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Played outdoors on a flat square of grass, or indoors on an artificial surface, bowls involves throwing/rolling a ball to end up as close to a target as possible.

See Also:
Petanque

An Overview of Bowls

Bowls truly is the sport for all - all ages, all sexes and all abilities.

There are many different formats of the game recognised – flat green outdoor, flat green indoor, crown green and short mat – so there are plenty of opportunities for you to give it a go.

Bowls is also a relatively cheap game compared to other sports, whether you choose to join an indoor or outdoor club, or 'pay and play' at your local park.

Find Bowls Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

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Just Bowl

Just Bowl is a new, innovative and exciting offer that encourages individuals of all ages but particularly those 60 years and over, to get active.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

Bowls England

Contact Name
Bowls England General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@bowlsengland.com
Contact Telephone
01926 334609

British Crown Green Bowling Association

Contact Name
Bowls England General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@bowlsengland.com
Contact Telephone
01926 334609

English Indoor Bowling Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
enquiries@eiba.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01664 481900
Black Swan Bowling Club

Black Swan Bowling Club

A friendly but successful crown green bowling club in Harrogate offering social and league bowling. Open to all members of the community. Suitable for all ages and genders from 8 to 80 plus. Coaching and equipment can be provided for individuals or groups

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Boroughbridge Bowls Club

Lawn green bowls.

Easingwold Pickleball

Easingwold Pickleball

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Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Two or four players
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North Yorkshire Short Mat Bowling Association

North Yorkshire Short Mat Bowling Association

We are an Association of Short Mat Clubs (currently 43) situated in North Yorkshire tasked with providing opportunities to participate at county/national level and to provide support and advice to our members

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Sowerby Flatts Bowling Club

Lawn Bowling Club, providing social and competitive bowling

City of York Council Sport and Active Leisure

City of York Council Sport and Active Leisure

The Sport and Active Leisure team at the City of York Council provide support to local clubs and organisations regarding the sporting provision across the city. This includes providing information to York residents, signposting them to sporting opportunit

Crown Green Bowling

Crown Green Bowling

Social and League bowling. Learner sessions run by members.

Bowls England Coaching Bursary

Bowls England Coaching Bursary

Coaching Bursary Scheme to assist members of affiliated clubs who wish to obtain a Coach Bowls qualification.

Bowls England Development Loan

Bowls England Development Loan

Development Loans are available for Bowls clubs affiliated with Bowls England and relates to any item such as clubhouse improvements, fencing, car parks and changing rooms and loans of up to £20,000 (free of interest), repayable over up to eight years, are available.