The Southport Rugby Festival takes place at a first-class beach destination, which is full of fun entertainment to suit everyone. The town features one of the UK's oldest piers, with plenty of entertainment facilities including Pleasureland Theme Park, Splash World Indoor Water Park, many bars and restaurants and an award-winning beach.
The Southport Rugby Festival attracts over 80 teams is open to Mixed U7 to U11 teams and Boys U12 to U15 teams, with the girls festival attracting teams aged Under 15, 17, 19 & Ladies.
MAYDAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND Arrive: Friday 8th May Depart: Monday 11th May 2020 Boys games played: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May Girls & Ladies games played: Friday 8th May
The Southport Rugby Festival is played at the private grounds of Southport Rugby Club, just a 10-minute journey from the holiday centre. The club has 3 full size and 6 mini/midi pitches, along with undercover seating and a food village. Each year, over 80 teams enter our Southport Rugby Festival with teams coming from Portugal, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England. Teams will play up to the maximum permitted minutes per day as stipulated by the RFU.
There's a large clubhouse, food village, beer tent, champagne and wine bar and stalls selling sports equipment. Teams will play up to the maximum minutes permitted per day as stipulated by the RFU (this is usually 4-5 games per day). All age groups will be played in accordance with the RFU Age Grade regulations.
Arrive at your holiday park and check in from 4pm. In the evening there will be a managers meeting to receive final tour information and to ask any questions you may have.
The first round of games will commence. You'll either play in the morning or the afternoon session, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the holiday park's facilities or visit the nearby attractions.
The second round of matches are played along with the finals! After the games, your presentation will take place where all players will receive participation awards and have the opportunity to meet and have a photo with our special rugby celebrity guest.
Time to pack up and check out of your accommodation. Check out is at 10am.
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.
RIVERSIDE HOLIDAY PARK (U7-U12)
Riverside provides high quality accommodation in a countryside setting on the outskirts of Southport. There is an adults-only bar and a family bar with an indoor pool, play area and licensed mini-market.
Platinum Holiday Homes - These homes provide very high specification comfort and luxury with wooden decking and seating. Central heating and double glazing are installed, along with a fully equipped modern kitchen and lounge area. Each holiday home has a spacious shower and WC with towels provided. These homes have two or three bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people. Your beds are made up prior to your arrival and private parking is located next to your accommodation.
Gold Holiday Homes - A great standard of accommodation with central heating, double glazing, large kitchen and lounge area. Each holiday home has a spacious shower and WC with towels provided. These homes have two or three bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people. Your beds are made up prior to your arrival and private parking is located next to your accommodation.
SOUTHPORT HOLIDAY CENTRE
This holiday park is a great resort with plenty of facilities to keep your team busy over the weekend. The majority of our guests will stay at this park and it's available to all age groups.
Club Apartments – (Sleeps 4 & 6 Persons) – Club apartments are located in prime locations and provide the highest standard of accommodation. Four berth apartments have one twin bedroom and a double sofa-bed in the lounge area, whilst six berth apartments have two twin bedrooms plus a double sofa-bed in the lounge. All apartments have a fully fitted kitchen, lounge area with dining table, TV and satellite channels, fully fitted bathroom with bath/shower and free electricity. Bed linen is included.
Classic Apartments – (Sleeps 4 & 6 Persons) – Four berth classic apartments have one twin bedroom and a double convertable sofa-bed in the lounge area. Six berth apartments have two twin bedrooms plus a double sofa-bed in the lounge. All classic apartments have a fully fitted kitchen, lounge area with dining table, TV and satellite channels, fully fitted bathroom with bath/shower. Bed linen is included.
Popular Apartments – (Sleeps 4 & 6 Persons) – Four berth apartments have one twin bedroom and a double convertable sofa-bed in the lounge area, while six berth apartments have two twin bedrooms (one with bunk beds) plus a double sofa-bed in the lounge. All apartments have a kitchen with lounge area and dining table and TV. The bathroom has a bath/shower. Bed linen is included.
Half Board: We can provide a daily breakfast and three course evening meal for just £45 per person for the weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: Southport Holiday Centre 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.
BUS SERVICE TO GROUNDS
We can arrange for your club members to travel on-board one of our shuttle buses to the festival grounds if you wish.
If you're staying at Southport Holiday Centre, transport is £6.95 per person for the weekend. If staying at Riverside Holiday Park, transport is £9.95 per person for the weekend.
Riverside Holiday Park
6 persons in 6 berth
5 persons in 6 berth
4 persons in 4 berth
3 persons in 4 berth
Hotels - 2 nights
2/3/4 Bedded Rooms
Bed & Breakfast
PLEASE NOTE: Prices are per person based on self catering for 3 nights. Call 01708 344001 for full price information. Teams aged Under 7s to Under 13s are permitted to stay at Riverside Holiday Park. For full details of our tours please read our brochure pages, booking conditions and information within our 4 page brochure insert. Bed linen included.
Age Groups: Boys: 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). Girls: Under 15, U18 & Ladies.
Southport is an upmarket seaside resort with plenty to see and do. Southport Pleasureland is the town's premier leisure attraction with lots of rides, an amusement arcade, games stalls and more. There's a wet and wild water theme park called Splash World with a range of slides and rides. From the lazy river to the super-fast flume, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
The Seafront in Southport features a variety of entertainment facilities, including bars, restaurants and hotels which are situated alongside the award-winning beach.
Southport Pier and Funland Entertainment Centre
New Splash World Water Park
Great nightly entertainment at your holiday park
Plenty of leisure facilities at your holiday park
Riverside Holiday Park
With a state-of-the-art splash park, adventure playground, indoor swimming pool, entertainment venues and a cafe/restaurant, the holiday park boasts a range of facilities. Within the surrounding area, you can also enjoy world-class golf courses, beautiful beaches and one of the oldest entertainment piers in the UK, coupled with amazing restaurants and bars.
Southport Holiday Centre
With three bars and entertainment areas and three brand new restaurants, including Indian, Chinese and English restaurants along with snack bars, there's plenty to keep everyone occupied whilst on tour. If you're staying on a self-catered basis, there's a fully stocked mini market and an in-store bakery and plenty of eateries. The resort has an abundance of facilities including an indoor swimming pool, nightly entertainment and a huge range of leisure activities, such as go-karts, crazy golf, skate park, trampolines and an Adventure Land.
Whilst on tour, Saturday night is devoted to superheroes and forms part of our Big Band 70s party night! So flash your funky footwork and shake your body down to hits from Abba, Chic, Earth Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, The Village People, Sister Sledge, Kool & The Gang and Barry White, along with hits from Saturday Night Fever and so many more. We'll provide the entertainment, including a cabaret, disco, competition, prizes and of course the glitter ball. All you have to do is turn up “dressed to impress”!