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Glengormley Sportsbowl

I was actually disappointed to have arranged to go bowling on what turned out to be the first dry day in about 3 months. However, as Lewis was all excited about his first trip bowling, off we went.
It is years, literally about 10, since I went bowling and I was delighted that wearing my trainers had prevented me having to don the dreaded bowling shoes! Glengormley Sportsbowl  I give you brownie points for that!
We had booked a lane for an hour, though you can pay per game if you prefer. If you go it is definitely worth asking about their deals as these can work out much better on the purse (or wallet) than paying the standard rate.
Like many of the bowling alleys today, the Sportsbowl has the requisite fluorescent lighting, but they also had automatic bumpers which were set for any members of the group who desired them. In my younger days you had to do that yourself, manually. Technology today is a wonderful thing! They also had the ramps for younger players to push the balls from, though those these did need to be moved manually every turn.
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There is a small cafe selling the usual fast food, burgers and the like, and also an array of arcade type amusements which will entertain your child and gobble up your money!
Unusually, they had a small go kart track which I’m sure older children would love. Children from the age of three can use these if accompanied by an adult, though we didn’t have a go this time.
In hindsight maybe an hour long booking wasn’t the best idea. Lewis (3) was really enjoying himself for the first 30 minutes or so but then he became bored and wanted to go and explore what else was on offer. However this meant Mr C. had double turns, and thus more practise, which is the only reason he beat me!

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