educationFourteen Locks Canal Centre and Lock Flight is an ideal location for 'practical learning opportunities' across the curriculum.

A variety of guided walks and workshops can be booked, including:

  • Animation
  • Boat Testing
  • Pond Dipping
  • Eco Art
  • Scientific Study
  • Historical Study
  • Geographic Study

The workshops encourage active learning, teamwork and thinking skills. Every effort is also made to tailor workshops to the particular needs of schools.

school tripClothing

Pupils should wear clothing and shoes suitable for outdoors - and always bring a coat.
Every pupil will be required to wear a high visibility vest when taking part in a guided walk. These are provided at the centre.


Half-Day Session £1.50 per pupil
Full-Day £2.50 per pupil

Workshop Times

Workshops are held as morning and afternoon sessions. Schools can book a morning or afternoon session or a full day. Every effort is made to meet the individual requirements of schools.


There is very good access at the centre for wheel chairs, but the suitability of footpaths is limited. A pre-visit by teachers is strongly recommended.

Risk Assessement

All learning activities at the Centre and at the Locks have been risk assessed, but schools are reminded that it the responsibility of each school to risk assess their visit.


Parking at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is excellent and can accommodate a coach.

How to book

Please telephone or email for availability. A booking form will then be emailed to the school to confirm the booking and arrangements.

email using the 'contact us' form

01633 892167