Rugby Tours at Butlins Minehead, Somerset

The Tigers Challenge

Over 200 youth and mini rugby teams from all over the UK joined us at the 2018 Tigers Challenge in Minehead and the feedback couldn’t have been better….it’s the perfect choice for rugby clubs who are looking for an action packed end of season tour.

The Tigers Challenge combines a professionally organised rugby tournament for U7 – U14 boys teams and U13 – U15 girls teams, the superb touring facilities provided at Butlins award winning resort in Minehead, and a spectacular celebrity presentation ceremony to close the festival.

The festival is staged at Minehead Barbarians RFC, Minehead Middle School and Butlins Sports Field. All venues are within 1 mile of Butlins and complimentary shuttle buses are provided throughout the weekend.

Butlins Minehead

Butlins Minehead is something of a jewel in the crown for the Tigers Challenge. Located right on the beach, yet on the doorstep of the great wilderness of Exmoor National Park, it really is a magnificent setting for a UK rugby tour.

After an exciting day of action at the pitches, the onsite facilities at Butlins are fantastic for children of all ages and adults alike. There’s a huge variety of sports and leisure activities, the Splash Waterworld with flumes, slides and wave machines, superb evening Entertainment venues and great places to eat and drink. There’s the Aerial Rope Course with the stomach churning ‘leap of faith’ and climbing wall, Multi-Sports Court, Fairground with free rides, Cinema, Go-Kart Track, Adventure Golf, Ten Pin Bowling…. we could go on!



The evening entertainment is another key factor which sets Butlins apart from all other holiday centres. There’s a huge range of entertainment on offer in the premier entertainment venues.

From top TV and music stars, to brilliant daytime shows and spectacular evening events, there’s amazing entertainment for the whole family at Butlins.

There’s a full range of accommodation in Standard, Silver, Gold and Deluxe grades on offer to suit all budgets. If your club like a bit of luxury on tour, the new £12million West Lakes Village will be a beautifully serene place to rest your head after a day of action at the Tigers Challenge.

The apartments at Butlins are ideal for families, providing everyone with enough space to relax in comfort. With separate lounge and kitchen areas, 2 or 3 bedrooms and bathroom, the apartments are fully equipped with everything you could need on tour.

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Butlins’ half board dining plans are always popular with our teams on tour. There’s a great range of food on offer and you can go back for more as many times as you like, perfect for hungry kids and adults after a day at the pitches.

So, if you’re looking for an action packed touring experience in the South West that your players are sure never to forget, join us at the Tigers Challenge at Butlins Minehead.

2018 Tour Information

  • Fri 4 May – Mon 7 May 2018

    (May Day Bank Holiday Weekend)

    Team Entry Fees:
    U7: 4-a-side There are no team entry fees to the Tigers Challenge. All costs associated with the festival are included in the accommodation charges. It is a condition of entry to the festival that accommodation for your whole party, including players, family members, coaches and supporters, must be booked through ESF Events.
    U8: 6-a-side
    U9: 7-a-side
    U10: 8-a-side
    U11: 9-a-side
    U12: 12-a-side
    U13: 13-a-side
    U14: 15-a-side
    U13 GIRLS: 12-a-side
    U15 GIRLS: 15-a-side
    • Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of booking. Click here.
    • All members of your party (players, coaches, parents, supporters etc) must book their accommodation through ESF Events Ltd.
    • Accommodation Prices are per person (Inc. VAT) for 3 nights accommodation.
    • Accommodation grades and sizes of unit listed above are subject to availability.
    • Additional grades of accommodation may be available.
    • Accommodation upgrade options, such as sea views, balconies and patios may be available for an additional charge.
    • Full under-occupancy charges apply if the minimum occupancy is not reached. i.e. if 3 guests book a 4 berth unit of accommodation, they will have to pay for 4 guests.
    • *A moderate charge may apply to some facilities.

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