Disability Section

          Plymouth Life Centre Indoor Bowls Club Disability Section


As part of a Clubmark Club, we have in place all the relevant inclusion policies and have a Safe guarding officer and coaches who will be able to assist you if requested.


Within the Bowls club, we have a large section of bowlers with a wide range of disabilities who regularly participate in the game of Bowls.

They range from elite bowlers, league players, and those who just enjoy a fun packed social morning. We run several different sessions on various days; as an all-inclusive club, we hope you might find one that may be right for you and if you have never played the sport, coaching is available.


How to get to the Plymouth Life Centre please see the web link …www.everyoneactive.com/centre/Plymouth-life-centre   




We are situated on the lower ground floor of the Plymouth Life Centre which has disability access and a lift to the bowls hall and another rear door access which is available to disability club members only.  There are plenty of designated disability parking places all around the centre.




These vary according to sessions, and if you are a club member or not, they are available upon request.




We have a selection of bowls wheelchairs both powered & non-powered.

Bowls of all sizes and New Age soft bowls.

Ramps to aid delivery and other bowling aids.

We have a small selection of shoes available but flat clean soled shoes are acceptable.




We have a large dedicated wheelchair accessible toilet plus male and female toilets with grab rails.

We have grab rails within the bowls hall on slopes and around the green. There are 4 points of entry wheelchair access straight on to the green which has 8 rinks.

There are fully trained First Aiders on site and we have a defibrillator in the bowls hall.

We also have a café which does hot and cold drinks and light food e.g. sandwiches and jacket potatoes etc.




Tuesday mornings 1030-1230


Tuesdays are our Scope sessions which are open to all no matter the disability.  These are run by volunteers and the bowlers come with their carer - it is an opportunity for all to get involved. It is a FUN busy session. See picture below. The costing for this session is £2.85 (2017). We have a tea-break half way through which is very popular at a cost of only 60p for tea or coffee for this session only.

Why not drop in and see what is happening on a Tuesday Morning. There are always volunteers available to chat to you about what session might be best for you or contact Gilly Ainslie 07816261127 or


Wednesday and Saturday Mornings 9.30-11.30


These disability sessions are for players with more experience as they play games at various levels. There are coaches available on request.


Please note we can provide information for you on request in larger Format.


Please look at the general Plymouth Life Centre website for more details about other sports that you may be interested in.

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