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ESF Junior Football Tournaments at Butlin’s Skegness, Lincolnshire

We’re delighted to be returning to Butlin’s Skegness to stage two huge ESF festivals again in 2020, both of which are supported by Leicester City Football Club. 400 girls and boys’ teams and 15,000 people from all over the UK are set to join us again, making ESF Skegness the biggest youth football tournaments of their kind in the UK!

Accommodation and entertainment

It’s not hard to see why so many teams are queuing up to join us at ESF in Skegness each year. On top of being one of the most prestigious youth football tournaments in the UK, Butlin’s Skegness is without doubt one of the very best holiday resorts around. It’s the perfect combination for an action-packed tour. The resort has a huge variety of sports and leisure facilities, exciting rides at the Fairground, superb entertainment venues, quality accommodation and great places to eat and drink. 

The amazing Splash Waterworld is packed with flumes, rides and slides, it’s always a firm favourite for the kids and adults alike. There’s also a variety of live shows, tribute acts, live bands and discos, so your team will enjoy some amazing family entertainment, at no extra cost!  If you’re looking for extra thrills, you can pay a small extra charge for activities like the High Ropes, with the excitement of the ‘leap of faith’, Climbing Wall, Go Karts, Quasar, Adventure Golf, Ten Pin Bowling or catch a box office hit at Butlin’s Cinema. There’s even a Spa to help relax and rejuvenate after all the excitement. 

Your party are assured of a comfortable stay in a choice of accommodation including new Fairground and Seaside Apartments which are beautifully decorated modern family apartments.

Butlin’s Dining Plans always prove to be extremely popular with our teams. There’s a wide selection of choices available and you can go back for seconds as many times as you like – perfect for hungry young footballers! The dining times are scheduled so they don’t clash with your fixtures and you’ll save 20% by booking in advance compared to the on-resort price. There’s also the Firehouse Grill, Ludo’s Italian, Rock & Sole fish and chips, Beachcomber Inn and new Pub & Kitchen all on resort.

Our celebrity presentations at ESF Skegness are a sight to behold. Kevin Keegan, Paul Merson, Ray Parlour, Danny Murphy, Ledley King, Ian Rush, Stuart Pearce, Sue Smith and Jordan Nobbs have all made special guest appearances at ESF Skegness in recent years - it really is a fantastic way to close the festival.

PLEASE NOTE: ESF 2019 in Skegness was one of our most popular venues, with the festivals hitting capacity in record time. Early registration is recommended. Call ESF on 01664 566360 to reserve your team place!

Dates, age groups and registration fees

Fri 24 - Mon 27 April 2020
U7, U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9, U10 Teams: 7-a-side
U9, U10, U11 Girls: 7-a-side
U11, U12 Teams: 9-a-side
U12, U13, U14 Girls 9-a-side
U13 Teams: 11-a-side
Fri 1 - Mon 4 May 2020
U7, U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9, U10 Teams: 7-a-side
U11, U12 Teams: 9-a-side
U13 Teams: 11-a-side
Team registration fee:
£99 per 5-a-side team
£139 per 7-a-side team
£159 per 9-a-side team
£189 per 11-a-side team
OR Club Registration Fee (unlimited teams) = £399

Accommodation prices

Standard Room

2 & 4 berth
24-27 April 2020£95pp
1-4 May 2020£105pp
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Silver Room

2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 berth
24-27 April 2020£105pp
1-4 May 2020£115pp
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Standard Apartment

4 berth
24-27 April 2020£109pp
1-4 May 2020£119pp
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Silver Apartment

5 & 6 berth
24-27 April 2020£119pp
1-4 May 2020£129pp
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New Style Silver Apartments

4, 5 & 6 berth
24-27 April 2020£125pp
1-4 May 2020£135pp
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Gold Apartment

5 & 6 berth
24-27 April 2020£129pp
1-4 May 2020£139pp
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Fairground Apartments

4 berth
24-27 April 2020£129pp
1-4 May 2020£139pp
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Seaside Apartments

4 berth
24-27 April 2020£135pp
1-4 May 2020£145pp
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Accommodation prices are per person (£ Inc VAT) for 3 nights accommodation and include entertainment passes and ESF wristbands.

Balconies, Patios and Sea Views may be available as an optional extra for an additional charge of £5pp in some grades of accommodation.

FREE PLACES: One free place for every 25 paying guests in your party.

Dining plans

Infant 0-1 years

Food CourtFree
Premium RestaurantsFree

Toddler 2-5 years

Food Court£15.75
Premium Restaurants£20.85

Child 6-14 years

Food Court£31.50
Premium Restaurants£41.85

Adult 15 years +

Food Court£62.25
Premium Restaurants£83.25

Half Board Dining Plan prices are per person for the weekend and include evening meal on Friday, breakfast and evening meal on Saturday and Sunday, and breakfast on Monday. The meal times are scheduled so they don’t clash with your fixtures and you’ll save 20% by booking in advance compared to the on Resort cost.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of booking. Click here.
  • All members of your party (players, coaches, parents, supporters etc) must book their accommodation through ESF Events Ltd.
  • Accommodation Prices are per person (Inc. VAT) for 3 nights accommodation.
  • Accommodation grades and sizes of unit listed above are subject to availability.
  • Full under-occupancy charges apply if the minimum occupancy is not reached. i.e. if 3 guests book a 4 berth unit of accommodation, they will have to pay for 4 guests.
  • Additional grades of accommodation may be available.
  • *A moderate charge may apply to some facilities.

Call 01664 566360 to Book Now or click here to email us

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Celebrity Presentations

Our spectacular presentations are always a tour highlight. Celebrity guests have included Kevin Keegan, Ian Wright, Robert Pires, Wayne Bridge, Sue Smith, Casey Stoney, John Barnes and more.

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