News from the Pirate Castle

Family Day Canal Boat Trips - Easter 2015 - Sunday 19th April Cancelled The Pirate Castle will be running Family Day canal boat trips this Easter 2015 for parents/ carers with children and children with parents/ carers. The trips will run on the following Sundays from 2.00 - 5.00pm - Sun 5th April, Sun 12th April and Sun 19th April. 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
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
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 15th 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. 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
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
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
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