The South Yorkshire Challenge

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The South Yorkshire Challenge

General Rugby Festival Information

The South Yorkshire Challenge is one of Burleigh Travel’s most exciting events in the mini and junior rugby calendar, and will be hosted using the amazing facilities at Doncaster RFC, who’s senior side is one of the top teams in the Green King IPA Championship. The weekend is designed to give your team a tour to remember and a break from the traditional holiday parks with arcades and limited outdoor facilities that many of you will have tried before. Instead we are offering you a combination of exhilarating team building activities and an action packed day of rugby, at nearby Doncaster RFC, against both local and touring teams.

You will be staying at Dearne Valley which is located in the beautiful rolling hills of South Yorkshire. This fantastic state of the art activity centre is spread over 50 acres of grass and woodland; and during your tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of challenging apparatus such as zip lines, climbing walls, high ropes and a leap of faith. The Kingswood centres won the award for the Best Residential Experience at the last School Travel Awards.

Dearne Valley Award

All of these activities take place in a safe and secure environment, under the supervision of qualified staff, all of which are included in your tour package. The whole weekend is tailored to give your players a unique team building experience. You will never have experienced a sports tour quite like this! 

Dearne Valley Activities

Your Rugby Tour Itinerary

Saturday 30th April 2022

On arrival at Dearne Valley your fun begins immediately! Get on the road early in the day and upon arrival you will enjoy lunch to refuel after your journey before your activities will begin. Your activity package will be designed specifically for your group, and a full program will be in place for you to enjoy.

South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge Activities

Following on from your action packed afternoon your team will have a chance to enjoy dinner together before an evening activity, such as a team bonfire night, a movie night, laser tag, team games in the sports hall, scrap heap challenge or bushcraft.

Night Time Activities At The Dearne Valley Festivals

There will also be a reception party for the coaches and tour organisers. You can meet the Burleigh Travel team and other team coaches over some complimentary food and drinks.

Sunday 1st May 2022

After a team breakfast you will depart Dearne Valley and make your way to the South Yorkshire October Challenge based at close by Doncaster Rugby Club, (U13-U16) or the Dinnington Mini Rugby Festival, (U7-U12). Here your team will enjoy a fantastic day of rugby playing against local and touring teams. The day will be arranged to ensure you teams plays as much rugby as possible within the RFU guidelines.

The South Yorkshire Mini And Junior Rugby Challenge

There will be food and drink facilities on site and an awards presentation at the end of the event. After the festival has finished you will travel back to Dearne Valley to enjoy an evening meal with your team, after this your activity program will continue.

Later in the evening there will be a bar area available for coaches, parents and players alike to socialise and recount stories of the days rugby.

Monday 2nd May 2022

You will enjoy breakfast together before the opportunity to take part in your final activities before you check out and begin your journey home.

Doncaster Rugby Club Minis

Enjoy the South Yorkshire Challenge 2022 From Just £125 per person

You can contact our team to find out more about this fantastic event or enquire now to book your place.

If you would like to see a sample of the Mini’s itinerary click here; or for the Junior Itinerary Click Here. These can be downloaded and shown to your groups members.

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  • It was great to stand back and watch the kids form relationships, solve problems, work together and to have so much fun doing these things at the same time.

    Feedback from Dearne Valley Activity Centre

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