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Foxton Locks

  • Foxton
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tourist Attractions, Landmarks

Attraction Information

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
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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



Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

0116 279 3686



Click here to visit Foxton Locks' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

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

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Foxton Locks is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Foxton Locks have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Foxton Locks has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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