There more than a dozen bowling alleys within an hour's drive from Preston. But we have selected six of the best which are less than 45 minutes from the city.

Bowling in Lancashire: Six of the best bowling alleys in and around Preston

Bowling fans are gutted after one of Preston's most popular bowling venues shut down suddenly on Monday (February 25).


MFA Bowl Preston in Greenbank Street, Plunginton closed overnight after administrators took control of the ailing business.

The Flower Bowl at Barton Grange opens seven days a week, from 10am to 10pm, and boasts eight lanes.''It also has two private lanes available for private parties and a stylish bar.''Prices: 8 for adults, 7 for senior citizens  (65+) and under 6 for under 18s.

1. 1. The Flower Bowl, Barton Grange

The Flower Bowl at Barton Grange opens seven days a week, from 10am to 10pm, and boasts eight lanes.''It also has two private lanes available for private parties and a stylish bar.''Prices: 8 for adults, 7 for senior citizens (65+) and under 6 for under 18s.
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Level, based in the Guild Hall, has Odin's Bowl, with eight lanes, including two within a private function space. It boasts illuminated pins and LED lanes, interactive screens and Facebook Game connect''Open Mon to Thurs, 10am - 5pm'Prices: 6 for adults; 4 for children; 4.50 for students.

2. 2. Level, Guild Hall, Preston

Level, based in the Guild Hall, has Odin's Bowl, with eight lanes, including two within a private function space. It boasts illuminated pins and LED lanes, interactive screens and Facebook Game connect''Open Mon to Thurs, 10am - 5pm'Prices: 6 for adults; 4 for children; 4.50 for students.
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Tenpin, based at Peel Leisure and Retail Park in Blackburn, offers bowling, laser tag, karaoke, pool and arcade games.''Prices: 8.25 for adults and 6.75  for children

3. 3. Tenpin, Blackburn

Tenpin, based at Peel Leisure and Retail Park in Blackburn, offers bowling, laser tag, karaoke, pool and arcade games.''Prices: 8.25 for adults and 6.75 for children
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Premier Bowl and Laser Southport at Ocean Plaza in Marine Drive has a computerised scoring system, brand new synthetic lanes to competition standard,  as well as bumpers and ramps for the little ones.''Prices: 6.75 for adults and 5.75 for children and seniors.

4. 4. Premier Bowl and Laser, Southport

Premier Bowl and Laser Southport at Ocean Plaza in Marine Drive has a computerised scoring system, brand new synthetic lanes to competition standard, as well as bumpers and ramps for the little ones.''Prices: 6.75 for adults and 5.75 for children and seniors.
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