The opportunity to see some of the greatest young sporting stars in the UK is coming up this September. Over 12,000 tickets are available for the 4 days of sport – get yours now!

How to buy

What to watch

Be sure to check out the competition calendar so you know what is happening when.

Spectator Information

Getting to Loughborough

Loughborough is at the heart of England in the most northern part of the county of Leicestershire – being centrally placed it is well served by road, rail and air.

Travelling by car

 Loughborough’s nearest motorway link is the M1; the campus is just two miles from Junction 23. The University is clearly signed on all the other main approach roads to Loughborough. Please enter using the West entrance.

To help ensure your satellite navigation system gets you to Loughborough University correctly, use the postcode LE11 3TT when setting your destination.

Park & Ride

Loughborough is the largest single-site campus in the U.K and parking for the event will be located in the Multi Storey and Hollywell Car parks on campus. To enter the car parks please use Hollywell Way entrance off Ashby Road (A512). It will take an estimated 15 minutes to walk from the event car parks to the sports venues or alternatively a park and ride shuttle bus service will be in operation with accessible bus’s running every 7 minutes.

Travelling by train

Regular Intercity services operate between Loughborough and other main line towns – including daily trains to and from London St Pancras International, 90 minutes away.

Once at Loughborough’s railway station you are just ten minutes away from the campus. From here there is a regular bus service which operates every ten minutes.

Taxis are normally available from the station and the journey should cost around £5 – £6.

Travelling by air

 East Midlands Airport is only 7 miles away and offers both domestic and international flights.

Spectator Zone

Why not head down to the Spectator Zone before or after your session to enjoy the various activities and entertainment that the School Games has to offer. To help plan your visit as we get closer to the event the full programme of activity will be published.

Highlights will include:

  • Food and drink stands
  • Live performances
  • Competitions and give aways
  • Space to relax and catch another sport on the big screens

Food and drink will be available to buy at the Spectator Zone and around the campus but please note that some concessions may be cash only and so you are advised to come prepared. The nearest cash machine is at the Student Union. For a map of the campus and more information on the venue please click here.

Spectators are encouraged to support all young people in the 2016 School Games in a positive manner and encourage the spirit of fair play. Please click here to view the Safeguarding document.

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