Our Rye Rugby Festival is like no other event your team will ever enter. Under 7 to Under 11 Mixed Age Groups, Under 12 to Under 15 Boys and U13 and U15 Girls all play at the fantastic Rye Rugby Club, which is just 10 minutes from the holiday park. With up to 15 teams per age category and a shuttle bus service, it's sure to be an incredible rugby experience.
Camber Sands Holiday Centre is situated just across the road from the famous Camber Sands Blue Flag beach, which is rated as one of the best beaches in the UK.
MAYDAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND Arrive:Friday 8th May Depart: Monday 11th May 2020 Games played: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May
Last season, the Camber Sands Rugby Festival was one of the largest Junior Rugby Festivals in the UK, with over 6,500 players and supporters visiting the grounds to play and watch the rugby. Split between the 23 pitches at the Turf Farms and 3 full-sized pitches at Rye Rugby Club, there were nearly 600 matches played over the weekend with 120 teams entered!
Over the weekend your team will play up to 5 games a day, staying within the the RFU rules and regulations on playing time.
All age groups will be played in accordance with the RFU Age Grade regulations.
Sports Tours continues to fully support the RFU in their efforts to promote participation and fair play through their core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.
All participants and managers will receive one of our high quality participation awards. The winners and runners up in the U12 to U15 age groups will receive medals as well as trophies. All the medals and trophies will be presented to you by our special guest and in previous years we 've had the likes of Jason Leonard, Louis Deacon, Geordan Murphy, Lewis Moody and Mark Cueto to name just a few.
Each player will get their photo taken with the special guest, before a team photo is taken. All photos are available to purchase at the event and online.
We offer a shuttle bus service to transfer your team members from the holiday park to the rugby pitches. This is a short journey of under 10 minutes and tickets can be purchased in advance for £6.95 per person for the weekend.
Arrive at your holiday park and check into your accommodation from 4pm. In the evening there will be a help desk where you can ask any questions about the weekend's event.
The first round of games will commence. You'll either play in the morning or afternoon session, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the holiday park's facilities. In the evening you're all welcome to attend our Superheroes Theme Fancy Dress Party! This party will get you dancing with a live band and DJ, so make sure you dress to impress.
The second round of matches are played and, after all the games are finished, you're invited to your presentation party at the holiday park event. Each player will receive a participation award and have their photo taken with our celebrity rugby player.
Time to pack up and go home. Please have a safe journey and remember to request our new brochure. Check out is 10am.
Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park
Whilst it may be basic, Pontins Camber offers a good, unique base for families and groups who don’t mind leaving out the luxuries. Our groups will only be allocated the highest standard of Pontins accommodation – all complete with free electricity, towels and bed linen (new for 2020!). Pontins is an action-packed holiday centre with so much to do when you're not playing rugby, including an indoor swimming pool, laser tag, pool and snooker room, crazy golf, darts, table tennis and so much more.
Camber Sands is renowned for its huge beach, which is situated opposite the holiday centre and was recently voted “one of the top 10 beaches in the UK”. With the beach being so wide, you can play rugby, cricket and have lots of fun. Both Hastings and Rye are a short drive away where you'll find lots of 1066 country pubs and celebrated history.
Club Apartments – (4 & 6 berth)
The club apartments provide the highest standard of accommodation with an open-plan, fully fitted kitchen and living room area along with a bathroom. The four berth apartments have one twin bedroom plus a double sofa-bed in the lounge area. Six berth apartments have one twin bedroom, one double bedroom plus two single beds in the lounge area, which converts into a private bedroom. Bed linen and duvets are included in all apartments.
Classic Apartments – (4 & 6 berth)
All apartments have a fully fitted kitchen, lounge area and a bathroom with shower. Four berth apartments have one twin bedroom and a double sofa-bed in the lounge area. Six berth apartments have two twin bedrooms plus a double sofa-bed in the lounge area. Bed linen and duvets are included in all apartments.
Bed linen, towels and electricity are included in all apartments.
PLEASE NOTE: PONTINS CAMBER SANDS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE MIDWEEK PERIOD LEADING UP TO OUR EVENT. DURING THIS TIME ALL THE APARTMENTS AND VENUES ARE BEING PREPARED FOR OUR RUGBY FESTIVAL CUSTOMERS.
Pontins Camber Sands
6 persons in 6 berth
5 persons in 6 berth
4 persons in 4 berth
3 persons in 4 berth
PLEASE NOTE: Prices are per person based on self catering for 3 nights. Call 01708 344001 for full price information. For full details of our tours please read our brochure, booking conditions and information within our 4 page brochure insert. Bed linen and electricity included. Half board package available for £45 per person for 3 nights.
Age Groups: Under 7s (4 a side), Under 8s (6 a side), Under 9s (7 a side), Under 10s (8 a side), Under 11s (9 a side), Under 12s (12 a side), Under 13s (13 a side), Under 14s (15 a side) and Under 15s (15 a side).
Shuttle Bus Service
We offer a shuttle bus service to transfer your team members from the holiday park to the football pitches. This is a short journey of under 10 minutes and tickets can be purchased iun advanced for £6.95 per person for the weekend.
Since the holiday park was taken over by Britannia Hotels back in 2011, £25 million has been invested into upgrading the park. There are three great entertainment areas to choose from, such as the Fun Factory where our grand presentation will take place on the Sunday evening. There are plenty of activities for the players to enjoy, including bikes, go-karts, trampolines, segways, mini golf and lots more!
Outside of the park just 100 metres away is the famous Camber Sands beach! Camber Sands has been awarded the Blue Flag for many years, with the beach being recognised for its cleanliness and incredible views. Explore the deserted 5-mile beach full of wildlife and fabulous scenery. The beach also has a number restaurants and bars dotted along the sand dunes, which all offer fantastic pub food cooked to order. Alternatively explore the historic town of Rye, just 10 minutes by car from the holiday park, where its quaint, cobbled streets are filled with antique shops, bric-a-brac shops and fashionable boutiques.
Superheroes - Fancy Dress Party!
This year's theme for our Camber Sands Rugby Festival is dedicated to superheroes! This is your chance to become a superhero for the night, so pull out your suits, masks and capes and prepare to dance the night away. We'll provide the music, while your club members can 'dress to impress' and get involved with our band and DJ on Saturday night with some of your favourite hits from the 80s.
Visit the famous Blue Flag-awarded Camber Sands beach!
Visit the historic town of Rye
Enjoy the many activities at the holiday park such as mini golf, go-karts and arcade
Nightly entertainment with Superheroes theme night