Activities At The Lock

Swinton Lock Activity Centre provides an extensive range of activities and support for both young and old.


All our courses are accredited as we are an approved centre for delivering AQA Basic Unit Awards and National Community Boat Handling Qualifications.


At the heart of our programme are the re-engagement activities for young people. These currently run four days per week throughout the academic year.


Fishing, Boat Handling, Construction and Mechanics Arts & Crafts, Spraycan Art, Digital Art and Hair and Beauty are available to young people. These students are usually reffered through schools or other organisations who feel a more relaxed and informal approach to education is required.


We also have a talented group of artists who run a variety of Adult Classes encompassing a wide range of skills. From Fine Art to Abstract, Pottery, Jewellery or working with Glass, Swinton Lock offers you the unique opportunity to develop your skills . Artists are invited to display their work in the onsite Gallery should they wish to.


Our service encourages and supports our young people using creative learning activities as a tool allowing them to develop new skills and work as part of a team, building on their personal and social skills and therefore giving them a sense of ahievement.


We are able to do this in a number of ways;

Please contct the centre for more details.



Painting & Drawing Class


Following a very successful trial in 2016 Swinton Lock Activity Centre is pleased to advise that we have been able to extend the 7 week taster course for adults wishing to learn how to paint & draw


Due to the positive feedback received from those students attending we are now running this as a term time class on Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm (fees applicable)


If you would like to learn how to paint & draw with direction from a qualified tutor please contact to register your interest. or

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