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

It is a game that takes just seconds to learn - and the rest of your bowling career to master.  

Indoors and outdoors – the aim of the game is simple. Get your bowls as close as possible to a small white ball called the ‘jack’.

It might sound easy, but the fact that the bowls do not travel in a straight line seriously adds to the tactical challenge.

Why is it good for me?

Bowls is a social game you can enjoy at any age, and with no experience – all clubs will encourage anyone wanting to learn or develop their skills.

You can also can play all year round – indoor bowls in the winter and out on the greens in the summer.

How much does it cost?

The cost varies between clubs but you can go and play a social game of bowls from £2.50 an hour! 

What equipment do you need?

Most clubs provide bowls for you to use, all you need to wear is comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for walking on the greens.

Getting started

With more than 2,500 clubs across England, there's bound to be one near to you.  Bowls England have a club finder on their website (link below).

Bowls is often available to play at local parks as well.