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Family fun day out at Roxy Lanes Bowling, Leeds

October 28, 2015 1 comment

Many moons ago, when I was a mere teenager, I was a member of a weekly ten pin bowling group.

We used to meet up, once a week, and show off our skills as we sent our bowling balls skittering down the lanes.

So when I got the chance to review Roxy Lane Bowling in Leeds, I jumped at the chance.

Yay, a chance to show off my skills to the small people of the household!

Alas, I didn’t bank on time completely robbing me of any talent I may (or may not) have possessed.

However, even if you don’t win, you can have a great time bowling as a family here.

About a five minute walk from the train station, it’s extremely easy to get to and the venue has four great bowling lanes.

roxy sign

After we’d got ourselves into order of who was going first, we took it in turns to throw the ball at the skittles and hope we could make a strike.

If you are playing with small children, you can choose to have buffers put up so your ball doesn’t go into the gutter. You can also use the  bowling ball frame to angle where you want the ball to go. So the two smalls used these as an aid.

(In hindsight, I  should have used these myself. I definitely will next time. 🙂 )


Although compact, the lanes are airy, well lit, and have a great atmosphere.

I may not have won, but as I was always told as a child, it’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts.

It’s a fantastic day out regardless of your bowling ability.

There’s also a licensed bar and food menu if you fancy dining out as you bowl.

I was very tempted by the full cocktail menu, but managed to resist!

Instead, we had a gorgeous lunch of pizza.

I chose the meat feast pizza, which had a lovely, thin, crispy base and lots of succulent toppings such as bacon and chorizo.


The Dad plumped for the roasted vegetable pizza, which he declared a delicious vegetarian option.


There’s also a full kids menu too, and the two smalls had a pepperoni and a margarita.

The 8 year old, who chose the margarita, when asked what he thought of his, said…

“Deeee-licious – and I like it even more because it has proper sliced cherry tomatoes on the top as well!”

Plus, It’s always the  mark of great food when all the plates are completely scraped clean. 🙂

If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly day out in Leeds city centre, we can definitely recommend Roxy Bowling.

We’ll certainly be back.

We received entry and meal in order to do this review. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are completely honest and a true representation of our day out.

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