News from the Pirate Castle

Access Adventure Outdoor adventure for those aged 14-25 yrs old with a mild to moderate disability. Sessions run Thursdays and Saturdays during term time and are free to all. Check back regularly for exact dates/times and updates. Read more
Volunteer Opportunities The Pirate Castle is looking to sign up more volunteers to help us run our services through 2015 and beyond. We are particularly looking for staff in two areas - General Play-scheme / Event Volunteers, plus we also have a vacancy for a Volunteer Marketing Officer. We can offer free training courses in First Aid, Disability and Mental Health Awareness, and there are also opportunities to gain skills in kayaking, canoeing and canal boating should you so wish. Read more
Low Season Discounts The Pirate Castle is pleased to announce that we are offering price discounts of up to 20% on our canal boat trips until March 15th 2015. Please contact us for full details and availability on or You can also contact us by phone on 0207 267 6605. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Read more
Cavalcade The Pirate Castle attends the Canal Cavalcade in Little Venice, Westminster, every year during the May Day Bank Holiday. Both of our canal boats are open and on show and we also provide free kayaking sessions on the water over the weekend. You will usually find us about half way down the Paddington Basin quite near to the entrance to Paddington Station. Why not drop by and say hello? We look forward to seeing you there. Below are some photos from our previous attendances. Read more
Angel Festival The Angel Festival happens every year on a Sunday during the last weekend of August / first weekend of September. We always attend with our narrowboat Pirate Viscount and usually with our disabled access wide beam boat Pirate Prince. The Angel Festival is a fun day out in Islington for all the family, with loads of boats both modern and historic moored in City Road Basin and plenty of stalls and activities lining the towpath and surrounding streets. Why not drop by and say hello? We look forward to seeing you there. Read more
Family Days Boat Trips Autumn Half Term 2014 The Family Days are subsidised canal boat trips for families or carers and also suitable for those with disabilities Read more
Canal Boat Trip Discounts Available The Pirate Castle is now pleased to offer discounts of between 10% and 20% on all canal boat trips booked and taken between the 15th October 2014 and the 15th March 2015. For instance, a six hour trip aboard Pirate Viscount for a charitable organisation will now cost £119 instead of £132, with a discount of 10%. A three hour private trip aboard Pirate Prince will cost £288, instead of £360 at a fantastic discount of 20%! If you would like to book please contact the Pirate Castle for full details and prices. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Read more
The Seven O Clock Club at the Pirate Castle The SOCC has been established in Camden’s Youth Service for over 20 years. Recently moved to the Pirate Castle to be more included in the community and in the centre of Camden we work in partnership with the Pirate Castle offering a range of fantastic inclusive activities and programmes for disabled young people with mild learning needs and disabilities aged 13 – 25. Read more
Canoe Club Trips We are currently putting together the diary for our 2013/2014 trips which will be posted here soon. In the mean-time you can check out the gallery of some previous trips! River Wye Residential Trip The River Wye youth club residential was a great success photo's Here Read more
Pirate Activity Days for Schools The enthusiastic Pirate Castle team run day-long Pirate-themed activity day specifically designed for school groups. Read more