Our South Dorset Rugby Festival is one of our most popular events and attracts teams from all areas of the UK. The resort of Bournemouth is renowned as a prime location and has previously been voted the UK's best coastal resort with 7 miles of golden sands and a vibrant town.
With over 80 teams attending our South Dorset Rugby Festival at Swanage & Wareham RUFC, you're assured of our great festival venue catering for teams aged Under 7 to 13. Accommodation will be at the fantastic Parkdean Sandford Holiday Park, which provides an excellent standard of accommodation with great facilities, entertainment and is only 8 minutes from our rugby festival venue.
EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Arrive: Friday 9th April 2021 Depart: Monday 12th April 2021 Games Played: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th April
Our 2-day rugby festival will take place at Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club. The club has a total of 4 full size plus midi and mini pitches, along with a fully licensed clubhouse with bar, kitchen, BBQ and changing rooms with plenty of parking on site. Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club is located 8 minutes away by car from the holiday park and is in the perfect location for a rugby festival.
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 age group will also be presented with a trophy and medals. All of the awards will be presented to you by our celebrity guest and in previous years we've had the likes of Jason Leonard, Louis Deacon, Charlie Sharples, Geordan Murphy, Lewis Moody and Mark Cuetoto name just a few.
Each player will get their photo taken with the special guest, as well as a team photo. These will be available to purchase after the presentation and also online after the event.
Arrive at your holiday park and check into your accommodation from 4pm. In the evening there will be a Managers Meeting where you have the chance to ask any questions about the festival.
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 event. Each player will receive a participation award part and have their photo taken with our celebrity rugby player.
Time to pack up and go home. Check out is 10am.
Sandford Holiday Park
Accommodation for our Bournemouth Rugby Festival is provided at Parkdean Sandford Holiday Park, which is within easy reach of both Bournemouth and Poole. The holiday park is set in beautiful woodland and has a good choice of leisure activities, including heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, entertainment, great bars and eateries. Thanks to a range of excellent facilities, there’s always something to keep everyone in your team entertained.
When evening falls, head to the Limelite Club with live showtime entertainment on offer every evening with bands, comedians, shows and the enthusiastic Parkdean Troupers. The resort has all the up-to-date attractions you'd expect, including an all weather multi-sports court, heated indoor and outside swimming pool, fabulous nightly entertainment, bars, restaurant and takeaways, nature trails, cycle and go-kart hire, 13 hole crazy golf, on-site supermarket, ten-pin bowling, internet stations, snooker, pool and darts in the Skylite Bar. If it’s a quiet drink and something to eat you're looking for, just pop next door to the Clay Pipe pub.
We have a wide range of holiday homes, plus luxury lodges and a 7-bedroom house which accommodates up to 14 persons. All accommodation includes entertainment passes, bed linen, gas and electric.
Gold Holiday Homes – (Sleeps 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Persons)
Enjoy spacious and stylish deluxe accommodation with high specification fixtures and fittings. These holiday homes are extra wide with double glazing and central heating in all bedrooms, along with bathroom and separate toilet. There's a large lounge area with flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player and a modern kitchen area. Six berth holiday homes have two bedrooms and eight berth holiday homes have three bedrooms. Bed linen included.
Silver Holiday Homes – (Sleeps 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Persons)
These holiday homes provide excellent quality accommodation with a lounge area with TV and gas fire, kitchenette with cookers, fridge, freezer and microwave along with a bathroom and separate toilet. Six berth holiday homes have two bedrooms with a convertible sofa-bed in the lounge and eight berth holiday homes have one additional bedroom. Bed linen included.
Bronze Holiday Homes – (Sleeps 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Persons)
All come complete with a lounge area with TV, gas fire, kitchenette with cooker, fridge and utensils, a bathroom with shower and toilet, free gas, electricity and bed linen. Six berth holiday homes have two bedrooms and a convertible double sofa-bed in the lounge area. Eight berth holiday homes have one additional bedroom. Bed linen included.
Sandford Lodges – (Sleeps 4, 5, 6 Persons)
These 2 and 3 bedroom lodges are set in the most picturesque locations around the park and come with a spacious living area, en-suite bathrooms, modern kitchens and verandas where you can sit outside and relax. Each lodge has central heating, dining area, dishwasher, double glazing, electric fire, fridge freezer, gas cooker, grill, microwave, oven, shower and TV. Bed linen included.
Amberwood House – Has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 14 persons. The house has 3 double (one en-suite) and 4 twin rooms. The house facilities include, gas fire, beds made on arrival, 2 bath tubs, 2 showers, TV, DVD player, radio, dining area, oven, dishwasher, gas cooker, large fridge freezer, microwave, grill, washing machine, tumble dryer, private garden and a private hot tub. Bed linen included.
Half Board: During your stay, we can provide a daily cooked breakfast and two course evening meals for £14.95 per person per night.
Camping & Touring Pitches at Sandford Holiday Park
If your rugby club members would like to stay at Sandford Holiday Park and you have your own tent, caravan, motorhome, trailer or tourer, then we can arrange a pitch. Your members will be able to enjoy all the holiday park's facilities, including showers, toilets along with entertainment passes for the weekend, plus enter our rugby festival.
8 Berth Units
Silver + Caravans
Gold + Caravans
6 Berth Units
Silver + Caravans
Gold + Caravans
2 Berth Gold Caravans
3 Berth Silver Caravans
4 Berth Gold Lodges
5 Berth Silver Caravans
PLEASE NOTE: Prices are per person based on self catering for 3 nights. Call 01708 565014 for full price information. For full details of our tours please read our brochure pages, booking conditions and information within our 4 page brochure insert. Bed linen is provided.
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)
Parkdean Sandford Holiday Park is set within beautiful woodland and easy reach of Bournemouth, Poole and Swanage & Wareham RUFC. You're spoilt for choice with facilities, including a great bar and restaurant, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, crazy golf, sports courts and an amusement arcade. When night falls, head to the Limelight Club or Skylite Bar with live entertainment on offer each evening. There's always something to keep everyone entertained!
Bournemouth is a premier beach resort with 7 miles of golden sand, Victorian architecture and a traditional pier. There's an activity centre with an obstacle course, a climbing wall and a zip line, while the 2-mile long Bournemouth Gardens offer rock gardens, an aviary and plant species from three continents.
Superheroes - Fancy Dress Party!
This year's theme for our Bournemouth Rugby Festival is Superheroes! This is your chance to leave your daily life behind and become the superhero you've always wanted to be! So put on your suits, masks and capes and prepare to dance the night away. We'll provide the music, while your club members dress to impress and get involved with our band and DJ on Saturday night with some of your favourite hits from the 80s.
Nightly entertainment with Superheroes theme party night
Excellent standard of accommodation with a wide range of facilities