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.


Room Hire

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


Boat Trips & Training

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


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

Latest News


Interlock Project

Our Interlock project funded by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust recently created some fantastic collaborative artwork albeit socially distanced, using new skills they had learnt in the creative workshops that they

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Activity Packs

Swinton Lock Activity Centre has been incredibly fortunate to receive funding from South Yorkshire Community Foundation in conjunction with the National Emergencies Trust to create some fantastic activity packs which

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New Trustees Needed

Swinton Lock Activity Centre, is seeking new volunteers for roles as trustees for the organisation.  A trustee is a member of Swinton Lock Activity Centre, a trustee of the charity

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