess players, but it does help if you already know how to set up a chess board & understand how all the chess pieces move. So you can try us out, the first week is ‘free’.
Duke of Connaught’s Own Club (DoCOC)
74 Western Road
Every Tuesday starting at 7:30pm & ending when the last members leaves (although our Venue closes at 11pm)
Annual subs are £8 for Adults and £5 for Juniors & Students plus (if 18 &over), £12 for DoCOC membership.
Contact name is Roger Marsh.
The Singers meet once a week on Tuesday evenings at 7pm (during term time only) for practice at:
St Vincent Sixth Form College
Mill Road (off Forton Road)
Performances often have a theme reflecting an important local or nation event (eg. Trafalgar, Golden Jubilee, etc.) with a mixture of songs from the shows or music hall, but there is also often, especially at Christmas, a religious content and a mini-pantomime.
Anyone who enjoys singing can join. There are no entry qualifications or auditions – enthusiasm, dedication and the ability to transmit enjoyment to others are by far the most important requirements.
We are a relaxed choir of all ages and abilities, covering a varied genre of musical styles. We will show you how to sing in harmony and effective vocal techniques. With our pay as you sing policy there really is no need to put it off. If you enjoy singing and want to meet new friendly people then come along on a Monday and give it a go!!
Venue: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington
Days/Times: Mondays at 6.45pm – 8pm
Cost: £2 *with a CCA Membership (£12 annually)
Portchester Community Association provides a wide range of services, activities and facilities to the people of Portchester and surrounding areas.
Portchester Community Association
2 New Parade
38 West Street
Aims to tackle isolation and inactivity amongst the elderly, providing social and physical benefits to members.
Group meets on Fridays, 13.45pm – 15.15pm
Lockswood Community Centre
Fareham Men’s Shed provides a place where people, especially men, can share time, ideas and activities.
Fareham Men’s Shed currently meet on Mondays to Thursdays between 10am and 3pm but starting from Friday 4th May 2018 we will be extending our opening hours to include Fridays. This will be for a trial period and if successful will become permanent. So for the trial period our opening hours will be Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.
A membership fee applies.
Fareham Men’s Shed is located within:-
Titchfield Festival Theatre
73 St Margarets Lane
Titchfield PO14 4BG.
Sports and social activities for people with disabilities. Promoting sport as an integral part of a disabled person wellbeing. The club is open to all types of disability.
They run 2 sessions a week. Swimming session and dry sports evening, indoor activities include archery, darts, golf, curling, skittles, bowls, basketball, and boccia.
Monday evenings at Portchester Community School 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Archery, Table-Tennis, Snooker, Dry-Curling, Carpet-Bowls, etc.
Wednesday evenings at Fareham Leisure Centre swimming pool – 8.00pm – 9.00pm, exclusive use of main pool.
Reduced price activities at and around Fareham Leisure Centre for those needing to increase their activity levels and help with support of the referral team.
Health & wellbeing activities to include cardiac rehab, falls prevention, Tai Chi, walking to health.
The Gosport Shed provides workshop facilities and a friendly meeting place for older men. It is available for community projects and for members’ own projects and hobbies.
A small membership fee applies.
The Gosport Shed is normally open from 9.00am – 4.00pm on Monday to Friday.
We are located in the grounds of St Vincent College, Gosport Po12 4AQ, and can be found by going into the northerly (of two) entrance in Mill Lane, and then bearing left; we are next to the woodworking workshop.
(RDA) Horse riding can give many benefits to both adults and children. These can be physical, mental and social. Riding improves balance, muscle control and strength, increases confidence and self-esteem. Fully supported rides up to three volunteers per rider. Riders are encouraged to work towards physical and educational goals. We have both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Forton Recreation Ground
Competitive and mixed club.
Membership fees apply.
Lee-on-the-Solent Bowling Club welcomes new members
Lee Recreation Ground
Bowls played throughout the year at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport. A very relaxed, informal and friendly environment.
Gosport Leisure Centre
Gosport Bowling Club
Gosport and Fareham’s free “We CAN Read” scheme is a fun phonics programme to develop reading. It is ideal for learners with dyslexia or for anyone who has received inadequate reading tuition in the past.
We provide one-to-one coaching by volunteers, a method we believe is preferable to large classes which can be intimidating for new readers.
The coaching, arranged at a time and frequency to suit both reader and coach, takes place in a public area such as a library where facilities are available to us.
The course runs at the speed the new reader dictates and they are never under pressure. Success could be by the time the final page is reached when the readers confidence has soared.
FREE to all.
