News from the Pirate Castle

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
Narrowboat for Sale! The Pirate Castle's much-loved and trusty 70' narrowboat 'Pirate Viscount' is for sale as we're buying a new boat with S106 funding to upgrade our fleet. Built by Graham Edgson of Norton Canes boat builders in 1990, the boat is of quality 10 / 6 / 4 steel construction and has a Beta 43hp diesel engine fitted new in 2009. 1 berth – fixed single in own cabin. Refleks diesel stove and pump out toilet. BSC to 01/2017. Read more
Castle Refurbishment 2016 Thanks to significant investment from Camden Council, Section 106 refurbishment works are due to start at The Pirate Castle on 21st November 2016. Along with improving our facilities and community space, the Council's grant will enable us to renew our kayak fleet and upgrade our much-loved canal boat, 'Pirate Viscount', so that even more people can get involved and enjoy our unique approach to learning, adventure and community on the Regent's Canal! Read more
Trustee Vacancy - Treasurer Do you have a strong financial background and a good head for accounts? If so, The Pirate Castle needs YOU! We are currently recruiting a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate should have a solid background in financial services or accounting and be familiar with financial systems within a business or charity environment. Read more
Swallows & Amazons - in cinemas soon! Directed by BAFTA-winning British filmmaker Philippa Lowthorpe and starring Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott and Jessica Hynes, the enchanting new adaptation of Arthur Ransome's beloved novel, SWALLOWS & AMAZONS will be in cinemas from 19th August 2016! 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
Pirate Activity Days for Schools The enthusiastic Pirate Castle team run day-long Pirate-themed activity days specifically designed for school groups. Read more
Thanks To Our Supporters Our trustees, staff, volunteers and Pirates young and old would like to thank our donors for their generous support, which enables us to provide our core programme of charitable and community activities. As well as the companies, trusts, foundations and charities listed below, we also recognise the many individuals who make regular and one-off donations. A huge "thank you" to you all! We are particularly grateful to the following donors who have generously supported our work this year: Read more
Boat Handling Experience Days 2016 The Pirate Castle will be running a series of Boat Handling Experience Days throughout 2016. These non - certificated one day courses will provide training in an informal setting covering basic canal boat and lock handling skills for those contemplating a boating holiday, or those who would just like to brush up on their existing boating skills. The training will cover the following areas - Boat set up and Engine checks / Boat Equipment / Rope-work, Knots and Mooring / Steering and Rules of the Road / Lock Operation / General Safety. Read more
Angel Festival The annual Angel Canal Festival takes place usually on the first Sunday in September in and around City Road Basin in Islington. Read more