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

The classes will be run by Natalie Waller (Biodiversity and Education Officer) Newport city council

A variety of Environmental Education sessions can be offered at the centre in 2 hour sessions during term time throughout the year, including:

  • Canals and Locks
  • Species and Habitat
  • Tree and Plant Explorations
  • Mini Beast Hunts
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Literacy and Numeracy

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

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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.


We hold classes of  up to 30 pupils, £3 per pupil per session.

Workshop Times

Workshops are held in morning and afternoon sessions, from 9.30am - 11.30am                                              and 12.30 - 2.30. Schools can book a morning or afternoon session or a full day.


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 is the responsibility of each school to risk assess their visit.


Parking at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is excellent. It is free, has disabled spaces and toilets, plus can accommodate a coach.

How to book

Please telephone or email for availability. A booking form will be sent to confirm arrangements.

email using the 'contact us' form

01633 892167