We have a great range of free short courses for adults starting at our centres across Gosport. If you would like to gain a new skill, take up a new hobby and meet new friends, look no further.
The Out There Project introductory courses include:
Nimrod Community Centre
17 Falcon Meadows Way
Support, advocacy and friendship for adults. Service is run by volunteers.
Providing pastoral support and welfare guidance to followers and supporters of Hampshire Cricket and cricket within Hampshire, but particularly those living with or impacted by dementia or mental health. Pastoral support at group or 1-2-1 level, opportunities to create new memories through sport, reminiscence and memory café style in association with organised and regular community groups.
Activities, community events and room hire
Nimrod Community Centre
17 Falcon Meadows Way
Activities, events, bar and food served.
Lee-on-the-Solent Community Centre
51 Twyford Drive
Lee on the Solent
Activities, room hire, bar and pre-school.
Community groups and clubs, bar, cafe and room hire
Activities, groups and hall hire
175 Elson Road
Activities and support for Service families based in Gosport and surrounding area
Off Grange Lane
At Wheatsheaf Trust our advisers can support with:
It’s all free.
Wide variety of groups e.g. music of all types, physical activity, such as walking & tai chi, theatre, history and more, plus general meetings. Annual membership fee payable in January. Small cost for each class & any expenses.
The Townswomen’s Guild is a women’s membership organisation where members usually meet once a month & enjoy a huge range of recreational activities such as talks, social studies, hobbies, arts & crafts, competitions, socialising and organised trips. Alongside this members have collectively voiced their concerns to change and improve the livelihoods of women for the good of society.
Privett & Hardway Townswomen’s Guild
Meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evert month (except during August) from 2.15pm – 4.15pm:
Bury House Café
Gosport Bridgemary Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Meet every Tuesday of the month at 19.30pm:
Bridgemary Community Centre
The Tourist Information Centre (TIC) can help with leaflets, maps, local guides, local bus information and services. They can also assist with booking tickets for local theatres, coach holidays, National Express coaches, accommodation, day trips and local events. The TIC is located at Gosport Bus Station, close to the Gosport Ferry.
This group holds a Community BOOST event on a Wednesday morning of each month. The group also represents the views of residents on planning, health and other matters.
Facilities (including a restaurant) offering social activities open to the wider community.
The Women’s Institute is a social and educational charity. Each group meets at least once a month for activities & events such as Crafts, Walking, Discussion or Drama Groups, Arts, Sports & Leisure.
Walking Football is a variant of association football that is aimed at keeping people aged over 50 involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, they are not able to play the traditional game. The main differences between walking football and the standard game are two key rules: No running and no slide tackling. With plenty of breaks, participants enjoy a safe and enjoyable return to football.
Gosport Borough FC
Mon 1-2pm 3G pitch
Tue 7-8pm £3 3G pitch
Local history talk, followed by lunch, held every 3rd Thursday of the month during term time, 12 – 2pm.
Christchurch Parish Centre
Local campaign to encourage all sectors of the community to become actively involved in enhancing the Borough, making it a more pleasant, prettier place in which to live and work. Annual competitions too.
Information website about Gosport, including useful organisations, clubs, churches, businesses, local history and more. Gosport groups can also have information added free of charge.
Full library service, free internet access, regular dance, music, theatre and literary events, coffee shop, education classes. Some free services. Charges for classes apply but discounts are available.
Social and educational groups and members bar. A fee is required. Located at Thorngate Hall, Bury House, Bury Road, Gosport.
Contact the Elderly is a charity that organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over, who live alone. Offering a regular and vital friendship link every month, each older person is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host’s home for the afternoon.
Variety of social activities and outings, check website for what’s on each day. Refreshments included and transport can be arranged if required. Based at Club Hampshire Centre, The Anchorage, Willis Road, Gosport.
A charge applies.
Local venue for a wide range of adult classes (both day time and evening) suitable for all ages and abilities but with a specific programme for people with learning disabilities. Also available are the Ashcroft Adults with Learning Disabilities Classes which include art, dance and drama classes specifically for adults with learning disabilities.
Please note that charges apply, although concessions are available on some courses – see website for details.
You may be able to apply for a disabled person’s rail card, if you are in receipt of certain benefits, are visually impaired or registered as deaf, please see website for details, the card will allow you a third off rail travel and costs £20.00 a year.
Promoting accessibility to leisure and sport, signposting family, carer and disability support organisations. Information on Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles, Buggy Walks – whatever the term this is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of South East England.
Encouraging participation in sport and fitness activities near you.
Gosport Leisure Centre offers a variety of facilities and also operates tailored exercise schemes for people with medical conditions.