The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy

Play Therapy & Therapeutic Play Skills Training

the largest and most experienced dedicated playtherapy and creative arts therapies training organisation worldwide

- the only play therapy training programmes validated through clinical outcomes

Manchester Venue


The accredited Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play and Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy courses will be delivered at the Best Wetern Hotel, Pinewood on Wilmslow, Handforth, Manchester.   The centre, which is near Manchester International airport is easily accessible by road and rail from the North West of England, Liverpool, North Wales, Cheshire and Lancashire as well as Manchester.

A Beautiful Venue

The Pinewood is a 58 bedroom hotel set in attractive gardens is located in Handforth within minutes of Manchester Airport and is close to the M6, M56 and M60. Guests have the choice of en-suite executive or family rooms, with a superb a la carte restaurant and spacious bar lounge offering a stylish and informal environment in which to dine and relax.

How to get to Pinewood on Wilmslow 

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How to get to Pinewood on Wilmslow

By road

1ml From M60 Junction 3, follow A34 to Cheadle for approximately 3 miles through 2 roundabouts. At the 3rd roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A555 to the end. Turn left and the hotel is 100 yards on the left. There are brown tourist signs to follow from the A34.

By train

Handforth station is a 5 minute taxi ride away.



By air

There are many low cost flights to Manchester International Airport from the UK, Ireland and other European countries.  Because Pinewood on Wilmslow is only 4 miles from the airport it is a very convenient location for overseas students.



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