Bournemouth Mini & Junior Rugby Festival 2021

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Bournemouth Mini & Junior Rugby Festival 2021

General Rugby Festival Information

The Bournemouth Mini & Junior Festival is conveniently scheduled to take place during the school Easter break to guarantee the maximum uptake from your club and provides rugby for all age groups from U7 through to U16. 

Burleigh Travel have been arranging Festival tours to Bournemouth for over 10 years and have regularly had in excess of 2,000 tourists attending each year. The rugby is formatted so that all teams who participate will enjoy the maximum amount of rugby possible under the RFU regulations. There is always a great atmosphere here with touring teams from around the UK combining with local teams

Ballymena RFC U11s Tour To The Bournemouth Rugby Festival 2017

Your accommodation is at the popular Sandford Holiday Park which has plenty of onsite amenities to keep your group entertained! These include a heated indoor pool, tennis, table tennis, short mat bowls, crazy golf, multisport court for basketball and football, 2 outdoor play areas with a climbing wall and amusement arcade with Tenpin Bowlingo! The parks also offer a variety of restaurants and evening entertainment.

Indoor Pool At The Bournemouth Festival

Your Rugby Tour Itinerary

Friday 16th April 2021

You will depart your club and travel by coach to your accommodation. Check in is available from 4pm however the onsite facilities such as the indoor pool will be available throughout the day. The remainder of the day and night free to explore the park and use your leisure and entertainment passes.

Oadby Wygstonian RFC at the Bournemouth Festival

The Burleigh Travel reception party has now become a legendary event to help the tour organiser and their coaches kick off their weekend in style, and will give you a chance to meet up, and socialise with the representatives from the other touring teams and to meet the Burleigh Travel Staff while enjoying complimentary food and drink.

Bournemouth Festival - Lively Nights At Sandford Holiday Park

The remainder of the evening will be free to enjoy the onsite entertainment with your fellow touring teams.

Saturday 17th April 2021 
The junior age groups will kick off the weekend’s formalities with a full day’s rugby. You will initially compete in groups before, depending on the number of teams in your age groups, progressing to cup, plate and shield competitions.Chichester RFC U15s Tour To The Bournemouth FestivalThere will be food available throughout the day and once the tournament is complete and prizes awarded you will return to your accommodation to continue your celebrations.

The mini’s age groups may wish to use the parks facilities, spend a day at the beach or have a day out at ‘Paulton’s Park’ which has over 50 attractions and rides. 

Sunday 18th April 2021
Today will be the turn of the Mini’s to enjoy a full day’s rugby. You will compete in groups in a round robin format ensuring that your team will play as much rugby as they are allowed to play in a one day festival in line with RFU guidelines. Spirit Of Rugby Trophy Oakmeadians Rugby Festival 2017There will be food available throughout the day and once the tournament is complete and prizes awarded you will return to your accommodation to continue your celebrations. Those staying for two nights will return home directly from the tournament.

Monday 19th April 2021

After checking out of your accommodation the day is free to make the most of the parks facilities, before you begin your journey home. 

Bourmemouth Beach

Enjoy the Bournemouth Mini & Junior Rugby Festival 2021 From Just £99 per person

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If you would like to see a sample itinerary for the 2021 festival you can download a Mini’s 3 night Bournemouth Rugby Festival itinerary here or a Junior option here.

Additional Rugby can be arranged on the non tournament day for touring teams with larger squads; ask our tour co-ordinators for more information regarding the Burleigh Travel Tourist Trophy at Oakmeadians RFC.

Burleigh Travel Highlights


  • Everyone that went thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend from start to finish. The Holiday Park was fantastic and the actual Festival itself was outstanding.

    Okehampton RFC U14's, 15's & 16's at the Bournemouth Festival

  • Thank you for a fabulous weekend of rugby! Everyone had a great time! The park was great, and the organisation by yourselves was fantastic!!

    Old Grammarians RFC Minis at the Bournemouth Festival

  • From my point of view as organiser I would like to say a big thank you to your staff. From the moment I contacted you my role was made much easier.

    Falkirk RFC U15 at the Bournemouth Festival

  • The caravan park was great with excellent facilities and the tournament was brilliant and very well organised. Our U16s have declared this year’s tour the best ever!

    Deal & Betteshanger RFC U16 at the Bournemouth Festival

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