The Rhinos Challenge – Rugby League Tours at Butlins Skegness

If you’re looking for an action packed, exciting tour for your rugby league team, then look no further.

The Rhinos Challenge combines a professionally organised rugby league festival for U7 – U15 boys teams and U12 & U14 girls teams from all over the UK, the superb touring facilities provided at Butlins award winning resort in Skegness, and a spectacular celebrity presentation ceremony to close the festival.

The festival itself is staged at Wainfleet Road Sports Ground and Skegness Academy in Skegness and Swifts JFC in Ingoldmells. All venues are less than 3 miles from Butlins. Please note that Festival venues are subject to change.

Butlins Skegness

All teams are accommodated at Butlins resort in Skegness for the duration of the festival. It’s the perfect base for an action packed tour. After an exciting day at the pitches, Butlins has a huge variety of sports and leisure facilities, superb evening entertainment venues and great places to eat and drink.

There’s the £15million sub tropical Splash Waterworld with flumes, wave machines and daredevil rides, the Funfair with free rides, the Multi-Sports Court with football and basketball courts, Aerial Rope Course with climbing wall and zip wire, Go Kart Track, Adventure Golf, Ten Pin Bowling, onsite Cinema and much more*. There’s even a Health Spa for all the mums on tour!


When the sun goes down, a buzz of excitement goes around the resort. Some of the UK’s most talented performers appear in the premier entertainment venues. With names and faces you’ll recognise from TV, tribute acts and live bands too, your team can enjoy the hottest entertainment every night…all included in the price!

There’s a great range of quality accommodation on resort. 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 a bathroom, the apartments are fully equipped with everything you could need on tour.

Butlins’ half board meal packages are always an extremely popular option for teams on tour. Half board includes a full English breakfast and a 3 course evening meal. 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 young rugby players!

Don’t forget, included with your accommodation booking are all costs associated with staging the festival. Also included are full entertainment passes, which give you free entry to the premier evening entertainment venues, Splash Waterworld with flumes, rides and slides, and entry to the onsite Funfair with free rides.


So, if you’re looking for the ultimate rugby league touring experience for your players, families and supporters, then look no further, it doesn’t get any better than the Rhinos Challenge at Butlins Skegness.

2018 Tournament Information

  • Fri 11 – Mon 14 May 2018
    (Festival matches played on Saturday & Sunday)

    Age Sections & Festival Format

    U7: 5-a-side (RFL Primary Rules)

    U8: 6-a-side (RFL Primary Rules)

    U9-U15: 9-a-side

    U12 & U14 Girls: 9-a-side

    (Mixed teams permitted in U8 – U11 age sections)

    Team Entry Fees

    There are no team entry fees to the Rhinos 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.

    • 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 grades and sizes of unit are subject to availability.
    • 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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