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

£50 (first hour) £37/hour (2+ hours)

Boat Handling Course

£200 per person

Room Hire

Meetings, conferences & parties

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4 days ago
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Thank you so much to Brookfield Junior Academy for their amazing donation of food from their recent Harvest Festival collection in school. This support for our foodbank is very much needed. Thank you to all involved 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much to Brookfield Junior Academy for their amazing donation of food from their recent Harvest Festival collection in school. This support for our foodbank is very much needed. Thank you to all involved 👍

Are you thinking about a change of career? Looking for part time work that fits around studying or thinking of returning to work after a career break? Come along to the Recruitment Day and find out what's available...everyone welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

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28th October we'll be on a #canal #barge trip with our friends at Swinton Lock Activity Centre for all local #Neurodivergent #Neurodiverse Adults (#Autism #ADHD) in #Rotherham www.ranss.co.uk/events/swinton-lock-boat-trip ... See MoreSee Less

Our next social prescribing session is on Monday evening 5pm until 7pm, if you are interested in attending for this creative session please call the office on 01709 578778. ... See MoreSee Less

Our next social prescribing session is on Monday evening 5pm until 7pm, if you are interested in attending for this creative session  please call the office on 01709 578778.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Thank you for your service ❤️
We mourn the passing of a life that has inspired and will continue to inspire many of us.

RIP Ma’am
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Thank you for your service ❤️
We mourn the passing of a life that has inspired and will continue to inspire many of us.

RIP Ma’am
3 weeks ago
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We are all deeply saddened at Swinton Lock by the news of the Queens passing and would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II.
70 years of service… Thank you ma’am ❤️
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We are all deeply saddened at Swinton Lock by the news of the Queens passing and would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II. 
70 years of service… Thank you ma’am ❤️

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Heartbreaking ❤️

YOUTH CLUB is back! Open tonight 5-7pm, and every Thursday during term time! ... See MoreSee Less

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Boys cant wait , they've missed you all x

What age and where Is this please?

What kind of stuff do they do?

Michelle Sherratt

Mckenzie Thompson

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Jayne and Katie (& Brian the dog) met with the lovely Joe and David from Railway Children. Great to hear about the amazing things that Railway Children do and provide across the UK. We enjoyed a boat trip along the Mexborough Riviera to discuss ways of working together 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

Jayne and Katie (& Brian the dog) met with the lovely Joe and David from Railway Children. Great to hear about the amazing things that Railway Children do and provide across the UK. We enjoyed a boat trip along the Mexborough Riviera to discuss ways of working together 👍

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Brilliant. Xx

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