Parents: Active travel and Wellbeing Information

Fed up with the stress of the school run and finding it more and more difficult to park near the school gates? Then why not get involved in My Journey, a project funded by the Department of Transport that aims to encourage alternatives to car travel in and around your local area? By walking, scootingcycling or using public transport for school journeys you could save money, improve your health and wellbeing whilst helping to reduce congestion and pollution in the local area, making it a nicer environment for your child.

We have lots of fantastic and engaging initiatives that are inspiring parents and children across the county to get involved and make travel to school a lot more fun and safer. We offer cycle skills training and bike workshops to name but a few (please be aware that some of these offerings are only available in certain parts of Hampshire depending on the funding criteria).


Wellbeing, and other useful information for parents and pupils

Whilst we are all following Government lockdown guidance, our wellbeing page has plentiful some suggestions to support households with making the most of the outside world during our exercise time. There are also lots of educational ideas and links to follow.

See the other tabs at the foot of the page for information on social distancing on the school run; Transition to Years R, 3 and 7; cycling and walking to school.


How Could You Travel to School? 2020/21 update 

Our 'How Could you Travel to School?' booklet has been produced to help parents understand the travel to school options available to them when their children start school, even if it's choosing an alternative to the car once or twice a week.


Make a Parkwise Promise

In an effort to create a safer environment outside schools at the beginning and end of the day, we are promoting ‘The Parkwise Promise’, a Council-led initiative to target dangerous and inconsiderate parking near to schools. Please see our Parkwise Promise page below.

If, like many others, you’d like to make the school run stress-free and more enjoyable for everyone then get in touch with us below. We can connect you with a Travel Plan Adviser in your area or tell you who your School Travel Champion is so you can speak directly to them.


Get in touch

  • Advice for Hampshire parents on how to support social distancing on the journey to school and outside the school gates.
  • Many pupils start at a new school in Years R, 3 and 7. Find lots of ideas to help plan your new journey, keeping it active, safe and pollution free.
  • Activity ideas and sources of information to help households to keep the mind and body healthy during this period of staying at home.
  • Lots of ideas and inspiration to help keep you and your bike trim and to help ditch those stabilisers and learn some new bike maintenance skills!
  • 8 great reasons to walk to school: 1 - In the right frame of mind. Children who walk to school arrive in a calmer frame of mind, ready to cope...