Ackers Adventure, Ackers (ARC), Waverley Canal Basin, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0DQ
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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Entrance off the Small Heath Highway (dual carriageway), see signs
A few minutes walk from Small Heath rail station.
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…an urban oasis…
I for one wouldn’t expect a ‘world of adventure’ in the heart of urban Birmingham. Yet, in a 75 acre green site including woodlands, grasslands, marsh and open water, Ackers Residential Centre offers the most comprehensive list of high octane activities as well as a residential centre for group bookings. It has been described as ‘an urban oasis’ while having nothing to do with either fruit drinks or shambling Mancunian dad-rockers.
All their activities can take place on their site, so you’d forget you were in a city. Most impressive is the dry ski and toboggan slope; but there are also climbing walls and zip wires for those with a taste for heights; bushcraft zones and jungle obstacle courses as well as water activities on the Grand Union Canal – running right there through the middle of the site.
So, for groups looking for a residential adventure – all laid on for you with instructors and equipment – what about Ackers Residential Centre?
Ackers Adventure, in the heart of Birmingham has re-joined Independent Hostels UK and will be in the 2018 Independent Hostel Guide
Ackers Adventure is an outdoor activity centre in the heart of Birmingham. Ackers has just rejoined Independent Hostels UK and will be in the 2018 Independent Hostel Guide!