Educational activities on the canal for schools and groups

The Pirate Castle has a long and successful history of working with mainstream and specialist schools, PRUs and voluntary support services to deliver activities that enhance the curriculum, help students develop new skills and interests - or simply get active and have fun - all in a safe, stimulating and rewarding environment that's accessible to all!

All of our activities are run by qualified, experienced staff and we work closely with you to tailor sessions that deliver your required learning and development outcomes. Activities can range form a one-off taster session to full curriculum-based programmes which run throughout the year. If you're looking for some variety, our Multi Activity Days offer a perfect blend of water and land-based learning and adventure!

For ages 8 and above, we offer accredited training and certification in paddlesport (endorsed by British Canoeing). Individual progression can be tracked through our evaluation service, which can be added to your sessions at the time of booking. This will include an individual skills record, evaluation report of the group as a whole and the issuing of any certification.

Along with the activities hosted at The Pirate Castle, we are also available to attend your school assemblies, class sessions or group meetings to talk about our work and a range of canal-based topics.

The activities

Kayaking, Canoeing & Bell-Boating (ages 8+)

GCSE PE

Canal Boating

Team-Development workshops

Residential Holiday Packages

Waterways Learning & Pirate Fun

Prices vary depending on the session length, group size and range of activities - call 020 72676605 or email us.