It's National Bowling Day!
Today is National Bowling Day.
The annual day to celebrate the game of tenpin bowling takes place on the second Saturday in August.
|A tenpin bowling-themed hole at Puttshack super tech mini golf at White City, London|
Tenpin bowling is an area of the indoor entertainment industry that has been hit by lockdown rules during the coronavirus pandemic with re-openings being pushed back in England.
We enjoy playing tenpin bowling, bowlingo and skittles and it'll be nice when we're able to safely play again in the future.
|Glow-in-the-dark Bowlingo at Mr B's amusement arcade in Rhyl last year|
Tenpin bowling and minigolfWith the boom in the popularity of minigolf and the growth in new courses, a number of tenpin bowling centres have added minigolf, crazy golf and adventure golf courses.
Traditionally the two leisure activities have been quite separate and distinct, with people choosing to do either one or other and most operators running either a minigolf course or tenpin bowling alley.
We're fans of both games and we've been to quite a few places on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour that have both entertainment options.
Our 900th minigolf course visit in the British Isles was the Pirate Cove Adventure Golf course at the New York Thunderbowl tenpin bowling centre in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
|Pirate Cove Adventure Golf at New York Thunderbowl in Kettering, December 2019|
|Playing Mini Golf next to the tenpin bowling alleys at Lane7 in Newcastle upon Tyne|