TICKETS

How do I find out what events are taking place on each day?
You can head to our Schedule page here.

Can I buy tickets in advance? Or can I buy them on the door?

We recommend buying your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment and make great savings. Tickets can be purchased online via the link here available shortly. There may be queues to purchase tickets on the door and prices increase if bought on the gate.

Following it’s success last year, the offer for Club Groups will be running this year. For every five people you bring, you’ll receive a discount – so why not get a group together and cheer on your club and county representatives at the Finals? The club offer is exclusive to affiliated members of Bowls England and can be accessed via here shortly.

Any 18 and under ticket holder will be asked for proof of age. U16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Prices on the gate will be more expensive, see the price breakdown below.

Standard Days   Gold Days   Standard
On the gate 
Premium

On the gate

Adults  5.50 6.50 8.50 9.50
18 and under  2 2.50 3.50 4
Club Offer (Buy 5, get 1 free) 

 

5.50 6.50 N/A N/A
Event Pass   85 adult
25 child
85 adult
25 child
85 adult
25 child
85 adult
25 child
Hospitality 78 78 N/A N/A
Are children and young people’s tickets available?

Yes – daily tickets for people 18 years old and under are priced at just £2 for Standard Days and £2.50 for Premium Days if purchased in advance.

Event passes for all 18 days are just £25 for those aged 18 and under. Under 3s can enter free of charge.

Proof of age will be required for those aged 18 and under, and U16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I buy a ticket for the whole event?

Yes – you can purchase a pass for all 18 days of the tournament for only £85 for an adult ticket and £25 for those aged 18 and under.

What is a Premium Day?

Any day with a Championship or Inter-County Final is a Premium Day. The dates of the Premium Days are Sat 17, Tues 20, Wed 21, Thurs 22, Fri 23, Sat 24, Sun 25, Mon 26, Wed 28, Thurs 29, Fri 30 and Sun 1. The schedule can be accessed here.

Are my tickets transferable or refundable?

No. It is not possible to transfer a ticket from one day to another.

We will accept both printed and digital tickets on entry; however digital tickets downloaded to your phone’s wallet are preferable to reduce the environmental impact of the event.

Please note that each ticket will only scan once.

Refunds are not available.

Are there any ticket discounts or club rates available?

Advance tickets are priced at £5.50 for adults and £2 for U18 for Standard Days and £6.50 and £2.50 on Premium Days.

On the door prices are slightly increased at £8.50 for adults on Standard days and £3.50 for U18s and £9.50 for adults on Premium Days and £4.00 for U18s.

For just £85, you can purchase an adult ticket for all 18 days of the Finals, with U18s paying £25.

Returning to 2024 is the offer for Club Groups. For every five people you bring, you will receive the cheapest ticket FREE – so why not get a group together and cheer on your representatives at the Finals? The club offer is only available on advanced tickets and won’t be available on the gate.

We are not offering any further ticket discounts at this time.

Are hospitality tickets available?

Due to demand of the hospitality in 2023, we’re pleased to include hospitality package at the 2024 Aviva National Finals! Dive into a delectable food hamper, bought to you by local Award-winning retailer Farmer’s Fayre, and enjoy free light refreshments throughout the day at your exclusive hospitality area, The Extra End. All that food will give you the energy you need to take your place on the famous green of Victoria Park, as you try your hand at Bowls Bash – who knows, you might be playing next door to one of our international players!

You can find out more about what is included in our VIP packages here.

I have qualified for the Aviva National Finals, do I have a ticket granted?

All qualified players for the Aviva National Finals will receive free entry for the duration of the competition(s) they have qualified in.

What tickets are granted to teams that have qualified in Inter-County events?
White Rose 8 players + 2 reserves 2 team managers
Balcomb Trophy 8 players + 2 reserves 2 team managers
Middleton Cup 24 players + 4 reserves 2 team managers
Amy Rose Bowl 8 players + 2 reserves 2 team managers
Walker Cup 8 players + 2 reserves 2 team managers
Johns Trophy 24 players + 4 reserves 2 team managers
Can I reserve a seat in the stands?

