Get bowled over at Warner this January

Bowls breaks at Warner Leisure Hotels

If you’ve decided to start 2013 by trying something new, or are perhaps a bit of a self-confessed expert when it comes to hitting the jack on a crown green lawn, why not pack your bags and discover how much fun bowls can be as part of one of Warner’s short breaks.

Bowls is a fantastic game for beginners as it’s simple to follow and pick up. There’s no complicated equipment to get your head around and it’s a sport that anyone can get involved in. Plus with more than 2,500 bowls clubs active in England at the moment, it’s a game that is incredibly well supported. That’s not to say it’s easy though! Winning a game of bowls takes a combination of skills, from hand-eye co-ordination to concentration and plenty of practice.

If you’re already a keen player, you’ll be right at home as we’ve got championship-level indoor bowling greens at four of our properties, including the coastal resorts of Lakeside in Hampshire, Bembridge Coast on the Isle of Wight, Gunton Hall in Suffolk and at our country retreat of Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales. For those who are new to bowls though, having a great teacher will ensure that you not only get a handle on the game a lot quicker, but that you also get maximum enjoyment. It’s the reason why our hotel breaks that include bowls coaching for beginners are the perfect introduction to the sport.


At Lakeside on 25 February, guests can join our bowls manager and discover during two days of a four-night break just how much fun bowls can be. Everyone will get the chance to master the basics in their own time, from the correct terminology to the range of shots that can be played. A range of other leisure and sports facilities are available at Lakeside to keep guests entertained between bowls coaching sessions and, of course, everyone will get to enjoy the sumptuous breakfasts and three-course evening meals. As always, you can guarantee that a show, dancing, laughter and music will be there to round off the perfect day.

If you’ve been on the beginners’ course and are keen to pick up the pace, or are already a dab hand at bowls, perhaps consider trying our four-rink indoor bowls complex at Bembridge Coast Hotel, or perhaps our improvers’ course at Gunton Hall. You can time your spring break to coincide with one of our open fours competitions, or sign up to receive expert tuition from one of England’s most decorated and most distinguished players, and current World Indoor Singles Bowls Champion, Andy Thomson.

_2013-Bowls-Coaching-improvers-SIDE-Banner.fwOur bowls breaks are just some of the many exciting experience packages that we’ve put together for 2013. Choose from VIP evenings where you’ll be treated to cocktails, your own dedicated waiter at dinner and an unforgettable evening of entertainment to exploring the stunning scenery of the Norfolk Broads and surrounding countryside. Learn all about wine tasting, flower arranging or try your hand at painting! If you’re keen to experience something new, come and have fun with us at Warner this winter or on one of our varied Easter weekend breaks.