About Malvern Outdoor Elements

1990s malvernMalvern Outdoor Elements is nestled at the northern end of the Malvern ridge. It is set within 9 acres of wooded grounds with a multitude of on and off site activities. The centre provides an ideal location for a memorable stay or day visit.

An outdoor centre was established on the site in the 1970s and since then has provided a quality service to thousands of children and young adults.

At Malvern Outdoor Elements we provide a quality, safe and enjoyable experience for all our users. Our sessions are run by qualified and friendly staff and are designed to not only get the most out of the group but the individuals too.

There is accommodation for over 100 students on site, split into three separate areas. These comprise of a number of dormitories with associated toilets and shower facilities. All accommodation can be booked in conjunction with residential courses or separately for accommodation hire only.


Malvern Outdoor Elements is dedicated to providing high quality courses and residential experiences to a wide range of groups. Group leaders and parents can be assured that their children will be closely managed in a controlled environment, while enjoying some of the best outdoor activities in the Midlands.

We actively pursue best practice and ensure all our activities meet the highest standards of safety. We are an active member of Adventure Activity Licensing Service (AALS). They externally verify our risk assessments and outdoor activities to ensure we operate to a safe standard.

We do manage all the risk associated with outdoor activities but we still believe some risk is a benefit to the educational value of a session. Where risk is present the group will only be exposed to perceived risk and we actively involve the group in the risk assessment process to make this a safe learning process.

All our groups work within national governing body or in-house best practice guidelines, related to group ratios. We recommend all groups work to a ratio of 1 visiting member of staff to 15 children.