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14. Passageways and Alleys – guided walk for children

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Guided Walk

Meet by Tourist Information Centre, Bus Station, South Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EP

A chance for children to take a journey through time and explore the background of various passages that lead off the High Street in Gosport…

Alleyways are key features of our High Street and legend has it they were favoured haunts of the C.19th naval press gangs.

However, they have much changed over time. Whereas in the past many would have led to courtyards and workshops today they largely lead into car parks or open spaces.

This guided walk for children will celebrate the history and stories of these overlooked spaces and explore the meaning behind their local names such as ‘Carters Yard’ ‘Hobbs Passage’, ‘Wises Alley’ and ‘Black Bear Yard’.

We’ll start by the Ferry, in the tracks of the old wherry men, then dive in and out of alleys up to the Gosport Museum and back again.

Children will be supplied with an ‘i.spy’ card to help identify with the past.

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Duration approx 90 mins.


Sunday 11 September: 1000
Sunday 18 September: 1130


Pre-booking: Required
Please self book, but if you experience any difficulties please contact us
Call: 07849 399 823

Booking opens: 20 August 2022 09:30
Booking closes: 9 September 2022 17:00


he route is on flat surfaces, paved or concrete. Please ensure children are wearing sensible shoes and dress suitably for the weather (eg. sunhat or shower mac). Drinks and snacks, if required, for the walk can be carried by adults. There are toilets, inc accessible, at the start/end point.

Wheel chair Toilets parking Accesible parking accesible toilets Service dogs welcome family friendly


COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


Please arrive 10 minutes prior for a prompt start. Please book space/s in name of the child/ren. One or more adults can turn up to accompany.


Gosport Voluntary Action


Meet your Guide outside the Gosport Tourist Information Centre by the Bus Station and Falklands Gardens.