News from the Pirate Castle

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 from 31st October 2015 until March 15th 2016. 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. Please note that these discounts do not apply to certain specially arranged cruises and all training courses. 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
Family Day Canal Boat Trips 2016 - See you next year! The Pirate Castle will be running Family Day canal boat trips next year 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! Please check the News section for up coming dates. Read more
Members Club Canoeing and Kayaking club for Adults Read more
Canoe & Kayak Courses A fun introduction to Kayaking and Canoeing both for those new to the sport - and for improvers. More individual attention and faster progression than with our drop in sessions. Read more
Cavalcade Remember the Cavalcade This Weekend!! 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
Easter Holiday Scheme 2015 The Pirate Castle Easter Holiday Scheme 2015 will be running from Tues 7th April to Friday 10th April and Mon 13th April to Friday 17th April. There will be lots of fun activities including Canoeing and Kayaking, Canal boat trips, On site and Off site activities such as Rock climbing, Orienteering, Fishing,Team games, Table Tennis, Table Football, Craft skills and much more! 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
Open Day Our next Open Day will be on the 13th June 2015. We look forward to seeing you then. Meanwhile, here are some photos from our Open Day in June 2010. The Day was well attended with lots of new friendly faces. We hope everyone who enjoyed it will come back again to take part in our activities! Read more
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