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The final curtain call of our 2020 events is the Essex Rugby Festival held at the well-appointed Clacton RFC, with all travelling teams accommodation being positioned along the Essex coast it makes for a wonderful end to your teams season.

2 days of festival rugby await your teams with all age groups playing on both days, our shuttle bus service will ensure you are onsite in good time to enjoy the festival atmosphere and the pitchside hospitality. Make Essex your end of season destination for 2020 with Mitour.

Tour Dates

8th - 11th May

Playing Days

9th & 10th May


Clacton RFC


Holiday Park


U7 - U13


from £79pp

Watch the Promo

Essex Rugby Festival
packages from only £79pp

*Price is dependant on choice of accommodation grade. Supplements apply for the under-occupancy of units.

Rugby Festival Package

Our standard package includes:

Entry in to the Essex Rugby Festival on both days.

3 nights’ self-catering accommodation in a choice of local holiday parks (depending on availability).

A return shuttle bus service will pick up your group from your accommodation, and drop you off at the rugby festival venue approximately 1 hour before your kick off time. When all of your age group are ready to depart the rugby festival venue, please speak to a miTour member of staff and they will arrange your shuttle bus back to the holiday park.

Every person staying at the holiday park will receive an entertainment pass that can be used to access all on-site entertainment.

Each child playing in the event will receive a high-quality medal for their participation.

Every team that books with us will receive our mascot teddy bear in the post, and will automatically be entered in to our competition. Some excellent prizes are up for grabs including a complete team playing kit. Find out more

Tour Intinerary

This is how your weekend is structured:

After months of fundraising, arranging tour kits and generally getting excited, it’s time embark on your annual rugby tour.

Whether you are arriving by land, sea or air a friendly member of the miTour team will be on hand to welcome you to your chosen accommodation. Having received the keys to your accommodation for the next few days, you’ll be free to enjoy the extensive facilities available at your holiday park and relax into your surroundings ahead of a weekend of rugby action.

It’s the children’s time to shine as the Essex Rugby Festival kicks off at the impressive fields of Clacton RFC.

Your shuttle bus will collect your group from the holiday park to arrive at the festival site in plenty of time for your teams first kick-off. Your team will compete in the pool stages of the competition while the adults soak up the unique atmosphere of a miTour festival, and enjoy the hospitality of the host club.

Once your games are done for the day the shuttle bus will take you on the short trip back to your holiday park, where you can enjoy the rest of the evening and plot your team’s tactics for finals day tomorrow!

Depending on the age group, your team will take part in either a round-robin (U7-U11) or waterfall (U12 & U13) type competition, U14 and upwards usually play a knock-out format.

Presentations occur after your final game of the day, all players receive a high quality participation medal.

After presentations, it's time to head back to your holiday park to enjoy the park entertainment after an exciting 2 days of rugby fun.

Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye for another year as you make your way back with your club, with a head full of memories and a desire to do it all again next year!

Playing Rules

The Essex Challenge Rugby Festival
is played in accordance with the
RFU Governance and rules set out
in age grade rugby.

Where do we stay?

Excellent holiday park accommodation with fun for all of the family.

Parkdean Resorts, Naze Marine



Indoor pool

Food & drink




Nearby beach

Parkdean Resorts, Coopers Beach



Sports court

Indoor & outdoor pools


Entertainment centre


Nearby beach


What other rugby clubs thought of the Essex Challenge Rugby Festival

Well what a week end at Essex the boys and coaches had so much fun so thank you miTour for giving the boys great memories will see you nexts year.


All the U9 Southend team loved the weekend at Clacton. Only just recovering. So well organised and I felt like the miTour crew really knew us all; it was never "and who are you?" Thanks to amazing staff at the accommodation and at the festival. A great company - well done miTour!


We attended the Clacton RFC tour this weekend and was lovely to see our club hold such a great weekend of rugby with the help and organisation from miTour.