Enjoy a game of Lawn Bowls at Moordown Club Open Day

Join Home Instead Poole at Moordown Bowling Club Open Day and discover the joys of lawn bowls for all ages.

With the gentle roll of a ball and the fresh spring air, the age-old game of lawn bowls is making a spirited comeback. Moordown Bowling Club – proudly sponsored by Home Instead Poole – is throwing open its doors to the community for an Open Day.

What: Open Day at Moordown Bowling Club 

When: Sunday, 19th May 2024

10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where: Moordown Bowling Club, Endfield Rd, Moordown, Bournemouth BH9 1TH

From 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, we warmly invite older adults, their families and friends of all ages and skill levels to come along and enjoy a game of bowls. You can also enjoy light refreshments, cakes for sale and a tombola. Whether you’re dipping your toes into the sport or boasting years of bowling prowess, this is an event not to be missed!

Why Lawn Bowls?

Let’s run through some of the great reasons to try this sociable and active hobby! Lawn bowls is an outdoor (and sometimes indoor) activity that promotes both physical movement and social interaction – two vital ingredients for a happy and healthy life. At Home Instead Poole, we constantly see the positive impact engaging in hobbies, like bowls, can have on our clients’ lives. Offering gentle exercise, it’s a sport that keeps the body in motion without the strain of high-impact activities – perfect as we get older. 

Moreover, the social aspect is just as important; joining a club like Moordown is a great way to develop new friendships, enjoy team camaraderie and even some gentle competition. There’s the chance for friendlies, league competitions and club nights for members. 

At our Home Instead office in Poole, we’re committed to nurturing these connections. We believe in the joy that comes from learning a new skill or reigniting an old passion, and playing lawn bowls fits the bill!

Why Lawn Balls

Fun facts about Lawn Bowls in England and Dorset

Did you know that England has a rich history with the game of lawn bowls, stretching back to the 13th century? Its earliest forms were played in the Roman Empire, and it has changed and evolved over the centuries. The game as we know it today began to take shape in 13th century England. It grew in popularity, especially among British monarchs—although it has been banned by Edward III and other kings because it was believed to distract from archery practice, which was crucial for national defense.

Lawn Bowls have been featured in the Commonwealth Games since 1930 and was part of the Olympics only once, during the 1900 Paris Games. Since then, despite its popularity in certain Commonwealth countries and its regular presence in international competitions like the World Bowls Championships and the Commonwealth Games, lawn bowls has not been reintegrated into the Olympic program.

Here in Dorset we are lucky to have many bowls clubs, and the sport is a popular pastime locally. Our county is also known for hosting various bowls tournaments and competitions that attract players from across the region and the UK.

Join the Celebration at Moordown Bowling Club

We’re more than excited to see you at Moordown Bowling Club, on Endfield Road. If you’re new to lawn bowls, you might have questions. “Do I need special equipment?” or “How will I learn to play?” Don’t worry on the Open Day, the club will provide all the necessary equipment. We only ask that you wear flat shoes. Friendly members are keen to guide newcomers and share their love of the game. There’s no pressure, just pleasure!

Come down to Moordown Bowling Club on 19th May, where everyone is welcome. Home Instead Poole is thrilled to support this Open Day, ready to bowl? We look forward to meeting you there! 

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