Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre

Open Daily 10am-11pm | Richardson’s Family Bowl, Whapload Road, Lowestoft (Opposite the wind turbine)

bowling lanes at Richardson’s Family Bowl

Welcome to Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre & Bowl

Including Richardson’s Family Bowl with glow bowling and amusements, the Galley Diner and Restaurant and the Cityscape Bar with Sky TV. For children an indoor play area offering soft play for only £2.50 per hour. This really is THE Family Entertainment Centre!



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Ten Pin 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 519200.

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.

Bowling Pricing

Before 6pm 1 Game 2 Games 3 Games
Adult £3.50 £6.50 £9.50
Junior (Under 16) £3.00 £5.50 £8.00
Concessions £3.00 £6.00 £9.00
After 6pm 1 Game 2 Games 3 Games
Adult £4.25 £8.00 £11.75
Junior (Under 16) £3.75 £7.00 £10.25
Concessions £3.00 £6.00 £9.00
the bowling alley at lowestoft
Kids after school club, play area plus kids meal with soft drink only 3.95
Kids Weekend Club - 1 game of bowling and a glass of squash £2 saturday 10am-12pm

Over 50s Club - 2 hours bowling with a tea or coffee for £6 mon-fri 10am-12pm
Bowl and bites parties from £13.50 per person. Minimum 6 persons.

Bowling Parties

We offer great, fun filled parties for Children and Adults.

For children we have a choice of indoor play parties or bowling parties and for adults there is our great Bowl N Bites parties. If you have any questions or want to book a party please give us a call.

Bowl N Bites

Come and join us for one of our Bowl n Bites party nights

2 games of Bowling, buffet or sit down meal. ALL FOR £13.50pp

Available any time - minimum 6 people.

Indoor Play Parties at Ritchie’s Adventure Island

We’ll organise all the fun! Book your child’s birthday party at Ritchie’s Adventure Island for a fun-filled unforgettable treat. (For children between 4 and 12 years old)

Height Restriction for Play Area - 137cm

Our Party package includes:

  • Play time fun at Ritchie’s Adventure Island
  • Party invitations & Ritchie’s Party certificate
  • Choice of junior meal including a drink and ice cream
  • Your own party host to make sure things run smoothly
  • Party bags bursting with goodies
  • Free car parking
  • Parties cost just £8.95 per child.
  • Available 7 days a week between 11am and 5pm (on the hour).
  • Minimum 6 children. Subject to availability.

Children’s Bowling Parties

We’ll organise all the fun! All children love bowling so book your child’s birthday party at Richardson’s Family Bowl. Leave the hard work up to us. All you need to do is remember the kids! (For children between 5 and 12 years old)

Our Party package includes:

  • Game of bowling with Glow lanes (with automatic bumpers and ramps if needed)
  • Party invitations
  • Choice of junior meal including a drink and ice cream
  • Your own party host to make sure things run smoothly
  • Party bags bursting with goodies
  • Free car parking
  • Parties cost just £8.95 per child.
  • Available 7 days a week between 11am and 5pm (on the hour).
  • Minimum 6 children. Subject to availability.

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bowling lanes at Richardson's Family Bowl

Play Area & Amusements

Our pier-themed entrance hall has some great amusements where you win tickets to get some great prizes! Our indoor soft play areas has so much to keep children stimulated and entertained. Richie’s Adventure Island gives children a safe place to explore and meet new friends.

Play area is £2.50 per hour. Max height 137cm.


 

Diner & Bar

Our Galley Diner and Restaurant serves great value snacks and meals all freshly cooked to order.

The Cityscape Bar is a modern relaxing area to enjoy a drink with family or friends. This includes a 42” plasma with Sky TV.

View our Galley Menu View our Kids Menu

Richardson's Family Bowl Cityscape Bar

Contact Us

Call Us On 01502 519 200

Write to Us At

Richardson’s Family Entertainment Centre
Unit 11 Capital Trading Estate, Rant Score
Whapload Road
Lowestoft, NR32 1TY


How To Find Us

The bowling alley is located on Rant Score accesble via Whapload Road Lowestoft. Free parking on site for RFEC customers.