News from the Pirate Castle

Adult Paddle Club Join us for a paddle on our beautiful stretch of the Regent's Canal and over time your abs, arms, shoulders, back and core will become stronger, your stamina and cardiovascular health will improve and you’ll feel much fitter – but that’s not all! Along with offering low-impact exercise, kayaking and canoeing are scientifically proven to improve mental health and wellbeing! Led by our friendly and experienced British Canoeing instructor team, our affordable sessions are suitable for all ability levels, from beginner to more experienced paddlers. Read more
Vacancy: Treasurer, Board of the Trustees (voluntary position) The Pirate Castle is a distinctive gateway to the waterways. As Camden’s community boating charity, we’ve been flying the flag for opportunity and adventure on the Regent’s Canal for over 50 years. Read more
Canal Boat Volunteers Required for 2024 The Pirate Castle is currently looking to sign up some additional volunteers to join our canal boat crew team. We provide fully certificated training as an accredited NCBA training centre enabling you to train either up to crew or skipper level depending on where you would like to go. So, If you would like to get onto the water and join our team to learn new skills, enjoy making new friends and would like to receive free training and have a different, fun experience, then please get in touch and we can tell you more about what is involved. Please contact us at: Read more
The 'Knot Ready' Ropework Courses 2024 The 'Knot Ready' Ropework Course 2024 The Pirate Castle has launched our knot tying and ropework course dates for 2024! Perfect for boating organisations, new boaters, or those about to buy a boat to learn the ropes (as well as a brush up for those with more experience). Read more
Boat Handling Experience Days 2024 The Pirate Castle will be running our popular in-house Boat Handling Experience Days throughout 2024. These non-certificated one day attendance courses provide a friendly, hands-on experience supervised by our skilled and experienced staff, and cover all the basic canal boat and lock handling skills required to make your future boating a much more enjoyable (and safe) experience. Perfect if you're new to boating, contemplating a boating holiday or just want to brush up your existing boating skills! The experience day covers the following topics: Read more
Go! London Funding Award! The Pirate Castle is proud to be a part of Go! London. In the first round of the Go! London Foundation Pillar, we'll join other grantees to support nearly 18,000 young Londoners through physical activity and sport! From improving our young people's physical, mental and social wellbeing to equipping them with skills to improve their prospects, we see first-hand how physical activity and sport can have a transformative effect on young lives. Read more
AUTUMN HOLIDAY SCHEME 2021 - BOOK NOW! Bookings are now open for our Autumn Half-Term Holiday Scheme - our final holiday offer for this year! Ages 8+ Monday 25th to Friday 29th October 2021 Start times from 10am (slots will be allocated by The Pirate Castle - please note that requests for specific start times / groupings cannot be accomodated due to limited capacity). 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