Torquay From £74 per person

The Torquay Festival of Football

Easter School Holidays
12th - 15th April 2019

May Day Weekend
3rd - 6th May 2019

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
24th - 27th May 2019

The Torquay Festival of football, formally known as The Devon Soccer Challenge has developed an enviable reputation as one of the most organised and successful football tournaments in the UK. The success of the tournament is based on the excellent network of tournament organisers who have helped coordinate the event for a number of years. Much research has gone into finding the right football venue to stage the tournament.

The Devon Football Association Centre and Decoy Park provides an excellent venue for this tournament. In the last few years the tournament has welcomed some legends of the game including former Liverpool and England star John Barnes, Tottenham and Argentina World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa and Liverpool and England star Ray Clemence who have all been guests at the prestigious presentation evening.

The accommodation at Devon Valley Holiday Park and Barton Hall are just a  short car journey from Torquay. Overlooking the beautiful Devon coast - it’s a very desirable spot for your football tour.  Torquay’s stunning harbour has a fantastic selection of restaurants and pubs only.  Known for beaches such as Babbacombe and cliffside Oddicombe, its coastline is nicknamed the English Riviera.  Torquay Harbour near the town centre offers shops, cafes and a marina. When not playing football why not visit Splashdown, Britain’s largest outdoor waterpark or take your team on a magical day out at Crealy Adventure park or Go Ape-the multi-award winning tree-top forest adventure park. Whatever you decide to do, you are guaranteed to enjoy the tour of a lifetime.

Tour Highlights

  • One of the UK's most beautiful coastal resorts
  • Football played at the Devon FA Centre and Decoy Park
  • Stunning coastal views and beaches nearby
  • Fantastic tournament venues
  • Large tournament, teams from all over the UK take part

Our tournaments are not just about the football - your players can gain valuable experience playing against a number of different teams, make friends, and who knows - maybe even take away some trophies!

Accommodation: 

Devon Valley holidays offer a great standard of accommodation ranging from great value caravans to well appointed chalets. Devon Valley Holiday Park offers  a choice of Standard, Superior and Premium accommodation that caters for everyone’s needs.  All units come equipped with heaters in all bedrooms and lounge plus:

  • Fitted kitchen
  • Bathroom  (some standard units have bath only)
  • Colour TV
  • Microwave & fridge
  • Kettle & toaster

DEVON VALLEY HOLIDAY PARK

Devon Valley boasts a heated indoor swimming pool, all weather Multi-Sports Court, including 5-a-side Football and Basketball, a new Adventure Playground with the Jolly Cosmos Pirate Ship, under 5's soft play area.. There is an excellent range of facilities on the park and a nightly live programme.

Facilities and Attractions on site include:

  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • The Boat House Restaurant and Pub
  • Breakers Club
  • Pool Room
  • Launderette
  • Grocery Store

Stunning views out across the estuary and Dartmoor beyond, makes Torquay and Devon Valley the perfect destination for outstanding, fun filled, and relaxing Devon holidays. Only 6 miles from Torquay and 20 minutes drive from the cathedral city of Exeter. If you are looking for a family holiday park in Devon, then look no further, Devon Valley has something for everyone.

Riviera Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you at the Riviera Hotel in the heart of Torquay on the English Riviera.  Accommodation comprises of 142 well appointed, en-suite bedrooms with digital flat screen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities.  Rooms include singles, doubles, twins and large family rooms suitable for a couple with children.   There is a lovely indoor pool and the owners are currently adding a Spa.

The restaurant caters for those who love traditional cuisine.  Chefs will serve either a delicious home cooked joint or you can choose from market day specials or vegetarian options. You can then help yourself to a variety of freshly cooked vegetables and potatoes.  To follow, there is a mouthwatering choice of hot and cold desserts on offer.

After dinner why not visit the Show Bar for the evenings entertainment, including bingo followed by cabaret acts and dancing until late. Alternatively, make you way down to the Sports Bar for a drink and catch the latest Sky or BT sports game showing on one of the large flat screen TVs.

Cavendish Hotel

The comfortable Cavendish Hotel is ideally situated, only a short walk from the beach, seafront and the town centre.

The hotel has  a children's play fort and games room. There's also a restaurant, a bar with entertainment 6 nights a week, south-facing gardens and extensive function rooms and facilities. 3 lifts.  Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and there is free on-site parking.  

