Victoria Park

Archery Road, Royal Leamington Spa

About Victoria Park

Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park will play host to the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls events during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Up to 5,000 fans per day will watch the action across five bowling greens.

The bowling greens are among the best in the country. The venue annually hosts the Bowls England National Championships, attended by 30,000 people, and held the Women’s World Championships in 1996 and 2004.

The 2007 European Race-Walking Cup was also staged at the park, which boasts 10 tennis courts, a skate park, a paddling pool, and a play area.

The park was opened in 1899 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and provide more recreation space for the growing town. Throughout the 19th century, it was the venue for galas, military parades, flower shows and circuses.

Accessibility: At this venue there is a mix of hard-standing pathways, trackway, and grass. Some areas of the park outside of the ticketed spectator area may become muddy and wet in bad weather, which may not be suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users or those with limited mobility. Accessible facilities and services at this venue include a changing places toilet.  

Victoria Park Venue Map

Plan your Journey

Use the Games Journey Planner to map your route to the Games. Enter your starting location, and start typing the name of your Games Venue, select your Games session. The Journey Planner will recommend a personalised travel plan, and the carbon impact of each option.

For accessible shuttle buses or to book blue badge parking select the Blue Badge or Accessible Shuttles option and edit your date and proposed arrival time.

The taxi icon shows taxi ranks near each of the Games venues. The wheelchair icon shows the location of blue badge parking locations, please be aware that these are limited and need to be pre-booked. The bicycle icon shows the locations where West Midlands Cycle Hire docking stations are available.

Getting to Victoria Park

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Victoria Park Transport Map

What to expect

Competing over a series of ends in singles, pairs, triples and fours, lawn bowlers demonstrate incredible accuracy and focus.

Spectators will witness bowlers maintaining composure under immense pressure as they battle to get closest to the jack. Demanding strategy and cunning moves, this event sport is one of the most nerve-wracking at the Games.

The Para lawn bowls competition for Birmingham 2022 includes men's and women's pairs for B6 to B8 and a mixed pairs competition for B2 and B3 competitors.

In addition to the sport there will be plenty to see and do at Victoria Park, you may even meet an athlete or Perry the Bull, Birmingham 2022’s official mascot.

About the area - What to do and where to stay

Royal Leamington Spa, located in the heart of Warwickshire, is a thriving town offering culture, leisure, gastronomy and wellbeing, all elegantly combined with a distinctive shopping experience. It boasts wide boulevards, award winning parks and dramatic Regency architecture all within a third of a mile square.  

The town’s popularity was largely due to its natural spa springs, discovered and commercialised in the nineteenth century. Royal Leamington Spa today offers an eclectic mix of independent retailers and well-known brands as well as a vibrant choice of places to eat and drink, all for a stress-free day out. 

If you would like to find out more to do with the town, please visit royal-leamington-spa.co.uk  

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