Indoor Bowls

Based inside Thornaby Pavilion is a regulation sized, indoor bowls facility with an excellent lounge area for those who prefer to watch rather than play! Home to a variety of leagues suitable for all abilities, including specialised equipment for those who need it, this indoor bowls facility provides an accessible and welcoming space for seasoned pros or complete beginners.

Disability Bowls

Thornaby Indoor Bowls Club encourages people of all abilities to participate in the game of indoor bowls. The club can provide specialised equipment to enable everyone to play bowls.


Thornaby Indoor Bowls club is located on the first floor of Thornaby Pavilion Leisure Centre in Thornaby Town Centre. External access to the club is via a gentle sloping wheelchair ramp or alternatively by a passenger lift located directly inside the automatically opening entrance doors. Watch the video on this page for how to access to venue.


Disabled car parking is available at the back of the centre which is approximately 200 metres from the main entrance.


Toilets are available in the bowls club and also within the leisure centre which provides disabled toilets and changing facilities.

Specific Session

The club provides monthly sessions for the blind & visual impaired as well as access to the green for roll up. Coaching can also be provided by one of our specialist coaches but must be booked in advance.


If you require any further information or require this information in large print please contact paul.bambrough@teesactive.co.uk

Thornaby Indoor Bowls Club encourages people of all abilities to participate in the game of indoor bowls

Bowling Arms

Extendable arms support bowlers who need to maintain a more upright position

Wheelchair Friendly

Access to a manually operated bowls wheelchair

Walking Stick Ferrules

We can provide walking stick ferrules to prevent damage to the bowling green

Bowls and Jack Lifter

An easy to use device to pick up and retrieve the bowls and jack

Shoe Hire

We can provide the correct footwear needed to access the green

Bowls Hire

We can provide you with bowls to enjoy playing

Your COVID Questions Answered

Roll Up Sessions

Please see the session days and times below and call Thornaby Pavilion on 01642 760971 to arrange your space before you arrive.


10:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 15:30

18:30 – 20:30


13:30 – 15:30

18:30 – 20:30


13:30 – 15:30

18:30 – 20:30


10:30 – 12:30

18:30 – 20:30


10:30 – 12:30

A social space to relax, unwind and enjoy spending time with friends

Bowls League

At our Indoor Bowls Club we offer a variety of memberships. Full Membership entitles the bowler to bowl at any time. Junior Membership allows the bowler to play in the adult leagues.

Sessions for Everyone

The club also provides monthly sessions for the blind and visually impaired, as well as access to the green for roll up. Coaching can also be provided by one of our specialist coaches but must be booked in advance. For more information on these sessions, or any of the information on this page, please submit a form below and a member of the team will get back to you shortly.


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