ESF Football Tours at Butlin’s Bognor Regis, West Sussex

ESF 2018 is the UK’s biggest youth football festival, with over 1200 junior football teams from all over the UK participating every year. We’re delighted to be returning to Butlin’s Bognor Regis in 2018, to stage the biggest youth football festival on the South Coast. Quite simply, there’s nowhere better to take your team for an action packed football touring experience!

Accommodation & entertainment

Following our biggest year to date in 2017, we’re delighted to be returning to Butlin’s award winning resort to stage two huge ESF festivals in 2018. The entire resort at Butlin’s is booked to stage the festivals, meaning up to 400 youth football teams from all over the UK will be able to join us! ESF in Bognor Regis is without doubt the biggest and most prestigious youth football festival on the South Coast.

With quality accommodation, fantastic facilities and superb entertainment, Butlin’s Bognor Regis is the perfect base for an unforgettable football tour. The resort has a huge variety of sports and leisure facilities, exciting rides at the Fairground and great places to eat and drink.

There’s the sub tropical Splash Waterworld, with flumes, wave machines and slides, the sports area for football and basketball, the High Ropes course with climbing wall and zip wire, Go Karts, Adventure Golf, Ten Pin Bowling and so much more.

When the sun goes down, a buzz of excitement goes around the resort. Some of the UK’s most talented performers appear in the premier entertainment venues. With names and faces you’ll recognise from TV, tribute acts and live bands too, your team will enjoy some amazing entertainment every night, at no extra cost!

There’s a great range of quality accommodation on resort. Those who crave a bit of luxury can book into one of Butlin’s contemporary hotels – the Wave or the Shoreline with fantastic sea views, or the Ocean Hotel with its luxurious spa!

There’s also a wide selection of places to eat and drink on resort and Butlin’s Half Board Dining options are always a popular choice. There is plenty to choose from and you can go back for seconds and thirds, perfect for hungry young footballers! 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. There’s also celebrity chef Brian Turner’s family restaurant, the 1950’s Diner, Traditional Fish & Chips, SoHo Coffee Co. and the Beachcomber Inn all on resort.

Robert Pires, Wayne Bridge, Ian Wright, Danny Murphy, Stuart Pearce, Casey Stoney, Matt Le Tissier, Sir Geoff Hurst and Sue Smith have all made special guest appearances at our ESF presentations in Bognor Regis, to help us close the festival in style.

So, if you’re looking for the ultimate touring experience on the South Coast, then look no further. Call ESF, reserve your place, and join us for a great end of season tour at ESF 2018 in Bognor Regis!

Dates, age groups and registration fees

Fri 4 - Mon 7 May 2018
(May Day B/H weekend)
U7, U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9, U10 Teams: 7-a-side
U10-U15 Girls: 7-a-side
U11, U12 Teams: 9-a-side
U13, U14 Teams: 11-a-side
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Fri 18 - Mon 21 May 2018
U7, U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9, U10 Teams: 7-a-side
U10-U16 Girls: 7-a-side
U11, U12 Teams: 9-a-side
U13, U14, U15 Teams: 11-a-side
U13 Inclusive Teams (pan-disability): 5-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
Free of charge for inclusive teams
OR Club Registration Fee (unlimited teams) = £399

Accommodation prices

Silver Room

2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 berth
4-7 May 2018£129
18-21 May 2018£99
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Standard Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
4-7 May 2018£135
18-21 May 2018£105
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Silver Apartment

4, 5, 6 & 7 berth
4-7 May 2018£147
18-21 May 2018£115
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Gold Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
4-7 May 2018£159
18-21 May 2018£129
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Deluxe Suite

2 berth
4-7 May 2018£165
18-21 May 2018£135
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Seaside Apartments

4, 5 & 6 berth
4-7 May 2018£169
18-21 May 2018£139
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Shoreline Hotel Room

3 & 4 berth
4-7 May 2018£159
18-21 May 2018£129
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Shoreline Hotel Stateroom

4 berth
4-7 May 2018£185
18-21 May 2018£155
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Ocean Hotel Room

2, 4 & 5 berth
4-7 May 2018£175
18-21 May 2018£145
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Wave Hotel Room

3, 4, 7 & 8 berth
4-7 May 2018£175
18-21 May 2018£145
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Wave Hotel Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
4-7 May 2018£199
18-21 May 2018£169
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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 & Hotel RestaurantsFree

Toddler 2-5 years

Food Court£15.45
Premium & Hotel Restaurants£20.85

Child 6-14 years

Food Court£31.50
Premium & Hotel Restaurants£40.50

Adult 15 years +

Food Court£59.85
Premium & Hotel Restaurants£80.95

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

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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