Backyard Boule, French Boules or Bocce are other variations of the name and game. We play on Thursday afternoons from 3.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. We meet informally at the Lagoon Street Café after 2.30p.m. for a social chat before moving to the “Bocce” area adjacent to the Malta Gardens.
Directions are: Facing the Café go right walk over the waterfall bridge along to the Golden Arches. It is a lovely sunny place and shade is available if required. Come to play the game or just have a chat. We have a few ladies but both male and female players are needed as not all are able to participate each week.
We are happy to share our equipment initially but then you might decide you would like your own sets.
There is no cost on the day other than perhaps a coffee.
We look forward to a few more people trying out a very easy and enjoyable game of Petanque (Bocce) so why not come down to the Mackay Botanic Gardens and have a go!
Petanque (Bocce as some know it as) is played approximately from just after the wet season to end November on a sandy court at the Botanic Gardens in Lagoon Street West Mackay. We have had a dedicated small group turning up every week to perhaps have a drink and a chat at the cafe prior to playing at 3 pm on a Thursday.
We have plenty of equipment to go around and need more players to keep the game going as our members strive to attend each and every week.
Petanque or Bocce is played at 3 pm every Thursday until approximately end of November, at the Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street West Mackay. It’s on a sand/gravel court close by the cafe. Our group has become smaller due to holiday season/illness so always happy to see new faces as we enjoy each others company, chatting while we play.
Come when available as it is a great afternoon out, socializing and a pre game beverage can be had at the cafe around 2.30 pm. The game is not cancelled unless the weather turns really bad, and we try to let participants know in advance.
Equipment is available on loan or there are some “boules” for sale at a very low price if preferred.
If you would like to join the Petanque Group, please phone Shelley Field 0419430384
If you would like to join the Petanque Group, or just talk to someone about it, please send us a message on our Contact Page.