The Great Outdoors

Providing quality outdoor education in the heart of the Malvern Hills

  • Client feedback

    "To ALL the staff who have, for many year's made it a joy and a privilege to bring nearly 1000 pupils to learn and discover more about themselves and the world around them. You have given me - and them such wonderful memories year after year after year. Thank you." St. Paul's Primary

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Who we are

“I am proud to head up Malvern Outdoor Elements as the largest not-for-profit organisation providing fantastic outdoor experiences for people of all ages and abilities in the West Midlands. We’re based in the Malvern Hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Heart of England. Situated in 9 acres of stunning woodland we have adventure activities and challenges all around us on site and throughout the surrounding spectacular countryside.

Our highly qualified specialist instructors work closely with groups to develop bespoke courses for stays lasting from one day to one week or more in duration.

We promise every visitor that whatever your ability you will have a great time, a chance to appreciate and learn from the natural environment, taking away great memories and lessons for life.

Our Focus: We’re inspired by the great outdoors.  We offer high ropes and zip wires, abseiling, climbing and orienteering, mountain walking and grass sledging, kayaking, bush and water crafts, and lots more, all with a focus on team working, leadership, building independence, self-confidence and facilitating exploration.

All our profits are used to develop the site and enhance the experience for our visitors. We have a special focus on young people with Special Educational Needs and we take great pride in everyone experiencing our high ropes courses, whatever their ability, working closely with schools, businesses and groups to ensure our courses are tailored to suit every individual need.”

Nick Hands, Manager, Malvern Outdoor Elements