ESF Junior Football Tournaments in Ayr, Scotland

With 150 teams from all over Scotland, Northern Ireland, Eire and England participating, ESF in Ayr is the biggest and best youth football festival of its kind in Scotland!

Accommodation and entertainment

All teams are accommodated at Haven’s award winning Craig Tara holiday park for the duration of the festival, which is set on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. As well as being located right next to the beach and boasting spectacular views across to the Isle of Arran, Craig Tara has a huge range of sports and leisure facilities, great evening entertainment venues and quality accommodation.

After an exciting day of action at the pitches, there’s a fantastic range of facilities for everyone to enjoy back at Haven. There’s a great indoor pool complex with flumes and slides, an all-weather multi-sports court, adventure playground areas, 9-hole golf course, indoor sports zone, go karts, climbing wall and much more.*
In the evenings, the family entertainment venues give everyone the opportunity to relax with a drink whilst enjoying a full entertainment programme. Live bands, shows, cabarets and discos will ensure both kids and parents are entertained throughout your stay.

There’s a great selection of places to eat and drink at Craig Tara, with Papa John’s Pizza, the Brigs of Ayr: Lounge-Bar-Café, Burger King and Fish & Chips all on the Park.

A wide range of accommodation is available at Craig Tara. With prices from £105 per person for 3 nights, plus other ways to save money with free places and Cashback offers, our tournaments in Ayr offer great value for money for teams looking for an action packed tour.

Our celebrity presentations have attracted superstars of the Scottish Premiership and legends of the game in recent years. We’ve been delighted to welcome Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, Celtic players Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown and Rangers striker Kenny Miller to ESF in recent years. Aiden McGeady, David Healy, Kris Boyd, Barry Ferguson, John Hartson, Stuart McCall and John Barnes have also made special appearances at ESF in Ayr, giving many young players the chance to meet their heroes.

So, if you’re looking for a great end of season tour in Scotland, join us at Scotland’s Number 1 football festival and make 2019 a year your players and families will all remember. Call ESF Events on 01664 566360 to reserve your team place!

PLEASE NOTE: ESF 2018 in Ayr was one of our most popular venues, with the Ayr festivals hitting capacity in record time. Early registration is recommended!

Dates, age groups and registration fees

Fri 12 - Mon 15 April 2019
U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9 - U11 Teams: 7-a-side
U12 Teams: 9-a-side
U13 - U14 Teams: 11-a-side
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Fri 3 - Mon 6 May 2019
U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9 - U12 Teams: 7-a-side
U12 Teams: 9-a-side
U13 - U14 Teams: 11-a-side
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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 Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
12-15 April 2019£105pp
3-6 May 2019£109pp
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Comfort Apartment

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
12-15 April 2019£109pp
3-6 May 2019£115pp
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Standard Caravan

4, 5 & 6 berth
12-15 April 2019£109pp
3-6 May 2019£115pp
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New Standard Caravan

4, 5 & 6 berth
12-15 April 2019£115pp
3-6 May 2019£119pp
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Deluxe Caravan

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
12-15 April 2019£119pp
3-6 May 2019£125pp
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Deluxe Caravan New Model

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
12-15 April 2019£125pp
3-6 May 2019£129pp
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Prestige Caravan

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
12-15 April 2019£135pp
3-6 May 2019£139pp
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Accommodation prices are per person (£ Inc VAT) for 3 nights accommodation and include entertainment passes and ESF wristbands.

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with SYFA rules, the U8 - U12 age sections at ESF 2019 in Ayr will be non-competitive and results will not be recorded. All players will receive a quality participation trophy from a football celebrity to celebrate the achievements of all the children.

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

Cashback: Put 7 or 8 people in a caravan and get Cashback from ESF Events. 7 People = £50 cashback and 8 people = £100 cashback.

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

ESF Score Centre

Your players will feel like they’re in the Premier League while they’re at ESF, with live results and league table updates taking place on the ESF Score Centre.

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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