Please find below the list of Events that we currently have available to book.

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1* Canoe Course

This is the base level of the Star Awards system and can be taken in either a canoe or a kayak. It is ideal for beginner paddlers that are looking for an introduction to paddle powered water sports.

To get this award you need to complete the full programme lasting a minimum of 6 hours instruction.

When you have attained this award you will be able to:

  • get in and out confidently
  • paddle forward, backward, stop, turn and move the boat sideways in a safe and effective manner
  • gain knowledge of access, egress and navigable waterways
  • better understanding of  canoeing and kayaking in general.

Participants have to be 16 yrs +

£60.00

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1* Kayak Course

This is the base level of the Star Awards system and can be taken in either a canoe or a kayak. It is ideal for beginner paddlers that are looking for an introduction to paddle powered water sports.

To get this award you need to complete the full programme lasting a minimum of 6 hours instruction.

When you have attained this award you will be able to:

  • get in and out confidently
  • paddle forward, backward, stop, turn and move the boat sideways in a safe and effective manner
  • gain knowledge of access, egress and navigable waterways
  • better understanding of  canoeing and kayaking in general.

Participants must be 16yrs + 

£60.00

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2* Canoe/Kayak

This is the second level of the Star Awards system and is aimed at those wishing to learn the skills required in a canoe or kayak. This course is a prerequisite for those wishing to take part in Level 1 coaching courses or above.

This is a two day course and involves paddling using both single and double bladed paddles.

The course involves gaining greater knowledge of the sport and more advanced levels of paddling techniques in both solo and tandem canoe and kayak. It also forms the base level for the UKCC system.

£85.00

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Basic Climbing Course

This course is a great way to get in to rock climbing! We will go through everything you need to know to be able to use any climbing wall safely and confidently.

The course is a minimum of 6 hours and can be done in one day! The course explains:

  • Equipment (what’s needed and how to use it)
  • Basic climbing techniques
  • Belaying (holding the ropes as your partner climbs)
  • Climbing knots
  • Rigging

Those completing the course will be awarded an internal certificate of competence. Please note we require a minimum of 2 people.

£60.00

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Beginners Ski Course (Condensed)

The days starts at 10:30am, finish at 4:30pm and consist of 5 hours instruction with 1 hour’s worth of breaks throughout the day. The course is aimed at taking all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift) within one day. Please note that we cannot guarantee that each participant will achieve this standard as it is purely dependant on the individual’s ability to pick up and action the skills taught to them. These are physically demanding days and we advise having a high level of fitness because of this the age limit is 12+. We also run the same course over three evenings.

From £87.00

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Beginners Ski Course (Evenings)

The course is aimed at taking all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift) over the course of three two hour evening sessions. As opposed to our condensed course which is condensed into one day. Please note that we cannot guarantee that each participant will achieve this standard as it is purely dependant on the individual’s ability to pick up and action the skills taught to them. Age 10+

From £87.00

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Discover Bushcraft (Knives and Notches)

Knives & Notches
This session offers advice on knives, safety techniques and how to cut various notches that can be used to making anything from a tent peg to a log cabin! You will be surprised at how many different types of notches their are and the practical use for each of them. Make a day of Bushcraft and get a £10 discount off of the total price.

£30.00

Discover Bushcraft (Spoon Carving)

This session will go through the principles of taking a log and making it into an everyday usable utensil. Whether it be basic or a bit more artistic the principal is the same so give it a go and see if you will be eating with your own carved wooden spoon! Make a day of Bushcraft and get a £10 discount off of the total price.

£30.00

Discover Canoe

This session will give you an insight into how to move your Canoe in every direction that you want it to go! It will offer advice on where you can paddle and how to be safe when on the water. It’s a great starting point for those that wish to take up the sport and perhaps progress further into leadership or coaching in the future!  Why not spend a day on the water and book Discover Canoe for a £10 package discount.

£30.00

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Discover Climb

This basic introduction to climbing will show you the various techniques used to ascend a wall or crag with confidence. The course also covers equipment, safety when climbing and basic knot tying.
This session is a great stepping stone for those that want to advance their climbing skills and book onto the basic 6 hour climbing course at a later date!

£30.00

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Discover Kayak

This session will give you an insight into how to move your Kayak in every direction that you want it to go! It will offer advice on where you can paddle and how to be safe when on the water. It’s a great starting point for those that wish to take up the sport and perhaps progress further into leadership or coaching in the future! Why not spend a day on the water and book Discover Canoe for a £10 package discount.

