0121 569 2899

Mobile climbing wall

Malthouse Outdoor Activity Centre has its own mobile climbing wall available for hire, for outdoor events (subject to a site visit). Please call the centre for further information.

OUTDOOR activities & learning opportunities for young people

Malthouse Outdoor Activity Centre offers a variety of activities for young people and adults aged from 8 years upwards.

The minimum group size the centre accepts for all activities is 6 people.

Malthouse Outdoor Activity Centre can also offer half or full ay activities for young people.  For more details and information please speak to a member of the Malthouse team.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between
14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa
watching life pass you by.


You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.


You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity.

The best bit is…  you get to choose what you do!

Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

There are a variety of DofE centres for you to get involved in. If you need any further information or want to speak to someone further, please contact Ian Clews on
0121 520 7861 / 07810 850 981.


Meet: Every Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Contact 0121 520 7861 for further information.

Location: Malthouse Outdoor Activity Centre, Hurst Lane, Tipton DY4 9AB


> Learning outside the classroom in new and varied environments

> Achieve a recognised qualification through activity skills

> Informal learning / education

> Learning through direct experience

> Key skills of communication, problem solving, leadership and team work

> Personal qualities by developing initiative, self reliance, perseverance, resilience, confidence and responsibility

> Understand the value of responsibility and care

> Health and fitness

> Increases motivation and appetite for learning

> Broadened horizons

> Gain a spirit of adventure

> Realise their potential and raise their expectations