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Be active. Make friends. Support a village tradition. 



Hovingham Bowls Club has a history that goes back almost 90 years and we always offer a warm welcome to new members who want to help us continue the Club's proud sporting traditions and heritage. No matter where you live or whether you are an experienced bowler or want to try something different and learn the game, we will be delighted to hear from you.




  • It helps to keep you active, agile and healthy 

  • It's easy to learn.

  • It's much cheaper to play than other games like golf 

  • Women and men play on equal terms and it's very family friendly

  • You can play as much or as little as you wish in a relaxed village atmosphere with opportunities for social bowling and friendly competitive matches

  • It's very sociable and a chance to make new friends

  • Experienced players love to teach the game to others and you can borrow a set of bowls to get you started

  • You'll be making use of a unique facility in the Hovingham area and be supporting a traditional part of Ryedale's sporting heritage

  • It gets you out into the fresh air 

  • It's fun

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