£30.00

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Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Our Emergency First Aid at Work course based at Ackers Adventure is a 1 day (min 6 hours) practical course to ensure you feel confident enough to deal with any life threatening First Aid emergencies. The course is aimed at lower risk working environments and for the general public wishing to gain a new skill and be able to deal with the unexpected

£80.00

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Everyday Adventures

EveryDay Adventures  is our Holiday scheme for 8-16yr olds. Taking place every week day of the school holidays with an exciting programme that includes our onsite Activities.

£35.00

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Go Canoeing - Birmingham City Centre Tour

This tour begins at Cambrian Wharf right in the centre of the canal network. We will then take a journey through Birmingham on a route lasting for approximately 2 hours, before returning back to Cambrian Wharf.

From £10.00

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Go Canoeing - Grand Union Tour

Go Canoeing!  is a British Canoeing initiative aimed at opening up the sport to new participants and encouraging those with some experience to take to the water more regularly. Ackers is an official Guided Tour provided for Go Canoeing Tours. We run a variety of fun and interesting taster sessions and tours throughout the year. This tour starts at the Ackers and heads down the grand union Canal towards Birmingham stopping at Camp Hill Lock before returning. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

From £10.00

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Go Skiing

On Thursday Evenings we have Go Skiing (for ages 8+) which runs from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. It caters for all levels from complete beginners up to recreational level skiers. As this session has different levels of skiers attending, progression is sometimes slower and therefore more sessions will be required. For those customers that wish to learn more quickly, a different Ackers package may be more suitable. Please see the website for different options or give the reception team a call on 0121 772 5111.

The session teaches you the basics of skiing in a relaxed environment and is also a great opportunity to meet like minded people. It aims to teach you to the level to be able to use the slope recreationally over a period of weeks in preparation for more advanced sessions that we offer.

£12.00

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Have A Go Climbing

Have a go! sessions are ‘what it says on the tin’ sessions that enable you to have a go at an activity that we offer in the form of a taster session with other like minded people.

£12.00

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Have A Go Jungle Challenge

Have a go! sessions are ‘what it says on the tin’ sessions that enable you to have a go at an activity that we offer in the form of a taster session with other like minded people.

£12.00

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Have a Go Abseil

Have a go! sessions are ‘what it says on the tin’ sessions that enable you to have a go at an activity that we offer in the form of a taster session with other like minded people.

£12.00

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Have a Go Archery

Have a go! sessions are ‘what it says on the tin’ sessions that enable you to have a go at an activity that we offer in the form of a taster session with other like minded people.

£12.00

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Intermediate Ski Course

A 3 hour session for those skiers that can perform plough parallel turns with minimal plough and will aim to give knowledge, guidance and practical experience in moving towards a basic and then a more refined parallel turn.  The session will give exercises to work on and personal feedback so skiers can continue to work to improve afterwards. The session will start with a few runs warming up and will then work on some foundation exercises. There will be some tasks set where all those attending will participate and then a quick break for a drink. Afterwards the instructor will work on personal performance and give personal feedback.

From £40.00

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Outdoor First Aid Course

Our Outdoor First Aid course covers the long-term care of casualties in remote settings and is ideal for leaders, teachers or those who spend a lot of time outdoors! It is a 16-hour course, delivered over 2 days at Ackers Adventure in Birmingham. The course including the course book costs £115pp and is approved by NGBs including BCU, BASI and MLT.

£115.00

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Thrillseekers

A great day out for all the family!

Our ever popular Thrillseeker days have been running for 5 years and each year they are bigger and better!

The atmosphere, buzz and excitement around each activity is incredible. Don’t miss out on these incredible value for money Thrillseeker days as they book up very fast.

Thrillseeker days run from 10:30am to 3:30pm with check in from 10:00am.

We offer 8 exciting activities for anyone aged 5yrs+ and Free Tobogganing is available to anyone under 5yrs.

We have a scrumptious BBQ on site all day selling Hot Dogs, Beef Burgers, Bacon Rolls and drinks so there is no chance of going hungry!

Activities Include:

Skiing – Archery – Climbing – Canoeing – Kayaking – Jungle Challenge – Zip Wire – Fan Drop

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Tobogganing for under 5’s

These days run similar to how a theme park would, in terms of you queue up for the activities that you would like to try, whether you do some multiple times or try them all! 

Note: All juniors must be accompanied by an adult. Some activities are height/weight dependant – Unfortunately the max weight for tower is 14 stone.

£24.00