News from the Pirate Castle

Summer Holiday Scheme 2016 The Pirate Castle's Summer Holiday Scheme 2016 will be running from Monday July 25th to Friday September 2nd. There'll be plenty of fun, adventure and splashing about throughout the holidays, with activities including Canoeing, Kayaking, Canal boating, Fishing, drama workshops and more, for all ages from 8 to 17. The Holiday Scheme runs from 10.30am - 3.30pm each day and costs only £12.00 per child per day (Concessions £5.00). Read more
Angel Festival The annual Angel Canal Festival http://www.angelcanalfestival.org/ takes place usually on the first Sunday in September in and around City Road Basin in Islington. 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
Family Day Canal Boat Trips Summer 2016 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
Canalway Cavalcade The Pirate Castle attends the Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice, Westminster, every year on the early May Bank Holiday weekend. Both of our canal boats are open and on show and we also provide free kayaking taster sessions on the Saturday and Sunday. You can usually find us about half way down the Paddington Basin, close 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 previous years - we always have a great time, whatever the weather! 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
Ways to donate to The Pirate Castle If you'd like to help us make a difference, making a donation to the Pirate Castle couldn't be easier! You can also make a secure online donation using PayPal: Read more
Canoe Club Trips We are currently putting together the diary for our 2015/2016 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
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
Pirate Activity Days for Schools The enthusiastic Pirate Castle team run day-long Pirate-themed activity day specifically designed for school groups. Read more

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