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Children's Activity Event, Sat 12 - Sun 27 Oct 2019


The BoilerHouse, Foxton

The BoilerHouse, Foxton


Gumley Road,
Market Harborough,
LE16 7RA


Find the ghosts hiding around the Foxton Locks and solve the spooky word. Also inside the museum some naughty pumpkins are hiding. See how many you can find!

Lots of half term fun to have at the museum!

Trail sheet is available from the Canal Museum, Bridge 61 shop and Top Lock Cafe.

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 welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 - Sun 27 Oct 2019 11:00 to 16:00


Ghost Trail is free
Pumpkin Hunt - Entry fee for museum £3 adult, children under 16 Free with paying adult

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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 - Sun 27 Oct Spook Foxton


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


  • 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
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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


  • 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

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


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


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