Location

Loughborough University is hosting the School Games in 2018 after successfully hosting the event in September 2016 and 2017.

Loughborough University is the only higher education institute to host a School Games, and the single campus site offers an athlete experience similar to that experienced in an Olympic or Paralympic village.

Getting to Loughborough University

Loughborough University is at the heart of England in the 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 University is the largest single-site campus in the U.K and parking for the event will be located in the Multi Storey and Holywell Car parks on campus. To enter the car parks please use Holywell 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. Tickets for the park and ride service are available for £3.

Travelling by train

Regular inter-city 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.