Today the area incorporates part of Wilmslow Road and is home to Parrs Wood High School and Sixth Form Centre, a Tesco supermarket, and Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre. Whilst there are some distinct features to Parrs Wood, it has no definite area and incorporates part of East Didsbury. Parrs Wood was originally only dominated by the school but, with the building of an entertainment centre, has recently become a larger area of greater significance.
Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre
Following a deal to build a new school in exchange for land, Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre was completed in 2001. The centre is owned by Land Securities, the largest commercial property company in the UK. Attractions and businesses in the Entertainment Centre include bowling (also includes Lazer, and American pool and arcade area), cinema, restaurants, health club (including a swimming pool), casino and hotel.
Restaurants and Cafés
Parrs Wood is the southern terminus of the Wilmslow Road bus corridor, a busy bus route into central Manchester.
It is also the terminus of the South Manchester Line of the Manchester Metrolink network, at East Didsbury tram stop which is located on the eastern side of Kingsway. East Didsbury railway station is on the opposite side of the road junction, providing trains to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.
- Parrs Wood High School
- Battlefield Live Manchester - An outdoor combat game based at Parrs Wood High School
- Redmox Leisure - A children's entertainment company based at Parrs Wood High School
- Parrs Wood Celtic Football Club
- Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre website
- Xscape website
- X-Leisure company website
- Parrs Wood Rural Studies Centre
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