Open Days - Sunday 29th May, 1-5pm and Thursday 2nd June 1-8pm

Addlestone Bowls a friendly community club with no dress code.  Last year we grew from just five members to forty.  Anyone is welcome to play with us, especially beginners. 

Following our National Award win, County Cllr. John Furey (Addlestone) has kindly helped our Club with some funding from his annual "Community Allocation" so we can put on two exciting days of bowls and more for the public.  Let's party a bit as a community after two tough years...

IT'S THE BIGGEST BOWLS OPEN DAY IN ENGLAND - SO PLEASE READ THE DETAILS...

  1. Addlestone Bowls will be providing 400 x free afternoon cream teas on these two days from our sponsor, The Ginger Bread Man Bakery.  All the family can come along, even the dog.  
  2. Commonwealth Games Squad Member for Birmingham 2022, Gill Platt, will be attending on Sunday 29th May to provide you with some basic coaching.  There will be other qualified coaches on hand to give you the best possible start.
  3. We will be offering you free entry into our Rookie Freeroll Tournament on 2nd June with £500 cash prize-money and other prizes, only for players new to bowls.  
  4. Also on 2nd June there will be a free glass of Prosecco with your free cream tea to toast the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee.  If the bowls doesn't quite hit the target, try Archery!  There will be a free introduction to Safer Archery by the croquet lawn next door to the Bowls Club with a chance to win yet more prizes.   Croquet will also be available to play on both days.
  5. If you want to continue playing at the Club after these two days, we will provide you with Provisional Membership during June for just £10.  If you like our Club and want to continue playing for the rest of the Season from July, we ask for an additional payment of £40 to upgrade to Full Membership.  In total you will be paying just £50, only half the usual annual membership fee and less than the price of 9 holes of golf at Foxhills!
  6. You will then be able to play whenever you like when Victory Park is open, with friends and family, not only in our Club informal "roll-ups" of members,  but even in friendly and competitive matches and internal competitions.
  7. We also offer a series of four free (optional) coaching sessions after the Open Days with our qualified Bowls Surrey coach, Carole. 
  8. We also offer a range of social activities, such as lunches, dinners, film nights and race nights.  There is a special lunch at Terra Brazil in Addlestone One for provisional and existing members to have a social get together on Monday 13th June (£10 special rate - usually £26), after some bowls at 1pm. 
  9. DIsabled players are welcome at these events.  We thank our friends at Egham Bowls Club for donating two Bowls Royce electric wheelchairs and also sets of coloured junior bowls for children.  There will be an opportunity for severely disabled bowlers to bowls using ramps at 2.30pm on Sunday 29th May.
  10. Contact Albert on 07427 664 600 or via email albert@addlestonebowls.com for more information and for media enquiries.  


Victory Park wins Bowls England’s “Story of The Year” 2022.

In 2020 he walked over 1,000 miles around the Park in Lockdown, aged 86.  In 2021 he painted the new boards around the green, twice, and much more.  In 2022 he has now won a prestigious national award out of 2,000 Bowls England affiliated clubs and from 150 nominations.  

The result was announced at the Bowls England Awards Ceremony in Leicester on 19th
February.

For "B.B.C. Radio Surrey" interview Click Here

For "That's TV" interview Click Here

For video of Barrie picking up award and dancing the night away Click Here

For Barrie and Albert discussing what the award means for the Club, on BBC Radio Click Here


We welcome Adults With Learning Difficulties on Mondays at 11am.

Our Club has a thriving Adults with Learning Difficulties section, in association with County Care, Addlestone.  Please come along.

Would your community group or business like their own bowls "away day" event?

For £20 a head (minimum 16) we can host a bowls afternoon for you, including an introductory session with some basic coaching, a competition among your group to establish its Champion bowler, and an afternoon cream tea (supplied by the Ginger Bread Man Bakery) with a raffle and prize-giving.  Pretty much everyone can try their hand at bowls.  It is a naturally inclusive sport.  We offer special rates for local community groups.  Businesses can also host brain-storming or executive team building sessions in our Listed Clubhouse, with tea / coffee provided along with whiteboards, flipcharts etc.  

Club votes 15-2 for values of "Accessibility", "Inclusivity" and "Financial Self-Sufficiency"

As a Club our members voted 15 votes to 2 in August 2021 for some basic values that will guide us in all our actions.  

* We believe, as a Council owned and maintained Club, that we should be accessible to all the community, what used to be called "Sport for All".  * We also believe that every member and spectators should be made to feel included, or "at home" within the Club, our definition of "Inclusivity".* Lastly, we believe we should not be a burden on the Council and local tax-payers, rather an asset for the local community.  "Financial Self-Sufficiency" is the surest way to ensure the future survival of our Club, at a time when bowls clubs are closing at an alarming rate up and down the country".

Disabled Bowls in Victory Park

The Club is committed to providing better facilities for disabled bowlers.  We have entered into a partnership with Surrey's Coalition for Disabled People who are advising us on making our facilities more accessible.  We also received advice and support from Disability Bowls England.  We are applying to the Community Foundation for Surrey and "Your Fund Surrey" (Surrey County Council) for funding to improve facilities, including two Bowls Royce Wheelchairs, Disabled Access to the Clubhouse and a "Changing Places Toilet" within new changing room facilities.  Currently there is a Disabled Toilet accessed with a Radar Key within 50 yards of the main entrance to the Club, under the Children's Nursery.  

Two bowling wheelchairs will be available at our Open Day and Party in the Park, kindly donated by Egham Indoor Bowls Club.  We are working with Surrey's Coalition for Disabled People to provide weekly bowling for local disabled bowlers, and this is likely to start in 2023, should our funding bids be successful.   If you have any questions or suggestions about disabled bowling in Victory Park, please contact Albert Tapper on 07427 664 600.

Pictured below - Disabled member Eva bowling from a wheelchair.

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Why join Addlestone Victory Park Bowls Club?

Cheaper Member Fees

Our annual subscriptions are just £100.  Join on our Open Day on Sunday 29th May 2022 or our Jubilee Tea Party in the Park on Thursday 2nd June for half price.

Play in the local League

Take on rivals Chertsey, Ottershaw and Heathervale in the competitive Runnymede League.  Play in Bowls Surrey and N.W.S. Comps.  Play in very friendlies.

A social game

Whether you are a champion bowler or not, we hope you will enjoy the game's social aspect, please expect lots of friendly banter at Addlestone Victory Park Bowls Club.

Be part of the biggest bowls story in England

We are  helping change the face of bowls.  If you want to be part of that story but can't play, please join us as a Social Member for just £10.  Contact Albert (07427 664 600.)

About Addlestone Victory Park Bowls Club, KT15 2AZ

Established in 1931, Addlestone Victory Park Bowls Club has produced many Surrey champions. But primarily we exist to provide social entertainment for the local community and healthy outdoor recreation and exercise. We are in historic Victory Park, Addlestone, the largest dedicated war memorial in the U.K. 

We welcome new players, including beginners.

2022 Season Dates: 23rd April - 19th September

Come in and have a go. We have sessions for newcomers Mondays and Thursdays and Saturdays from 1pm.

Bowls England Affiliation Number: 30301.