Get involved in the rugby fun down south!

Experience the beautiful south coast of England with this thrilling festival. The South Dorset Rugby Festival takes place within the fantastic facilities of Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club, and offers a fun-filled weekend of sports and sightseeing.


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This festival takes places over a 4-day weekend during Easter school holidays and is open to teams aged U7 to U13, with groups playing up to five games per day.

Matches will take place at Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club, which boasts four full-size pitches and ten midi/mini pitches. There is also a licensed club house with bar, kitchen, BBQ and changing rooms on site.


and qualified referees


Four full size rugby pitches and 10 midi/mini


Photo opportunity with special guest

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Fully trained 
first aiders on site

Awards night and trophies

Awards and medals presented 
by a celebrity guest

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Team & Match Details

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

What to Expect

Day 1: Make the most of your first day by enjoying the site’s facilities. Mangers meeting this evening & many teams choose to dine & enjoy a few drinks together.

Day 2: Gather your team for their first day of matches. You’ll be play either morning or afternoon matches with the rest of the day free to explore the local area.

Day 3: Gather your squad & crack on with your remaining games!  Later awards & medals will be presented by a famous rugby personality.

Day 4: It’s time to head home, but not before taking a last chance to explore the local area!


What’s included in your package

3 nights’ accommodation
At Sandford Holiday Park with evening entertainment

Awards ceremony
Trophies for runners up and winners

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

Access to facilities
Make the most of what Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club has 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

Packages from £53 per person

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Sandford Holiday Park has a great choice of accommodation options. For the lodges and holiday homes, bed linen, gas and electricity are included, as well as everything you’ll need for a weekend of self-catering.

Sandford Holiday Park Bronze Holiday Homes

  • Gas & electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • TV in lounge area

Sandford Holiday Park Silver Holiday Homes

  • Gas & electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Bathroom and separate toilet

Sandford Holiday Park Gold Holiday Homes

  • Spacious, stylish and deluxe
  • Double gazing and central heating
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player

Sandford Holiday Park Lodges

  • Spacious and modern accommodation
  • Outdoor veranda
  • Picturesque location

Sandford Holiday Park Amberwood House

  • Large house sleeping up to 14 people
  • Hot tub and BBQ in private garden
  • 2 baths and 2 showers

Book your festival

Like what you see and want to start planning? The best way to get things moving is by speaking to one of our tournament advisors on 01708 565014 or by filling in an enquiry form online.

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“Brilliant fun – we’ll be back!!”

Things to do in South Dorset

At Parkdean Sandford Holiday Park there’s plenty of fun for all the family, with evening entertainment, on-site bars, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and amusement arcades.

If you’re venturing further afield, you’ll find several highlights in and around South Dorset.

South Dorset highlights

    • Explore the Jurassic Coast
    • Weymouth beach
    • Bournemouth beach
    • Poole Harbour
    • Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Explore some of the spectacular Jurassic Coast stretching all the way from East Devon.

Jurassic Coast

Take a trip to the seaside town of Weymouth

Weymouth beach

Take a trip to the bustling seaside town of Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Beach

Wander around Poole Harbour and watch the boats heading out towards nearby Brownsea Island.

Poole Harbour

Sit in an aircraft cockpit at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Absolutely brilliant, the boys loved it and so did the parents!

Brilliant fun – we’ll be back!