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or is bowling silly prices?

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TinfoilHattie Mon 13-Feb-17 10:45:33

Looking to take kids 10 pin bowling today as a wee treat - 2 adults and 3 kids. For two games (so about an hour's entertainment) the cost is coming up at over £50. Without drinks, food or anything else.

I know it's half term but still - not really value for money, is it?

PleasantPhesant Mon 13-Feb-17 10:47:03

Don't go. Ridiculous pricing at half term. Go one day after school there's usually a 'happy hour' or similar on their quietest days.

I've not been for about two years. I refuse to pay those prices wear the weird shoes

Me347 Mon 13-Feb-17 10:47:39

Try Tuesday. If it's same company as my local it's half price that day. Half price drinks too.

Me347 Mon 13-Feb-17 10:48:47

From 6pm school holidays.

2014newme Mon 13-Feb-17 10:49:42

And really it's not very much fun. Lots of waiting. It's a bit dull. I think bowling has had its day

Saladd0dger Mon 13-Feb-17 10:51:03

I had the same heart attack in the summer hoilidays. No wonder it was empty in there

TinfoilHattie Mon 13-Feb-17 10:51:43

I;m not keen either, but kids love it and DH wants to take them. I did suggest I wouldn't play and would just referee/watch but apparently the kids don't think tha'ts acceptable.

Me347 Mon 13-Feb-17 10:52:49

Its not as bad as the cinema. We went on a Tuesday night to bowl and it was sold out so we tried next door for a film. £60 for 2 adults and 4 kids! I felt so bad but I want paying it blush

LeSquigh Mon 13-Feb-17 11:02:03

You don't have to wear the weird shoes anymore!

Cheerybigbottom Mon 13-Feb-17 11:07:08


It's not worth the money for the time spent in there. Half price on overpriced drinks doesn't incentivise me much.

sadandlonely2 Mon 13-Feb-17 11:08:29

YADDNBU. We've looked at going with the dc a few times, but can't justify the price (also around £45 for 2 games or £68 for 3 games, both without food or drink).

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