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Mini and Junior Rugby Festivals 2017

A spotlight on our upcoming rugby festivals

Mini and Junior Rugby Festivals 2017

A rugby festival or tournament can be the perfect focal point around which to base a mini and/or junior rugby tour. Burleigh Travel was founded on rugby and organising rugby tours, and after twenty years experience in the sports travel and tours industry there isn't much that we don't know about organising a success rugby tour.

Each year we help to organise and run a number of rugby festivals all over the country, with thousands of mini and junior players taking part. We are committed to only being involved in the best run and professional rugby festivals, and make sure that we work within the current RFU guidelines so that your mini and junior teams can play as much rugby as possible.

Below we look at some of our most popular rugby festivals. To see our full listing for 2017 click here.

Bournemouth Mini and Junior Rugby Festival

Key Festival Facts

  • Date: 1st and 2nd April
  • Age groups: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 

The Bournemouth Festival is one of the largest and well established rugby festivals in the UK. Last year it attracted nearly 120 mini teams and 40 junior teams.

Old Grammarians RFC Mini Section Rugby Tour To The Bournemouth Rugby Festival 2016 

The tournament is spread over the weekend with the Junior rugby taking place on the Saurday and the Mini rugby on the Sunday.

Your accommodation is at the Sandford Holiday Park. The park is safe, secure and comfortable with a number of on site activities such as a heated indoor pool, tennis and amusement arcade with Tenpin Bowlingo! 

Bournemouth Festival - Lively Nights At Sandford Holiday Park 

Friday night is the Burleigh Travel reception party, which has become a legendary event, and helps the tour organiser and their coaches kick off their weekend in style. With complimentary food and drink you will have chance to meet our team and the other coaches.

The Junior rugby kicks off the festival on the Saturday in the impressive grounds of Bournemouth Rugby Club. Food is available all day and prizes are awarded at the end of the day before celebrations that night at the park. The following day it is the turn of the Mini rugby teams.

On the day your team is not competing you have the option to explore the local area, enjoy the facilities at the holiday park, visit Puxton Park or arrange additional fixtures.

Oakmeadians Mini and Junior Rugby Festival

Key Festival Facts

  • Date: 1st and 2nd April
  • Age groups: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 

The Oakmeadians rugby festival is on the same weekend as the Bournemouth event and you will be located in the same Sandford Holiday Park. The fixtures for this event are the opposite of Bournemouth with the Mini rugby being played on Saturday and the Junior rugby on the Sunday. Many teams therefore choice to double up on these two events so that they have two days of rugby.

Oakmeadians Junior And Mini Rugby Festival 

The games take place is the impressive grounds of Oakmeadians Rugby Club with the Mini teams competing in a round robin event. Sunday is the turn of the junior teams. There is food and drink throughout the day and entertainment both evenings in the holiday park.

Oadby Wygstonian RFC at Bournemouth Rugby Festival

Bognor Mini and Junior Rugby Festival

Key Festival Facts

  • Date: 8th and 9th April
  • Age groups: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14

Located on the seaside on the beautiful South East coast the Bognor mini and junior rugby festival is entering its 8th year. Renowned for its friendly and welcoming nature this festival is a wonderful social yet competitive event.

Cranbrook Junior Rugby Team At The Bognor Rugby Festival

You will be based in six or eight berth caravans in a holiday park on the beachfront close to Chichester. There are plenty of onsite amenities such as a indoor swimming pool with slides, sauna, crazy golf, go-karting and even a small fun fair. 

Friday night is the welcome reception party where tour organisers and coaches can meet each other and our staff over complimentary drinks, before enjoying some of the on sight entertainment. 

Bognor Junior Rugby Festival 

The mini rugby festival takes place on the Saturday with the U7s to U12s competing. On the Sunday it is the junior rugby festival where the U13s and U14s compete. 

Both evenings there is entertainment and activities going on within the holiday park to ensure an unforgettable weekend.

Wimborne Mini Rugby Festival

Key Festival Facts

  • Date: 30th April
  • Age groups: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12.

This mini rugby festival is conveniently held on the bank holiday weekend. You will be staying in six berth holiday park accommodation on the picturesque West Bay beach on the Jurassic Coast. This beach was made famous by the tv series Broadchurch!

Wimborune Rugby Festival

Arriving on the Friday you will have the opportunity to enjoy all the onsite amenities such as the heated indoor pool with flume, Ten Pin Bowling, amusement arcade and pool tables. 

Saturday gives you a chance to explore the local area. This could be a trip to the lovely local harbour, a day spent on the beach or a day out at Crealy Great Adventure Park which has over 60 attractions. We can also look to arrange a rugby fixture if your team would like to play a warm up match.

Wimborne Rugby Festival Holiday Park

The festival takes place on Sunday and will follow the RFU regulations to ensure all sides receive the maximum amount of Rugby available to them under the RFU regulations. After the festival enjoy the on sight evening entertainment and celebrate with the other teams.

Harrogate Mini and Junior Rugby Festival

Key Festival Facts

  • Date: 29th and 30th April
  • Age groups: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 

The Harrogate Mini and Junior rugby festival is the largest in the North of England, and attracts teams from all over the country. You will be staying next to York Race Course in the beautiful Knavesmire area.

As with all of our rugby festivals the junior and minis are split over the weekend. The Junior rugby festival is on the Saturday and begins with group stages, before progressing into cup, plate and shield rounds. The Mini rugby festival on the Sunday is held in a similar fashion. 

Burleigh Travel Mini And Junior Rugby Festivals

One the day your team are not competing there is a lot to see and do in the surround area. We would recommend a trip into the city of York to explore this vibrant city. Any Harry Potter fans have to visit York's most famous street, ‘The Shambles’. A number of Harry Potter scenes were filmed here and it was the inspiration for Diagon Alley. Another popular activity is the Wired High Ropes Challenge.

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  • The tour was fantastic! We went as lads and Dads and had the best laugh and experience with the boys we've ever had in my years of touring. Big thanks to your excellent organisation for that.

    Barker Butts RFC U14 at the Bognor Mini Festival
  • Thank you for organising such an enjoyable tour. We all thought that the accommodation was first class and the facilities on the park perfectly suited our needs.

    Wells RFC Mini Section at the Bournemouth Festival
  • I think I can safely safe that after three tours the consensus is that this was by far and away the best tour yet and people are already looking forward to next year's!

    Lutterworth RFC U9 - U12 at the Worthing Mini Festival
  • We had a fantastic tour! The accommodation was great. The Wimborne Festival was an incredibly well organised and everyone enjoyed their time at the festival.

    Olney RFC Minis at the Wimborne Festival

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