Bowling

We have 14 lanes all equipped with automatic bumpers for children or those who are new to bowling. Each lane has its own computer system to do the scoring for you. You are given special shoes for bowling and we have a variety of balls of varying weight and sized finger holes so you can choose a ball you are comfortable with.

You can either turn up on the day and wait until there is a lane free for bowling or to guarantee a lane and time call 01502 464030.

The Basic Rules of Bowling

The basic rules of tenpin bowling are:

  • Each game has 10 frames
  • A game consists of 10 frames and you get to bowl up to 2 balls per frame.
  • If you score a strike (knock all pins down) then only one ball is bowled in the frame. This also means that you get double the score on the next frame that you bowl. If you get a spare (knock all pins down in one frame using two bowls) you get double the score of the first bowl in the next frame.
  • When you get to the 10th frame you will get an extra ball if you score a spare or two extra balls if you score a strike. The top score in a game of tenpin bowling is 300.
  • Each lane has a foul line (the black line) and if you step over this line you don't score anything for that bowl.

Pricing

Before 6pm 1 Game 2 Games 3 Games
Adult £4.70 £8.50 £10.00
Junior (Under 16) £4.00 £7.50 £8.50
Concessions £3.00 £6.00 £9.00
After 6pm 1 Game 2 Games 3 Games
Adult £5.70 £9.50 £12.25
Adult (Saturday Nights) £5.75 £10.50 £14.25
Junior (Under 16) £4.75 £8.50 £10.75
Concessions £3.00 £6.00 £9.00

Take a look

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Dark Bowling Alley at RFEC.
Family Bowling.
Family watching bowling ball.