VIDEO: Animated short film promotes Devon for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Who’s as pumped as me about the 2015 Rugby World Cup being on home soil?

I’m planning on getting to Sandy Park for at least one of the group games while I’m working at our caravan parks in Devon. The stadium is just under an hour from South Bay Holiday Park, so it’s a wicked opportunity to go and watch some world class rugby!

While doing a bit of research on what fixtures are being held in Exeter, I stumbled across this funky little film from Visit England, promoting all the things to do in and around the city for World Cup visitors...

Some rugby fans will be teaming up their World Cup experience with caravan holidays in Devon, and this short animation film provides a snapshot of the activities they can get stuck in to between the matches.

These include cycling along the Exe Estuary Trail, exploring Dartmoor National Park and building sandcastles on Exmouth Beach.

Jeremy Brinkworth, project director Rugby World Cup 2015, Visit England, said: “Our animated short film has been designed to provide an irreverent, colourful yet informative preview of the sights, sounds and tastes of Rugby World Cup 2015 and what Exeter has to offer visitors."

The video is featured on www.heartofdevon.com and will be used by Visit England, Heart of Devon and Exeter City Council in promotional campaigns aiming to bring more day and overnight visitors to Exeter.

Chairman of the Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership, Derek Phillips, said: “We’re getting ready to welcome the world and rugby fans to Exeter and Devon."

"There’s going to be so much on offer that we want people to stay for longer, make a holiday of their Rugby World Cup 2015 and then spread the word about just what makes Exeter and Devon so wonderful."

If you haven’t done so already, there are still a few days to get yourselves registered for Rugby World Cup tickets. With Tonga, Italy, Namibia, Georgia and Romania all playing fixtures at Sandy Park, we should be in for some big-hitting, high scoring action!