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

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The VE Day Mini & Junior Rugby Festival 2020

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a rugby tour over the new Bank Holiday weekend in 2020

The VE Day Mini & Junior Rugby Festival 2020

The VE Festival 2020

Burleigh Travel will make a donation to the Rugby for Heroes Charity for each person attending this festival

The VE Festival 2020 Charity Donation

General Rugby Festival Information

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and a new Bank Holiday weekend in 2020 by enjoying a rugby tour to Burleigh Travel’s new and exciting mini & junior rugby event. 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 Ashford Rugby Club, competing against both local and touring teams and taking advantage of the RFU extension to the 2020 season for an extra weekend of rugby!

The VE Festival 2020 Awesome Activities

Set in the grounds of a former manor house in Ashford, Kent, you will be staying at Grosvenor Hall; a large outdoor education centre offering you the opportunity to immerse your young rugby players in high adrenaline excitement.

The VE Festival 2020 Grosvenor Hall Outdoor Educaton Centre

During your tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of challenging activities that take place in a safe and secure environment under the supervision of qualified staff, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool and a 25,000 sq ft sports hall which caters for a wide range of indoor activities; all of which are included for the players in your tour package.

Your Rugby Tour Itinerary

Bank Holiday Friday 8th May 2020

On arrival at Grosvenor Hall 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.

The VE Festival 2020 Activity Programme

Following on from your action packed afternoon your team will have a chance to enjoy dinner together before an evening activity.

The VE Festival 2020 Evening Activitites

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. 

The VE Festival 2020 Reception Party

Saturday 9th May 2020

After a team breakfast you will make your way to enjoy your rugby at the 2020 VE Day Rugby Festival at Ashford 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 VE Festival 2020 Festival Rugby

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 Grosvenor Hall to enjoy an evening meal with your team, after this your activity program will continue.

The VE Festival 2020 Indoor Heated Swimming Pool Sunday 10th May 2020

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 VE Rugby Festival 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 the 2020 festival you can downlaod a 2 night rugby 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.

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