Leisure, parks & wellbeing

Bowling greens

Bowls is a game for all ages and levels, whether you’re an experienced bowler or a beginner who would like to try something new.  As well as the physical benefits of gentle exercise and improving coordination, the social aspect of the game improves mental wellbeing and community connectedness. 

Two people bowling on Circular Green

If you've never bowled before and it's something you'd like to try, we have 15 free greens across 7 venues in Liverpool.

Bowling green venues are listed below and you can drop in during the advertised hours to view facilities and speak to a member of the team to find out more. They'll be happy to speak to you about joining the club, taking part in casual bowling or new club formation.

Bowling season normally runs from April to mid October, subject to change.

New members and beginners are welcome at all clubs.

Bowling green venues

Moor Lane Bowling Greens, Walton Hall Park, L4

Two greens with pavilion on site.

  • Rice Lane Bowling Club: Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm
  • Rice Lane Ladies: Wednesday, 1pm to 5pm
  • Walton Vets: Thursday, 12pm to 5pm

Springwood Recreation Ground Bowling Greens, Longcroft Avenue, L25

Two greens with pavilion on site.

  • Mather Avenue Bowling Club: Wednesday 12pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 9pm
  • Mather Avenue Bowling Club: Thursday and Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
  • Springwood Bowling Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm to 5pm

Long Lane Recreation Ground Bowling Greens, Garston Old Road, L19

Two greens with pavilion on site.

  • Garston Pensioners Bowling Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm to 4pm
  • Garston Ladies: Wednesday 1.30pm to 4pm
  • LMS (A): Monday and Wednesday, 1pm to 3.30pm
  • LMS (A and B): Thursday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
  • LMS (Men's): Friday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Cressington: Wednesday (alternate weeks), 1.30pm to 4pm
  • Arncliffe: Wednesday and Friday, 6.30pm to 9pm
  • Arncliffe: Saturday, 2pm to 4.30pm

Circular Road Bowling Green, Circular Road East, L11

One large circular green with pavilion on site.

  • Priory Road Ladies Bowling Club: Alternate Mondays and Wednesdays, 1pm to 4pm

Wavertree Mystery Park Bowling Greens, Grant Avenue entrance, L15

Two greens with pavilion on site

  • Grant Avenue Ladies Bowling Club: Tuesday (practice sessions), 1.30pm to 4pm
  • Grant Avenue Ladies Bowling Club: Alternate Wednesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Walton Hall Park Bowling Greens, Walton Hall Avenue entrance, L4

Three greens with pavilion on site.

  • Walton Hall Pensioners: Tuesday 12pm to 5pm

Calderstones Park Bowling Greens, Calderstones Road entrance, L18

Three greens with pavilion on site.

  • Harthill Men's: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1pm to 4pm
  • Harthill Ladies: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1pm to 4pm
  • Calderstones Ladies: Monday and Wednesday, 1pm to 4pm
  • Belvedere: Saturdays, 12pm to 5pm

Casual bowling

Access to bowling greens for casual bowling can be arranged by calling into reception at one of the Lifestyles fitness centres listed below.

A £5 key deposit and contact details will be required before issuing a key to access the green areas only. Key deposit will be refunded on return of the key.

Scheduled bowling is prioritised over casual bowling at all times, so please take note of the club times listed above to avoid disappointment.

Access to bowling greens for casual use

  • Circular Road Greens: Access via Lifestyles Ellergreen
  • Wavertree Mystery Greens: Access via Liverpool Tennis Centre
  • Walton Hall Park Moor Lane and Walton Hall Avenue greens: Access via Lifestyles Alsop
  • Garston Park greens: Access via Lifestyles Garston
  • Calderstones Park: Open access to greens available.