News from the Pirate Castle

BOAT HANDLING EXPERIENCE DAYS 2021 The Pirate Castle will be running our popular Boat Handling Experience Days throughout 2021. These non-certificated one day courses provide friendly, hands-on training with our experienced, NCBA-accredited trainers, covering basic canal boat and lock handling skills. Perfect if you're new to boating, contemplating a boating holiday or just want to brush up your existing boating skills! The course covers the following topics: Read more
PIRATE CLUB YOUTH SESSIONS: BOOK NOW! Our ever-popular Pirate Club returns for the summer term and bookings are now open! Our after school and Saturday sessions are the perfect way for kids aged 8+ to have fun, let of steam and learn new skills on the waterway. Weekly from 20th April to 17th July 2021 (term-time only) Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4.30pm - 6.30pm Saturdays 10am - 12pm Only £5.00 per session (£3 concessions, subject to eligibility) Read more
CAMDEN'S PIRATES ARE BACK FOR EASTER FUN!! With kids back at school, spring in the air and light flickering at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, we're over the moon to be raising The Pirate Castle's gangplank in time for the Easter holiday! Holiday Scheme activities focus on kayaking and canoeing for kids aged 8 - 16, providing fantastic opportunities for them to get active, let off steam, gain new skills and have fun in a safe, rewarding and supportive setting in the heart of Camden Town. Weekdays from Thursday 1st - Friday 16th April (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday) Read more
SAVE THE PIRATE CASTLE PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CROWDFUNDER APPEAL! PLEASE JOIN OUR FIGHT TO SAVE THE PIRATE CASTLE! After 54 years it's sink or swim for The Pirate Castle, Camden's iconic boating charity. We're doing all we can to survive the Covid-19 storm, but we NEED YOUR HELP to make it to calmer waters and keep flying our flag flying for opportunity, adventure and Boating for All in Camden. We can't let The Pirate Castle sink, so we've launched a CROWDFUNDER APPEAL to SAVE THE PIRATE CASTLE! Read more
2021 RE-OPENING DELAYED - PLEASE HELP US SURVIVE THIS STORM! Regrettably, due the worsening Covid-19 situation, the likelihood of further restrictions being introduced and our ongoing commitment to keeping all service users, staff and volunteers safe, The Pirate Castle will not re-open on 4th January as planned. We all had high hopes for a brighter start to 2021 and are devastated to be starting the new year with our doors closed once again. Although this is disappointing news, rest assured that we’ll be keeping an eye on the situation and are poised to resume activities as soon as restrictions allow and it’s safe for us to do so. Read more
THE PIRATES ARE BACK! RE-OPENING ON 02.12.20! We're delighted to be re-opening again from Wednesday 2nd December and will be running some adapted, socially-distanced activities in the run up to the Christmas break. We can't wait to welcome you all back to The Pirate Castle and to getting out on the water again! SATURDAY YOUTH 'PIRATE CLUB' (AGES 8+) 5th and 12th December 2020 Full day: 10:40 until 15:10, 2 x paddle sessions, packed luch required Morning only: 10:30 until 12:30 Afternoon only:13:30 - 15:30 Read more
Vacancy - Join our Trustee Board We're looking to add building expertise to our trustee board and would welcome a trustee with a background in property - perhaps with experience of construction projects, facilities or building or estate management. The position is voluntary and involves attending board meetings (currently held virtually) every 4-6 weeks. Read more
Temporary closure from 5th November 2020 Dear Pirates and Friends, As of Thursday 5th of November 2020, in line with the latest government guidance and the second national lockdown, with a heavy heart we have suspended all activities until further notice and The Pirate Castle is temporarily closed. We understand that this news will be disappointing and thank you for your continued support. The team will be working hard behind the scenes to assure The Pirate Castle’s future during these challenging times. Read more
RE-OPENING - THE CANAL BOATS ARE BACK!! We are very happy to say that The Pirate Castle has now re-opened, offering an adapted range of socially distanced services running over the summer, including our popular Summer Holiday Scheme. We're delighted to be able raise the gangplank once again and continue flying the flag for opportunity and adventure on the Regent’s Canal! We look forward to welcoming you all very soon! Read more
Sport England Emergency Funding Great news - we are delighted to announce that Sport England have awarded us a grant of £5,500 towards The Pirate Castle's running costs and helping us recover from our temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a huge boost for our small, local charity and will make a huge difference to keeping The Pirate Castle afloat! Thank you to Sport England from all of our Trustees, staff, colunteers and service users! Read more

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