TICKETS

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

How do I know if I am eligible for event accreditation?
Anyone who is entitled to accreditation will be contacted directly. We have also put together the below table with details on this.

Stakeholder Group Accreditation
Players Receive free entry for all days that they could be playing i.e. from first round to final.
Board, Presidential Team & Life Members Receive accreditation for the whole event plus one guest pass.
Past Presidents, Honorary Members, Committee Members, Team Selectors & Managers Receive accreditation for the whole event.
Counties – Unified Receive five full event passes and five day tickets for every day of the event.
The Friends of English Bowling Receive free entry on Wed 31st Aug, Thurs 1st Sept, Thurs 8th and Fri 9th Sept.
Volunteers Individuals volunteering for 10 or more days will receive a full event pass and those volunteering for 9 or less days will receive daily accreditation for the days they are volunteering.
Umpires/Markers Receive daily accreditation on working days.

These groups have been selected due to their contribution to the sport, the event or as a recognition of their status within the bowls world.

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. There may be sizeable queues to purchase tickets on the door.

New to 2022 is the introduction of an entry offer for Club Groups. For every ten people you bring, you’ll receive a discount – so why not get a big group together and cheer on your representatives at the Finals? The club offer can only be purchased in advance by clicking here.

Any 21 and under ticket holder will be asked for proof of age. U16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Are children's tickets available?

Yes – daily tickets for people 21 years old and under are priced at just £1 if purchased in advance (increased from U18s in 2021 to encourage more young people to attend).

Tickets purchased on the door (depending on availability) for those aged 21 and under are just £1.50.

Event passes for all 18 days are just £15 for those aged 21 and under. Under 3s can enter free of charge and do not require a ticket.

Proof of age will be required for those aged 21 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 £60 for an adult ticket and £15 for those aged 21 and under.

Are my tickets transferable?

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.

Are there any ticket discounts or club rates available?

Tickets for this event are priced at just £4 for a weekday and £5.50 on a weekend for adults, and £1 on a weekday and £1.50 on a weekend for those ages 21 and under. These prices are available in advance.

For just £60, you can purchase an adult ticket for all 18 days of the Finals, with Juniors paying £15.

New to 2022 is the introduction of an entry offer for Club Groups. For every ten people you bring, you will receive the cheapest two tickets for FREE – so why not get a big group together and cheer on your representatives at the Finals? The club offer can only be purchased in advance from here

To ensure we encourage younger people to attend, we’ve raised the age of junior tickets from U18s to ages 21 and below. Under 3s go free.

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

Why do weekend tickets cost more than weekdays and what additional things will be on offer?

On the weekend, as well as a spectacular level of bowls on the green, we’ll also be increasing what’s going on away from the green in the Fan Zone. Plans are still developing for this so be sure to check back later but we will be providing bowls coaching sessions, entertainment for all the family, interactive competitions and offers at our food and drink outlets.

Tickets are only £5.50 in advance for adults, with those aged 21 and under at £1.50. There is also the opportunity to buy an event pass which covers all 18 days of action for £60 or £15 respectively. Please note, U16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 3s can enter free of charge.

Where can I book accommodation for my stay in Leamington? Do Bowls England have any partner hotels for the event?

We are delighted to be working in partnership with CSE (Corporate and Sporting Events Management) to offer visitors to the National Finals preferential accommodation rates in Leamington. To find out more information and to book please click here.

CSE are also offering bespoke return coach transfers for teams, clubs and groups to Royal Leamington Spa. Please email kerri@cseplc.com to request prices and availability.

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.

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

Will we require tickets for the Top Club weekend?

No tickets are required for the Top Club Finals on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September.

 

COVID

The safety and security of our players and spectators is of the utmost importance to us, and all event measures will be compliant with government guidance at the time.

EVENT

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 varsha.ragoobarsing@bowlsengland.com

Where can I find the draw for the National Finals?
This will be available on our competitions portal in due course.

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 National Finals programme.

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. The gates will close 40minutes after the close of play.

What are the rough timings of the day?

You can view the action on the greens between 9:30am and 5:30pm, although these timings are subject to change on a daily basis.

Is there car parking?

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

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 £5 per day or £20 for a book of five tickets.

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

You will be able to pay for your parking upon arrival at the event, and we encourage you to have a card available to do this.

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 run by Bowls England.

We 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.

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.

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

Do you have any links with coach companies?

We are pleased to be working in partnership with CSE (Corporate and Sporting Events Management) who are offering bespoke return coach transfers for teams, clubs and groups to Royal Leamington Spa. Please email kerri@cseplc.com to request prices and availability.

Why not take advantage of the new entry offer for Club Groups. For every ten people you bring, you’ll receive a discount – so why not get a big group together and cheer on your representatives at the Finals? The club offer can only be purchased in advance here

CSE are also offering preferential rates on accommodation in Leamington for the duration of the event please click here for further information.

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.
Will a bar be open?

We’re delighted to confirm that we will have an extended concession area, which will include an onsite bar and other refreshment facilities.

The café and clubhouse will also be open during the National Finals.

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

Yes, you can bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the venue. We have extended our concession offering from previous years and therefore there will be more food and drink stands in 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.

Which matches will be streamed?

This is under discussion and Bowls England will confirm in due course.

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

Due to the tiered seating around A and B green, there will be limited space for spectators to use their own chairs around these greens.

If utilising umbrellas, please be considerate to all spectators.

Can I smoke onsite?

Smoking is prohibited on the greens, on bank areas, in the tiered seating areas and in the Fan Zone.

Elsewhere onsite, please be respectful to other attendees & players.

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.

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.

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 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 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 £5 per day or £20 for a book of five tickets.

The parking tickets are available from the car park attendant on the gate.

You will be able to pay for your parking upon arrival at the event, and we encourage you to have a card available to do this.

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

Vehicles must not be parked within Victoria Park overnight.

Bowls England does not run the car park and therefore we 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.

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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