Come along and have a look at what we may be able to do for you


This club is in a superb location and has arguably one of the best club facilities around with a modern brick built clubhouse and amenities. The club has a strong social culture and offers the opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of like minded people all the year round. Both beginners and established bowlers looking for new challenges will be made very welcome as will anyone just wanting to be part of a social group which meets regularly.

We also welcome young people who would like to have a crack at learning the skills and we have coaching sessions set aside just for that purpose. Bowls is not a game only played by the not so young and there are good opportunities for everyone to play at any time with lots of help at hand if it should be needed. So why not come along and have a look it will cost you nothing to try, and you may surprise yourself. We look forward to seeing you.

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It's location makes it an excellent stop for any touring teams when heading to or returning from the south coast being only 90 minutes coach travel from Bournemouth or Weymouth. Coach parking is often available close to the club at weekends. We have an excellent well stocked bar and a large kitchen that will provide cold or hot two course meals for up to 90 people as you may require, either served before or after the match. We are affiliated to the Dorset County Bowls association at

As a beginner, or if you have bowled sometime in the past, we have coaches who can offer their help. Before you join, we suggest 5 coaching sessions on Saturday or Sunday mornings at a total cost of £15.00. All you need at this stage are flat soled shoes or trainers.

Joining the Club If you would like to join our club we are making a specially reduced Membership Fee for your first year of £50.00. We will refund the £15 coaching charge provided you have completed the course.That's amazing - your first year is only £35.00.

As a new member you can come and practice any time from 10.00am when the rinks are available. A quick check in the club diary will provide all the information you need. Hopefully we will have found a friendly buddy to guide you and introduce you to other members and to the fun and games that are available. We have bowls that you can borrow and a second hand clothes rail that will help to get you started. Gillingham Bowling Club has lots of fun and games days such as the annual Presidents Day, tea drives at the beginning and end of the season and 'Ladies v Gents' which is always a good laugh. Friendly games are organised at home and away, cars are shared, and bowlers enjoy tea and biscuits or sandwiches and cakes with other clubs. Soon you have made even more friends to meet at return games.

Within the club there are many organised team games and competitions. Improvers enjoy these challenges and find them great fun too. There are loads of opportunities to play in different sections once you have acquired some skill. There are teams in Dorset Ladies League, Dorset Men's League, Wessex Mixed Triples and mixed fours, Percy Baker League for Gents over 65, together with county games and competitions.

Social Membership for non bowlers the fee is just £10 and entitles the member to join in all social events and support games at any time. 

The Junior Club meet on Thursdays after school between 4.00 pm - 5.15 pm for a little coaching, practice and games. Junior Membership is £10. As a team they can play in junior leagues and go on to county matches as well as joining in all the other club games and events. Gillingham senior school have bowling on the curriculum for all year 8 students about 240. We also hold an annual end of term Girls v Boys cup match.

OPEN DAYS We have set aside SATURDAY 4th MAY 2019 and SATURDAY 11th MAY from 10.00 until 16.00 When the club will be open to anyone of any age who wants to come along and give bowls a try - free coaching - just bring along a flat pair of shoes and we will do the rest !