Summer’s on the way so who’s up for hitting the green carefree and shoeless? Barefoot bowls has swept Melbourne by storm and it’s no different on the Mornington Peninsula, where summertime means spending the day with friends outdoors, a drink in one hand and a bowl in the other.
Traditional lawn bowls has been played casually in Australia since colonisation, although the first interstate match took place between NSW and Victoria in 1880. The Australian National Lawn Bowls Association was established in the late 1880s. Fast-forward almost 140 years and the game is still going strong in more forms than one.
Barefoot bowls brings the best of this much-loved activity and combines it with sun-filled socialisation in spades. Take a look through our Barefoot Bowls feature to find out where you can take off your shoes and settle into some serious downtime fun while you learn the ropes of a game that has been traced back as far as 3200BC in Egypt.
From Frankston to Mornington and Mount Martha, the heat is on. Get ready for barefoot bowls fun, people. Find out where and when right here.