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The South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge 2019

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The South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge 2019

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, and will be hosted using the amazing facilities at Doncaster RFC, whose 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.

South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge 2019

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 4th May 2019

On arrival at Dearne Valley your fun begins immediately! Your activity package will be designed specifically for your group, with variety activities in the morning, followed by more after lunch, and these can include zip lining, high ropes, abseiling or more gentle activities such as archery.  

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 and a night walk.

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 5th May 2019

After a team breakfast you will make your way to the South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge based at close by Doncaster rugby club. 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 and a celebration disco.

Doncaster Rugby Club Minis

Monday 6th May 2019

Your tour isn't over yet! You and your team will enjoy breakfast together before taking the opportunity to take part in some more brilliant activities. 

Climbing At The South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge

Following your morning activities you will check out and begin your journey home, after what we hope has been a weekend to remember!

Enjoy the South Yorkshire Rugby Challenge 2019 From Just £115 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 3 night tour 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.

    Feedback from Dearne Valley Activity Centre

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