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Welcome to Helmsley Bowling Club


Bowling is one of the world’s most under-appreciated sports. It’s absorbing; it’s complex; it’s great fun; and in North Yorkshire, there is no better place to play it than Helmsley.

For over 80 years, this superbly manicured green - with its views over the ancient castle - has been home to Helmsley Bowling Club. 

Every year, from April and September, the place comes alive to the sound of hard-fought competition between a membership which ranges in age from their 40’s to the 80’s. And all you need to join them is……a pair of flat shoes!

I couldn’t believe how brilliant the game was,” says one of the 2022 intake. “Why didn’t I find it years ago?

If you’re a complete beginner, Helmsley Bowling Club is the perfect place for you. We have qualified coaches, and we’ve a happy, vibrant social side too. If you’re a seasoned competitor, we’re also the ideal home for you. We field teams in three leagues; run thriving club knockouts AND play host to visiting teams up to County level.

If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing a whole world of joy,” says Club Chair Bill Jones. “A great sport; a stunning place to play; great company. What’s not to like?”

Don’t take our word for it. Contact our secretary Lucy Johnson and fix up an hour's trial

We promise you. You’ll be hooked.