South Dorset Rugby Festival
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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Friday 8th – Monday 11th April 2022
£95 per person
*Prices are per person based on self-catering for 3 Nights
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.
Team & Match Details
|Age groups||Squad Size||Maximum Daily Playing Minutes||Format|
|Under 7 (Mixed)||4-a-side (7)||50||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 8 (Mixed)||6-a-side (10)||50||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 9 (Mixed)||7-a-side (12)||60||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 10 (Mixed)||8-a-side (13)||60||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 11 (Mixed)||9-a-side (14)||70||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 12 (Boys)||12-a-side (18)||70||Waterfall Tournament|
|Under 13 (Boys)||13-a-side (20)||80||Waterfall 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
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
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 £95 per person
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.
“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.
Take a trip to the seaside town of Weymouth
Take a trip to the bustling seaside town of Bournemouth.
Wander around Poole Harbour and watch the boats heading out towards nearby Brownsea Island.
Sit in an aircraft cockpit at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum.
Absolutely brilliant, the boys loved it and so did the parents!
Brilliant fun - we'll be back!
Can we access the site before check in?
Of course – guests are welcome on the park from 12pm
What entertainment will there be in the evenings?
The detailed schedule will be confirmed upon arrival at reception, although there will be a Fancy Dress party on the Saturday night with “Superheroes” theme.
What are the swimming pool opening times?
The pool is open from 10am to 6pm each day.
What time does the bar open and close?
The main bar will be open from 7pm to 1am and the Boathouse bar will be open until 10.30pm