Rugby in the North-West!

Taking place in the Merseyside coastal town of Southport, this rugby festival is a great opportunity for a short family break in May. Our host venue, Southport Rugby Club, will see your team play up to 5 matches per day.

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Friday 8th – Monday 11th April 2022

Packages from
£129 per person

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*Prices are per person based on self-catering for 3 Nights

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The Southport Rugby Festival attracts upwards of 80 teams each year, and is open to mixed groups aged U7 to U11, boys’ teams U12 to U15, and girls’ U15, U17 and U19.

Matches will be played on one of Southport Rugby Club’s 3 full size pitches, or one of 6 mini pitches. The rugby club boasts a large clubhouse, food village, bars and sports equipment stalls.


and qualified referees


Three full size rugby pitches and 6 midi/mini


Photo opportunity with special guest

First aid

Fully trained 
first aiders on site

Awards night and trophies

Awards and medals presented 
by a celebrity guest

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Accommodation within 20 minutes

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
Under 14 (Boys)15-a-side (22)80Competitive League
Under 15 (Boys)15-a-side (22)80Competitive League

What to Expect

Day 1: Check in and explore the local area.

Day 2: Time to gather your squad for the first day of the festival. You’ll be assigned either morning or afternoon matches with the rest of the day to explore the local area.

Day 3: It’s time to crack on with your remaining games! Later awards and medals will be presented by a famous rugby personality. Time to celebrate!

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 a local hotel

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 Southport 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 £129pp

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Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

For an additional cost, we can provide a weekend pass for our shuttle bus service to transport your team to and from the tournament venue each day.

Whatever your thoughts are, start talking to us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

Get in touch and we’ll discuss your needs


You’ll be accommodated in local hotels, perfectly located to explore and enjoy all that the local area has to offer. We’re just finalising the details and all the information will be available soon. Register your interest to receive all the information as soon as it becomes available.

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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“The children, coaches and parents had a great 2 days, we will be back next year”

Things to do in Southport

Riverside Holiday Park offers plenty of things to do over a long weekend, including walks, swimming and playgrounds. But if that’s not enough, Southport is home to many seaside attractions including beaches, golf clubs and family activities.

Southport is a fantastic base for your team to celebrate their time away from their matches!

Southport highlights

    • The Atkinson arts venue and theatre
    • Southport Pier
    • Southport beach
    • Southport Pleasureland
    • Marine Lake
    • Model Railway Village

The Atkinson arts venue and theatre

The Atkinson arts venue and theatre

Southport Pier

Southport Pier

Southport beach

Southport beach

Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland

Marine Lake

Marine Lake

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

Brilliant fun – we’ll be back!