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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.

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Basic Bushcraft

Learn the basic bushcraft techniques such as fire lighting and shelter building.

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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.

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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

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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 £90.00

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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+)

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Discover Bushcraft (Day Course)

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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 there are and the practical use for each of them. 

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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. 

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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 diffferent perspective!

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

From £0.00

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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 £0.00

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Go Canoeing - River Severn Tour

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 on the River Severn. Starting at Bridgnorth and ending at Arley the trip is about 8 miles and starts 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?  Join us every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm - 7:30pm over the summer months. The sessions are open for anyone over the age of 8 and is also suitable for both beginners and those with a little more experience. Each session costs only £14.00 per person which includes all instruction and equipment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

£80.00

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Knives and Notches

Book your own 3 hour session to make the notches you would need to make everything from a tent peg to a log cabin!
The session covers the use of knives and axes that will ensure you can turn ordinary sticks and branches into useable and useful items so that you can make a meal or that all important brew! The session also looks at fire lighting with a variety of methods and natural materials include the bow drill.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Monday Meet up

On the third Monday of the month from 6.30 - 8.30 we are holding the Monday Meet up! A social evening with coaches on the slope and refreshments in the Ski Centre. Keep an eye out for the Themed specials.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Penguin +

This session is the next step after Penguin 4 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.

 

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Recreational Skiing (All Day)

From £25.00

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Recreational Skiing 1 hour

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!

Recreational skiing is not currently available on Friday evenings. The ability to be a recreational user must must be proven to the team before any activity.

From £13.50

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Recreational Skiing 2 hours

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!

Recreational skiing is not currently available on Friday evenings. The ability to be a recreational user must must be proven to the team before any activity.

From £18.00

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Ski and Tea

New for 2019 -A female only Coaching session to include Tea and cakes what more could you want. The ability to be a recreational user must be proven to the team on arrival.

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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

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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

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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 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

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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.

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Tower Drop & Zip Wire Experience

This experience includes a tower drop, which simulates free fall from a 20 metre height! You’ll also get to try your hand at the zip wire, reaching over 100 metres long, where you can fly through the air over the site - a truly thrilling experience. You’ll be well looked after by the team at Ackers, each of whom are dedicated to giving you a safe and fun day out each time you visit. Perfect!

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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