The Pirate Castle - Holiday Activity Schemes

Pirate Castle School Holiday Activity Schemes

Affordable, adventurous fun for 8 - 16 year olds

Have fun, get active and make a splash with us during the school holidays from spring half-term to autumn half-term, with activities including canoeing, kayaking, canal boating, fishing trips, expeditions and more!

• Have fun exploring the waterways
• Develop your skills on the water with 'Paddlepower', British Canoeing's awards programme for 8-16 year olds
• Learn to steer our canal boats, help work the locks and join our Pirate crew
• Plus lots more at Camden's adventure castle!

Our fun, communal sessions help develop physical, technical and social skills, boost self-confidence and improve health and well-being. Each day includes two 2-hour sessions of water and/or land-based activities, with one hour in our canal-side Club Room to eat lunch, play 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 attendees 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' (under 14s) and 'Star' awards (14+); Foundation Safety and Rescue
  • Complete Crew Course and Boat Handling Course (14 years +); ‘Junior Skipper’ Course
  • In-house certificates and awards
  • Our Holiday Schemes are always very popular and numbers are limited - pre-booking recommended to avoid disappointment!

    Packed lunch and full change of clothing, footwear and towel required. A Parental Consent Form must be completed for all attendees at sign-up.

    We aim to make our Holiday Schemes as inclusive as possible - please contact us to discuss any additional support requirements before booking.

    Holiday Scheme sessions are run by our team of accredited, experienced BCU/UKCC instructors, qualified staff, skippers and volunteers. All staff and volunteers are enhanced DBS-checked.

    For more information or to book now, call us on 020 7267 6605 or email info@thepiratecastle.org

    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.