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 +

£50.00

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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 + 

£50.00

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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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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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Corporate Networking

Business Networking in conjunction with South and City college.

Join us for an evening of Networking at Ackers Adventure.

Try your hand at Archery for free.

Refreshments and Free parking.

 

£0.00

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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

£65.00

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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 Canoeing - River Severn 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 one is away from Ackers o the River Severn. Starting at Bridge north and ending at Arley to trip is about 8 miles starting at 10 am. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

From £0.00

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Go Paddling

Why not ‘Go Paddling’ and join a group of like minded adults and juniors on the water for canoeing or kayaking?  Ackers Adventure‘s resident canoe instructor, runs the session every Wednesday evening 6pm till 7.30pm over the summer months. The sessions are open for 8-16yr olds and adults, suitable for beginners or those with a little more experience. Each session costs only £12 per person which includes all instruction and equipment.

£12.00

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Go Skiing

Go Skiing runs every Thursday evening for 8+ – This is an instructor led session for beginners and depending on numbers the group will be split into an Adult Group and a Junior Group.  It runs every Thursday evening and pre booking is essential.

Relaxed Environment – The session teaches you everything you need to know about skiing in a relaxed environment and is also a great opportunity to meet like minded people. It aims to teach you to become a recreational skier 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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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 costs £110pp and is approved by NGBs including BCU, BASI and MLT.

£110.00

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Ski Season Open Day - Penguin Lesson (ages 4-7)

We have a variety of taster level 1 ski lessons aimed at complete beginners from age 4-7. 

Each taster session is only £5.00 per person!  Penguin Lessons are specifically for ages 4-7 and may have up to 6 people in each group.

 

£5.00

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Ski Season Open Day - Recreational Skiing

If you are already of the basic recreational standard of being able to do linked turns, control your speed and direction and use our button lift then you can use our slope for recreational skiing! For this date only the price is £5.00 per person.

£5.00

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Ski Season Open Day - Starter Lesson (ages 8+)

To launch the ski season at Ackers on this day only join us for a variety of taster level 1 ski lessons aimed at complete beginners!  

Each taster session is only £5.00 per person! Starter Lessons are for ages 8+ and may have up to 12 people in each group. Penguin Lessons are specifically for ages 4-7 and may have up to 6 people in each group.

 If you are already of the basic recreational standard of being able to do linked turns, control your speed and direction and use our button lift then you can use our slope for recreational skiing! For this date only the price is £5.00 per person.

£5.00

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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