Kings Langley Bowls Club

Founded in 1925

Due to the current crisis

all social activities have been suspended until further notice. 

There are many other activities to enjoy as a member of our bowls club

Short Mat

Once the outdoor season comes to an end in late September, many members move indoors to keep up their bowling in warm, dry conditions. For those who prefer not to travel further afield the club house is an ideal venue. However its size is the main drawback hence the change to short mat bowls. As the name implies it is played on a mat approximately 6ft wide by 40ft in length. The aim of the game is still to have more woods closer to the jack than your opponent but players also need to avoid hitting the 15in wooden block placed in the centre of the mat while ensuring their bowls remain in play on the mat. Most players use their outdoor bowls for the game. The season often concludes with a mini gala among the regular club players.

Sessions are held nearly every Saturday and Tuesday from 2.00pm – 4.00pm

between September and April. There is a small rink fee payable to take part and players are usually at the club by 1.45pm in order to register.

These sessions are very popular as the games are played in a light-hearted atmosphere of fun and friendship. Advice is freely given althought not always welcomed!  Social members of the club are welcome to come along and try. Players change mats at half time following a break for refreshments. (Tea / coffee and biscuits) There is no required dress code and bowls may be borrowed from the club if necessary.

Sessions closed at present

Start date :  To be determined


We have a boules rink at the rear of the clubhouse which is available to members at no extra cost and equipment is available for the use of members and guests.

Carpet Bowls

This is very similar to short mat but with several differences. The mat or carpet is shorter, the block in the centre is round, and the bowls are smaller and all of uniform size and bias, coloured either black or brown to distinguish the teams.

This version of the sport has proved so popular that the main club now hosts its own Kings Langley Carpet Bowls Club.

Members wear their distinctive orange tops with black trousers and jumpers when playing in league or friendly matches. Otherwise they wear casual clothing for their regular roll ups which are on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm once again between September and April.

Players need to become social members of the main bowls club in order to join and pay the usual rink fee when attending.

Although most sessions are not too serious members of a more competitive nature are able to take part in county competitions and try out for the county team. One of our teams recently reached the quarter finals of the county triples competition with a second narrowly missing qualifying.

No equipment is needed as the bowls are supplied by the club and the club shirt provided if necessary.

Sessions closed at present

Club will reconvene : To be determined

Social Events

Our social organisers try to arrange one social function a month over the winter period.

Past events have included Race Night, Quiz Night, Take Your Pick, Call My Bluff, Country & Western Evening.

We have also run monthly Games Nights with dart matches, card and board games.

During the summer months there are regular Friday Night Roll Ups followed by light supper snacks and bowls challenges.

There is also, providing the weather co-operates, a summer barbeque.

Social events suspended until further notice.

The next event at the club will be

Whist Nights

The club holds regular whist drives throughout the year usually every 4 weeks. Players arrive for a 7.00pm start.

Don’t worry if you have never played cards before as our members will be only too willing to offer help and advice.

Beginners will soon master the rules and enjoy the friendly competition.

Whist suspended until further notice.

The next Whist Night will be on

Line Dancing

This is another popular activity that carries on throughout the year with only an occasional halt for holidays or special events.

Dancers come along every Thursday for an hour of dancing from 10.00am to 11.00am.

This is followed by tea or coffee, plus biscuits for anyone not too worried about their figure


Although it is predominantly ladies on the dance floor, men are very welcome to join in as well.

Dancing suspended for the time being

Restart date : 20th August  (If circumstances permit)

Please note that at present sessions have resumed on Tuesday and Thursday with smaller numbers.

Places must be pre-booked.

No refreshments are available.

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