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Another Thank You!

We would like to say a big thank you to Howdens at Swinton for providing a large tin of varnish to assist in our plan to refresh some of the paint on our narrowboat known as Narroway.  Your kind [...]

Thank You!

We would like to say a big thank you to Travis Perkins at Mexborough for their generous donations of sanding belts, sand paper and brushes as we look to renew some of the paintwork on our [...]

Community Boat Trips

Swinton Lock Activity Centre is pleased to announce our second Community Boat Trip day of the year.  This is to take place on Saturday 11 May 2019.  This gives you the opportunity to book for [...]

A Big Thank You

We would like to thank WRS Signs Limited for their help and expertise in transposing our thoughts into the production of a graphic design on the bumpers of our trip boat Spirit.  Bumpers are the [...]

Community Boat Trip

On Saturday 13th April, Swinton Lock Activity Centre will be running hourly boat trips on board Swinton Spirit.  These are suitable for all the family and make a lovely family weekend activity. [...]


The board of trustees of Swinton Lock Activity Centre are pleased to accept the funding raised by the Go Fund Me #1400Campaign. This will allow Swinton Lock Activity Centre to continue the work [...]


You may have noticed a ‘Donate’ button on the website and wondered where the money goes after you have made a donation.  The centre is dependent on grants and donations to provide [...]

Valentines Boat Trips

On Saturday 16 February 2019, we will be running a series of 1 hour Valentines Boat trips with Prosecco and Strawberries. Places are filling up fast, so please book quickly so as not to miss your [...]

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