AMF Bowl and Hollywood Bowl, which covers 45 sites across the country are running a great value promotion over half term aimed at families. As part of their Incredibowl promotion, kids can eat, drink and bowl from £4.25 per person, with adults able to eat and bowl from just £9.95.
My family visited Hollywood Bowl on Sunday morning. We were booked in for a 11am start and were disappointed that the staff on reception did not seem to know that we were expected. A manager was called who did ensure that we were given a lane for bowling quickly.
However, I still felt there was a bit of lack of customer care in that there seemed to be an assumption that you should know how to go on. This was my first visit to a bowling venue in about 20 years so I was fairly clueless. Ideally, it would have being nice to have someone telling you how to get your bowling shoes, how the game would work, what weight balls were best for different age groups and so on.
We are the sort of family that make the best of things so we worked things out for ourselves and got down to the game. I can highly recommend ten pin bowling for families that have different age groups. There were lots of people there with three generations happily enjoying a fun day out.
Our food order went well and although obviously not cordon bleu (and who would expect that anyway?), the food was tasty and well received.
There were amusement arcade machines in the building too so I would advise families to budget for that as well as the promotion costs. "Can I have a pound for ...?" soon mounts up with so many shiny, noisy machines to choose from.
We visited the toilets and I was disappointed not to find toilet roll available in my cubicle but did find some elsewhere.
Overall, a positive couple of hours was had by all and we would return for a great fun experience for all the family.