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Free events for 6-16 year olds this summer

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is normally the largest multi-sport youth event in the South East of England. Spread over a single weekend every year, this unique event traditionally brings together 6-16 year olds (18 for disability sports) from all Surrey's boroughs and districts who have received up to 8 weeks' free local training.

For the first time in two decades the event was cancelled in 2020. The traditional Games format has also been suspended for 2021, but in its place many of Surrey's boroughs and districts are offering access to free sports over the summer holidays.

You can find details of specific activities running in some areas for beginners by clicking on the relevant links here:

Register your child


Parent info

Rules & results

Contact your borough/district

Keep playing after the games

Participants running during games weekend

Thanks to training supplied by your local borough or district council, the countywide Surrey Youth Games event has continually evolved, especially with the support of headline sponsors Specsavers. 

Girls judo match

Each year we are welcomed back to the world-class facilities at Surrey Sports Park who act as venue sponsor. 

Why we run the Games

Building positive habits early in life is vital for children’s long term health and the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games exist to get the county’s young people to be active. The formal objectives are:

  1. More young people reporting a positive attitude towards sport and building an active lifestyle through participation
  2. Sustained increase in levels of physical activity amongst inactive young people
  3. Increased positive engagement of less advantaged young people

Who organises the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games?

The event is organised by Active Surrey, in association with each borough and district council in Surrey and a range of local and national sport governing bodies.

Due to coronavirus, the last Specsavers Surrey Youth Games took place in 2019. See how well it performed against its aims in the 2019 Impact Report (4MB). (Also available: plain text Games Impact Reports 2019.)