Updated April 7th 2022
We want everyone to have the best bowling experience available when they visit our Lakeside centre. That’s why we’ve answered many of our frequently asked questions below to help you plan the perfect trip.
How Many People Can I go bowling with?1
In all our centres there is no limit on the number of people who can bowl together in a group.
We have installed full height dividers between the lane seating areas. The maximum capacity we allow on each lane is 8 players.
Do I have to wear a face covering when I visit a Bowling Alley?1
Can I Get Food and Drink Whilst Bowling?1
Yes, of course, you can get food and drink whilst at Hollywood Bowl. Food and drinks can be ordered using the QR code on tables and menus, at selected centres, or from the bar and Diner.
We recommend that you pre-order food and drink when booking your game. If you do wish to order and pay in centre, contactless payments are preferred.
Do you have disabled access?1
Yes, our centre is on the ground floor and has been designed to ensure disabled access.
Is there free parking available?1
Yes, parking at intu Lakeside is free! Carpark 10 and 12 are the nearest for our centre. These are also currently known as the 'Pink' and 'Blue' carpark.
Do you have concession rates?1
Yes, we offer a concession rate of around 50% for disabled guests and their carers, as well as seniors.
This rate is available every weekday before 6pm, for 48 weeks out of 52, including the summer and Easter holidays.
Find out more about our concession rates here.
How long does a game of bowling take?1
We allow 10 minutes per person, per game. Therefore, 1 game for 2 guests is allocated a 20 minute time slot.
2 games for 2 guests would be allocated a 40 minute time slot, etc.
Do I have to pay to watch someone else bowl?1
No. If you want to watch someone bowl without playing then there is no charge for this.
Do you have free wifi?1
Yes, there is free wifi available that you can connect too.
Is there a cashpoint nearby?1
Yes, we have an ATM machine in our centre.
Do you have a change machine for the amusements?1
Do you have play for prizes?1
Yes. Find out more about play for prizes here.
Do you have VIP lanes?1
Yes. Find out more about VIP lanes here.
Do you have Pink Pin Friday's?1
Yes. Find out more about Pink Pin Friday's here.
Does your bar show sports?1
Is there disabled parking available?1
Yes, there is disabled parking available.
Do you have air conditioning?1
0844 248 2196
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|Monday||10:00am - 11:00pm|
|Tuesday||10:00am - 11:00pm|
|Wednesday||10:00am - 11:00pm|
|Thursday||10:00am - 11:00pm|
|Friday||10:00am - 12:00am|
|Saturday||10:00am - 12:00am|
|Sunday||10:00am - 11:00pm|
Car: We are located off the A126 within Lakeside. Parking is free and the nearest car parks are blue/pink, 10/12.
Train: The nearest station is Chafford Hundred which is 4 minutes away.
Need some help? Request a call back using the form below, and we’ll call you back at your preferred time†.
†Our contact centre is open from 9am till 8pm.