Richmond Park Bowls Club - Bournemouth
If you are looking for a fun and healthy leisure pursuit, with year round social activities consider
Richmond Park Bowls Club
We are situated in the Winton Recreational Ground, Fitzharris Avenue roadside, Winton, Bournemouth BH9 1BX.
Our six rink Bowls Green is professionally maintained throughout the year and arguably the best in Bournemouth, allowing for a high standard of bowling enjoyment.
We also offer a superb and comfortable Clubhouse with fully licensed bar and spacious seating area.
The members will always give you a warm welcome throughout the year and we offer "Try Bowls" FREE to anyone who feels they would enjoy playing this wonderful game.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE FROM £25. Why not contact us for full details.
We look forward to seeing you.
2017 MEMBERSHIP NOW OPEN
Membership Coffee morning 10am Saturday 25 March 2017
SATURDAY 15TH APRIL 2017
A Message from your President
The 2017 season finds me once again as your President, coupled with recently having received the honour of Life Vice President. May I take this opportunity to thank all members for this honour.
Richmond Park is a club we can all be proud of, so let's make this an enjoyable and successful year.
To all new members I extend a very warm welcome, please join in the activities.
I wish all members the best of health and good weather to enjoy your bowling.
Bowls Season &
During the Bowls Season April to September the Club is open daily 10am to late holding various activities and events - "Try Bowls", open days, club mornings for Ladies on Tuesday and Saturday, and Thursday evenings for Men.
There are League Matches every Thursday for Ladies, Saturday for Men, plus a mixed Triples League on Tuesday.
Members can enjoy the usual friendly "Roll ups", plus visiting touring club matches. There are also open competitions controlled by Hampshire County and Bournemouth and District B.A.
The Headquarters of the Bournemouth and District Bowling Association is and has for many years been incorporated at Richmond Park Bowls Club.
Social functions and special days are well organised by the Club Committee.
Throughout the season touring bowls clubs come to Richmond Park to play in mixed Friendly matches.
One such club was the Chelsea Pensioners Bowls Club. It was a privilege for us to meet and play against these wonderful retired soldiers and they very kindly invited us back to their beautiful grounds where we were treated to a lovely meal and a very competitive game of bowls.
Another such privilege was awarded to us by the Metropolitan Police (Mounted Police Horse division). Their bowl's club has frequently visited Richmond Park and they kindly invited us to play in a return match at Imber Court allowing us to visit the Police Horse Training Stables where we were thrilled to meet the beautiful police horses. Another visit was to Windsor Castle to play against the Royal Household.
So not only do we have the opportunity to play on our own lovely green we also have days out playing on other special greens and meeting fellow bowlers.
Richmond Park has County Badged players who are regularly selected to play for the County - so we are a very competitive club as well as being sociable.
Our calendar is always full and as a member you can play as much or as little as you wish. Social nights have included a 1940's night (see photos on right), musical evening and a steel band to name just a few. These have been accompanied by fish and chips or buffet meal. They have all proved to be great fun.
During the winter months we hold indoor events which include whist drives, military whist, darts, board games and short mat bowls - so you would never be short of things to enjoy. So why not come along to see us.
Winter events are held in the Clubhouse from October - March
Weds 10am to 12pm
Darts, Card and Board Games
Thurs & Fri's 2pm to 4pm
Short Mat Bowls
1st & 3rd Saturdays 2pm
2nd, 4th, 5th Saturdays 2pm
These events are open to non-members. Just come along on the appropriate day and time.
You will find a warm welcome.
Tea, coffee and biscuits always available.