Showing posts with label Tenpin Bowling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tenpin Bowling. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lane7 opening in Leicester

A new Lane7 indoor bowling, minigolf and street food venue is opening at Leicester Central Station.


A new Lane7 indoor bowling, minigolf and street food venue is opening at Leicester Central Station.

Lane7 will be opening a new venue in Leicester city centre in October.

The site at Leicester Central Station will be home to tenpin bowling, indoor crazy golf, arcade games, street food and more.

Visit the Lane7 website for more information.


Lane7 in Newcastle upon Tyne

We've been to Lane7 in Newcastle upon Tyne and played the crazy golf course there. We were last there a year ago yesterday!

Lane7 in Newcastle upon Tyne

We're looking forward to checking out the new Lane7 venue in Leicester on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in the future.

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Saturday, August 08, 2020

National Bowling Day 2020

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 bowling-themed hole at Puttshack super tech mini golf at White City, London. October 2019
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
Glow-in-the-dark Bowlingo at Mr B's amusement arcade in Rhyl last year

Tenpin bowling and minigolf

With 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
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
Playing Mini Golf next to the tenpin bowling alleys at Lane7 in Newcastle upon Tyne

You can see more in my blog post about Minigolf and tenpin bowling.


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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

New indoor adventure golf course heading to Reading

A new indoor adventure golf course is planned to open at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading, Berkshire and the news was covered on BBC Radio Berkshire afternoon's show yesterday.


I was a guest on the programme to talk about the wide world of minigolf.

The episode is available for 29 days and can be listened to at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08l9kc5

The piece about Crazy Golf begins at 3h 19m 50s.

The new venue at The Oracle in Reading will replace the House of Fraser department store. As well as indoor minigolf the location will also be home to a food hall and tenpin bowling.

A new indoor adventure golf course is planned to open at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading, Berkshire

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Caddy Shack opening at Sol Central in Northampton

The new Caddy Shack Mini Golf course at Sol Central in Northampton is opening this month.


Caddy Shack indoor mini golf opening at Sol Central in Northampton

The new Caddy Shack indoor games venue is due to open on Friday 17th July. It was originally planned to open earlier this year.

Caddy Shack is a New York-themed venue and home to a minigolf course, tenpin bowling and darts and is part of the Gravity Activity Entertainment centre at Sol Central.

Check out the Caddy Shack website for more information.

We're looking forward to visiting Caddy Shack and playing the crazy golf course there on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

New Crazy Golf course in Dundee

A new Crazy Golf course is planned to open in Dundee.


A new Crazy Golf course is planned to open in Dundee

A new indoor Crazy Golf course is hoped to open as part of a new adventure play centre. The venue will also have tenpin bowling lanes.


The site is a former Toys 'R' Us superstore on Kingsway West Retail Park in Dundee.


The family entertainment centre would be built by House of Play.

The proposal is another example of the popularity of using former retail spaces for retailtainment options giving a people to visit, revisit and stay in a shopping area.

It's also another example of a venue combining crazy golf and tenpin bowling in its offer.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Gutterball Alley now open in North Shields

Tenpin bowling, minigolf and more at Gutterball Alley in North Shields.


The team behind Lane7 have opened a new family friendly venue with Gutterball Alley.


The first Gutterball Alley family entertainment centre in North Shields is home to tenpin bowling, guttergolf minigolf, pool, arcades, ping pong and indoor baseball batting cages.


Lane7 indoor minigolf course
A look at the Lane7 indoor minigolf course

Visit the Gutterball Alley website for more information, opening times and prices.

We've played minigolf at the Lane7 location in Newcastle. It's a very good 9-hole course.

Lane7 indoor minigolf course
Playing the Lane7 Mini Golf course last August

Monday, March 02, 2020

Roxy Ball Room at Manchester's Arndale centre

A new Roxy Ball Room is opening in Manchester city centre.


Roxy Ball Room minigolf in Manchester
There will soon be two Roxy Ball Room indoor minigolf courses in Manchester city centre

Roxy Ball Room will be opening a new venue in Manchester in April.


