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)
Bring your own drinks to this event.
Thu 13/10/2016 at 16:09 by Lauren Ballard
Saturday 22nd October
Thu 6/10/2016 at 15:52 by Claire Lee
Tuesday 18th October
The Castle Climbing Centre will be hosting the 3rd round of the 2016 para-climbing competition. It's not too late to take part so if you're interested, read on!