Ackers Adventure, Ackers (ARC), Waverley Canal Basin, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0DQ

Call Laura Macbeath on 0121 772 5111

Group hostel in the West Midlands

Ackers Residential Centre (ARC) is a purpose built accommodation set in 70 acres of semi rural land that is Ackers Adventure, a centre for outdoor adventurous activities, just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham.
The ARC has 9 sleeping rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, refectory area with chairs and tables and a recreation room with a TV & DVD player, games and comfy seating. Facilities include ample secluded parking, showers and changing rooms, disability lift, self catering kitchen, function room, picnic and BBQ area. All groups get sole use of the ARC. On site the centre offers a 100m dry ski slope, toboggan slope, climbing walls, archery courses, zip wire, canoeing & kayaking on the Grand Union Canal (which runs straight though the site) and much more. Instructor led activities and lessons are available and can be incorporated into your stay subject to availability. A stay at Ackers Adventure could also be combined with a visit to The Sea Life Centre, Cadbury World, Thinktank, The Bull Ring shopping centre, National Motorcycle Museum, the NEC as well as art galleries, museums, clubs, restaurants and theatres.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    26: 4x4, 5x2
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    Enquire for price.
  • Booking:

    Please book by email or phone.
  • Directions:

    Entrance off the Small Heath Highway (dual carriageway), see signs
  • Public Transport :

    A few minutes walk from Small Heath rail station.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Ackers Adventure

Affordable half term holidays in the centre of Birmingham

February 4th 2022

Ackers Adventure is set in the heart of Birmingham. Our residential building is superbly placed to explore the wonders of the UK’s second city, or just let us provide the adventurous activities on our site. You are sure of a holiday to remember and at price that won’t break the bank

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Ackers Adventure provides accommodation in Small Heath, 12 miles from Dostshill Quarry

July 16th 2021

Dosthill Quarry is a gem of an inland dive site, just a few miles northeast of Birmingham. There is much to see here, with clear water, depths down to 26m, and some beautiful wall dives on the east side of the quarry. This site is perfect for progression onto more advanced dives. Contact Dive In Ltd to arrange your trip. Ackers adventure is situated just 12 miles from Dosthill Quarry, providing comfortable rooms ideally suited for adventurous groups. Self catering facilities are available to cook up a storm after a successful dive.

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Treat yourself to a whole other kind of adventure at Cadbury World.

May 23rd 2019

Just 20 mins away from Ackers Adventure lies a chocolaty haven.

Learn the secret to home-made chocolates with Cadbury World’s Chocolatier Experience, where professional advice allows you to take home your own hand-made chocolate goodies, to enjoy at Ackers Adventure.

Ackers Adventure - Cadbury World

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