Norman Park Barefoot Bowls

 

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Norman Park BowlsNorman Park Bowls Club is a large spacious club conveniently located just 4kms from the Brisbane CBD with plenty of off-street parking.  Or you can hop onto the cross ferry from New Farm Park, catch a bus, train or cab to the venue.  With 2 bowling greens under lights, numerous outdoor BBQ tables, our fabulous bistro and wonderful Function Room, we are proud to offer you and your guests a variety of spaces to enjoy for your function, get together or barefoot bowls event.

Norman Park Bowls

Live music on Sundays, Harry’s Trivia on a Wednesday and Thursday night, Friday Family Roast Night and barefoot bowls and BBQ’s available from Wednesdays through to Sunday.

Barefoot bowls is a great way to relax, enjoy the company of friends and an opportunity to make new ones. Barefoot bowls requires no brilliant sporting prowess or superior motor skills and encompasses all levels of ability. All that is needed is a desire to have a go and have fun. So kick off your shoes and enjoy a fun day with family, friends and colleagues.  Give it a go, it’s easy to play, and fun to learn.  One call to Norman Park Bowls and we will arrange your Barefoot bowls function.

Please note although children are permitted at the club, children under the age of 12 years old are not permitted on the green or to bowl. Children are to be supervised at all times for the benefit of your child. Bowling balls are heavy and can be dangerous when in the wrong hands.

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Norman Park’s Trading Hours

Mondays & Tuesdays - Bar only 3pm – 7pm   No catering available

Wednesdays & Thursdays -  Bar 3pm to close    Catering 3pm to 8.30pm

Fridays & Saturdays – Bar 12pm to close  Catering 12pm to 8.30pm

Sundays – Bar 11am to 7pm   Catering 12pm to 7pm

Click on tabs below to view further information on bowls, menus & functions

  • BOWLS
    Lawn_Bowls_Header_002 Barefoot bowls is a great way to relax, enjoy the company of friends and an opportunity to make new ones. Barefoot bowls requires no brilliant sporting prowess or superior motor skills and encompasses all levels of ability. All that is needed is a desire to have a go and have fun. So kick off your shoes and enjoy a fun day with family, friends and colleagues.  Give it a go, it’s easy to play, and fun to learn.  One call to Norman Park Bowls and we will arrange your Barefoot bowls function.  Lawn bowls

    The basics for barefoot bowls 

    The larger black ball is a bowl. The small white ball is the jack. The aim of the game is to get your bowl as close to the jack as possible.  The team which has the bowl the closest wins the end and gets 1 point/closest bowl. Bowls are weighted so that they don’t roll in a straight line, but in a curve. Each bowl has a small and large icon on each side. Always keep the small icon on the inside of your delivery. You will play on a green (of very short grass) which is divided into 7 rinks (lanes).  You bowl from alternate ends, usually standing on a mat. Barefoot bowls is so much fun and I’m sure we will see you here on a regular basis

    Barefoot bowls cost Only $5 per person for groups under 10 or $50 per lane for a two hour session (includes coaching and equipment).We work on a maximum of 10 players on a lane at any one time

    Capacity

    2 spacious greens.  7 lanes available per barefoot bowls session

    Days

    Wednesday to Sunday.

    Session times

    Autumn & Winter Session times are strictly 12-2pm, 2-4pm, 4-6pm and when available 1-3pm, 3-5pm  Bookings are essential.  Contact us to make your booking.

    In the warmer months Norman Park does offer night sessions. The 5-7pm session will be available from 1st September with the 6-8pm session available from 1st October

    Conditions

    Due to our Liquor Licence, we are required keep all noise levels to a minimum at all times. So there is to be NO yelling and screaming whilst playing bowls. Clapping is encouraged if a good bowl has been delivered. For safety reasons there is to be NO Driving (fast bowling) at any time. Drinks may be carried across the green when playing bowls but there is NO drinking on the green at any time. Children under the age of 12yrs are not allowed on the green for their own safety. Bare feet, socks, thongs or bowls shoes (no tread) are allowed on the green when playing a game. Please contact us on 07 3399 7902  for more information on becoming a Bowls Club Member. If you would like to be become a Social Member, please complete form and take into the club on your next visit Norman Park Social Membership. Only $5 for 5 years! Click here to download our  ;

  • EAT
    The Norman Park Bistro is the perfect combination of relaxed atmosphere, tantalizing food and green vistas. This indoor/outdoor style eating allows you to dine under an open area canopy while you watch the action on the green. Savour the mouth-watering flavours and aromas of our generous sized meals at affordable prices with quality wines and beers on tap. Steaks, seafood and pasta, we pride ourselves on timeless dining favourites cooked with love. To accompany the bistro our club offers a large function room, with fabulous food options ranging from our famous BBQ’s to Platters and sit down options. Whichever dining option you choose, you can be guaranteed to be bowled over at Norman Park.