Seats within the tiered seating areas are to be used on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved, unless you book our Hospitality package.

We respectfully request that people do not ‘reserve’ seats for friends/family who are not on site in fairness to all other spectators.

 

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I would like to get involved in volunteering at the event - how can I do this?

For more information about volunteering at the National Finals, please visit our volunteering page or contact volunteering@bowlsengland.com

Where can I find the draw for the Aviva National Finals?

The draws for the Aviva National Finals are available on our Competitions Portal here.

How do I know who is playing on which rink?

A schedule of who is playing when and on which rinks will be available in the Aviva National Finals programme and announced through the venue PA system.

What time do gates open and close?

Entry into the event will be possible from 8.00am. The gates will not be open before this time as the staff and volunteer team have to prepare the venue. The gates will close 30 minutes after the close of play.

What are the rough timings of the day?

As the schedule on every day is different, a schedule for more accurate daily timings will be available shortly. Please note timings are subject to change on a daily basis.

What is the Club Zone?

Returning for 2024, The Club Zone is a dedicated space within the Fan Zone of the Aviva National Finals that will host a range of free seminars throughout the event for club volunteers and spectators attending the Finals. The seminars will cover a wide range of topics; everything from Greens Maintenance to Safeguarding, Club Recruitment to How to become an Umpire, we have a range of sessions available. More information on the Club Zone and how to register for tickets will be available shortly.

Is there car parking?

Victoria Park will be open for car parking for the duration of the Aviva National Finals from 7:30am to an hour after the end of play.

The entrance to the car park is situated off the roundabout under the railway bridge between Princes Drive (CV31 3PH) and Park Drive.

Please note there is no access to the car park from Park Drive.

The fee for car parking, set by Warwick District Council, is £7 per day or £30 for a book of five tickets.

The parking passes are available from the car park attendant on the gate via card payment.

Please ensure that your vehicle has been removed from the car park by one hour after the close of play.

Please note, the car park is not managed by Bowls England and Bowls England will not be liable for any penalties you may incur from Warwick District Council if you do not remove your car by the closing time.

Whilst there is a limited amount of designated parking for Blue Badge holders in the event car park, a drop-off facility is offered on Archery Road. Parking for Blue Badge holders in the event car park is free.

There is strictly no parking allowed on Archery Road for non-residents and this will be monitored by parking attendants.

Is there disabled car parking available?

Whilst there is a limited amount of designated parking for Blue Badge holders in the event car park, a drop-off facility is offered on Archery Road. Parking for Blue Badge holders in the event car park is free.

There is strictly no parking allowed on Archery Road for non-residents and this will be monitored by parking attendants.

Where is the coach drop off point?

Coaches can drop off at the end of Archery Road. There is no waiting or parking here.

Will we be able to leave the event and re-enter during the day?

Yes – we will be operating a system to allow ticket holders to exit and return to the grounds throughout the day should they wish to do so.

Is there food concessions and a bar on site?

Yes, the Fan Zone will host a number of food and drink outlets for spectators. The food and drink outlets will be open from 8am for a breakfast coffee and bacon sandwich through to early evening. We are delighted to welcome Farmers Fayre back to the event this year who will be providing locally sourced food and drink produce including a range of Alcoholic beverages. Mister V will also be returning to the event serving delicious burgers, hot dogs and breakfast rolls.

Can I bring my own food & drink into the venue?

Yes, you can bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the venue.

Bowls England and Warwick District Council reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed too intoxicated and you may be asked to leave the venue.

Can I refill my water bottle on site?

Yes, water coolers will be available for your use at the venue.

What happens in the case of bad weather – does play continue and is there any cover available?

Play will normally continue unless there is extreme weather. Victoria Park is an open air venue so ensure you bring sun hats, sun cream and umbrellas.

Will there be live streaming and live scoring at the event?

