School Visits to Fourteen Locks

The Fourteen Locks Canal Centre and the Cefn Lock Flight on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is an ideal environment for ‘practical learning opportunities’ across the curriculum.

The classes will be run by either the Biodiversity and Education Officer from Newport City Council, or an Education officer based at Fourteen Locks canal centre.

A variety of teaching can be offered 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
Fourteen Locks Schools Visit
Fourteen Locks Schools Visit

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

Workshop Times – Workshops are held in 2 hour sessions during the morning and afternoon. These run from 9.30am – 11.30am and 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Schools can book a morning or afternoon session, or a full day. For full day bookings packed lunches can be eaten outdoors. We do have an on-site cafe but cannot accommodate indoor seating, any purchases made will be takeaway only.

Access – There is very good access at the centre for wheelchairs. A pre-visit by teachers is strongly recommended. We will not go further than ½ mile from the centre. Grid Ref: ST 27925 88625. You can find more information about the Centre and the location on our Fourteen Locks Canal Centre Location page.

Parking – Parking at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre has disabled spaces, and is large enough to accommodate a coach. There is a charge for parking. Disabled toilets, toilets and hand washing facilities are available.

How to book – Please telephone or email for availability. A booking form will be sent to confirm arrangements. Visit our Contact Us page for contact details.

To ensure a safe visit, and to ensure that you are able to meet our requirements please read our Schools Visits – Terms and Conditions page before you contact us.