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).
By Matthew Calderbank
Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 1:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 3:18 pm
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.
MFA Bowl Preston in Greenbank Street, Plunginton closed overnight after administrators took control of the ailing business.
It leaves only one tenpin bowling alley open in Preston, but don't worry - there is still plenty of fun to be had at bowling alleys around Lancashire.
These are six of the best bowling alleys within a short drive of the city.
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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.
Based in the Guild Hall, Level has eight lanes, including two within a private function space, as well as illuminated pins and LED lanes.
Prices: 6 for adults; 4 for children; 4.50 for students.
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
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.
MFA Bowl in Burnley is owned and operated by a different company than the Preston branch, which closed on Monday, February 25.
The Finsley Gate venue remains open, from 12.00pm till late seven days a week.
Prices: 5.50 for adults and 4.50 for children.
This 10-lane bowling alley on the Fylde coast is located inside the YMCA health and fitness complex on Victoria Road East. It is powered by AMF and offers a UV bowling experience.
Prices: 4.50 for adults and 3.50 for children.