Yes, we will be streaming several days of the Aviva National Finals. More details will follow in due course. We will also be live scoring as much of the event as possible. We rely on volunteers to be able to provide this service – if you are interested in volunteering please click here.

Can I bring an umbrella or a chair in with me?

Yes, these items are fine subject to security checks on entry.

Spectators are welcome to bring their own foldable/collapsible chairs to the National Finals but there will be ample seating available in the venue.  Please do not place your own chairs near or on the perimeter advertising boards.

Please note that due to space at Victoria Park, chairs must not be left unattended on site.

Due to the tiered, grandstand seating around A and B green, there will be limited space for spectators to use their own chairs around these greens and no seating will be permitted in front of the stands or Extra End hospitality area.

If utilising umbrellas, please be considerate to all spectators.

Can I vape or smoke onsite?

There are designated vaping and smoking areas available in the venue. Vaping and smoking outside these areas is prohibited, prohibited areas include on the greens, on bank areas, and in the tiered seating areas and in the Fan Zone.

Are we an accessible venue?

Yes. We are proud of our accessibility as a sport, and as such, we endeavour to make it easy for everyone to attend any of our events.  There is one main entrance and exit at the venue but, subject to volunteer numbers, we will be looking to enable spectators to access the venue from the cafe area at certain times of the day.

If you have any specific needs, please contact: nationalfinals@bowlsengland.com.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, dogs are welcome to attend the National Finals (and don’t have to pay for a ticket!).

Please ensure that dogs are kept on their leads at all times and note that owners are responsible for their dogs at all times.

Getting here

Victoria Park is based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa. Our Town Centre location makes us accessible both by car and public transport methods.

I’m coming to the area for a holiday, is there much to do/places to eat etc?

There is plenty going on within Royal Leamington Spa and its surrounding areas. For more information on what to do, go to BID Leamington for a range of exciting activities, great restaurants and more.

Victoria Park is based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa. Our Town Centre location makes us accessible both by car and public transport methods.

By Road

On arrival into Royal Leamington Spa, follow temporary event signage for Victoria Park

For Satellite Navigation users. The postcode for the car park is CV31 3PH.

There are a number of car parking facilities within close distance of Victoria Park, details of which can be found here.

Supporters are advised to make note of parking restrictions which may apply during the Aviva National Finals, including resident-only parking areas. Please note, Archery Road will be open during the event for drop-off only – there will be no parking for non-residents available here.

Victoria Park will be open for car parking for the duration of the Aviva National Finals from 7:30am to an hour after the end of play.

The entrance to the car park is situated off the roundabout under the railway bridge between Princes Drive (CV31 3PH) and Park Drive.

Please note there is no access to the car park from Park Drive.

The fee for car parking, set by Warwick District Council, is £7 per day or £30 for a book of five tickets.

The parking passes are available from the car park attendant on the gate via card payment.

Please ensure that your vehicle has been removed from the car park by one hour after the close of play.

Please note, the car park is not managed by Bowls England and Bowls England will not be liable for any penalties you may incur from Warwick District Council if you do not remove your car by the closing time.

Whilst there is a limited amount of designated parking for Blue Badge holders in the event car park, a drop-off facility is offered on Archery Road. Parking for Blue Badge holders in the event car park is free.

There is strictly no parking allowed on Archery Road for non-residents and this will be monitored by parking attendants.

By Train

Leamington Spa Railway Station is a 12-minute (0.6 mile) walk from Victoria Park.

Situated on the Chiltern Main Line between London and Birmingham, and the branch line to Coventry there are regular trains connecting Royal Leamington Spa with the Midlands region.

Head over to the Chiltern Railways website to check for travel alerts, live departures and arrivals and timetable changes.

By Bus

Royal Leamington Spa has a number of bus routes that stop within walking distance of Victoria Park.

For more information on public transport, check out Transport for West Midlands or Traveline where you will be able to plan your journey and check out any timetable changes.

Please note: Victoria Park is located within a residential area. Please be considerate of our neighbours by keeping noise level to a minimum when entering and leaving the venue.

 

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