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Outdoor Bowls

The outdoor bowls season runs from April to the end of September each year. The following Gateshead Council parks have outdoor bowling greens with clubs that use the greens to take part in social and competitive bowls:

  • Birtley Town Green, Durham Road, Birtley DH3 1NX
  • Birtley Welfare Park, Ravensworth Road, Birtley DH3 1EJ
  • Chase Park, Front Street, Whickham NE16 4AE
  • Crawcrook Bowling Green, Garden House Park, Crawcrook, NE40 4PW
  • Derwent Park, Burhope Field Road, Rowlands Gill NE39 2HG
  • Dunston Park, Dunston Road, Dunston NE11 9PL
  • Felling Park, Davidson Street, Felling NE10 9NU
  • Ferndene Park, Main Road, Ryton NE40 3RR
  • Greengates Park, Pine Road, Blaydon NE21 5BN
  • Greenside Park, Woodside Road, Ryton NE40 4AD
  • Heworth Welfare Park, Colpeth, Felling NE10 9DS
  • Kibblesworth Park, Coltspool, Kibblesworth NE11 0TW
  • Marley Hill Park, Gateshead Road, Marley Hill NE16 5DW
  • Oliver Henderson Park, Whinbrooke, Felling NE10 8DT
  • Saltwell Park, Saltwell Road, Gateshead NE8 4SF 

Indoor Bowls

The indoor bowls season starts in September and runs to April in the following year. Indoor bowls can be played at: 

Gateshead Indoor Bowling Centre
Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4EA
Tel: 0191 433 5750 


Club Details

The clubs listed below provide playing opportunities for adults, and some also run sessions for young people. League fixtures and practise sessions are usually held in afternoons and early evenings Monday to Friday. For more information contact the club secretaries below: 


Birtley Town BC

Mr A W Middleton 

Tel: 0191 4921814
Blaydon and Bleach Green BC

Mr K Foster

Tel: 0191 4140417 
Bleach Green Ladies BC 

Mrs M Elvin

Tel: 0191 4141174 
Cotegarth BC

Mr B Jackson

Tel: 0191 4693836 
Felling Vets BC Mr B Bailey

Tel: 0191 4385933

Gateshead Borough BC

Mr J Humphries 

Tel: 0778 4239943 
Heworth BC

Mr B Bailey 

Tel: 0191 4385933 
Heworth Ladies BC 

Mrs I Bolton

Tel: 0191 4203683 
Kibblesworth BC

Mr K Emmerson 

Tel: 0191 4877711 
Kibblesworth Ladies BC 

Mrs D Gregory 

Tel: 0191 4105624 
Leam Lane BC 

Mr A Averill 

Tel: 0191 4385321 
Leam Lane Ladies BC 

Mrs M Newton

Tel: 0191 4698554 
Park Towers BC

Mr J Meldrum 

Tel: 0191 4770500 
Ravensworth BC

Mr P Connelly 

Tel: 0191 4211403 
Ravensworth Ladies BC 

Mrs M Small 

Tel: 0191 4776720 
Rowlands Gill BC 

Mr G Lowes 

Tel: 0120 7543441 
Ryton Ladies BC 

Mrs S Musgrove 

Tel: 0191 3709357 
Ryton Tower BC

Mr R Hall 

Tel: 0166 1832761 

Ryton Vets BC

Mr. I Lishman  Tel: 0191 4133463
Saltwell BC

Mr W Anderson 

Tel: 0191 4773630 




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