Hampden Park (Eastbourne) Bowling Club
Welcome to Hampden Park Bowling Club’s website. The club is affiliated to Bowls England and Sussex County Bowls. Founded in 1912, the club is ideally situated in Eastbourne's largest park, with great walks around the lake and woods.
Playing Ladies, Mens and Mixed matches, we have a comprehensive fixture list against local clubs and entertain touring teams from various parts of the UK. We run competitions throughout the summer and bowlers of all levels are encouraged to take part. In addition we have roll-ups on most non match days which we regard as an important part of our club activities, helping to maintain the friendly atmosphere for which the club is renowned.
We also play short-mat bowling on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the winter months.
The club has ample and convenient free parking for both members and visitors.
If you want to try something new and are looking for a healthy, relaxing or competitive form of exercise then look no further, join Hampden Park Bowling Club and take advantage of our free introductory lessons. New members are always welcome, be they experienced bowlers or absolute beginners. We can provide you with bowls, all we ask is that you wear flat soled shoes. If you have any questions or you’d like to book a free lesson, pop in or give us a call on 01323 500460. Hampden Park Bowling Club is open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm from April to September and Tuesday and Friday mornings during the winter months.
Having two great greens and a good clubhouse, we pride ourselves on our ability to facilitate visiting bowls clubs . More importantly you are guaranteed to find a warm and friendly atmosphere with a great group of bowlers and friends alike. Hampden Park is always pleased to welcome touring teams and should you require more information then contact Kay, our Match Secretary. ([email protected]).
The holiday town of Eastbourne is reputed to enjoy more sunshine and dry weather than anywhere else in the UK, thanks to the shelter of the South Downs, the UK's latest National Park. The town is blessed with a range of quality accommodation, from luxury seafront hotels to the humble B&B, almost all of which welcome bowls tours. If you are wanting advice on where to stay we can always put you in touch with hotels recommended by previous tourists.
Eastbourne has 6 bowling clubs, four of which support two greens, so a tour to Eastbourne need not venture far from base. That said, there are several bowling clubs within 30 minutes’ drive that are keen to welcome tourists. In the unlikely event of inclement weather, Eastbourne has two full sized indoor rinks, either of which I’m sure would welcome a few frustrated bowlers on almost any wet summer afternoon.
After bowling Eastbourne offers the perfect place to relax; you can take in a show at one of the town's theatres, enjoy a bandstand concert or just take a stroll on the seafront and pier. The Sovereign Harbour Marina is always worth a visit should you want to dream and pick out your new "Gin Palace" cruiser in time for your lottery win.
Alternatively, if you crave a bit of culture there is the Towner Contemporary Art Gallery. And we must not forget the Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, built on the seafront to keep Napoleon at bay and now housing 200 years of history and the largest military collection in the South East.