Where To Go Bowling With Children In Essex

If you are looking for places to go 10 pin bowling in Essex (or very almost Essex) then check out this list. There is a map at the end of the post to help you find your nearest place to go bowling. There are often deals on, especially if you can go off peak. Check out their websites and Facebook pages for the latest information.


Hollywood bowl is one of the ten pin bowling alleys in Essex
Bowling In Essex


Please note that information is checked at the time of publishing and venues may subsequently change opening hours etc with no notice. I have not personally visited every location and can't provide any comment on the quality of the venue or the level of service.


City Bowl, Chelmsford

Currently closed due to redevelopment, but planning to reopen early 2022
Also has: Snooker/ Pool
Unit 8, Rivermead Industrial Estate North, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1PD

CJ's Bowling, Hockley

12 lanes
Prebooked lanes only (book online)
Opening hours: Weekdays opens at 11am, weekends opens at 10am. Closes between 11pm and 11.30 except for early closing at 6pm on Mondays.
Also has: arcades, small soft play and a separate pool/ snooker room
8-10 Eldon Way, Hockley, Essex SS5 4AD
Free parking

Harlow Bowl, Harlow

14 lanes
You can book online
Opening hours: Weekdays midday to 10.30pm  (11.30pm Fridays), Weekends open at 10am, closes midnight Saturday and 10.30pm Sunday. Earlier opening hours in school holidays.
Also has: pool tables, arcade
32B Terminus Street Harlow Essex CM20 1EY 
Park in Water Gardens Car Park or Multi storey NCP Car Park on Velizy Avenue.

Hollywood Bowl, Basildon

26 lanes
You can book online
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm Monday to Thursday, 10 am to Midnight Friday to Sunday.
Also has: arcades, pool tables
19 Festival Leisure Park, Festival Way, Basildon, Essex SS14 3WB
Free parking

Hollywood Bowl, Dagenham

20 lanes
You can book online
Opening hours: 11am to 11pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 11 am to Midnight, Saturday 10am to Midnight, Sunday 10am to 11pm
Also has: arcades, pool tables
Cook Road, Dagenham, RM9 6UQ
Free parking

Check out this post of when we were invited to Hollywood Bowl for a review of their parties.

Hollywood Bowl, Lakeside

14 lanes
You can book online
Opening hours: Opening hours: 10am to 11pm Monday to Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am to Midnight, Sunday 10am to 11pm
Also has: arcades, pool tables
Lakeside, Thurrock Way, Grays, Essex, RM20 2AD
Free parking nearest Lakeside car park is blue/pink, 10/12.

The Lanes 10 Pin Bowling, Clacton Pier

10 lanes?
You can book online
Opening hours: opens at 10am, closes 8pm weekdays and 10pm weekends
Also has: loads of attractions at the same site.
1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1QX
No onsite parking, nearest car parks are Agate Road or High Street.

Madison Lanes at Madison Heights, Maldon

22 lanes?
You can book online
Opening hours: Open Wednesday to Friday 10am - 10pm, Saturday Midday to Late, Sunday 10am - 7pm. Open Mondays and Tuesdays in school holidays and bank holidays
Also has: pool tables and arcades
Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

NAMCO Funscape, Braintree

26 lanes
You can book online
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm
Also has: the same site has a soft play (separate entry), arcades and pool tables
Braintree Village, Charter Way, Braintree CM77 8YH
Free Parking

NAMCO Funscape, Romford

24 lanes
You can book online
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm 
Also has: ping pong, arcades and pool tables
1st Floor The Brewery, Waterloo Road, Romford, RM1 1AU
Parking (tariff applies)

Rollerbowl, Romford

34 lanes
You can book online
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Also has: arcade, pool tables
Collier Row Road, Dagenham, Romford RM5 2BH
Free onsite parking

Check out this review from when we were invited to Rollerbowl 

Tenpin, Colchester

24 lanes
You can book online (please arrive 15 minutes before game time)
Opening hours: Monday and Wednesday 10am to 11pm, Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday 10am to Midnight
Also has: arcade, pool tables
Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YH
Free onsite parking

Walton Pier, Walton On The Naze

Bowling lanes currently closed for refurbishment
Also has: arcades (open), rides (seasonal and closed until April 2022)
Walton Pier, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8ES


Where to go bowling in Essex, UK


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