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I wanna bowl tonight!
Member Name: mumto3
Advantages: clean - light - open - family orientated
Disadvantages: looks rough from the outside
Recently my five year old daughter went to a birthday party at Lincoln Superbowl. To be honest I had heard that there was a bowling alley in Lincoln but I had never been there and wasn't sure what to expect.
The bowling alley is situated in the old cinema on Valentine Road round the back of the Asda at Home store. It looks quite run down from the outside and the car park is very overgrown. If you were just driving past you would think it was closed.
Once you get inside it's a very different story. It was very nicely decorated in fairly neutral shades and everything looked clean and well maintained. There is a small foyer and then you go into the main building.
Immediately inside the doors are the toilet and a few refreshment and arcade machines. As you move further inside the building you come to the reception where you get your shoes and the lanes are situated behind this.
To your left if a small Wimpy serving burgers and fries and various other meal deals. There is quite a large seating area adjacent to the wimpy so you can eat and drink away from the lanes. To your right at the far end is a bar serving alcoholic drinks and some air hockey tables.
Although it isn't very big it is light and spacious and clean. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't very busy and there didn't seem to be large gangs just hanging around.
The cost of a children's party is £7.95 per child. For this you get one game of bowling, a wimpy meal and drink, hats, balloons a goody bag and a trophy for the birthday child. The children get to choose what meal and drink they would like from the Wimpy menu and these are served with a hat after you bowl. Before you leave each child is given a balloon and a goody bag. The goody bags were quite nicely filled and contained toys and sweets. They toys were fairly good quality unisex gifts and not just a whistle that doesn't blow or some other piece of junk. You can take a cake and staff will cut this up and put it into the party bags for you.
For the party my daughter attended two lanes were used and the children had the option of using a stand to help them roll the ball more easily. I assume that a member of staff would help if you weren't able to set up the lanes yourself or to put up the gutter guards.
The only problem we encountered was that the meal was a little late and staff had to be asked to bring it out as parents had already started to arrive to collect their children. This meant that the party ran on a little longer which was a bit inconvenient to some of the parents. There were two other parties happening at the same time though so I don't think this is a real issue.
On the whole my daughter had a wonderful time and I would definitely go back again. It seemed very family orientated and wasn't overrun with big noisy groups of teenagers.
Bowling is relatively inexpensive with games starting at £3.50 for students, £4.30 for adults and £4.00 for children. This does depend on the time and the day that you choose to bowl.
They have lots of offers available for bowling at different times and all the information can be found on the website www.lincolnsuperbowl.co.uk were you can also get money off vouchers and information on the menu at Wimpy.
Summary: deffinately worth a visit
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