Woolacombe Football Festival U7 to U14 Teams


May Day Bank Holiday Weekend 
Friday 28th April - Monday 1st May 2023

Since its inception in 2012 the Woolacombe Football Festival has quickly developed into one of our most popular tournaments.  Woolacombe Bay is an award winning resort and is recognised as having one of the best beaches in Britain.  Golden Coast Holiday Park is only a five minute drive to the beach and is the perfect choice for a football tour with an incredible range of facilities to keep the family entertained, including an indoor pool, wave surfer, climbing wall, ten pin bowling, tennis court and even its own cinema!  We also are featuring Ilfracombe Holiday Park - a family friendly park with lots to do and with lovely views over Ilfracombe town and bay.

The majority of the football will take place at the Braunton FC whose pitches are considered the best in the area boasting excellent playing surfaces and facilities all close to the holiday parks.

With demand expected to be high, please book your places early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Highlights

  • Indoor Pool - both parks
  • Wave Surfer - Golden Coast
  • Ten pin bowling - Golden coast
  • Pitch & putt - Golden Coast
  • Tennis court - Golden Coast
  • Family Film Room - Golden Coast
  • Restaurant and Bar - both parks
  • Sports Hall - Ilfracombe
  • Great tournament venue nearby




Situated in a beautiful setting, the park is only a 5 minute drive to the beach and is the perfect choice for a football tour with a whole host of facilities to keep the family entertained. Furthermore, there is a high standard of accommodation available at the park with four standards to choose from offering a choice of luxury lodges and caravans fro Platinum, the most luxurious of the range, Premium, Superior and Standard, which offers good value for money.  Wifi is available at a small charge in all accommodation.

on site facilities

Golden Coast has a range of facilities including four swimming pools, four outdoor play areas, four bars including a traditional pub and plenty of places to eat, you'll be spoilt for choice when you visit!

Take aim and challenge your loved ones to a game of bowling, or maybe golf is more your thing, either way you won't be disappointed with what the park has to offer!

ILFRACOMBE HOLIDAY PARK - includes breakfast!

Ilfracombe Holiday Park is situated at the highest point in Ilfracombe, just a few minutes’ drive from the picturesque harbour in a thirteen-acre rural setting, overlooking the coast and town.  The accommodation offers  a variety of one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments and features a hearty buffet breakfast!


Guests can take advantage of excellent on-site facilities, including a recently renovated restaurant and bar, which use locally sourced ingredients, and sell local artisan beers and ciders. There is also an on-site shop selling all the basics you need, as well as local produce. The venue showcases a great range of evening entertainment during high season, and hosts events and shows too. There is an impressive sports hall with net games such as badminton, table tennis and more. For younger kids there is a comprehensive soft play area –a great way for your little ones to let off some steam. Older kids and adults can enjoy pitting their wits against a range of games in our amusement arcade and the hub of the holiday park is a heated swimming pool.

Dates and prices per person: 
Golden Coast Holiday Village 4 or 6 Berth Caravans/Villas/Apartments/Bungalows/Lodges - all prices are per person in self catering accommodation

May Day Weekend
Fri 28th April - Mon 1st May 2023

4* to 6 Persons

Standard Combe Houses, Ocean Wave Caravans, Surf Wave Apartments £144
Superior Shoreline Apartments £159
Premium Ocean Caravans, Ocean Tide Villas £164
Platinum Ocean Breeze Villas, Ocean Mist Villas £169
* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!
NEW - Ilfracombe Holiday Park 2, 4, 6 Berth Studios/Apartments - all prices are per person and include BREAKFAST

May Day Weekend
Fri 28th April - Mon 1st May 2023

2 Persons Unit 4 Persons

3* to 6

Standard 1 or 2 bedroom Studios/Apartments £144 £144 -
Superior 2 or 3 bedroom Apartments £159 - £159
* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!

Special Offer

Book before 14th October 2022 and receive one free place for every 25 persons.
Full deposits are required to qualify for offers.


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 - £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: 


U7, U8 - 5v5
U9, U10 - 7v7
U11, U12 - 9v9
U13, U14 - 11v11


The following registration fees are payable PER TEAM.

  • 11v11 £205
  • 9v9 £159
  • 7v7 £150
  • 5v5 £145

The football will be played at mainly at Braunton football grounds - considered to be the best in the area. The pitches boast excellent playing surfaces and are close to the holiday park . The tournament will culminate in a spectacular celebrity presentation evening and will provide a wonderful finale to the weekend. With demand expected to be high for the event, please book your places early to avoid disappointment.







If you are unsure about what age group your players should be entered into, please check the qualifying dates chart in the charts below.




Qualifying Date




born after Sept 15




born after Sept 14




born after Sept 13




born after Sept 12




born after Sept 011




born after Sept 10




born after Sept 09




born after Sept 08


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.


We have built up a nucleus of quality referees that look forward to attending our events; many have been with us since our UK tournaments began. We will provide qualified referees throughout the competition, as well as qualified assistant referees for the finals. You will therefore be asked to put forward a volunteer assistant referee for the early round matches.


In order to qualify for our tournaments, your team must be affiliated to a County or Schools FA. We DO NOT allow Representative, Football Academy, or Schools of Excellence teams to enter. However, individual players from such teams are allowed as 'guest players' within teams who are eligible to enter the tournament.


Football schedules, location of pitches, and all tournament information will be displayed on our score centre www.rtscores.co.uk approximately 7 days prior to the start of the tournament. It is extremely important to check this information beforehand.


Injuries unfortunately can happen, and when they do it is essential to have adequate first aid cover. We provide excellent first aid cover at all football venues using the services of organisations such as St Johns Ambulance, Red Cross or other qualified medics


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