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The Bear Grylls Adventure

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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About The Bear Grylls Adventure
Escape the ordinary, experience the awesome and try something new at The Bear Grylls Adventure, located at Birmingham’s NEC. No matter which experience you choose, your Adventure Guides will inspire you, encourage you and support you through each step of your journey so you can push your limits and reach new achievements with each experience. Bear’s message is “You don’t have to go to the furthest mountain range or the deepest sea anymore, we’ve brought it all under one roof in Birmingham!”
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Put your wilderness survival skills to the test without leaving the city in the Bear Grylls Adventure at the NEC Birmingham. From climbing to archery, high ropes to indoor skydiving, enjoy plenty of adrenaline-pumping activities to choose from, while keeping safe with all equipment and professional supervision included. Develop new skills as you complete the course alone or with friends, and receive digital photographs as a special memento of your day.
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Laura H wrote a review Jan 23
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We did three activities on our trip to bear grylls adventure, escape room, zip wiring & ifly, brilliant day all round everyone was so helpful throughout the day! Especially Dom our ifly instructor he was incredible throughout the hole experience made us all feel at ease and explained everything so well
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review The Bear Grylls Adventure! It's awesome that Dom made you feel at ease and ready to take on your iFLY adventure. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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JimmyRobo wrote a review Jan 23
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Terrible customer service generally. Unclear communication when amending a booking. Impossible to purchase sessions on the website other than the standard 2x 1min intro in a group with other people. Poor user experience all around; it's as if they're trying to avoid people coming back! Disappointing considering the cost and because the experience itself is great. I've been to other iFly centres which were a much better experience.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from BearGryllsAdventure, Guest Services at The Bear Grylls Adventure
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review The Bear Grylls Adventure. We offer private tunnel time here at The Bear Grylls Adventure for anyone who wants to come in and train with us, and our iFLY team are always happy to discuss our tunnel time options. You can find out more on our main website
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Shannon M wrote a review Jan 17
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Considering the price i was shocked to realise it was only a 2 minute activity. just as you really start getting into it your times over and its so irritating. excellent activity just shame about the length of time and cost. better off booking a real sky dive.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review The Bear Grylls Adventure. Our iFLY experience is one hour for a group of up to 13 guests, and we offer each guest two 1 minute flights in our wind tunnel, which is the equivalent of three 12,000 ft free falls. This flight time is standard to that of a beginners indoor skydive experience across other iFLY centres, and is included in information on our website. The full 60 minute experience includes briefing, kitting up, time flying, time spent watching others in your group, and a skills display by our instructor.
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bobby wrote a review Jan 14
Sudbury, United Kingdom4 contributions
I booked us tickets for the shark dive and high rope experience. From start to finish the whole trip was amazing. Every member of staff were helpful, polite and couldn’t be more accommodating. From the ticket staff to the cafe staff- they gave 5* service. The shark dive was by far the best experience I’ve ever done, our instructors were beyond knowledgeable, I felt safe and well trained for the activity. It was well worth the money and trip to birmingham! Thank you all x
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review The Bear Grylls Adventure! It's great to hear that you had an epic time taking on Dive and High Ropes, and that all our staff made sure your visit was one to remember. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Tracy Shipston wrote a review Jan 13
Sheffield, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
Really disappointed with my return visit to bear grylls. Firstly we tried to put an add on doing the escape room, where we were told as their was only 2 of us we could either pay for 4 people or unable to do it. Then we did snorkelling where the video + photos were erased so couldn't get a memory of our visit. Then the café where i got pasta from last time, now only does pizza, pre-made sandwiches, nachos, hot dog or sausage rolls. the menu was sparse to say the least. After travelling nearly 2 hours to get there as last time it was brilliant, i won't be returning. Your new ideas haven't worked bear go back to how it was. It now made sense why it was so quiet. more staff than customers
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Date of experience: January 2022
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