News from the Pirate Castle

Easter Holiday Scheme 2017 The Pirate Castle's Easter Holiday Scheme returns next week, running from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th April and Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April 2017! There'll be plenty of fun, adventure and splashing about throughout the holiday, with activities including canoeing, kayaking, canal boating, fishing and more for 8-16 year olds. Doors open at 10:20am, with the daily schemes running between 10:30am - 3:30pm, with a break for lunch (packed lunch required). Read more
Re-Opening Event - March 9th 2017 Come and join us on Thursday 9th March between 16:00 – 19:00 to celebrate our re-opening and the 40th anniversary of our Castle home! Along with showcasing the recent improvements to our community spaces and facilities, there will be opportunities to see some of our Young Pirates unpack and assemble their new kayaks, tour our canal boats and enjoy some light refreshments with us in our fantastic Main Hall. We look forward to seeing you! The Pirates Read more
Boat Handling Experience Days 2017 The Pirate Castle will be running our popular Boat Handling Experience Days throughout 2017. 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! Over the day, the courses will cover the following areas: Read more
Looking smart for 2017! The builders, electricians, plumbers and decorators have been keeping busy over winter and we're getting ready to re-launch in March. In the meantime, here's a sneak peak at how our refurbishment works are coming along! Entrance to the Main Hall Amazing new floor in the Main Hall Read more
Pirate Activity Days for Schools The enthusiastic Pirate Castle team run day-long Pirate-themed activity days specifically designed for school groups. Read more
Funded 'Rosedale' cruises To complement our ambition for an inclusive, active community we have introduced the Rosedale Scheme to assist registered charities, community organisations and voluntary groups whose stated aims and objectives are to enhance people's social/physical wellbeing and/or to provide educational/training opportunities to help improve their longer-term prospects, but who lack funds to engage in activities that support these aims. Read more
Family Day Canal Boat Trips Summer 2017 The Pirate Castle will be running Family Day canal boat trips this summer for parents/ carers with children and children with parents/ carers. The trips will run on Sundays from 2.00 - 5.00pm. The boat can carry a maximum of 12 passengers in total, and so to be fair to everyone we request that each family group be no larger than 4 people. The cost per person is only a fantastic £3.00! Read more
Refurbishment Update - January 2017 Thanks to a Section 106 community grant from Camden Council, renovations at The Pirate Castle are well under way and we're on target to re-open in March 2017! Along with improving our facilities and community spaces, the Council's grant has allowed us to renew our kayak fleet and replace our ageing narrowboat, so that even more people can get involved and enjoy our unique approach to learning, adventure and community on the Regent's Canal! Watch this space for further updates... Read more
Black Pearl - a new boat for Christmas! Thanks to S106 funding from Camden Council, we are proud to introduce the newest addition to The Pirate Castle fleet! Black Pearl is a stunning, 57 foot long narrowboat with a modern, well-equipped interior and one the longest, most spacious foredecks we have ever seen on a narrowboat - perfect for watching the canalscape unfold around you! Read more
Ways to donate to The Pirate Castle If you'd like to support our charitable work and help make a difference, donating to The Pirate Castle couldn't be easier! We are hugely grateful for every piece of eight or shiny dubloon, but here are some examples of how your donations contribute to our work: £30 funds a new spray deck or kayak safety equipment £100 funds an accredited kayak instructor for a day's activities for children and disability groups Read more