Easter Rugby Tournament Weekend on the Norfolk Coast!

Get ready for rugby at its finest! The roar of the crowd, the tension In the air, the spirit of friendly competition – this weekend is gonna be one for the books!

This event offers the perfect mix of all things rugby and family-fun downtime. U7 – U15 age groups will take to the pitch for a 1-day tournament – think terrific tackles, sensational tries, and a whole lot of laughter. And the other day is left free to make the most of all Great Yarmouth has to offer, from the infamous Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach to numerous arcades, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars along the Great Yarmouth Promenade.

Your home away from home for the weekend? Hemsby Beach Holiday Park! This place is well and truly kitted out for those moments of downtime – fantastic facilities include a swimming pool, play area and arcade, restaurant and bar.

Whether you’re on or off the pitch, you’re in for a fantastic weekend with the whole family! Book now to secure your spot – this event will prove popular!

 


Early booking discount!

Book before 31st August 2024 and you’ll receive £130 off for every 25 guests booked. T&C’s apply.

Fri 4th – Mon 7th April 2025

Prices from
£71pp


All prices include:

  • 3 nights self catered accommodation
  • All medals and trophies presented by a special guest
Enquire now  for current availability and accurate pricing

Same Time, Same Place!

Also taking place this weekend… The Great Yarmouth Girls’ Rugby Festival!

Our Great Yarmouth venue and accommodation options this year are MEGA, so TWO tournaments will be taking place on this date. This tournament, the Great Yarmouth Easter Rugby Festival AND our Great Yarmouth Girls’ Rugby Festival featuring U12s, U14s, U16s and U18s girls’ teams.

Online fixtures and results schedule, and online booking system

Family-friendly accommodation at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park

Awards and medals presented by a special guest

Excellent facilities at our local host rugby club

Experienced 
and qualified referees

Fully trained first aiders on site

Team & Match Details

Age groupsSquad SizeMaximum Daily Playing MinutesFormat
Under 7s (Mixed)4-a-side (7)50RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 8s (Mixed)6-a-side (10)50RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 9s (Mixed)7-a-side (12)60RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 10s (Mixed)8-a-side (13)60RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 11s (Mixed)9-a-side (14)70RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 12 (Boys)12-a-side (18)70Competitive Format
Under 13 (Boys)13-a-side (20)80Competitive Format
Under 14 (Boys)15-a-side (22)80Competitive Format
Under 15 (Boys)15-a-side (22)90Competitive Format

What to Expect

Day 1: Check in & enjoy the range of on-site facilities. Your first evening offers your team the chance to gather together for food and drinks and enjoy the on-site evening entertainment!

Day 2/3: One day to rise to the 1-day rugby festival, and 1 day to enjoy all Great Yarmouth has to offer.

Day 4: You don’t have to head home yet – it’s the Easter holidays! Why not take a last chance to explore Norfolk and Great Yarmouth further?

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What’s included in your package

3 nights’ self-catering accommodation
With evening entertainment

Awards ceremony
Trophies for winners and runners up (U12s and above) and medals issued to all participants in each age group

On site representative
We’re here if you need us on the day

Access to facilities
Make the most of what the tournament club and holiday park have to offer

Online results
Access to an online fixture schedule and results updates

Qualified match referees
Experienced referees for every fixture

Manage your booking online
Access to our online booking management system

Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

From accommodation and meal upgrades we can help you out. You might want us to arrange something special for your group – let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

Get in touch and we’ll discuss your needs

Accommodation

Sit back and relax

Enjoy the home comforts at the cosy Hemsby Beach Holiday Park where you can choose from a range of accommodation options, all of which give you access to the park’s fantastic facilities. Enjoy the swimming pool, restaurant, bar, play area, sports courts and arcades – never a dull moment at Hemsby Beach!

Hemsby Beach Platinum Lodges

  • Refurbished in 2018
  • Platinum standard interiors
  • Private hot tub

Hemsby Beach Holiday homes

  • New in 2017
  • Lounge area with sofa bed
  • Available in Silver Plus, Gold and Gold Plus

Rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis and availability can change on a regular basis.

Please contact a member of staff for up-to-date availability.

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Special Guest Announcement… Coming Soon!

Previous special guests at our rugby events include Anthony Watson, Poppy Cleall and Jack Clement… Moments like this inspire young players!

Please note: Our special guest line up is subject to change from year to year based on availability.

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Ready to rugby?

Then call us on 01332 227474 or fill out our short enquiry form by clicking the button below. Whichever works for you.

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Things to do in Great Yarmouth

In between your matches, visit any of Great Yarmouth’s sandy beaches for some seaside family fun – or for more of an adrenaline rush – head to one of the local amusement parks or countless attractions around this awesome coastal town!

Great Yarmouth’s a fantastic base for your friends, family and rugby squad!

Great Yarmouth highlights

  • Joyland
  • The Pleasure Beach
  • Time and Tide Museum
  • Merrivale Model Village
  • Great Yarmouth Central Beach

It wouldn’t be a visit to Great Yarmouth without a trip to the famous Pleasure Beach.

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Google Reviews

Once again Sports Tours pulled it off… 2nd time attending one of these events and as a club, team, families we have had a great time again…100% looking to do another next year.

Richard Gladwin

FAQs

  • How many games will we play?

    Each team will play up to 5 games per day – the duration of the games depends on the number of teams in each age category. However, each team will play up to the maximum number of minutes per day, as stipulated by the RFU.

  • What footwear should players wear?

    All pitches are played on grass, so it is recommended to wear studded boots, but players are welcome to alternative footwear depending on the ground surface.

  • What I.D do we have to bring for the players?

    We ask that you bring RFU cards OR a photocopy of a passport for all players involved in the festival. Age checks may be carried at any point during the tournament.

  • Will players receive medals/trophies?

    All players will receive a participation medal and there will be winners and runners up trophies for U12s – U15s. Those attending the presentation will be awarded their medals by a special guest rugby player.