The Big Dig is a community garden open day, organised by Capital Growth.
Join us in the garden for a Celebration of Soil!
Here's what's in store:
11am - 4pm - in the garden
There'll be garden tasks to help out with, led by Rosie, one of our garden team - she'll be on hand to give information about growing and anything you'd like to know about the garden.
Activities for children, led by Lauren. Include seed planting, food growing games, meet the worms, nature games and crafts.
Mon 27/3/2017 at 18:03 by Amy Yates
An energetic wind was present on Saturday 18th March. Children, grabbing pencils and paper set off with parents in tow, eager to explore and search for signs that the garden is gearing up to spring; birds building nests, buds, blossoms, and bees. Of course for some it was necessity to see how many worms, woodlice and other creatures under logs they could find as well! As is tradition, they all discovered a well-earned treat at the end of the trail.
Spring has arrived and the amount of new salad leaves now being harvested is testament to that!
Mon 13/3/2017 at 15:30 by Amy Yates
Great follow up from the Castellers about their recent event held in our Garden... Here's what they had to say:
'Can you think of a better place to perform a human towers workshop and having a calcotada than in the garden at The Castle Climbing Centre? Neither could we!
Last weekend the Castellers of London had a great opportunity not only to show off our towers, but to invite new people to take part with us. Besides, the Castle had kindly allowed us to have a very special barbecue, a calçotada, afterwards!
Tue 7/3/2017 at 13:21 by Amy Yates
The Castle is proud to be hosting the third round of the London & South East North Youth Climbing Series (YCS) on 25th March. The routes will be harder than before and competitors will be putting in their best efforts to see if they can gain a top three placing overall which will have them heading to the Grand Finals in April up at Ratho Edinburgh. Here's the low-down on how it works and what happened in the past two rounds.
Wed 1/3/2017 at 17:04 by Lauren Ballard
Castle Wild after-school sessions are starting again this week.
They are fun and informal forest-school type sessions, for 7 to 13 year olds.
Each session is structured to include games, activities such as arts & crafts, bushcraft skills, free play / self-directed time, and time at the end to reflect and share around the fire.
Mon 27/2/2017 at 12:32 by Amy Yates
In Castle tradition we kicked off the start of the year with a wassail; marking the beginning of the orchard harvesting year and welcoming good fortunes for the year ahead.
Thu 16/2/2017 at 10:36 by Amy Yates
Blokfest returns to the Castle for its 5th season on Saturday, 4th of March!
And as always it brings exciting innovations in climbing, lots of fun blocs, spectacular finals and much more. If you have missed previous Blokfest events, are interested to find out what’s new this season or want to know how the event will affect general climbing, read on and your curiosities will be satisfied.
What is Blokfest and who is it for?
Wed 1/2/2017 at 19:50 by Lauren Ballard
In addition to our Wassail event in the garden on Saturday 11th February, we'll be running activities around the centre in support of The Climate Coalition's Show The Love campaign.
Find out more about this year's Wassail, including children's craft activities here
Do you care about the environment and the effects of climate change? Wear your green heart on your sleeve; share and celebrate the outdoor places that you are inspired by and want to help to conserve.
Fri 11/11/2016 at 16:54 by Lauren Ballard
Join us in the garden to take a bit of time to rest and reflect, and enjoy a bit of seasonal festivity and magic.
We'll be serving hot spiced apple juice and mince pies by a roaring fire.
This is a perfect time to grab some hand-crafted Xmas gifts! In the Roundhouse you'll find a host of craft stalls selling unique gifts for that perfect xmas present;
Wed 2/11/2016 at 21:20 by Lauren Ballard
We are very pleased to announce that the Cabinet of Living Cinema will be back at the Castle for the 3rd year running performing their new show! This will be a magical night.. not to be missed!!
The Kingdom of Paul Nash
Saturday 10th December
7.15pm to 9pm
Tickets £10 (students £7.50, please book at reception at show a valid student card)