Foxton Locks | Day Out With The Kids

Foxton Locks

Foxton, Leicestershire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Foxton Locks is a great place to take the kids for a walk. It’s a busy area bustling with people and canal boats. Enjoy a stroll up and down along the canal and stop for a meal at one of the local pubs (a couple of dog-friendly pubs available) - it’s the perfect family afternoon out!

More than 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year. Your little budding engineers will be fascinated by the sight of the locks being opened and closed, as boats travel up or down the river. Recreating the passing of the boats is something you can definitely include in playtime at home later on.

Looking for family-friendly activities? Foxton Locks also has a few spots preferred by fishing enthusiasts, plus you can go pond dipping in the warmer months. There are boat trips available too!

  • Beautiful canalside walk
  • Watch the locks open & close
  • Choice of activities for all ages


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Foxton Locks Top Lock Cottage, Gumley Road, Foxton, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA, England


Click here to visit Foxton Locks's website
0116 279 3686

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Locks Operating Times
1st April - 1st September: Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 18:15
2nd September - 27th October: Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 16:15
28th October - 31st December: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 14:45



More Information


There are public toilets in both car parks at the top and bottom of the locks