Palmerston Indoor Bowls

The Warmest Of Welcomes


Thank you for visiting our website. Here at Palmerston Indoor Bowls, Fareham we offer the chance for you to take part in a friendly and welcoming environment in which to participate in an extremely addictive sport. Whether you are new to bowls or are an experienced player, young or old, there is sure to be something here for you.

If you are looking to try it out, then you do not need to have any of the bowls or equipment. Here at Palmerston Indoor Bowls we have a large selection of bowls and bowling shoes which you can use to experience what it is about. We also have a number of specially adapted wheelchairs that can enable those with movement difficulties to participate.

Indoor Bowls Head

Bowls In A Nutshell

Bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls (“woods”) so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack”. It is played on a bowling “green” which may be flat (for “flat-green bowls”) or convex or uneven (for “crown green bowls”).

Members Playing in a Match

Opportunities For All

There are excellent opportunities for bowlers of all abilities to participate in this friendly sport in a variety of formats here at Palmerston Indoor Bowls Club.

Beginners usually start with the regular organized drives where teams are drawn out of the hat, so that you will quickly meet many new friends.

Many members participate in weekly League teams run throughout the season. There are regular friendly matches with other clubs where bowlers of all abilities are encouraged to take part. The more competitive bowlers enter club and national competitions in singles and teams, and the club captains select sides to play competitive matches in local leagues, regional and national team competitions. Members can also just get together and hire a rink. There’s a format to suit you whatever your preference.

The main winter season runs from September through to March. Many bowlers move to their outdoor clubs in the summer, but we still have an enthusiastic core who continue to enjoy their game indoors.

Social events include Race Nights, Themed Dinners, Cabaret Suppers, Quiz Nights, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Local charities are supported with special events - our President's charity this year is the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank. The Function Room is available for hire by members for family celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, retirements and other special occasions.

New members are always welcome, whatever experience and age. Beginner instruction is provided and we will endeavour to ensure you enjoy your bowling experience with us. Be warned, it can prove very addictive!

Palmerston is affiliated to the National, Regional and County Associations

Relaying Of The Bowls Surface

Our bowls surface was completely renewed in 2019. Here are some photos taken by Bryan Halsey.

Below is a short time lapse video of the whole process from start to finish.