Where To Do Barefoot Bowls with Kids in Sydney

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Nothing says warm weather like kicking off your shoes and enjoying the sunshine! Why not do this with a cheap beer in hand under the guise of playing barefoot bowls with the kids? It’s certainly something that’s become more popular over the last decade for adults so it’s only natural that we’d now want to bring our kids along; barefoot bowls in Sydney. Here are six of the best places to go barefoot bowling with the kids in Sydney.

Petersham Bowls

An Inner West favourite, the bowls here are cheap and they have wonderful live music acts regularly. Bowling is available any time during club hours and outside club hours for functions. Night bowling available from 5pm to 9pm during Summer. They often have terrific fun things for kids like jumping castles and face painting.

Where: 77 Brighton Street Petersham

When: Anytime as long as there are no events/private functions booked.

Price: Adults $10, Kids (under 11) $5.


Taren Point Bowls Club 

Located in the heart of the Sutherland Shire, this is a family favourite for a bite to eat, why not raise the stakes with a game of family bowls? There's also a barbeque area you can hire if you would like to cook up a feast. 

Where: 203 Holt Road Taren Point

When: Tuesday-Sunday from 10am

Price: $15 or or $20 per person with BBQ


The Greens North Sydney

This place has a wonderful café attached that you will love. The Greens is incredibly child friendly and has an amazing view of the harbour. On-site parking is limited but there is plenty of (paid) street parking available in the surrounding streets. Open in 1888, it’s the second oldest greens in NSW.

Where: 50 Ridge Street, North Sydney

When: Every day (bookings advised) 

Price: Adults $25, Kids (under 12) $10.


Longueville Sporting Club (The Diddy)

The Diddy is an iconic local club for anyone who grew up in the lower north shore. A popular space for events, barefoot bowls are open every day of the week and are extremely popular on weekends especially in summer. Dress code is relaxed. Kids are very welcome - in fact they eat free on Thursdays! 

Where: Cnr Kenneth St, River Rd, Longueville

When: Every day.

Price: Adults $10 Members & Children $5


Mona Vale Bowling Club

Open to the whole family, children can enjoy the little bowls for little hands. This club is unique in that it offers a large grass area perfect for family picnics as you battle each other over rolls on the turf. There are also BBQ’s available for use at no extra charge, just BYO meat. Fabulous day out for everyone. Never played before? Review these instructions kindly provided on their website.

Where: 1598 Pittwater Road Mona Vale

When: Saturday and Sunday 1pm to late.

Price:  $10 adults, $5 kids


Balmain Bowling Club

Balmain Bowling Club is the oldest lawn bowl greens in NSW, having open in 1880. Bookings are for 2 hour slots and they have a lovely eatery on site. If you are unsure how to play, the club offers free instructional session are the start of your time slot.

Where: 156 Darling Street Balmain

When: Every day

Price: $15 per person or, $60 per Rink.  One Rink can hold up to 10 players.


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