Yorkshire Times
Weekend Edition
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
7:00 AM 5th April 2022

Rugby & Soccer Legends Bring Star Power To Algarve

Former captain of Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, Brian O’Driscoll, will step into the sunshine of Portugal this Easter, as he takes time to train with youngsters and their parents at Quinta do Lago on The Algarve.

The luxury resort is holding a Rugby Camp 11th-15th April, giving enthusiasts of the game a rare opportunity to train with the sporting legend.

Fun & high intensity, Quinta do Lago Holiday camps feature activities including Golf, Tennis, Dance, Football and Rugby, with most taking place at their multi-sports hub, The Campus, or, in the case of golf, at the Paul McGinley Academy.

Each session is led by a world-renowned celebrity coach along with other professional trainers who make use of the resort’s expert facilities and world-class weather.

Teeing off Easter in style, the resort is also offering golf lessons for juniors at the well-established Paul McGinley Academy.
Nestled in the spectacular Algarve, Easter at Quinta do Lago offers incredible opportunities for both children and adults to learn from professionals at the top of their field, while enjoying an Easter holiday experience that they will never forget.

For an accommodation option, enjoy special Easter offers at The Magnolia Hotel, with 20% off room rates for stays of three nights or more.

When booking a family cottage nestled amongst pine trees in the hotel grounds, children stay and eat free.

The wooden cabins are fitted with double bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, kitchenette and a private patio area.

Quinta do Lago Easter Highlights include:
Rugby Camp with Brian O’Driscoll

Coached by former captain for Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, Brian O’Driscoll, children can enjoy a world-class rugby experience at The Campus in Easter 2022. Brian will be coaching children as part of two-hour daily sessions over one week for an unforgettable Easter experience for little pros-to-be.

Quinta do Lago’s Rugby Camp with Brian O’Driscoll is running 11th-15th April 2022 with prices from 500EUR / £415 per week.

Football Escapes with Anton Ferdinand
The sporting fun doesn’t stop there as England International players and football heroes Michael Owen and Joe Cole, are on site to coach children for a world-class football experience at The Campus this spring. The iconic football duo will be coaching children as part of three-hour daily sessions over one week for an unforgettable Easter experience for little pros-to-be.

Football Escapes Camp with Anton Ferdinand is running 4th - 8th April 2022 with prices from 550EUR / £460 per week.

Dance Camp
This creative and unmissable Dance Camp is being run by Quinta do Lago’s top dance coaches and is available for children to learn a variety of styles, routines and tricks this Easter. A fun and welcoming environment ensures that even shy dancers put on their dancing shoes and show off a few moves.

Dance Camp is running 11th - 15th April 2022 with prices from 30 EUR / £25 per day.

100K Easter Bike Challenge
Guests can enjoy an active Easter with a fun 100K bike ride through the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park and the Algarve surroundings available through The Bike Shed.

Bike Challenge is running on 16th April 2022 with prices from 16 EUR / £13.

Easter Family Activities

For those with a sweet tooth, the traditional Quinta do Lago Easter Egg Hunt is back and in full swing at Koko this year and includes live music and children’s entertainment. Additional family activities taking place across the resort include Easter brunches and lunches, tennis camps, live music at the Shack Family Day, candle making, DIY pizza building, nature-themed treasure hunts, Field Days at The Campus and Easter themed mini golf.


The Magnolia Hotel ( ; +351 289 005 300) offers a Standard Double Room from €120/£105. The Family Cottages are available from €216/£188 per night on a B&B basis.