Junior Football Tournaments at Butlin’s Minehead, Somerset

Located right opposite the beach, yet on the doorstep of the great wilderness of Exmoor National Park, Butlin’s Minehead is a jewel in the crown for ESF – it really is a great base for a fantastic touring experience.

Accommodation and entertainment

With an exciting new festival format in 2018, 200 youth football teams will come together for one weekend in Minehead for ESF 2018! The ESF 2018 festival at Butlin’s Minehead is the biggest festival of its kind in the South West. Staged at Minehead Town FC, and venues throughout the town and picturesque surrounding villages, the festival attracts teams from all over England, Wales and further afield every year.

After a day of action at the pitches, the on resort facilities at Butlin’s are fantastic - the Resort has a huge variety of sports and leisure activities, superb evening entertainment venues 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 the High Ropes, with the excitement of the ‘leap of faith’ and climbing wall, the Fairground with free rides, the Go Karts track, the Adventure Golf, the on resort Cinema, Ten Pin Bowling…. we could go on!

The evening entertainment is another key factor which really sets Butlin’s apart from all other holiday resorts – there’s so much on offer in the premier entertainment venues. From top TV and music stars, to brilliant daytime shows and spectacular evening events, there’s amazing entertainment for the whole family at Butlin’s.

There’s a great range of quality accommodation options available to suit all budgets. The stylish chalets in the new West Lakes Village have proved to be a big hit at ESF for teams craving a bit of luxury. The West Lakes Village is a beautiful place to rest your head after an exciting day at the pitches.

Butlin’s half board dining options always prove to be extremely popular with our teams on tour. 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 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 the 1950’s Diner, Firehouse Grill, Sun & Moon with pub grub and Fish & Chips all on resort!

Stuart Pearce, Sir Geoff Hurst, John Barnes, Sue Smith , Matt Le Tissier, Darren Anderton, and Casey Stoney have all appeared at our spectacular celebrity presentations at ESF Minehead in recent years, capping off a memorable weekend for everyone involved. The final presentations will finish by around 7pm (earlier for younger age groups), so guests have the option of traveling home on the Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Demand for ESF 2018 at Butlin’s Minehead is expected to be greater than ever before. Call us today to reserve your place and make 2018 a year your players and their families will never forget.

Dates, age groups and registration fees

Fri 27 - Mon 30 April 2018
U7, U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9, U10, Teams: 7-a-side
U11-U15 Girls Teams: 7-a-side
U11, 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 Room

2, 3, 4, & 5 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£85
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Silver Room

2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£95
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Silver Suite

4 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£99
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Standard Apartment

4, 5, 6 & 7 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£99
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Silver Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£109
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Silver Bungalow

4, 5, 6 & 7 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£115
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Gold Apartment

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£125
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Deluxe Suite

2, 4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£129
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Seaside Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£135
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Parkview Chalets

4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£139
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Lakeview Chalets

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£145
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Lakeside Chalets

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
DatePrice
27-30 April 2018£149
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Accommodation prices are per person (£ Inc VAT) for 3 nights accommodation and include entertainment passes.
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£15.45
Premium Restaurants£20.85

Child 6-14 years

Food Court£31.50
Premium Restaurants£40.50

Adult 15 years +

Food Court£59.85
Premium 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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