Canal Centre

Canal Centre

Canal Centre opening times

Easter to September
Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.45pm
Closed on Mondays except bank holidays and school holidays

October to March 
Open Monday 1 October only - 9am – 4pm for Santa Cruises Sales day
Tuesday to Thursday 10.30am to 4pm
Friday 10.30am to 3.45pm
Closed at weekends

Canal Office opening times

Easter to September 
Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm 

October to March
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Closed at weekends

Swingbridge opening times


Basingstoke Canal Authority
Mytchett Place Road,

Mytchett, Surrey
GU16 6DD

Boat trips and boat hire

Our 12-seater boat ‘Rosebud’ runs trips at weekends from Easter to September, as well as Wednesdays and Fridays during school holidays. Unpowered boat hire is available at weekends from Easter to September and daily during school holidays.

More about boat trips and boat hire


Self-led activities are available for school groups.


Our family campsite is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Basingstoke Canal and local area.

More about our campsite


Venue hire

Function room and yurt available for hire for meetings, classes and celebrations.

More about our venue hire


Canal café

The café overlooks the picnic and play area and offers a wide range of fresh hot and cold food.

It is open weekends and most week days from 9.30am to 3pm (or later in high season).

The café is an independently run business. Phone 01252 669000 for more information.

Contact us

Phone 01252 370073

Activities and facilities

Walking Cycling Cafe Parking Toilets Camping Visitor centre Lakes and rivers Dogs allowed

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