The new Withy Grove location will be home to a minigolf course among other games including tenpin bowling, beer pong, shuffleboard and pool.


Check out the Roxy Ball Room website for more information.

We've played minigolf at Roxy Ball Room in Leeds and the Manchester Deansgate location. We're yet to get over to the Liverpool course.

Roxy Ball Room minigolf in Manchester
We played at Roxy Ball Room on New Year's Even 2018

We're looking forward to visiting the new Roxy Ball Room on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Related blogs:
- Crazy Golf at Roxy Ball Room in Manchester
- Mini Golf at Roxy Ball Room in Leeds

Sunday, March 01, 2020

New minigolf and tenpin bowling centre in Bristol

There are plans for a new minigolf and tenpin bowling centre in Bristol's harbourside.


Bristol could soon be home to a new indoor minigolf venue

Bristol could soon be home to a new indoor minigolf and tenpin bowling centre with a venue proposed for the harbourside area.


If plans are submitted and approved the venue will become home to ten tenpin bowling lanes and three minigolf courses.


It'll be the latest in a number of venues combining bowling and minigolf and tapping into the rise in competitive socialising.

Related blog posts:
- Bristol
- New minigolf courses

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, December 02, 2019

Playing Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington

A visit to the Putters Adventure Golf course at the Superbowl in Warrington.


Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington

We had a very nice day out in Warrington, Cheshire on Saturday and visited Superbowl Warrington in the Golden Square shopping centre.


Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington

The 12-hole indoor Adventure Golf course has a funfair and circus theme and looks amazing. We've played miniature golf courses at funfairs, theme parks and at Circus Circus in Las Vegas but the Putters Adventure Golf layout in Warrington was the first we've played that has gone full on with the theme.


When we arrived we had to go to the tenpin bowling reception desk to ask to play. The member of staff who came over to the minigolf reception was really good and explained the layout. It was also a nice touch to be able to store our big coats and bags for free in the lockers next to the course.


The first hole eases you in by playing the Tea Cups. You then move on to the Dodgems, before riding the Carousel.

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Hole 1

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Hole 2

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Dodging the bumper cars

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Riding one of the big horses

Next up are the Waltzers and The Wall of Death before you enter a Haunted House - including a graveyard!

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Hole 4

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Scream if you want to go faster!

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Hole 5

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Inside The Wall of Death

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
The green on hole 5

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Outside the Haunted House

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
The green of hole 6 and the tee of hole 7

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
A creeping terror

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
The artwork in the graveyard is amazing

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
A skellington making a grab for my equipment!

After surviving the terror inside you putt through a nicely done Hall of Mirrors before shooting your ball through a cannon.

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Outside the Haunted House

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Emily on hole 11

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Hole 11

The final hole is located inside the Big Top.

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
The final hole

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Hole 12

In our match-up I scored 27 to take the win against Emily who shot a 31.

Visit the Superbowl Warrington website for more information, opening times and prices.

Tenpin Bowling fun centres and shopping malls are both fast becoming popular locations for new indoor miniature golf courses.

We've previously been to Walton Hall & Gardens in Warrington, but Saturday was the first time we've visited the town centre. We were impressed and look forward to returning. The Geeky Christmas Market at Warrington Indoor Market was really good, with a nice Return of the Jedi photo opportunity. We also had a superb time at Retro Arcade.

Videos from our visit to Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington.







Putters Adventure Golf was the 938th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006. It was the 899th minigolf course we've been to in the British Isles.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington

A visit to Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington.


We played the 12-hole funfair and circus themed indoor Adventure Golf course at Superbowl Warrington yesterday afternoon. It was the 899th minigolf course we've visited in the British Isles!


Putters Adventure Golf at Superbowl Warrington
Putters Adventure Golf in Warrington

The layout was the 938th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006.


More photos and info from our visit to follow soon.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Adventure Golf at the New York Thunderbowl in Kettering

There's a new indoor Adventure Golf course at the New York Thunderbowl in Kettering, Northamptonshire.


