Football Festival & Alton Towers

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Take part in a UK International Football Festival this May. Give your team the chance to play in the grounds of Newcastle Town FC against teams from across the UK and Europe. Included…


Take part in a UK International Football Festival this May. Give your team the chance to play in the grounds of Newcastle Town FC against teams from across the UK and Europe. Included in this 4 night package is a day pass to Alton Towers, to give players a day of fun filled excitement before the festival kicks off.

Dates: Thursday 7th – Mon 11th May 2020 (Reduce by one night if you choose a flight option)

Newcastle Football Festival is open to:

Boys Teams

U7’s & U8’s – 5 v 5

U9’s & U10’s – 7 v 7

U11’s & U12’s – 9 v 9

U13’s & U14’s – 11 v 11

Girls Teams

U10’s & U11’s – 9 v 9

U12, U13 & U14 – 11 v 11

Our first class football festival will be held at Newcastle Town FC and our spectacular Celebrity Presentation Evening is held at Kings Hall, Stoke.

Marathon Sports Travel’s Package to the Manchester Cup is perfect for both girl’s and boy’s schools & Clubs teams. Contact us on or +353 1 475 5010 (ext 4) to get your team quote


Day 1


You will be met at your club grounds by your luxury coach and driver who will accompany you for the duration of the trip.


Your coach will transfer you to Dublin Port for your sailing to Holyhead. Upon arrival your coach will drop you to Newcastle


After a long day of travel you will check into your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

Day 2


A delicious breakfast will be served for your group in the hotel, after which your coach will pick you up and drop you to Alton Towers for a fun filled day.


Enjoy the team bonding day exploring the exhilarating rides across the park.
Lunch will be at your own expense in the park.


Once the park closes your coach will pick you up and drop you to the hotel chill and enjoy the evening at leisure

Day 3


An early breakfast will be served in your hotel before your coach picks you up for the first day of the Easter Newcastle FC Tournament.


Day 1 of the tournament is when the group stages games are played.


After an exciting day of playing in an international soccer tournament you will get the evening to relax at the hotel.

Day 4


Breakfast will be served at the hotel before the group checks out from the hotel. Your coach will be waiting to collect you.


Compete in Day 2 of the tournement in the knock out stages. Enjoy competing against teams from across the UK and Europe.


In the evening enjoy a spectacular Celebrity Presentation on Sunday at Kings Hall, Stoke

Day 5


Enjoy your last delicious breakfast at your hotel before checking out.


Your coach will be waiting to collect you and transfer you to Holyhead for your return sailing.


Sail from Holyhead to Dublin with a coach transfer back to your club grounds.

What does the Marathon Sports Travel Football Festival & Alton Towers Package Include?

  • Return Coach & Ferry Travel (Flight Option available and will reduce package by 1 night)
  • Coach Transfers as per itinerary
  • A fantastic 3 or 4 night stay at the Alton Towers Hotel, Enchanted Village Woodland Lodges or Stargazing Pods.
  • A full English breakfast buffet to set you up for the day ahead (or grab n go for the Stargazing Pods)
  • 2 day exciting Football Festival taking place on Saturday and Sunday
  • 1 day FREE access to the renowned Alton Towers Theme park on Friday
  • Optional Theme Park entry ticket for only £10 per person on Saturday
  • Spectacular Celebrity Presentation on Sunday at Kings Hall, Stoke
  • Entry to the Theme Park one hour before opening for selected rides (Friday)
  • Group Travel Insurance
  • Online Booking System
  • Dedicated Account Manager


Absolutely, Marathon Travel offer packages for both girls and boys teams across a variety of age groups.

We tailor make our packages as per any specific requests made by the group. Contact us now to receive a quote for your custom team tour. Email us on or call us on +353 1 475 5010 ext 4


Absolutely, we can tailor make your package if required just email your requirements to our team at or call us on +353 1 4755010 ext. 4 and we will be more than happy to assist

You can shorten your trip by choosing a flight option and decrease travel time as opposed to the coach & ferry option listed in the itinerary above.

How Much does Marathon Sports Travel's Football Festival & Alton Towers Packages Cost?

Our Football Festival & Alton Towers Package varies in price depending on your groups requirements. Prices vary depending on how many players wish to travel and the decided duration of the tour.

Please email: for further information or call our offices on +3531 4755010 ext. 4 and one of our team will be happy to assist.


You will need a full team to be able to compete as part of the tournament, anything above this is more than welcome. The more the merrier!

Do You need a passport to travel to the UK by Ferry?

Please find travel advice issued by Irish Ferries and Stena Line below.

Irish and British citizens do not strictly require a passport to travel between the two countries, but some form of (photo) identification is however required.

Brexit: If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangements are protected, and our current advice continues to apply. 

Please note that all other nationalities (except Irish or British citizens) require a passport. They should also check with their respective embassies before travelling as they may need a visa.

Passengers who arrive at our ports without current valid documentation may not be allowed to enter either Ireland or Britain.  Useful means of identification when travelling on these routes include:

  • Valid passport
  • Photographic Driving License
  • International Student Card
  • Government issued photographic ID cards
  • Health insurance/social security photographic ID cards
  • Photographic bus/train pass
  • Place of work photographic ID
  • Birth certificates (for under 18’s with no photo ID)

Please note that we do need the following information for each person travelling by ferry to the UK or France:

  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality

Should you have any further queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us on +353 1 475 5010 ext 4 or


Once you have received your quote and are happy to proceed with your group booking we will create your personalized secure online booking and payment portal.

We can include your school / club logo on the landing page.

We will then forward the group leader a link which can be forwarded to your members. Each person can then individually log in, book their place and make their payment. Saving you the hassle of collecting and dealing with cash!


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