About Malvern Outdoor Elements

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

The outdoor centre, established on the site since the 1970s, continues to provide 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 visitors. All of the activities and sessions are run by our team of qualified and friendly staff. This means that each one is designed to get the most out of the group as well as the individuals.

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. You can book all accommodation in conjunction with residential courses or separately for accommodation hire only. We also have a wooden chalet which sleeps 16 people and this is available for private hire on a self-catering basis.


Malvern Outdoor Elements provides high-quality courses and residential experiences. We can accommodate a wide range of groups too. We can assure all group leaders and parents that your children will be closely managed in a controlled environment, while enjoying some of the best outdoor activities in the Midlands.

MOE 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 however we still believe some risk is a benefit to the educational value of a session. Furthermore, where we identify a risk, our instructors ensure that the group is only exposed to the perceived risk.  By involving all members of the group in the risk assessment process, we can also ensure this a safe learning process.

Additionally, 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.