Friday 7 August 2015

Eldon Bowl : Newcastle's brand new Bowling Alley

I don't like to be a gossip but wow do I have something awesome to share with you today, and I think it may be Newcastle's best kept secret!

Did you know there's a bowling alley in Eldon Square?   Not only that, there's actually an entire entertainment complex hidden above the shops and it's so big you could spend an entire fun filled day up there playing table tennis, climbing walls, enjoying a workout and even grabbing yourself some food.

Eldon Leisure has recently had a £3 million redevelopment and we were invited last week for a nose around.  Not sure what to expect I had no idea there was so much hiding away on the top floor of  Eldon Square.  It's huge!

Whilst we were there to try out the Bowling Alley, we couldn't resist a sneaky peak into "Vertigo", an adventure climbing centre that was like nothing I'd ever seen before.  I was expecting a couple of walls but instead was met with 19 different interactive climbing walls - all completely different to each other. 

Unfortunately I'm an absolute wuss with a bit of a fear of heights, but someone HAS to go and try it for me and report back, it looks so much fun.

Eldon Bowl is an eight lane, tenpin bowling centre and at £6.75 on peak is the cheapest bowling alley in the city.  Make sure you take a look at their Facebook page for deals.

We went along on Thursday night for 2 games of "Glow Bowl", a perfect activity to enjoy after hitting late night shopping at Eldon Square.

As always I was up against Mr Pro Bowler, Simon!  I'm not sure why he ever wants to bowl with me as I'm not exactly ever going to challenge him to his title.  I am so awful at bowling!

I spent a lot of my time lolling about on the comfortable sofas chatting and trying to resist ordering chips from the café bar (they smelt seriously good!) - maybe if I spent less time talking and more time bowling I may improve?

With the slightly soggy and muggy Summer we seem to be "enjoying" at the moment, I'm really excited to have found some great indoor activities to enjoy on our doorstep.  Something tells me Eldon Leisure will be seeing a lot of us!

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  1. I can't wait to visit - love the sound of 'glow bowl' ;-) the kids would love it x

  2. Ahh I'm so excited by this! I'm from Newcastle but live down south now and I'm back in the glorious north next week to see family so I'm definitely going to have to drag them along to have a bowl! Not sure about the climbing walls though, I'm a huge wuss when it comes to heights, too!

  3. I love bowling - such a great indoor activity for a rainy day.

    Lizzie Dripping

  4. I really enjoy bowling and a complex that has wall climbing too definitely gets my vote looks like fun Lucy x

  5. Wow I didn't even know that was up there!


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