Parrswood Campus

Our Parrswood Campus is situated in the South Manchester suburb of Didsbury, close to the city centre and also to Stockport and the M60 and M56.

ACCOMMODATION

The Manchester Didsbury Travelodge Hotel is a comfortable, modern hotel in South Manchester, conveniently situated adjacent to our Parrswood Campus.

It is ideally located 4.9 miles from Manchester International Airport and just 6 miles south of Manchester City centre.

The Manchester Didsbury Travelodge Hotel is a 4-storey modern building

The players will be allocated twin or triple rooms with modern facilities. Every room has its own en-suite bathroom housing a bath and showering facilities. There is a remote controlled TV in every room Also for older players there will be complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Towels will be provided throughout the stay.

 

The double and triple rooms are Travelodge family rooms which consist of a double bed, a bed settee and a pull out bed on a base. These beds are superior to the student accommodation that we have used in the past but we cannot guarantee any player that they will necessarily be allocated the double bed.

The double beds are made up, while the sofa bed and pull out bed linen is available for players to make on arrival.

Road: Easy access to Manchester’s motorway ring road (M60).

Trains: East Didsbury train station has a service into Manchester Piccadilly and to Manchester Airport.

Bus: Excellent local bus service, particularly along Wilmslow Road which is one of Europe’s busiest bus routes.

Air: Manchester International Airport is only 10 minutes’ drive away.

FACILITIES AT THE PARRSWOOD CAMPUS

The Parrswood Campus has full CCTV coverage and 24 hr security staff.
Bobby Charlton Soccer & Sports Academy offers outstanding facilities including state of the art sports facilities

  • Hotel quality Accommodation with ensuite facilities.
  • A modern campus boasting 8 grassed full sized pitches.
  • A large Sports Hall.
  • A full size flood lit Astro-turf facility.
  • A brand new purpose built Main School Building.
  • For the players taking English Language lessons each classroom is carpeted and equipped with window blinds and has a computer which is connected to the intranet and internet, a whiteboard, a TV and DVD player. There will also be a literacy area for displaying key words for our English Language students.

HISTORY & PRESENT DAY

Didsbury was built by wealthy merchants in the 1800’s and a number of large houses and buildings remain with some of the highest priced houses in the city.
With its many historical structures, as well as its more contemporary buildings, Didsbury is where old meets new in a wonderful mix of traditional values.

Historically, the land that comprises Parrswood was the estate of many families including the Farringtons, but was bought by Manchester City Council in 1926, to enable the A34 (Kingsway) to be built. The house – Parrswood House – survives as a Grade I* listed building, and lies within the grounds of the modern Parrswood High School Campus and the Parrswood Rural Studies Centre which is part of the school Campus

Parrswood is also home to Parrswood High School.

Parrswood House, which is now the Music Department of the school, and the Parrswood Rural Studies Centre remain, but the land on which the old Parrswood High School stood was leased to the company who built the Entertainment Centre who, in exchange, built the new premises for the £12 million High School at no cost to the local authority. The Parrswood Entertainment Complex is a short stroll from the Parrswood Campus and players will be taken there once a week.

ENTERTAINMENT

Visits are arranged weekly to the Parswood entertainment complex which include:

  • Tenpin which houses Tenpin Bowling, with 26 bowling lanes and 17 pool tables including 14 American pool.
  • Ten Pin is also home of the new Lazer.
  • Adventure – the ultimate Sci-Fi action Adventure.
  • Cineworld Cinema at Parrswood is one of the most modern cinemas around. With digital screen showing the latest films in the highest quality available with 3D screenings.