Children & Non Paying Guests in your group?
Babies/Children under 12 and Non Paying guests are not permitted to bowl or be on or around the bowling greens or surrounds at any time, they can watch your group from other indoor/outdoor areas of the club.
What if I don’t know how to bowl ?
Our friendly Rock n Bowl staff are here to show you how to bowl so there is no need to worry if you haven’t played bowls before. We will even give you some tips and tricks that will have you bowling like a pro in no time.
Does the Rock n Bowl fee include food and/or beverages?
No, the Rock n Bowl fee does not include food or beverages.
Is there any food available?
Yes, there is food available from the Bistro upstairs (keep in mind that there can be delays with Bistro orders at peak times when the venue is busy). Please visit the Manly Bowling Club tab on our website for further information.
Can I bring my own food/drinks into the club?
No BYO food or beverage is permitted to be brought into the venue at anytime – Manly Bowling Club is fully licensed.
What should I wear?
As the venue is a Bowling Club – standard dress regulations do apply along with the following restrictions:
SHOES – Must be worn inside the club house at all times – For Barefoot Bowls only bare feet or flat soled shoes are permitted on the bowling greens (that means no heels, wedges or running shoes with ridges underneath).
HATS – Not permitted inside the venue at anytime (hats are encouraged to be worn outside on the bowling green and surrounds).
SINGLETS – For guys, no singlets/sleeveless shirts are permitted to be worn anywhere in the venue.
Do I bowl with or without shoes?
In the warmer months you will be bowling barefoot. In the cooler months you can go barefoot or wear your own shoes however they must be completely flat soled (that means no heels, wedges or running shoes with ridges underneath). We do have brand new thongs which you can purchase for $5 – just ask your Games Officer.
Can I book a Hen’s/Buck’s/Birthday Party there?
Absolutely! Rock n Bowl is an excellent activity for a Buck’s, Hen’s or Birthday celebration.
What’s included in the Rock n Bowl fee?
- Includes all bowls equipment
- Instructions on how to bowl are given by a Games Officer (for first 10 minutes)
- Bowls at your leisure until completion of session
- Session lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes (from starting time as per your booking – arrive at least 15 minutes early / don’t be late)
- We take care of everything – you get to relax and have fun !
What’s the address?
Rock n Bowl @ Manly Bowling Club, 59 Raglan Street, Manly 2095.
How can I get there ?
Our location is second to none as we are ideally located in the heart of Manly.
Walk: 5 minute walk from/to Manly’s vibrant CBD, Manly’s famous Beach and Manly Wharf.
Ferry: 5 minute walk to Manly Wharf. Manly Wharf has regular Sydney Harbour Ferries operating from/to Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Barangaroo.
Buses: 3 Minute walk to State Transit bus stops with buses operating routes throughout the Northern Beaches and to St Leonard’s Train Station.
Is there any parking available ?
There is a small Council car park adjoining the venue with 5 hour parking along with 2 hour on street parking on the surrounding streets. Please note that we cannot guarantee availability of parking spaces.
What if it rains ?
It should be noted that any decision to cancel a booking WILL be made by Rock n Bowl (NOT THE CLIENT). If sprinkling or lightly raining the event will still proceed (we have umbrellas and provide ponchos free of charge).
If the bowls component of the day is cancelled due to rain, all pre-ordered catering must still be consumed at Manly Bowling Club on the event day/at the confirmed catering time.
Rock n Bowl staff will endeavour to contact all clients on the day at least 1 hour prior to rain-affected events however please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any concerns.
The greens drain quickly therefore it needs to be raining quite heavily for us to call off your bowling session.