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image for Festival item typeFoxton Vintage Festival at Foxton Locks

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Quality Tourism in Leicestershire
  • MLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Festival, Sat 16 - Sun 17 Sep 2017, £12

VAQAS MLA ACCREDITED MUSEUM LEICS & RUTLAND HERITAGE FORUM, QLTY TOURISM IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Foxton Vintage

Foxton Vintage

Contact

Alex Goode

07917 261 411

Address

Gumley Road,
Foxton,
Market Harborough,
Leicestershire,
LE16 7RA

Details

We're turning back the clock at Foxton Locks this September to a time when the canals were the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution.
Join us for a fantastic family day out as we fill the locks with historic narrowboats and as our "Characters of the Cut" explain what life was like for the men an women that built and worked on the canals 200 years ago.
With plenty of attractions including a traditional funfair complete with steam Gallopers and Big Wheel, Steam Traction engines, boat rides and lots of local food and drinks there is plenty to do for everyone.
We're adding new attractions and details all the time so keep looking here to get the very latest on this fabulous festival

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Sep 2017
We're turning back the clock at Foxton Locks this September to a time when the canals were the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution.
Join us for a fantastic family day out as we fill the locks with historic narrowboats and as our "Characters of the Cut" explain what life was like for the men an women that built and worked on the canals 200 years ago.
With plenty of attractions including a traditional funfair complete with steam Gallopers and Big Wheel, Steam Traction engines, boat rides and lots of local food and drinks there is plenty to do for everyone.
We're adding new attractions and details all the time so keep looking here to get the very latest on this fabulous festival

Prices

Entry is limited and restricted to pre-booked tickets only. Each ticket covers a car and its occupants for parking and entry to the event.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Sep Foxton Vintage Festival

Directions

See location of Foxton Locks on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 691895  Lat: 52.49975 Long: -0.98263

Follow the brown signs from the A6-B6047 roundabout near Market Harborough. From junction 20 of M1, follow A4304 to Lubenham and turn left at brown sign.

Bus services: 44, RR2 (Rural Rider).

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Market Harborough station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

  • Foxton Locks has several elements to it all managed separately. The Locks are on a hill, so wheelchair users may need assistants. Wherever possible we strive to provide good access. If you have any questions please ring the Museum for advice on 0116 2792657

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility