Games Families Programme

For every athlete there is a family... friends, relatives & neighbours.
Every family has a story. Welcome to ours.


Welcome to the Families Online Registration

After the great success of The Families Programme at Bath 2013, we are delighted that our friends and supporters from Lions Clubs International (MD 105) have again agreed to support The Families Programme in Sheffield 2017. This will coincide with Lions celebrating their centenary year, so it will be a very special summer for both organisations.

Online Registration

All families are requested to complete the games online registration process. This will allow us to plan and prepare a programme that will ensure everyone receives a warm welcome, lots of support and information and a tremendous Games experience. Should you have difficulty completing the form, please first visit FAQ Page.

Booking Accomodation

We know that booking accommodation is always the first priority for families who are planning to travel to the Games. Building on our experience from 2013, we have established a partnership with Marketing Sheffield who will be able to signpost you to the huge range of accommodation that the city of Sheffield has to offer at a special families discounted price.

Marketing Sheffield

Click here for further help and the best deals. If you want to start exploring the City of Sheffield please have a look at

If you need to book more than 20 rooms or if you need advice please contact Jane Tompkins at or telephone 0114 273 4128.


To access reserved families seating at the Opening Ceremony and in sports venues and to take full advantage of the families hub, social events and activities all family members will require an accreditation pass that will be produced automatically via the online registration process. You will also be issued with a welcome pack filled with useful information, maps, transport timetables and discount vouchers from local stores. There is no charge for completing the online registration or for accessing the Opening Ceremony, sports venues or families hub.

Sheffield City

Sheffield is a bustling City criss-crossed by a far-reaching and reliable tram service and there is lots to see and do once competition has finished for the day or, indeed, if you plan to extend your stay for a few days sightseeing. With the help of the local Lions and Marketing Sheffield we will be doing our best to help you get to know the City and surrounding area even before you arrive so that you can make the most of your time during your stay.

Moving Forward

Please visit the 2017 Games website and, in particular, the families page on a regular basis to keep right up to date with new developments and stories that we hope you will find of interest.

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