The welcoming garden restaurant serves a daily Table D'Hote as well as A La Carte menus, and light snacks, lunches, scrumtious afternoon teas and barrista coffee are served in the fully stocked licenced bar.

The hotel has comfortable bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs, hairdryers, and tea and coffee making facilities, plus some have balconies and sea views.

BARTON HALL- NEW

For the Spring bank weekend festival we are delighted to add Barton Hall to our accommodation portfolio. At the heart of the English Riviera with views to Torquay, blue flag beaches and Dartmoor close by, it’s easy to see why Barton Hall adventure centre is so popular. There’s a heated outdoor pool, a water sports lake for a raft-building adventure and many other inspiring activities that will make your football tour a truly memorable experience. Furthermore, all activities, breakfasts and evening meals are included for the duration of your stay.

Facilities :

  • Indoor activity zone
  • Lake
  • Abseiling Tower
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Shop
Dates and prices per person: 
Devon Valley Holiday Park 4, 6 Berth Chalets - Up to age U12 teams only
Tour Date Standard
Bronze Caravans/Chalets
Superior
Silver Caravans/Chalets

Premium
Gold Caravans/Chalets

8 Berth 7 Berth 4-6 Berth 4-6 Berth 8 Berth 7 Berth 4-6 Berth
Easter School Holidays
Fri 12th - Man 15th April 2019
£76 £87 £101 £111 £96 £110 £128
May Day Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 3rd - Mon 6th May 2019
£74 £85 £99 £109 £89 £102 £119
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 24th - Mon 27th May 2018
£85 £97 £113 £123 £100 £114 £133
At Devon Valley chalets are metered for electricity with the first £5.00 being covered during your stay.
Other Torquay Accommodation - Price per person
  Cavendish Hotel
All room types & sizes
Bed & Breakfast
Riviera Hotel
All room types & sizes
Bed & Breakfast
PGL Barton Hall
Chalets - 2, 4, 5 or 6 persons
Half Board (breakfast & evening meal)
Easter School Holidays
Fri 12th - Man 15th April 2019
£126 £126  
Mayday Weekend
Fri 3rd May - Mon 6th May 2019
£126 £126  
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Fri 24th - Mon 27th May 2019
    £139

1-2 Special Offers:
Book before :
30th October 2018 and receive an additional free place for the group leader and one free place for every 25 persons.
30th November 2018 and receive one free place for every 25 persons.
Full deposits required to qualify for offers.

Under Occupancy Surcharges

The  prices quoted for each of the UK tournament venues are based on full 4 & 6 berth occupancy and a minimum of 7 people occupying an 8 berth unit. The following scale of additional charges therefore apply where a unit is under occupied for what ever reason.

Supplementary charge payable - Holiday Parks only - £90.00 per empty bed in 4 berth units
Persons Sharing a 4 Berth Empty Beds Supplement
3 Persons 1 Empty Bed £90 per unit
2 Persons 2 Empty Beds £180 per unit
No supplementary charge for 5 persons occupying a 6 berth unit, or 7 persons occupying an 8 berth unit.

 

Tournament info: 

WRISTBANDS

Every member of your party booked with R&T Tours will be allocated an R&T wristband. Please be aware that persons without an R&T wristband will not be able to participate in the football tournament or attend the presentation ceremony. Wristbands cannot be purchased separately.

Age groups

Easter date:
U7s, U8s - 5-aside
U9s, U10s - 7-aside
U11s, u12s, U13s, U14s - 9- aside

Mayday and Spring Bank:
U7s, U8s - 5-aside
U9s, U10s - 7-aside
U11s, u12s - 9- aside
U13s, U14s - 11-aside

Tournament Registration Fees

The following registration fees are payable PER TEAM.

  • U13-U14 11v11 £205
  • 9-a-side £159
  • 7-a-side £150
  • 5-a-side £145

Much research has gone into finding the right football venue to stage the tournament.

The Devon Football Association Centre and Decoy Park provides an excellent venue for this tournament. In the last few years the tournament has welcomed some legends of the game including former Liverpool and England star John Barnes, Tottenham and Argentina World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa and Liverpool and England star Ray Clemence who have all been guests at the prestigious presentation evening.

Age Groups Torquay 2019
Age Group U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14
Born on or after Sept 2011 Sept 2010 Sept 2009 Sept 2008 Sept 2007 Sept 2006 Sept 2005 Sept 2004
Squad Size 5v5 5v5 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9 11 a side 11 a side

 

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