Show more

Like most websites we uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalised, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer. These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information. Theare used only by us.

Make a Booking

Please find below the list of Events that we currently have available to book online, If you can't find what you are looking for please call the centre or drop us an Email.

Click on a Book now button to check Available dates and to book.

skiing 15

Beginners Ski Course (Condensed)

The days starts at 10:00am, 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 £90.00

skiing 15

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 £90.00

7d75818a7ff1e9722eeefb5d21713c6b black and white canoe clipart black and white canoe clipart 298 228

Bushcraft Adventure by Canoe

Book your own 3 hour session to simulate a wilderness canoe trip where you are at one with nature.
The session will introduce you to paddling a canoe and teach you how to construct your own shelter! The instructor will also show you how to start a fire and keep it alight, should it start raining!

£150 for a family of 4 (juniors aged 12+)
£60 for individuals (aged 16+)

£60.00

images

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 there are and the practical use for each of them. 

£30.00

images

Discover Bushcraft(Advanced Fire lighting)

Where there is smoke there is fire! This session will teach you to make fire and what materials to collect from the natural environment to use to catch a spark. then what woods burn best for different uses. 

£30.00

7d75818a7ff1e9722eeefb5d21713c6b black and white canoe clipart black and white canoe clipart 298 228

Go Canoeing - Birmingham City Centre Tour

This tour begins at Icknield Port (B16 0AA) and then explores the canal network through Birmingham City Centre and Gas Street Basin before returning back to Icknield Port. The tour is a 3 mile route lasting approximately 2 hours.
Experience the sights and sounds of canal life from the water and see the area from a different perspective!

All participants under the age of 18yrs must be accompanied by an adult in each Canoe.

From £0.00

7d75818a7ff1e9722eeefb5d21713c6b black and white canoe clipart black and white canoe clipart 298 228

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 £0.00

skiing 15

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.

abseiling 512

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.

£15.00

Archery clipart 5

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.

£15.00

images

Have A Go Bushcraft

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.

£15.00

climbing clipart pi5beq7zT

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.

£15.00

jungle

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.

£15.00

Ackers Logo Vector

Holiday Camp

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

skiing 15

Improver Ski Package Adult

When booking this package you will receive 6 vouchers that can be redeemed against Snowplough plus sessions Wednesday morning club, Monday meet up and Recreational Skiing. The total cost will be reduced to £86.50 later in the booking process. You can only buy one package at a time but each voucher can be used for different people or sessions.

£17.50

skiing 15

Improver Ski Package Penguin + Junior (8-17yrs)

If you are booking for a junior this package will give you 6 vouchers that can be redeemed against our Snowplough plus sessions or Wednesday morning club, Monday meetup or Recreational Skiing. If you are booking for a Penguin 4 - 7yrs then this package can be redeemed against our Penguin + sessions. The total cost will be reduced to £68 later in the booking process. You can only buy one package at a time but each voucher can be used for different people or sessions.

£13.50

skiing 15

Junior Learn To Ski In A Day

Our Junior Learn To Ski In A Day courses run on selected dates during the February Half Term from 10:00am - 4:00pm for children aged 8-16. This includes 5 hours of tuition with fully qualified, experienced instructors and all equipment. 1 hours worth of breaks will be given throughout the day. Please bring your own refreshments and lunch. These courses aim to take all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift). Please note these days are not suitable for those who have skied before.

skiing 15

Learn to ski Package Adult

This package will give you 6 vouchers that can be redeemed against our Learn to ski Starter 1 - 4 sessions at a considerable discount. They will also work against our Go Skiing sessions also if you have reached the required standard for the lift before you have used them all, you could use them on our Snowplough plus sessions, Wednesday morning club, Monday meetup or Recreational Skiing. The total price will be reduced to £110 later in the booking process. You can only buy one package at a time but each voucher can be used for different people or sessions.

£26.50

skiing 15

Learn to Ski Package Penguin + Juniors (8-17yrs)

If you are buying for a Penguin 4 - 7 yrs or a Junior 8 - 17yrs then this this package will give you 6 vouchers that can be redeemed against our Learn to Ski Penguin 1 -4 sessions or Learn to ski Starter 1 - 4 sessions at a considerable discount. They will also work against our Go Skiing sessions also if you have reached the required standard for the lift before you have used them all, you could use them on our Snowplough plus sessions, Wednesday morning club or Recreational skiing. The total price will be reduced to £90 later in the booking process. You can only buy one package at a time but each voucher can be used for different people or sessions.

£20.00

penguinonskis

Learn to Ski Penguin 1

This is the first of 4 levels that will aim to teach you an introduction to skiing. This lesson is designed for complete beginners and will aim to cover walking up the slope and basic straight running exercises.

There are four levels that will aim to teach the basics of skiing to get you up to the recreational level which then allows use of the main slope without supervision. Skis and boots are provided but you must ensure you have long sleeves, long trousers and gloves. There may be up to 6 children on these lessons and the age is from 4-7. Lessons are 1 hour in duration. After each lesson, the instructor will sign an achievement card to show your progress and will then advise which lesson is needed next, you can then book your next lesson. Lessons need to be repeated if the standard has not been reached and so we offer a package of 6 lessons at a reduced price. These can be booked online.

