Fri, 28 May | Ilminster Bowling & Tennis Club

Bowls National Open Weekend - Fun Friday

Ilminster run free open days each year to encourage new people to take up a fantastic sport which can offer so much enjoyment to so many people. The club can support you with free coaching. Due to restrictions this event is limited to 30 people - please register on this link
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Time & Location

28 May, 12:00 – 14:00
Ilminster Bowling & Tennis Club, Shudrick Ln, Ilminster TA19 0BN, UK

About the Event

Our research shows that over 20% of bowlers begin playing off the back of club open days.  With this insight, support from counties and following the success of our Let’s Roll marketing initiative, plans are already underway for a national recruitment initiative ear-marked for the Spring Bank Holiday of the 2021 season (Friday 28th to Monday 31st May).

Our insight suggests that this is the optimal time as it will give clubs a few weeks of the season to prepare and promote their activity, greens to be up to speed to ensure a better experience for potential new recruits and (hopefully) warmer weather than is usually experienced earlier in the season to attract the widest possible audience.

With a window of four days for the national campaign rather than a single day, we trust this will enable clubs to organise activity that best fits within their club’s calendar. For example any activity on the Friday night could lend itself to a ‘social’ event whilst a Saturday or Sunday morning session may be more attractive to families.

It will be for clubs themselves to determine exactly what day/times suit them – there is no expectation that clubs will organise activity on every day.  Bowls England’s role will be to provide guidance on how to run your National Open Weekend experience, resources to support every affiliated club that signs up and training for club volunteers.  We will support your efforts with a national media campaign so together we can grow participation within our clubs.

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Ilminster Bowling & Tennis Club

Shudrick Lane,



TA19 0BN

Tel: 01460 52268


Bar Opening Hours From 12th April 2021:


Mon: 11 am - 9 pm

Tues: 11 am - 9 pm  

Wed: 11 am - 9 pm

*Thu: 11 am - 9 pm

*Fri: 11 am - 9pm

*Sat: 11:00 - 9 pm

*Sun: 11:00 - 7pm

*The club facility will stay open past 9 pm - depending on members using club on this evening 

Bar Opening Hours From 19th April - 17th May 2021:

Mon:Closed All Day  

Tues:11 am - 9 pm  

Wed: 11 am - 9 pm 

*Thu: 11am - 9pm 

Fri: 11 am - Close

*Sat: 11:00 - 9 pm

Sun: 11:00 - 7pm

*The club facility will stay open past 9 pm - depending on members using club on this evening 

Club Hours - To be reviewed after 17th May - Step 3 lock-down review 

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