Gildredge Park Bowls Club
We have three types of membership
Full membership costs £125 per year and gives full access to all amenities at the bowls club and covers both playing and social activities.
Social membership costs £30 per year give full access to all the amenities of the club but as a non-player
Junior membership aged u18 costs £30 and gives full access to all amenities at the bowls club and covers both playing and social activities
Membership runs Jan 1st to Dec 31st. Cost is reduced for a part-year. if you join during the summer
Gildredge Park Bowls Club is an equal opportunity club and welcomes everyone,
regardless of race, age, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
Advantages of membership
No green fees. Unlike many clubs you do not have to pay additional rink fees every time you bowl on the greens.*
Twelve rinks over two greens
Open 10 to 5 and some evenings so plenty of opportunity to play
Free coaching by qualified coaches
Free parking in the club's own car park close to the town centre
All year-round activities - outdoor bowling in the summer, short mat in the winter, and a vibrant social programme
Large club house that can accommodate over 100 people
*small additional costs are payable for competition entries, some away matches, and for winter activities
Join us for a free introduction to bowls. All you need is a pair of flat-soled shoes - we provide everything else.
Phone or email Marilyn Doust who will be pleased to arrange for you to visit.
01323 739079 or 07941 755338
Our coaches will give you up to four free sessions to get you started and feel comfortable playing.
Our regular club events include relaxed roll-ups, friendly games, and competitive leagues and tournaments. The club has a large social programme including coffee mornings, bridge, table tennis, short mat bowls, and much more.
Social membership gives access to all the amenities at the club but as a non-player. Social members can enjoy our extensive programme of activities, volunteer for tea duty or at the bar, or delight sitting in the sunshine and watching their family or friends bowl.
Find out more about the social side of our club by looking at the social pages of this website, and following us on Facebook.
Our social co-ordinator Petina Hapgood would be pleased to chat. Email her at
Gildredge Park Bowls Club offers the experienced player an extensive programme of leagues, competitions and matches against visiting clubs. Our bowlers regularly play in town leagues and competitions, as well as county and national competitions. The club has a proud record of champion bowlers.
Our club captains will be pleased to chat if you have any questions or want to find out more.
Ladies' Captain Carol Heasman
Men’s Captain David Forge
We welcome junior players. We offer free coaching, whether you are new to bowls or you already know how to play and want to improve. Our junior membership for under 18s gives access to all the club's facilities at a low cost.
We support Bowls England in their push to encourage more younger people to take up bowls. Many national and international players are young. Bowls will feature strongly at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham so now is a great time to get involved. Take a look at the Bowls England website