£20.00

penguinonskis

Learn to Ski Penguin 2

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the penguin 1 or for those that can do a basic plough. The lesson will work on consolidating the straight running, plough glide and plough stop.

penguinonskis

Learn to Ski Penguin 3

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the penguin 2 or for those that can do a basic plough turn. The lesson will work on consolidating the plough, plough turns and linking them together.

£20.00

penguinonskis

Learn to Ski Penguin 4

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the penguin 3 or for those that can perform linked plough turns. The lesson will aim to consolidate the plough turn (controlling speed and direction), use of the drag lift, improvement of technique and progression further up the slope.

Once the standard of this lesson has been achieved, use of the main slope is allowed unsupervised for recreational practise.

 

Please be aware that skiing is a skill that needs continuing practise. Only those skiers that can perform linked plough turns whilst in control of their speed and direction, may use the slope recreationally.

 

£20.00

skiing 15

Learn to Ski Starter 1

This is the first of 4 levels that will aim to teach you an introduction to skiing. This lesson is designed for complete beginners and will aim to cover basic straight running exercises and the introduction of a plough (braking).

There are four levels that will aim to teach the basics of skiing to get you up to the recreational level which then allows use of the main slope without supervision. Skis and boots are provided but you must ensure you have long sleeves, long trousers and gloves. There may be up to 12 people on these lessons and the age is from 8+. Lessons are 1 hour in duration. After each lesson, the instructor will sign an achievement card to show your progress and will then advise which lesson is needed next, you can then book your next lesson. Sometimes lessons need to be repeated if the standard has not been reached and so we offer a package of 6 lessons at a reduced price. These can be booked online.After the first session your instructor will give you an achievement card and discuss which level would be most appropriate for you then you can book for your next session. Please note that some levels may have to be repeated before booking on to the next level. 

We also have packages available that give you 6 lessons at a reduced price. these can be booked online.

From £20.00

skiing 15

Learn to Ski Starter 2

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the starter 1 or for those that can do a basic plough. The lesson will work on ploughing and the introduction of turning.

Sometimes lessons need to be repeated if the standard has not been reached and so we offer a package of 6 lessons at a reduced price. These can be booked online.

 

From £20.00

skiing 15

Learn to Ski Starter 3

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the starter 2 or for those that can do a basic plough turn. The lesson will work on consolidating the plough, plough turns and linking them together.

Sometimes lessons need to be repeated if the standard has not been reached and so we offer a package of 6 lessons at a reduced price. These can be booked online.

From £20.00

skiing 15

Learn to Ski Starter 4

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the starter 3 or for those that can perform linked plough turns. The lesson will aim to consolidate the plough turn (controlling speed and direction), use of the drag lift, improvement of technique and progression further up the slope.

Once the standard of this lesson has been achieved, use of the main slope is allowed unsupervised for recreational practise.

 

Please be aware that skiing is a skill that needs continuing practise. Only those skiers that can perform linked plough turns whilst in control of their speed and direction, may use the slope recreationally.

From £20.00

FA

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.

7d75818a7ff1e9722eeefb5d21713c6b black and white canoe clipart black and white canoe clipart 298 228

Paddle Award - Discover (Canoe)

Your Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award.

£90.00

Water sports and recreation tours Canoeing 512

Paddle Award - Discover (Kayak)

Your Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award.

£90.00

7d75818a7ff1e9722eeefb5d21713c6b black and white canoe clipart black and white canoe clipart 298 228

Paddle Explore Award

Your Explore Award gives you ownership; allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits what you need. Learning to make confident choices with this individualised approach. Recognising your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment.

£90.00

skiing 15

Ski Instructor Training

If you are considering becoming a ski Instructor or just improving your skiing, this weekly coaching session with one of our Level 4 coaches will get you ready for your Snowsport England assessments. 

From £13.50

skiing 15

Snowplough/Parallel Plus

This session is for those skiers that can already ski from the top of the main hill, use the lift competently and able to show good quality linked plough turns. The session will work on aiming to improve towards plough parallel standard and towards basic parallels. The session will work on areas such as gripping with the turning ski, posture and matching (becoming parallel) the skis earlier in the turn.

 

Parallel +

 

This session is for those skiers that can plough parallel turn with minimal plough. The session works on refining the movement towards skis matching (becoming parallel) and becoming parallel throughout the turn.

 

The snowplough + and parallel + are quite often combined. As this is a coaching session, if standards differ, you will be given exercises to work on that reflect your standard.

 

From £13.50

Ackers Logo Vector

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 Catering facility 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

&

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.

skiing 15

Wednesday Morning Ski session

On Wednesday from 10-1pm. This session is for those skiers that can ski at a recreational level without supervision. Fantastic value informal coaching which offers 2 hours of coaching, drink and biscuits and then any remaining time for practise.

From £13.50