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

Call Triona Boden on 0121 772 5111


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 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022


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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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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Ackers Adventure is Open For Outdoor Activities and taking bookings for accommodation from 1st July

April 20th 2021

Ackers Adventure is open for outdoor activities.

Ackers Adventure is just the ticket for a post-lockdown jaunt with the family. Whether it be releasing your inner Robin Hood with some archery or getting back to nature with bushcraft. If those aren’t for you, other outdoor entertainments are available. There’s no reason not to dust off your adventuring hat and book yourself an outing.


Ackers residential centre is’nt open at the moment

August 14th 2020

However there are lots of adventurous activities available at Ackers Adventure. Including our Summer Holiday Club operating every weekday and a Thrillseeker Taster Day on Saturday 26th September!

Ackers Adventure holiday club

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