Ten pin bowling is a great fun family activity for a rainy day. For bowling near Oxford, there is a large Hollywood Bowl/ Bowlplex bowling centre on the Ozone Leisure park near Kassam Stadium.
Younger bowlers can opt to have lane guards activated on their turn. This stops the bowling ball running into the gutter and makes bowling much more satisfying as little ones are guaranteed to knock down some pins! There is also a metal bowling ramp available on each lane – just line it up and slide the bowling ball down it.
What to Bring
If you’re wearing flat, closed toe shoes, you don’t need to wear special bowling shoes, although these are available to borrow.
Food & Drinks
There is a bar area serving drinks. You can also order hot dogs and snacks to eat at your lane.
Bowlplex Oxford Arcade
There is an arcade at the Bowlplex Oxford centre, with various arcade games, air hockey and dance machines.
Party packages are available for birthdays or special occasions. Check out the Bowlplex website for more information.
Bowlplex Oxford Prices
Under 16s: £5.49 per game
Adults: £6.40 per game
Families: £21.49 per game. This price includes 2 adults and 2 Under 16s – or 1 adult and 3 Under 16s. The families price is only available in state school term time and summer holidays.
Check out the Bowlplex website for any special offers.