There's a new indoor Adventure Golf course at the New York Thunderbowl in Kettering, Northamptonshire

While planning a route to Ipswich we checked out some potential stop-off points and saw there was a tenpin bowling centre in Kettering that is also home to a recently opened indoor Adventure Golf course.


The Pirates Cove themed Crazy Golf course is a 9-hole layout.


We're looking forward to checking it out on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Visit the New York Thunderbowl website for more information, opening times and prices.

Putters Adventure Golf now open at Superbowl Merthyr

The new Galactic Putting Adventure Golf course is now open at the Superbowl UK fun centre in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.


Putters Adventure Golf now open at Superbowl Merthyr

There's a new adventure golf course now open at Superbowl in Merthyr Tydfil.


The 12-hole indoor adventure golf course has a space-theme.


We're looking forward to playing the course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Visit the Superbowl UK website for more information, opening times and prices.

The layout at Superbowl Merthyr is the second from Superbowl following the circus-themed course at Superbowl Warrington.

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Bowling minigolf hole at Puttshack

A tenpin bowling-themed hole at Puttshack super tech mini golf at White City.


Puttshack super tech mini golf at White City
A tenpin bowling hole at Puttshack

While playing at Puttshack mini golf in London we spotted tenpin bowling-themed holes on two of the four courses.


Puttshack super tech mini golf at White City
Down the lane and onto the green

We've seen quite a few tenpin bowling crossover holes on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Minigolf and tenpin bowling

Where to find minigolf and tenpin bowling entertainment centres.


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.


The Mini Golf course and tenpin bowling alleys sit side-by-side at Lane7 in Newcastle


With 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.


Crazy Golf at Level Preston
A cricket-themed hole on a crazy golf course on the floor below a bowling alley at the Level Preston entertainment centre

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.

Minigolf and tenpin bowling centres:


Lane7 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Mini Golf and tenpin bowling.

Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle
Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle

Level Preston - Trailer Trash Jim's Crazy Golf and tenpin bowling.

Trailer Trash Jim's Crazy Golf at Level Preston
Jabba the Putt at Level Preston

MFA Bowl
in Hereford - Crazy Golf and tenpin bowling.

Crazy Golf at MFA Bowl in Hereford
Putting from an indoorr bit of the outdoor Crazy Golf course at the MFA Bowl in Hereford

Namco Funscape in Tamworth - Medieval-themed Castle Adventure Golf and and tenpin bowling.

Castle Adventure Golf at Namco Funscape in Tamworth
The outdoor section of the medieval-themed Adventure Golf course in Tamworth

Riverside Bowl in Andover - Glo-Golf indoor Crazy Golf and tenpin bowling.

Indoor Crazy Golf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Crazy Golfing at the Riverside Bowl in Andover. Andover of course is known as 'the Paris of Hampshire'

Caddyshackers in Leicester - Crazy Golf and a new tenpin bowling centre called East Street Lanes opening in 2019.

Crazy Golf at Caddyshackers in Leicester
Caddyshackers Crazy Golf in Leicester has a tenpin bowling-themed hole

Superbowl UK in Warrington - Putters Adventure Golf and tenpin bowling.

The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre in Preston - Crazy Golf and and tenpin bowling.

New bowling and minigolf centres in development / opening soon:


- York Stadium Leisure Complex
- Market Walk Shopping Centre, Chorley
Rochdale Riverside

A bowling hole at Ghetto Golf in Liverpool

Do get in touch if you know of any other tenpin bowling alleys with minigolf courses, or crazy golf courses with bowling elements.

Roxy Ball Room on Boar Lane in Leeds has a tenpin bowling-themed hole. But you'll need to visit Roxy Lanes for a bowl

Related blog posts:
- Minigolf
- Crazy Golf
- Tenpin bowling

If you are interested in installing or building a minigolf course and would like to receive specialist help, Richard Gottfried is able to provide experience, knowledge and support for all aspects of minigolf business, at any stage of the process. Get in touch to find out more.