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Visitor FAQ's PDF Print E-mail

We want you to have a fantastic experience at the National Championships, so we have created this section to make sure you get the most from your visit.

A few minutes planning ahead can make all the difference. We would encourage you to take public transport, not only is it good for the environment, it means that you can sit back and relax on your journey.

If there is anything not covered in this section please contact us and we will get back in touch.

How much are tickets?

Day Tickets: £5.00 per day, payable at the gate

Multi day Tickets: £10 per ticket, payable at the gate:

  • Available to purchase on Tuesday 26th July only (valid Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th July)
  • Available to purchase on Friday 29th July only (valid Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July).

Please note: Only children under the age of 16 are entitled to enter the event free of charge.

 

Is my ticket valid for any day?

Single day tickets purchased at the event are only valid for 1 day.

What is on each day?

The playing schedule is on the website so you will be able to track the players to watch.  Results will be updated daily and displayed onsite and on our website.

Out with the action on the greens we have a retail marquee for you to shop til you drop, and of course a bar and restaurant to wind down with a drink and bite to eat.

Does a disabled person get in free?

If a carer is required then the carer enters free of charge - entry fees apply to all other persons.

Who runs the National Championships?

The National Championships is organised by Bowls Scotland, the National Governing Body for Lawn Bowls in Scotland.  It was formed in 2010 after both the Scottish Bowling Association and the Scottish Women's Bowling Association showed the vision to vote for unification. Our aim is to widen awareness and increase participation in what is already one of the most popular and successful sports in Scotland.  If you are interested in finding out more about us then please click on to our website www.bowlsscotland.com

How do I find out what’s happening and where?

To make the most of your visit, the event programme will tell you what’s on, where and when and is available to purchase all week for just £1.00.

What does my entry price cover?

Once inside the venue you can experience the Championships without spending another penny. All exhibitions are free for all to enjoy. You may need to buy something to eat or drink, however we’ve tailored the menu so that there is something for everyone at an affordable price. It really is a great value day out, especially with children under 16 entering free.

Can I bring a camera?

We would highly recommend you do, as there is so much to capture. It might win you a prize as we are holding a photo competition on Facebook.

Am I allowed to bring my own food and drink?

You can bring your own food and snacks although we have plenty of places to buy food on site in our snack bar and restaurant serving everything from burgers, sandwiches and healthy salads at competitive prices!

Spectators are prohibited from bringing alcohol into the venue and only alcohol purchased in the designated bar areas can be consumed.

What if I feel unwell?

First aid is provided at the First Aid station, ask a steward or official for assistance.

What is the best time to avoid the queues?

The National Championships attracts big crowds. This will inevitably result in some delays in entering the site at peak times. Using public transport can actually enhance your journey. See Travel / Parking on the website. Our best advice is to arrive early – gates open at 8am.

Will there be queues to get into the park & ride car park?

We have listened to your feedback and continued to provide the event with an excellent park & ride service, located just a mile from the venue. Car parking stewards will guide you to a space. Shuttle buses run every 10 minutes at peak times.

Can I leave & re-enter the venue during the day?

Yes, please ask the steward on the gate to stamp your ticket before you leave.

Can I bring my dog?

The National Centre can be a busy place so we encourage you to leave your dogs at home. If you do bring your dog, it must be kept on a leash at all times and with the exception of Assistance dogs will not be admitted to the main event office or catering establishments.