About The Pirate Castle

The Pirate Castle is a boating and outdoor activities charity based in a unique, fully-accessible community centre on the Regent's Canal in the heart of Camden Town, London.

Our mission is to promote life chances, learning and healthy living through canal-based and community activities that are stimulating, inclusive and accessible.

Canoeing, kayaking and canal boating are core to our work and we strive to tackle disadvantage, challenge exclusion and support the more vulnerable members of our community through all that we do. Our raft of adventurous recreation, outdoor education and training initiatives improve health and wellbeing, nurture life and social skills and bring people together through active participation - regardless of their ability or personal circumstances.

We offer services for young people, adults, elders and SEND (special educational needs and disability) groups of all ages, along with activities run by and for the LGBTQ+ community.

We also partner with mainstream and specialist schools, Pupil Referral Units, frontline and voluntary support services to deliver projects that link with the curriculum, help address challenging behaviours or improve people’s wellbeing and longer-term life chances.

Our iconic, fully-accessible castle home offers affordable community space for projects and events, changing and 'wet' areas for paddlesport sessions and a wheelchair-friendly bankside for easy access to the canal and our boat fleet - opening up the waterway for all to enjoy.

Our free and heavily subsidised projects allow everyone to benefit from our unique approach to training and adventure on the Regent’s Canal!

To find out more, check out our short film, 'Unlocking The Pirate Castle' (created in partnership with John Lyon's Charity and Media Trust).