Bowls England & Bowls Bash

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Whether you’re looking for a sociable place to make new friends; find a new sport to get into; or you’re on the hunt for for a fun activity for the whole family, Bowls could be the answer…

In this Play Bowls section, you’ll find lots of interesting information on why you should choose bowls, how to get started and tips on learning more about our great sport.

Bowls takes a second to learn, but a lifetime to master – so what are you waiting for?

Bowls Bash, London

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Bowls England, The Bowls Club, and the Bowls Development Alliance are joining forces to offer community groups free sessions to increase participation in lawn bowls in a fun and casual setting this summer.

And mixing Bowls England’s ‘Bowls Bash’ initiative with The Bowls Club’s summer event experience will give first-time bowlers an extraordinary way into the sport.

Bowls Bash is being rolled out in bowls clubs across the country, with Bowls England providing equipment and marketing resources for all affiliated clubs and Bowls Development Alliance supporting with training and community outreach.

Lawn bowls is not an old man’s game 

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Are you tired of feeling lonely and searching for a way to break free from the isolation? It's time to step out of your comfort zone and discover the incredible world of lawn bowling. Picture this: a vibrant local bowling club filled with friendly faces, laughter echoing across the greens, and a sense of belonging that will warm your heart. It may seem intimidating at first, but trust us, the moment you gather the courage to approach those club members and ask them to show you the art of lawn bowling, you'll be opening the door to a whole new chapter in your life.

Healthy options

Playing bowls provides mental stimulation, improving cognitive skills such as focus, concentration, and problem-solving. In summary, engaging in lawn bowls offers a holistic approach to fitness, combining physical exertion, mental agility, and social engagement, all of which contribute to a fit and healthy lifestyle.