General Rugby Festival Information
The South Yorkshire October Challenge is one of Burleigh Travel’s 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, 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.
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!
Your Rugby Tour Itinerary
Saturday 22nd October 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.
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.
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 23rd October 2022
After a team breakfast you will depart Dearne Valley and make your way to the South Yorkshire October Challenge. 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.
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 24th October 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.
Enjoy the South Yorkshire October Challenge 2022 From Just £119 per person