    Opening Hours

    The Bistro is not open Monday or Tuesday and re-opens from 3pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturdays the Bistro is open from 12pm to 8.30pm.  On Sundays the Bistro opens from 12pm to 7pm

    Ala Carte Menu

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    Our ala carte menu is available from Wednesday through to Sunday.  Bistro does not open on a Monday or a Tuesday.  However the Club and main bar is open from 3pm to 7pm on a Monday and Tuesday. Click here to view the Ala Carte

    BBQ Menu (minimum 10 people)

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    Our famous BBQ menus offer a delicious, relaxed and affordable catering option for your group. Choose one of our fabulous BBQ options and our wonderful chef will prepare and cook it for you. You can look after basic dietary requirements.  Vegetarians  guests can enjoy a vegetarian patty. Gluten We do not offer any further vegetarian options other than scrumptious salads or they are also welcome to order off our Ala carte Menu. Gluten Free guests can also be accommodated.  We also ask that you give us confirmed numbers, your confirmed BBQ and any dietary requirements no later than one (1) week prior to your booking.  The numbers given to us will be what we will cater for and what you will be expected to pay for on the day. It couldn’t be an easier way to entertain your group. BBQ menu and pricing can be found HERE

    Platters

    Antipastoseafood platter Norman Park Bowls Club offers a variety of hot and cold platters which may be ordered in advance. Our platters are the perfect start for your function or a wonderful option for groups wishing to provide an alternative to a full meal.  Each platter generally caters for around 15 people and we can organise to bring these out during your function. Platter menu can be found HERE

    Friday Family Roast Night

    Give yourself a break and let our Chef cook for the family on a Friday night.  Very affordable options for all the family. Different roast each Friday night and 2 other options to choose from. Adult pricing $12.90 and Children under 12 years old  $8 (only applies on Friday nights)   All welcome. Check out the Menu Friday Family Roast Night   The regular ala carte menu is also available on the night.

    Corporate

    Team building day, office celebration, staff farewell, end of financial year celebrations, Christmas party… no matter what the event, Norman Park Bowls Club provides the most amazing atmosphere for your event. Package your bowls with one of our famous BBQs or contact us with your requirements and let us create the perfect event for your office. The Norman Park Great Hall is available for hire and is equipped with AV equipment, projectors, microphone, lectern, tables and chairs.  ;

  • PARTY
    Just 10 minutes from the heart of the CBD, with picturesque greens, landscaped gardens and 200 complimentary car park spaces available for your convenience; we offer the perfect surrounds to celebrate any occasion.   We specialise in organising both social and corporate events for all occasions.  Barefoot Bowls is a great way to kick off a function or social get together with friends, everyone will enjoy having fun in the outdoors on the green.  Norman Park Bowls Club caters for smaller get togethers with friends and family or for larger groups such as hens or bucks parties.  What ever the occassion, what ever your budget, we can help create the perfect event. Please click on the Function Pack for further information.

     Sunday Live Music Sessions

    Dan Munn Norman Park hosts live music on Sunday afternoons.  Session times 3-5pm in the winter months and 4-6pm Spring, Summer and Autumn. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

    November Live Music Line-upNEW TIME 4-6pm

     

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    Trivia

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    Come along on a Wednesday Night and a Thursday night, grab a team, big or small and play “Harry’s Trivia” Start time 7:30pm sharp.  Bistro open at 5:30pm to 8:30pm for meals.

    The Function Room

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    The functional ‘Great Hall’ at Norman Park Bowls offers the perfect blank canvas to create your ultimate event. Floor-to-ceiling bi-fold glass doors allow uninterrupted views to our beautiful, greens and gardens. We can cater for all types of functions: corporate events, wedding receptions, engagement parties, fundraisers, awards evenings, christenings & birthdays. 5 hours Hall Hire costs $250 and includes: Private bar facilities, bathrooms and a private terrace for pre-dinner drinks & canapés. Norman Park is the perfect choice for any day or evening event. Included in your hire fee is: • iPod & laptop connections • Drop down projection screens • Private bar • Private terrace for 5 hour hire • Microphone (wireless and lectern) • Laser disco lighting & mirror balls • Private rest rooms • Linen is charged at $8 per cloth • Personal Bar/Wait Staff charged at $30/hour for function spends under $1500

    Click to download the hall floor plan guide

    Function Times

    Bar closes at 10.45pm. Music no later than 10:30pm. Guests need to vacate the premises no later than 11.15pm. Please click on the Function Pack  for menus and pricing  ;

  • CORPORATE
     If you’re looking to impress staff or clients with something a little different, a Corporate day at Norman Park Bowls Club is just the thing.  Our unique blend of excellent venue, lawn bowls, cheerful and enthusiastic staff with great service and gourmet catering provides the perfect blend for your next corporate function. Our staff and venue can deliver a valuable team building experience for your employees in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

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    Team building day, workshops, office celebration, staff farewell party, End of Financial Year celebrations, Christmas party… no matter what the event, Norman Park Bowls Club provides the most amazing atmosphere for your event. Package your bowls with one of our famous BBQs or contact us with your requirements and let us create the perfect event for your office. The Norman Park Great Hall is available for hire and is equipped with AV equipment, projectors, microphone, lectern, tables and chairs.  Please give us 1 week’s notice with all requirements.  Details given to us after this time cannot be guaranteed.  Food and dietary requirements will be required NO LATER than 1 week prior to your Corporate Function. You can access the room anytime after 9am. Earlier access will need to be organised with the Manager and cannot be guaranteed.   ;

Location

Norman Park Bowls Club is a large spacious club conveniently located just 10 mins from the CBD with plenty of off-street parking.   With 2 bowling greens under lights, numerous outdoor BBQ tables, our fabulous bistro and wonderful ‘Great Hall‘, we are proud to offer you and your guests a variety of spaces to enjoy.

  Address:  43 Norman Ave, Norman Park Phone:  07) 3399 7902 Email:  sue@merthyrbowlsclub.com.au You can access us by all modes of transport. Bus:  Route 235 leaves from the city and get off at Stop 18 Wynnum Road.  Cross the road and it’s a 2 minute walk City Cat:  to New Farm Park then cross ferry to Norman Park.  Cross Wynnum Road and it’s a 2 minute walk Train:  Hop on the Cleveland Line and get off at Norman Park then it’s a 8 minute walk down Norman Avenue