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Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre


See what our visitors really think of the activities and the centre here at Parson House...

"Our stay at Debbie's was perfect. The place was exactly what we needed and the view was amazing. Very easy to find also. Plenty of walks to do close by too and about 20 mins from Sheffield City. Debbie was really welcoming and so incredibly helpful. She even left fresh eggs and bacon in the fridge! Couldn't fault the stay! Can't wait to come back!"


"Prince's Trust here on the Wirral, would like to say a huge THANKYOU to everyone involved at Parson House. The residentials that you provide and support us on have been fabulous over the last year that we have worked with you. Our Teams have given us fantstic feedback about not only the thrilling and adventurous activites, but the location and instruction that we have recieved. Part of the Team Programme as you may know requires the Students to be self sufficient and challanged and we have found Parson House to cater for all the needs of the programme. The students really enjoy the games room during down time and have now established a competitve streak with our Birkenhead Team when on the obsticle course (Bromborough succeed everytime!). We are looking forward to our next visit in October with our new Teams, can we put in an order for nice weather again next academic year????"

Prince's Trust

"Where do i start? Planning my brothers stag do, Debbie was an absolute angel. Humouring my 20+ emails of questions, she was a delight throughout, and at no point seemed sick of my tedious contacts!! On arrival she was again awesome. The place was perfect, absolutely ideal for a really great time and alot of freedom for the stag group. Activities were excellent fun, recommend the weaseling and obstacle course for plenty of laughs and banter. The setting of the accommodation was beautiful and getting into Sheffield for a great night out was very easy ... Again Debbie was ace giving us a lift from the local pub into Sheffield in her party bus. Anyway I won't ramble, but great place and very patient, accommodating and lovely owner. Book it and enjoy. "


"I just wanted to get in touch and say a massive thank you for the weekend at Parsons House. Me and all of the crew had an absolute ball!  You, the staff and your family’s hospitality was so warm and welcoming you made all us woodland creatures feel right at home."


"Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for an incredible weekend at Parson House.  The Stags and I all had an amazing time, and we were all made to feel very welcome.  Thanks to Gareth and Rob as well - the lads had a great day kayaking, and everything went really smoothly.  

I'd also like to thank you for being so accommodating and helpful during the organisation of the weekend - planning a stag do can be somewhat stressful, but you made the process much easier!

I'd happily recommend Parson House to anyone else looking for a good, fun stag or hen party location. We'll have to find an excuse to come back for a longer stay next time :)"


We used Parson House for a Stag weekend and we all agreed it was an excellent location for a stag do. Debbie and the Instructors gave us a warm welcome on arrival and when doing all the events, everyone had a great time, the food was great and the rooms clean and tidy when we arrived! On the Saturday night we went into Sheffield and had a good night in town. I would recommend Parson House to any group looking for a fun weekend away.”

Best Man

"Just a quick email to say thanks you so much for making Max's stay at Parson house so memorable the past two years. He loved every moment of it and I believe these memories will always stay with him. He enjoyed every activity (even capsizing in his canoe!), the company, the team work, the fun, the staff and of course the food!!

Max came home with amazing tales of his adventures and how he was proud, not only of his own achievements, but also those of his friends. Children he never thought would abseil off bridges nor dare to get into a canoe suddenly rose in confidence and relished the chance to explore their bravery and push their boundaries! His tales were heart warming.

Thank you to all your staff for giving the children such a wonderful opportunity and experience.

I hope when his little brother gets to year 5/6 that south hykeham primary school are still booking with you!! ;-)"

Christine harding - South hykeham school parent

"We used Parson House for a Stag weekend and we all agreed it was an excellent location for a stag weekend. Debbie and the Instructors gave us a warm welcome on arrival and when doing all the events, everyone had a great time doing these events, the food was great and the rooms clean and tidy when we arrived! On the Saturday night we went in to Sheffield and had a good night in town.

Overall the food was great the location was fantastic and the Staff very friendly Helpful and welcoming. Hope we can do it again when I have recovered!!! I would recommend Parson House to any group looking for a fun weekend away."


"I have been bringing pupils to Parson House for over 10 years now. I know I can always rely on Debbie and her crew to give us all a brilliant, exciting and safe time. Younger pupils all know about PHOPC and can't wait until it is their time to go on the trip."

Alan Mitchell

"Parson House facilities are excellent the food is great staff are the best and very friendly all the activities are very good and really challening for the children the school always have a good time"

"What an excellent time we had at Parson House last summer! Our Year 4 children loved the activities, which the instructors made sure were fun and exciting. We will definitely be returning."

"During 2010, Crewe Climbing & Potholing Club have used Parson House Outdoor Pursuits Centre for 5 caving courses covering rope techniques used in caving, and ranging from basic procedures to more complex rescue systems. All these courses took place on the climbing wall - the facility being very suitable for the purpose as it offers plenty of space for demonstration and practice and can accommodate two courses, catering for up to six trainees, at any one time. CCPC found the domestic facilities (parking, loos etc) and the bolted apparatus on the climbing wall perfectly adequate and at a reasonable cost, and will certainly be using Parson House again in the future."

"The instructors who lead the challenging activities are amazing with the children.  Throughout every activity that we did they encouraged, supported and enjoyed being with the children."

What the kids think...

"Thanks for a great time i loved every minute of it and didn't want it to end"

"My favourite was the obstacle course as there were lots of different obstacles to face though what made it better we the fact we had to work as a team to solve hard and easy obstacles"

"first and foremost the food was amazing in fact is no words to describe how good the food and the chocolate marble cake was the best, in fact it was better than my granddads home made chocolate cake.  It was 5 star!"

"your kind hospitality made our stay in the peak district truly remarkable"

"The instructors were great. the abseiling left me breathless and amazed.  The best part was when i was under the arch and got to go fast as i wanted.  Weaselling was unbelievable i managed to get through every hole"

"I loved the delicious scrumptious spaghetti bolognaise the deserts were divine"

"Your instructors are GREAT I MISS Parson House

"The instructors were great, all equally good but my favourite was smiley .......  Never the less some activities were scary but i felt safe with them."

"The beds were really comfy, best i've slept on for a long time.  My second natter is about the food.. It was top notch! For me everything was 5 star.  The breakfast was to die for"

Edlington Hill Top Primary

12th Birthday Party

"My son was aiming for a “cool” party for his 12th birthday and gosh did he get it.  Debbie offered several options and we could tailor make our afternoon to suit the kids. Ten Year 7 boys had a great afternoon abseiling down a 90metre viaduct with the supportive and charismatic Gareth instructing them.  Before going home they took on the purpose built obstacle course and a good laugh was had by all.  Great value for money and a fab alternative to the usual run of the mill party options.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Parson House for a children’s party."

Ben, Wendy and Carl Dean - Hayfield, High Peak

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Houndkirk Road, Sheffield S11 7TW

Tel: 01433 631 017

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E-mail: info@parsonhouse.com

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