News from the Pirate Castle

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
Re-launch Special Offer! To celebrate our refit and 2017 re-launch, The Pirate Castle is offering a Special Introductory Rate on weekday hall bookings confirmed by Tuesday 28th February 2017! The Special Introductory Rate of only £25.00 per hour will apply to Main Hall bookings taking place between 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday. The rate includes use of tables and chairs and the kitchen area (if required). To qualify for this fantastic offer, one-off bookings for dates throughout 2017 must be confirmed and paid in full by 28th February 2017. 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
Adult Canoe & Kayak Courses A fun introduction to Kayaking and Canoeing both for those new to the sport - and for improvers. 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
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 generously supported our work in 2016 and early 2017 : 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

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