The Pirate Castle - Holiday Activity Schemes

Pirate Castle School Holiday Activity Schemes

Affordable, adventurous fun for young people aged 8-16 years

10:30am to 3:30pm each day. Times may vary for external trips etc. - please check when booking.

Operating between 10:30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday throughout the Spring half term, Easter break, Summer half-term, Summer end of term and Autumn half-term holidays, our fun and communal sessions help develop physical, technical and social skills, boost self-confidence and improve health and well-being. Each day incorporates two 2-hour sessions of water and/or land-based activities, with one hour in our well-equipped Club Room to eat lunch, play pool, table tennis and other games – or simply relax together after a good paddle!

In addition to core Pirate Castle activities of kayaking, canoeing and canal boating, our changing program includes supervised fishing trips, excursions to parks and partner activities centres, arts and crafts and much more. Our Holiday Schemes also provide a platform for young people to achieve a range of formal and informal accreditations, reflecting their experiences with us. Although non-compulsory, almost 70% of our attendees gain certificates over the course of the program - these are great for boosting motivation and self-esteem as technical skills develop, as well as laying foundations for onward progression in paddlepsport and youth work:

  • British Canoeing 'Paddle-power' Star tests; Foundation Safety and Rescue
  • Complete Crew Course and Boat Handling Course (14 years +); ‘Junior Skipper’ Course
  • In-house certificates and awards
  • Spaces are limited - pre-book or drop-in!

    Price for the day is £15/£5 concessions (proof of receipt of benefits required).

    For the latest details about our Holiday Schemes, please call us on 020 7267 6605 or get in touch using the contact form below. Thank you.

    Here is a video from a previous year's session: