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Welcome to Durham Indoor Bowling and Community Association Website

About Us

Durham Indoor Bowls Club first opened in 1996 and is situated approximately two miles away from the centre of Durham City.

It hosts a first class bowling facility with 8 rinks and one of the best playing surfaces in the region

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We play host to a wide range of social and competitive bowling including ‘drop-in’ sessions, internal leagues, knockout competitions and inter-club matches. 

All rinks are bookable for individual and group bowls activities  

The Sport of Bowls can be played by anyone, of any age or ability and/or  disability.  

Free, no obligation ‘Taster’ sessions, are available for all new players and coaching courses are provided by the club’s own team of qualified and experienced coaches.

We offer both Bowling and Social memberships and members can make full use of all facilities and Club activities 

To discuss how you can join or ‘give it a go’ contact the Club, in person, by email: 

or by Telephone:  0191 384 0700 for more information.

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The club is a vibrant mix of both bowling and social activity and its facilities include :-

  • Fully-licensed bar with catering services for small and large events

  • Large Function / Meeting room with a dance floor, which can be partitioned to suit the needs of any group or event

  • Social activities including ballroom and line dancing, whist and bridge sessions, Quiz nights, social and charity events

  • Bowls Hall Viewing Area

  • Large Parking area for 84 cars

  • Open all year round

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With its location on the edge of the City, its large free parking area, catering facilities, private rooms and bar it is a popular venue for conferences, business meetings, wedding receptions, birthday and anniversary celebrations and wakes.


If you are interested in bowling or social activities, or wish to enquire about the hiring of the facilities, please contact the Club for more information.

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Contact Us



Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham. DH1 5GR

General Manager: Shelley Craig

Assistant General Manager:  Anthony Merton-Smith


0191 384 0700

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How To Find Us

Durham Indoor Bowling Club is located behind the Abbey Sports Centre opposite the Arnison Shopping Centre at Pity Me, Durham. (click the link below)

Access is via Ryelands Way, which has the Postcode (DH1 5GR) which you should use if you are using sat-nav.


On entering Ryelands way, after 40 metres turn right and on entering the Sports Centre Car Park, turn immediately left and keep going past the side of the Sports Centre and the Community Centre to the bottom of the access road (approx 200 metres).


You will see the Bowls Club and its car parking area at the bottom of the bank.


Remember: Set your Sat–Nav to DH1 5GR which will bring you to Ryelands Way.

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