The Harrogate Mini and Junior Rugby Festival 2021

The largest rugby festival in the North of England

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The Harrogate Mini and Junior Rugby Festival 2021

The Harrogate rugby festival is recognised as the largest in the North of England and has now been running for a number of years, attracting teams from across the country.

Harrogate Mini Rugby Festival

You will be based in hostel accommodation at York Racecourse on the picturesque Knavesmire. The city of York and its surrounding areas has a variety of activities which will provide huge enjoyment for both the players and parents, making this a great destination for rugby groups and families alike.

York The Harrogate Rugby Festival

You may wish to visit York’s most famous street, ‘The Shambles’ which is lined with timber-framed buildings housing a range of touristy shops. A number of Harry Potter scenes were filmed at the Shambles and it was the inspiration for Diagon Alley. 

Your Rugby Tour Itinerary 

Friday 23rd April 2021

You will depart your club and travel to York.  You will arrive early evening where you will check into your accommodation, leaving the remainder of the night to perhaps enjoy a group meal, explore your surroundings at the Racecourse or venture into York.

York Racecourse

In recent years, our groups have enjoyed eating at a buffet restaurant called Panda Mami offering ‘all you can eat’ across a range of cuisines for reasonable prices.

Saturday 24th April 2021- The Harrogate Festival for U13 – U15

After having breakfast at York Racecourse, Mini age groups, (U7 – U12) will have the day free for activities in the local area, while the junior age groups will make their way to Harrogate RFC for their Rugby Festival.

The younger age groups may wish to visit Wired High Ropes Challenge in York. There are a range of challenges at the centre including ‘Wired’, which is a suspended obstacle course, around 4 to 5 meters in height. Comprising of 22 elements, inclusive of a course ending zip-wire to bring back down to earth! And ‘Summit’, which is a vertical challenge course standing over 10 meters at it’s highest point and is made up of various activities such as a climbing wall, a leap of faith and a gladiator challenge. 

High Ropes York

Sunday 25th April 2021 – The Harrogate Festival for U7 – U12

This day will see the U7 – U12 teams enjoy their mini rugby festival at Harrogate RFC where you can expect a festival format inline with RFU guidelines for these age grades. There will be food available throughout the day and once the rugby festival is complete you will complete your journey home. 

The Harrogate Mini And Junior Rugby Festival

U13 – U15 teams will enjoy a free day to explore the locality and perhaps enjoy a local attraction. Should any teams of this age range wish to return home at the end of this day, please ask our tour coordinators about this option.

Monday 26th April 2021

This morning you will check out of your accommodation and may want to spend some free time in York before beginning the return journey home to complete your tour.

Enjoy the Harrogate Mini & Junior Rugby Festival 2021 From Just £149 per person

Contact us now to reserve your place.

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  • The tour was absolutely brilliant and the racecourse is an amazing place to stay! The event was so well run, the boys had a fantastic time and really enjoyed themselves.

    Devizes RFC U15s tour to the Harrogate Festival

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