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The Bear Grylls Adventure at the NEC, Birmingham, has everything you need for an awesome day out during the Summer Holidays, with adrenaline-fuelled activities for kids, parents, and groups of friends to tackle together! Guess what! Climbing and iFLY is now open to ages 5+!

The Bear Grylls Adventure | Whats Summer Holidays in Birmingham

  • Dates: Open every day except Tuesday during the Summer Holidays
  • Venue: The Bear Grylls Adventure, Birmingham NEC, B40 1NT
  • Booking: Visit the website to book

Adventure seekers can choose from 11 epic activities - from escape rooms and archery to indoor skydiving and shooting - to put themselves to the limits or simply try something new and exciting!

Bear Grylls Adventure is home to the tallest high ropes course in Europe, standing at an almighty 65ft tall and with 36 different obstacles to tackle, a must for those with a head for heights! And if guests fancy leaving the ground behind altogether, they are home to one of only five iFly wind tunnels in the UK!

For those who prefer to stay well and truly grounded, axe throwing offers the perfect opportunity to test your aim and channel your inner lumberjack as you let your axe fly! You can also experience shooting under the supervision of a trained instructor, who will teach you how to handle a rifle before giving you the chance to blast your way through a series of targets.

You can also try your hand at archery, snorkelling, zip-lining and climbing - their climbing wall has over 20 routes to explore, modelled on real life mountains including El Capitan and Fontainebleau! Plus, Every adventurer will also get to test their agility on the venue’s assault course, which is included within any activity ticket.

GOOD NEWS! Climbing, Archery and iFLY is now open to ages 5+! Visit the website to book 

High Ropes 

At 65ft tall, this is the tallest high ropes course in Europe, and rewards those brave enough to reach the top with stunning views of the surrounding area. With its free roam structure, you can create your own adventure on the course, and select which of the 36 obstacles you take on, from the simple rope bridges to the challenging rolling log on the course’s top level. Participants must be 8+ years. Book your High Ropes Adventure here.

Shark Dive

Get kitted up and briefed by the pro dive team before walking the underwater route. Be ready to experience the incredible as you take the plunge with over 1,000 aquatic creatures including Blacktip Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks and tropical fish. Participants must be 10+ years. Book your Shark Dive Adventure here. 


Get your adrenaline pumping and experience the awesome sensation of free fall flight. In the wind tunnel, a minute can feel like a like a lifetime. Be bold, trust your instincts and enjoy the rush twice with two 1 minute flights alongside your expert iFLY instructor. Participants must be 5+ years. Book your iFly Adventure here. 

Axe Throwing

Get ready to test your aim and strength alike as you unleash your inner lumberjack. Once you've been briefed by our expert adventure team, you'll be ready to head to the lanes and let your axes fly. Step up to the throwline and feel the thrill of the throw. Get competitive with your fellow thrill-seekers in some games and extra challenges, and aim for bullseye. Participants must be 15+ years. Book your Axe Throwing Adventure here.


After getting briefed from expert instructors, you’ll head out onto the range where you’ll take on the targets. Once you’ve tested your aim, the team will encourage your competitive side with some games and extra challenges. Get to grips with bow and arrow in an experience that’s ideal for beginners and experts alike. Participants must be 5+ years (certain sessions only)  Book your Archery Adventure here. 


Inspired by some of the most breath-taking peaks from around the world, there are over 20 routes to challenge yourself on inspired by El Capitan, Fontainebleau and more. Get briefed in our Everest mountain hut before you push, pivot and pull your way to the summit.
Nothing else matters but the step ahead of you. Participants must be 5+ years. Book your Climbing Adventure here. 


Your expert instructor will teach you how to handle the range’s air pistols, before you let fly for 30 minutes of shooting action.
Focus on the target ahead, keep your cool and pull the trigger as you blast your way through a series of targets. Participants must be 10+ years. Book your Shooting Adventure here


Discover the wonders of a tropical reef, home to over 1,000 species of weird and wonderful exotic creatures. Get up close and personal with the likes of Blacktip Reef Sharks, with nothing but a snorkel cage between you and the tank’s remarkable aquatic inhabitants. Participants must be 8+ years. Book your Snorkelling Adventure here

Escape Rooms

A genius inventor has gone missing! Can you help trace the movements of Lord Edward T. Grizzle, one of the world’s most brilliant minds and forward thinkers, before his research is lost forever? Find clues, solve riddles and be immersed in a Victorian styled environment as you follow the footsteps of an inventor driven mad by his research and the fear of losing it to greedy competitors. Participants must be 8+ years. Book your Escape Room Adventure here

Assault Course

The Bear Grylls Adventure’s Royal Marines-inspired Assault Course is a range of obstacles that will challenge guests as they race against their friends. Obstacles include scramble nets, monkey bars, traverse beams and a-frames. Push yourself to the limit and see how quick you can complete the course. Bear’s time is 1 minute 3 seconds – can you beat that?

Unlimited access to the Assault Course is included in every ticket, and there is no need to book ahead of time for this activity.

Plan your Visit to The Bear Grylls Adventure

Opening Hours

Opening hours vary across the year, check the website for the latest opening hours.

Food and Drink

There is a wide selection of food and drinks at The Bear Grylls Adventure, including pizza, sandwiches, salads and a selection of hot and cold beverages. There is a range of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan choices available. Selection subject to availability and may vary on the day.


It is recommended that guests arrive 30 minutes before their first activity start time. The Bear Grylls Adventure car park is found at NEC Car Park East 5. Please validate your yellow token at the attraction to make use of this reduced car parking fee.

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