Coronavirus - Covid-19 Pandemic

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are and your family are all safe and well and we wish you all the best over these difficult times.

In view of the well documented implications of the unprecedented worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure you that that the safety and well-being of all of our touring groups is very important to us and that we are closely monitoring advice from the Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and ABTA.

We have been dealing with the repatriation of clients stuck in Spain and are supporting our staff who are in self isolation.

Our office is now in full lockdown and we have very limited email access but those who are able to work are working around the clock to ensure that we can assist our customers with the most urgent needs and our goal is to ensure that anyone due to travel in the next seven days has been updated on their tour and given a list of options available to them, we will not however have the resources to enter into conversations over these options at this stage.

We will continue to contact tour organisers whose travel plans have been effected.

Best wishes at what is a difficult time for us all and thanks for your understanding,

The Burleigh Travel Team

  • The South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge

The South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge 2020

A rugby tour experience like no other...

The South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge 2020

General Rugby Festival Information

The South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge is Burleigh Travel’s newest and most exciting event in the mini and junior rugby calendar. 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 (U13 - U16) or at the established Dinnington RFC Mini's Festival, (U7-U12) against both local and touring teams and taking advantage of the RFU extension to the 2020 season for an extra weekend of rugby!

South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge Banner

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

Bank Holiday Friday 8th May 2020

On arrival at Dearne Valley your fun begins immediately!  The Bank holiday will allow you to 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 day 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.

Saturday 9th May 2020

Today you will enjoy a full activity programme scheduled around breakfast, lunch and dinner on site.

By combining an action-packed programme of daytime activities with an array of evening entertainment, your young rugby players can get outdoors and stay in a safe and secure environment.

Climbing At The South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge

The program will encourage an active, healthy lifestyle with a variety of challenging and high-adrenaline experiences, giving young people the chance to broaden their horizons, learn a new skill and have tons of fun whilst doing it!

Sunday 10th May 2020

After a team breakfast you will check out of your accommodation and make your way to the South Yorkshire Rugby 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 begin your journey home, after what we hope has been a weekend to remember!

Doncaster Rugby Club Minis

Enjoy the South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge 2020 From Just £119 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 itinerary for 2019 festival you can downlaod a 2 night junior rugby tour (U13-U16) sample itinerary and a 2 night mini rugby tour (U7-U12) sample itinerary

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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.

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