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Ready Steady Walk

Local Walking Groups

Our Ready Steady Walks are free, push-chair friendly, social walking groups for families with young children living in Hampshire.

Ready Steady Walk is a good excuse to get out into the fresh air and give you the chance to meet local families in your community. Your local walking group will be led by a Barnardo’s volunteer, or your local community worker. The walking groups meet once a week at the same venue in your area, at the same day and time. 

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our local walking groups soon!

Why join our walks?

  • Meet new families in your area and stretch your legs!
  •  All walks are pushchair-friendly and will take no longer than an hour.
  • Hear about the latest health information and what’s going on in your local area.
  • Social opportunities to arrange further meet-ups, or just stay out afterwards – our walkers also enjoy a picnic or a café stop

Where is my nearest walk?

Find our local groups listed below!

Volunteering

The groups are often led by volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Barnardo’s volunteer and being involved in our walks please visit the Volunteer section of our website.

Local Ready Steady Walk Groups

Who will be leading the walk?

Each walk is led by a Hampshire Healthy Families team member or volunteer. The walk lead will be wearing a bright green lanyard with Barnardo’s ID. If there is no lead for the walk, a message will be posted on Hampshire Healthy Families social media pages the day before.

Do I need to book a space?

No need to book, just show up!

Questions/Queries

Please use the email address in the walk information to contact your local Community Health Development Worker.

Fareham

Wednesdays
10:00 AM

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Meeting Point
Cams Mill Pub Car Park
Fareham
PO16 8AA

Extra Information
There is free parking in the pub car park.

Contact
kay.duffy@barnardos.org.uk

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Hedge End

Thursdays
10:00 AM

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Meeting Point
Dowds Farm
Hedge End
SO30 2LF

Extra Information
We will meet in the Community car park on Wellstead Way and parking is free. Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes as the pathways are uneven in places.

Contact
kirsty.simms@barnardos.org.uk

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Havant

Tuesdays
1:30 PM

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Meeting Point
The Spring Arts Centre,
56 East Street
Havant
PO9 1BS

Extra Information
There is car park at the venue which charges £1.10 for 2 hours parking. Free parking can be found on the surrounding streets.

Contact
debbie.mead@barnardos.org.uk

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Fordingbridge

Coming Soon

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Meeting Point
Salvation Army Hall Round Hill Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ

If you are interested in volunteering to lead a walk in this area, please contact maria.clarke@barnardos.org.uk

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Barton on Sea

Wednesdays
10:00 AM

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Meeting Point
Beachcomber Cafe
5 Marine Drive East
Barton On Sea
BH25 7DT

Extra Information
This walk is lead by a volunteer, they will meet you outside the Beachcomber Cafe.

Contact
wendy.newman@barnardos.org.uk

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Basingstoke

Wednesdays
1:00PM


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Meeting Point
The Bandstand at
The War Memorial Park,
Basingstoke,
Hants,
RG21 4AG

Extra Information
There is free parking at the top of Crossborough Hill. The nearest pedestrian entrance to this meeting point is Hackwood Road, other pedestrian entrances to the park are from the council offices and Black Dam.

Contact
suzanne.shields2@barnardos.org.uk

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Andover

Thursdays
1:30 PM


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Meeting Point
Lakeside Café
Charlton Lakes
SP10 3JH

Extra Information
Parking can be found at the side of Foxcotte Road and Charlton Lakes Car Park.

Contact
julie.ridge@barnardos.org.uk

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Aldershot

Coming Soon

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Meeting Point
Tesco Superstore,
5 Wellington Avenue,
Aldershot,
GU11 1SQ

If you are interested in volunteering to lead a walk in this area, please contact maria.clarke@barnardos.org.uk

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Bordon

Wednesdays
10:30 AM


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Meeting Point
Hogmoor Inclosure
Hogmoor Road,
Whitehill
GU35 9ER

Extra Information
There is a free car park on site. We will meet at the castle in the children's play area infront of the cafe.

Contact
rebecca.davey@barnardos.org.uk

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Waterlooville

Thursdays
1:30 PM


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Meeting Point
Wellington Vale Care Home
Darnel Road
Waterlooville
PO7 7TY

Extra Information
We have been offered use of the facitilies at Wellington Vale Care Home for changing/feeding and FREE refreshments after the walk. Please wear suitable footwear for the season.

Contact
debbie.mead@barnardos.org.uk

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Ringwood

Coming Soon

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Meeting Point
Ringwood Library,
Christchurch Road,
BH24 1DW

If you are interested in volunteering to lead a walk in this area, please contact maria.clarke@barnardos.org.uk

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Gosport

Mondays
1:30 PM


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Meeting Point
Western Way Entrance
Stanley Park
Gosport
PO12 2NQ

Extra Information
There is free parking in Western Way. The entrance to the park has black railings. 

Contact
linda.walford@barnardos.org.uk

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Romsey

Coming Soon

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Meeting Point
Abbotswood Community Centre
14 Abbotswood Common Road
Romsey
SO51 0BX

If you are interested in volunteering to lead a walk in this area, please contact maria.clarke@barnardos.org.uk

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Farnborough

Thursdays
10:30


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Meeting Point
Morrisons Superstore
Summit Avenue,
Southwood,
GU14 0NA

Contact
elaine.penman@barnardos.org.uk

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Romsey

Starting on
Wednesday 22nd May 2024



Wednesdays
10:00


Meeting Point
Outside Abbotswood
Community Centre, 14
Abbotswood Common Rd,
Romsey, SO510BX

Contact
kirsty.simms@barnardos.org.uk

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