Ackers Adventure, Ackers (ARC), Waverley Canal Basin, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0DQ
Call Triona Boden on 0121 772 5111
OverviewAckers 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.
Beds & Rooms:26: 4x4, 5x2
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 Walks
Stag and Hens Outdoor Education Centes Accessible to disabled people School Groups
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2020 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022
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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!
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.
March 20th 2018
It is all going on at Acker’s adventure.
The site has access to kayaking, dry slope skiing, climbing, zip wires…all sorts of things. Pretty much everything you would want to try if you’re an outdoor adventurous type. Just browsing through their events listings I can see courses on bushcraft, climbing and kayak tours of Birmingham. Even one-day tasters, events they call thrillseekers, for youngsters to try out a zillion different activities. As I said – it is all going on at Acker’s.
I’ll bet that ‘kayak tours of Birmingham’ line caught your eye didn’t it? That’s because Acker’s is an adventure base pretty close to the heart of the city. They take advantage of the nearby river and canal to launch the boats and paddle off exploring.
As a residential base, it has everything you’d need: it sleeps 26 in small 2 to 4 bed rooms; disabled access; self catering kitchen and large communal areas for classrooms or dining or hanging out. And, as you can tell, they’re all set up for leading activities for your group too.