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 I 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.