Welcome to
Swinton Lock

Swinton Lock Activity Centre is a charity developed in 2004 to meet the education and social needs of the community

We are based adjacent to the South Yorkshire Navigational Canal and own two narrow boats, one of which is fully accessible. Both boats are used to offer boat-handling courses, volunteering opportunities and pleasure trips to both children and adults.

What we Do

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

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Room Hire

Our location, facilities and ample parking also make Swinton Lock an ideal location for meetings, conferences and parties.

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Boat Trips & Training

Join our experienced crew for a relaxing cruise along the canal. Learn how to skipper the boat and manage locks.

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Open Days

We also hold regular open days where you can come to meet the staff and sample many of the activities we have to offer.

Make a Booking

Training courses, boat trips and room hire

Boat Hire

ยฃ50 (first hour) ยฃ37/hour (2+ hours)

Boat Handling Course

ยฃ200 per person

Room Hire

Meetings, conferences & parties

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Meet our resident ceramic pottery tutor; our lovely Tracey will be showcasing her work at Art in Clay at Windsor in the next few weeks! ๐Ÿ‘I've been so busy getting ready for Art in Clay at Windsor ....only 10 days to go!! Treating myself to alfresco underglaze painting in my garden today...last few pieces for tomorrow's firing ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... See MoreSee Less

Meet our resident ceramic pottery tutor; our lovely Tracey will be showcasing her work at Art in Clay at Windsor in the next few weeks! ๐Ÿ‘

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Good luck at Windsor . Your hair look great Tracey Mawson Ceramic Artist

Aww thanks guys ๐Ÿ˜ I'll let you know if I meet the Queen ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ˜

Youth Engagement Sessions!
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are hosting a weekly youth engagement session here at Swinton Lock! The sessions will run every Tuesday 5-7pm for young people aged 10-13 years old. If you would like more information then please contact them directly on the information posted in the advert! All sessions are FREE and it sounds like theyโ€™ll be doing some amazing things for young people to get involved in!
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust ๐Ÿ‘YOUTH | RUCST launch new Youth HUB sessions for young people aged 10- 17.

From sport & art to music and graffiti our youth provision caters to all.

For more info or to book your FREE place, head over to ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.rucst.co.uk/inclusions/millers-youth-club/

#oneclubonecommunity ๐Ÿ”ด
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Youth Engagement Sessions!
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are hosting a weekly youth engagement session here at Swinton Lock! The sessions will run every Tuesday 5-7pm for young people aged 10-13 years old. If you would like more information then please contact them directly on the information posted in the advert! All sessions are FREE and it sounds like theyโ€™ll be doing some amazing things for young people to get involved in! 
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust ๐Ÿ‘

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Dinky Farm coming to Swinton on the 24th August 2022 ... See MoreSee Less

Dinky Farm coming to Swinton on the 24th August 2022

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Where in Swinton is this going to be please.

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NEWS | We are super lucky here at Swinton Lock as we have so many wonderful volunteers that help support us day in, day out!
One of our amazing volunteers is Faye, who has this week completed her Level 3 in Food Safety and Hygiene!
We celebrated in true style, and Faye cooked us all a lovely homemade Chilli with wedges, rice and garlic bread! Yummy... same time next week Faye? We are all super proud!

If you are interested in Volunteering then please do call us to find out more on 01709 578778
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NEWS | We are super lucky here at Swinton Lock as we have so many wonderful volunteers that help support us day in, day out!
One of our amazing volunteers is Faye, who has this week completed her Level 3 in Food Safety and Hygiene! 
We celebrated in true style, and Faye cooked us all a lovely homemade Chilli with wedges, rice and garlic bread! Yummy... same time next week Faye? We are all super proud!

If you are interested in Volunteering then please do call us to find out more on 01709 578778

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Never doubted Faye could this , well done ๐Ÿ‘

Well done faye me Dawn and Gemma are so very proud of you you are a wonderful friend xxxx its kerry on dawns phone x

Thankyou everyone ๐Ÿ˜ƒ best thing I’ve ever done is volunteer at the lock it’s changed my life completely ๐Ÿฅณ

You are a little star Faye !! Well done Xxx

Well done Faye. That chilli looks rather nice. Would be lovely for when we are back in group ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

Congratulations Faye well deserved xxx

Well done Faye. x

Well done Faye ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Fanatic faye , never doubt yourself ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ .. good looks delicious ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๏ฟผ

Well done Faye - you’re a โญ๏ธ

Well done Faye McCall xx

Superstar!!! ๐Ÿคฉ

Thank me when your ready ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Superstar

Well done

Well done

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Ey Up! Happy Yorkshire Day from us all at Swinton Lock Activity Centre #yorkshire #YorkshireDay ... See MoreSee Less

Ey Up! Happy Yorkshire Day from us all at Swinton Lock Activity Centre #Yorkshire #YorkshireDay

Did you know that we offer Boat trips along the canal and river?
Great for family outings, celebrations or even a team meeting. Book your Boat trip now following the link... swintonlock.org/product/boat-hire/
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Did you know that we offer Boat trips along the canal and river?
Great for family outings, celebrations or even a team meeting. Book your Boat trip now following the link... https://swintonlock.org/product/boat-hire/Image attachment

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Sorry we have just been notified that our site is under maintenance but should be up and running to take bookings shortly! Thank you for your patience.

We love our trips on your wonderful boat - so peaceful thank you Swinton Lock Activity Centre x

Can dogs go on the boats?

Michael Johnson

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Vicci Lomax idea for a team meeting๐Ÿฅ‚xx

Cheryl Twigg Mills Schumacher fancy it with fin xx

It say your website is undergoing maintenance

We have booked for the 6th of August. We are really looking forward to it xxx

Have you put prices on, last time I enquired I was told to ring for prices, the info should be on the website. I would like to book a trip but don’t like pulling information bit by bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

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