Activities

Morning and All-day Activities

On Saturday morning of rally we will all (except people going on the all day hikes) be getting a coach to the University of Birmingham. There will be various activities available for you to choose from when you book on to rally:

QR Code Quest

Think you know your Cadbury from your Mars, your Snickers from your Milky Way? Then think again! This chocolate themed quest isn’t your traditional scavenger hunt. We have QR codes, we have challenges and we have mermaids. This won’t be one to miss! During this challenge you will work in small teams made up from a mix of clubs. This is a great chance to meet other SSAGOers, however if you would really prefer to be with someone you know, there will be a chance to let us know. Since we will be on the University campus, WiFi will be available to allow completion of the challenge – so don’t worry about needing any data!

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: Unlimited


Culture Club

Why not spend the morning exploring the range of styles, subjects and shapes of sculpture across the University’s Edgbaston campus? Perhaps you’ll find a karma karma karma karma karma chameleon?? If fine art is more your thing you can experience some of the finest art in Europe by visiting our world-renowned Barber Institute of Fine Arts with its impressive collection of works by some of history’s greatest artists including Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso! The collection has been described as one of the finest small art galleries in the world. Open from 11am, this is definitely worth a visit!

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: Unlimited


Malvern Meander *All Day Activity*

Head out of town for a more relaxed day long walk in the Malvern Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty. This walk is aimed at those who want to take it at a more leisurely pace. Additional information: this is an All Day activity and a long coach journey is involved. We suggest that you bring your own snacks to keep your energy levels up.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 31/33


Malvern March *All Day Activity* Full

Head out of town for a day long walk in the Malvern Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty. This walk is aimed at those who want to go the distance and see as many of the hills as possible. Additional information: This is an All Day activity and a long coach journey is involved. We suggest that you bring your own snacks to keep your energy levels up.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 0/13

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Morning Off

Do what you like! We will take you to the University campus but after that it’s up to you. Explore the University, relax with a coffee, make use of the on-campus train station and head into town, visit the German Christmas markets or something completely different! Just make sure you know where you should meet us for your afternoon activity before you head off!

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: Unlimited


Study Session

Assignment coming up? Don't worry, we can show you some on campus study spaces for you to get to work!

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 22/22


Staff - Saturday Morning

If you'd like to lead or help out on a long hike, morning activity or help prepare the evening meal, please choose this option!

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: Unlimited


Afternoon Activities

All Day Activity

If have booked onto an All Day activity such as the Malvern March or Meander (long hike), then book on here.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 32/46


Cadbury World Full

For the ultimate Birmingham Chocolate Rally experience, pay a visit to the Bournville based Cadbury World and explore chocolate like you have never explored before. Travel will be via coach.

Cost: £13.00

Spaces remaining: 0/69

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Rock-Up Climbing

Reach new heights with this clip and climb style adventure. Rock Up challenges you to complete all 26 different climbing walls it has to offer. This includes a 30 minute briefing followed by an hour long climbing session. Travel will be via minibus.

Cost: £12.25

Spaces remaining: 13/15


Ghetto Golf Full

Ghetto golf offers a combination of a seriously twisted 18 hole mini golf experience, with an exceptional cocktail bar. This 18+ venue is decorated in graffiti and is situated within the Custard Factory, one of Birmingham's cultural hearts. Travel will be via coach and a 20 minute walk.

Cost: £10.00

Spaces remaining: 0/18

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Sea-Life Centre

It's better down where it is wetter, so come and explore The National Sea Life Centre! With over 2,000 creatures to spot it will certainly be a splashing good time. Travel is via coach and 20 minute walk.

Cost: £14.50

Spaces remaining: 10/19


Back to Backs

Travel back in time and explore the city's last surviving court of 19th century back-to-back working class houses. Make sure you keep with the theme and pop into the 1930’s Sweet Shop! Travel will be via coach and a 10 minute walk.

Cost: £9.50

Spaces remaining: 4/7


Afternoon of Culture

Woooo Culture! Start your afternoon in St Philip's Cathedral, it started as a church in a town which became a city. From there, a short walk will take you to Birmingham's Library, the largest regional library in Europe and the most visited cultural attraction outside of London. Finally, there is BMag (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery). From Pre-Raphaelites to Saxon Hoards, there is surely something here to take your interest. Transport to St Philip's Cathedral is via coach.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 8/14


Pub Crawl - The Harborne Mile Full

Heard of The World's End? The Harborne Mile is just as legendary! It features 9 pubs starting from the The Vine at the top of the high street and finishing in The Plough. Travel to and from Harborne is via minibus.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 0/15

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Pub Crawl - City Centre

Explore Birmingham, or rather just the pubs! Transport to the city centre is via coach.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 10/11


Cafe Crawl

Tour our local cafes if that's your cup of tea! Transport to the city centre will be via coach.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 19/19


Short Hike

The Lickey Hills offers some great views over Birmingham and some great walks. A well explored area by BUSAG and many generations of students, come and stretch your legs for the afternoon. Travel will be via minibus.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 6/14


BUSAG Chocolate Activity

Do you know your milk chocolate from your darkmilk? Put your taste buds to the test with our chocolate activities inspired by the Guide chocolate badge! You'll also be able to release your inner chocolatier followed by a visit to Bournville (the home of chocolate) itself!

Cost: £4.00

Spaces remaining: 3/12


Winter Wonder - Ice Skating and the Christmas Markets

Dust off your skates and wrap up warm to enjoy an ice skating session with your SSAGO companions. Then head to the German Christmas markets and warm your soul whilst mooching around the many many stalls - you might even find more chocolate! Ensure you bring your student ID card with you and are wearing socks! Price includes skate hire. Lockers are available to hire on the day for an additional £1. Travel will be via coach.

Cost: £9.50

Spaces remaining: 13/28


Alternative Afternoon Off

Fancy an afternoon off but don't know what to do? We're putting together info sheets of fun self-guided activities throughout the city. At the end of the day we'll meet you at predetermined collection points.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: Unlimited


Afternoon Off

Don't fancy taking part in afternoon activities? We'll leave you to have your fun in Birmingham and collect you from predetermined collection points.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: Unlimited


Study Session

If you want to do some work, we can direct you to the Library of Birmingham - the largest public library in the UK! Transport will be via coach.

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: 10/10


Staff - Saturday Afternoon

If you'd like to lead or help out on an afternoon activity or are willing to stay on site to prepare the evening meal, please choose this option!

Cost: £0.00

Spaces remaining: Unlimited


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