ESF Junior Football Tournaments at Butlin’s Minehead, Somerset

ESF 2019 returns to Butlin’s Minehead, Somerset to stage the biggest youth football tournament in the South West! 200 youth football teams from all over the UK will come together for one weekend in Minehead for ESF 2019! Join us and make 2019 a season to remember for your team.

Accommodation and entertainment

Over 200 girls and boys’ teams from all over the UK joined us at the ESF 2018 festival in Minehead, making it our biggest festival in the South West to date! The whole resort at Butlin’s is booked again for ESF 2019, it’s set to be a fantastic weekend of football and fun. 

Minehead Town FC play host to the festival, along with venues throughout the town and picturesque surrounding villages, offering a warm welcome to teams of all abilities. 

After an exciting day of action at the pitches, the on resort facilities at Butlin’s are perfect for teams on tour. The resort has a huge variety of sports and leisure facilities, exciting rides at the Traditional Fairground, superb entertainment venues, quality accommodation and great places to eat and drink. 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! 

The amazing Splash Waterworld is packed with flumes, rides and slides, it’s always a firm favourite for the kids and adults alike. 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, the Adventure Golf, Ten Pin Bowling or catch a box office hit at Butlin’s Cinema. 

There’s a great range of quality accommodation available to suit all budgets. The stylish chalets in the new West Lakes Village have proved to be a big hit for teams wanting a spacious, cosy and beautiful place to rest after an exciting day at the pitches. 

Butlin’s Dining Plans 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 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 1950’s Diner, Firehouse Grill, Ludo’s Italian, Beachcomber Inn and Traditional Fish & Chips all on resort! 

Kevin Keegan, Stuart Pearce, Danny Murphy, 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 2019 at Butlin’s Minehead is expected to be greater than ever before. Call us today to reserve your place and make 2019 a year your players and their families will never forget. 

Dates, age groups and registration fees

Fri 26 - Mon 29 April 2019
U7, U8 Teams: 5-a-side
U9, U10, Teams: 7-a-side
U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 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

Silver Room

2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£99pp
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Standard Room

2, 3, 4, & 5 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£89pp
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Silver Suite

4 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£105pp
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Standard Apartment

4, 5, 6 & 7 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£105pp
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Silver Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£115pp
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New Style Silver Apartments

4 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£125pp
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Gold Apartment

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£129pp
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Deluxe Suite

2, 4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£135pp
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Seaside Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£139pp
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Parkview Chalets

4, 5 & 6 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£145pp
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Lakeview Chalets

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£149pp
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Lakeside Chalets

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 berth
DatePrice
26-29 April 2019£155pp
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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£15.75
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

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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