Barefoot Bowling, Parramatta RSL

Parramatta RSL is home to a range of perfectly groomed greens, which are popular with senior lawn bowlers. But in recent times they've become popular with another group; the barefoot bowlers. 

Whether you want to do something different on your buck’s night, motivate staff with a team building experience or try something new with friends - a group activity of barefoot bowls is an ideal and unique way to have a laugh whilst also picking up a new skill.

Barefoot Bowling is enjoyable, affordable and accessible. And there is no better place to have a Barefoot Bowling social or corporate function than at Parramatta RSL. So get your feet on the grass and have some fun. It’s lawn bowls gone casual and a fantastic social event.

Here are some quick tips for beginner bowlers:

The larger black ball is called a bowl. The small white ball is the jack.

They are usually supplied by Parramatta RSL Club for your booking

The aim of the game is to get your bowl as close to the jack as possible.

Bowls are weighted so that they don’t roll in a straight line, but in a curve.

Each bowl has a small and large icon on each side. Always keep the small icon on the inside of your delivery.

You will play on a green (of very short grass) which is divided into rinks. There is a ditch on the outside of the green to catch badly delivered bowls.

You bowl from alternate ends, usually standing on a mat, which is supplied.


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Parramatta RSL is serviced by the free 'Loop' bus; the route includes Phillip Street restaurants, Parramatta Station, Westfield, Parramatta Park, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta Stadium, the Leagues and RSL clubs, and Eat Street (Church Street). 


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Visitor InformationVisitor Information

Corner Macquarie & O'Connell Sts Parramatta
Phone: (+612) 9633 5177

Disabled Access: Yes

On-Site Parking:

Parking Cost: free

Travel Instructions: Take Parramatta's free bus. Within walking distance of the Parramatta CBD. For those with cars, parking is available on site.

Free Entry: Yes

Adults: $10 each

Special Instructions/ Directions: Parking is across the road at the RSL's own parking station

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