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Greater Manchester Outdoor Learning

Nacro’s Greater Manchester Outdoor Learning is passionate about the powerful nature of active outdoor learning and the many and far-reaching benefits for lifelong learning. Our team delivers quality outdoor learning for schools, colleges, the voluntary sector and the community, working with children, young people and adults. We deliver a range of fun, adventure and challenging inclusive activities which ensure a holistic approach to outdoor Learning.

Contact us to find out more about the programmes and activities we run for local authorities, schools, community groups and individuals.

Find out more about Nacro’s Greater Manchester Outdoor Learning service

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre

We provide an open award centre for young people aged 14 – 24. The Open DofE Centre is a place where you can do your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award if you can’t do it at school or at college. A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are 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 playing video games.

You achieve an award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections. These sections are Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.  At Gold level you also need to complete a fifth, Residential section.

Contact us to find out more about the activities we offer or to register.

Find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award

Gift your gear

Rohan’s Gift Your Gear initiative provides donated outdoor clothing and equipment to community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. They will be supporting Nacro’s Greater Manchester Outdoor Learning programme throughout the month of September. To find out more, or to find your nearest collection point, visit their website giftyourgear.com.


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Service location


Courtyard Office, Wythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe, Manchester


Greater Manchester

M23 0AB


0161 371 5363