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  • Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre
    Wilmslow Road

    Manchester M20 5PG
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  • Phone number 0871 550 1010
  • Business website tenpin.co.uk
  • “They usually have some deals on where you get one lane free, or double your lane time, so be sure to ask them what's on.” in 5 reviews

  • “If like me you haven't been a student for many years, this kind of deal is amazing!” in 3 reviews

  • “Prices ok (best deal is an unlimited number of games on the alley - just under £10 - you play till your hand falls off), tasty food (especially burgers!) and cheap beer jugs!” in 2 reviews

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  • 5.0 star rating
    10/4/2013

    if you like to strike them down this is the best place i feel in manchester..for a student its a bit far from the university but the trip would be worth it...the have insane unlimited  bowling deals for students for 7 quids on most days so you can spend hours here...loads of lanes and always buzzing with people....the bar serves decently priced liquor...its always fun to sip on your pitcher of beer and bowl...place gets 5 stars from me!

  • 3.0 star rating
    24/2/2010

    This is a classic Ten Pin Bowling experience. There's nothing here that's going to surprise you, but at the same time there's nothing you could reasonably hope to find at a tenpin bowling alley, that isn't offered here.

    The basics include 26 bowling lanes and 14 pool tables including both American and English tables, which I don't even understand. They have a full bar (crucial) and an American style dodgy diner where you can get a burger and some greasy chips, the perfect accompaniment to a game of ten pin.

    They also offer something called 'Cosmic Bowling' where all the lights go out and the whole room and all the lanes turn luminous blue with disco lights and spotlights flying around. Wooooooooo.  It claims to be bowling with a nightclub atmosphere, which it really is not. But if you want to bowl with loud music and flashing lights then by all means give it a go!

    There's also a Quazar Lazer shooty gun thingymajog, but that's a whole different game isn't it. I'll stick to the bowling.

  • 4.0 star rating
    2/4/2010

    Yeah, I went bowling. I know. It was just a normal Friday night and then my friend called me and asked if I would like to bowling, so I did.

    Tenpin is kind of good in an awful way. They have loads of bowling lanes and the whole place is jam packed with young-uns that are a bit too young to go to the pub.

    But luckily, there is a full bar inside meaning that you can drink and bowl. Which I really enjoyed doing. What's more, if you can find a friend with a student card the pints are £2 a pop. If like me you haven't been a student for many years, this kind of deal is amazing!

    The bowling is just like bowling really. Exactly like it was when I was 13 and everyone was having bowling birthday parties.

    • Qype User Franci…
    • Manchester
    • 33 friends
    • 187 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    5/2/2010

    For me, going bowling is an excuse to get dressed up in a fancy fifties frock and pretend I'm in Grease 2. So, even though I'm a terrible bowler, I love it! When a few of us decide to go, we usually end up at this massive Ten Pin in Didsbury's Parrs Wood complex, mainly because you can get a really good deal if you book ahead online.

    As you bowl on one of the alley's many lanes, you can have a shimmy to the weird 90s pop videos that play on the screens above. You can also give yourself a bit of Dutch courage by visiting the bar, which offers 4-pint pitchers of Strongbow and Carling. Be warned though, too much will make poor bowling skills even ropier!

  • 3.0 star rating
    18/4/2010

    I don't really enjoy bowling. About once a year one of my friends will suggest we go bowling - why not hey, we say, it's a change of pace from the cinema or the pub. And then we get there and realise why we never really go bowling. It's quite boring. And it doesn't take as much time as you actually think it will. Even if you pay for a few games (and towards the end of the second of which you'll be wishing you never bothered) you're still talking only two thirds of the length of a normal film, or maybe all but the end credits of a slasher-horror. And I know you can't talk in a film and the film you end up seeing might be really bad and the pick and mix at the cinema is hugely overpriced but still, it's all a talking point - something to discuss in the pub after or the car on the way home. Throwing luridly coloured balls down a  strip of lacquered flooring provides absolutely no conversational ammunition.

    Still if, unlike me, you enjoy bowling this is actually a pretty good place to do it. There is a bar with reduced prices for students and my kryptonite, a diner (burgers, onion rings, hot dogs, heartburn etc.,) and most importantly arcade shooting games (If no one stopped me I could easily pump a fortune worth of 50p's into Time Crisis or House of the Dead.)

    Then there is LazerQuest which I would love to tell you about but unfortunately I still haven't been. Apparently it wasn't a romantic enough location for Valentine's Day.

  • 4.0 star rating
    18/11/2008
    First to Review

    Nice place to visit with friends or family although it can be very loud and busy at weekends. Drink promotions are usually on and can get food but don't expect a 5* steak. You can also park your car for free in underground car-park but remember to get your ticket swiped b4 you leave.

    • Qype User Las…
    • Edinburgh
    • 2 friends
    • 52 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    24/11/2008

    Great place for a day or night out, with the kids, your mates, or work colleagues. We actually had our Christmas night out here last year and it was brilliant fun! They usually have some deals on where you get one lane free, or double your lane time, so be sure to ask them what's on. I like the fact that the bar is slightly seperated, and if you want a break from the bowling, you can go have a chat or take a wander around the slot machines. There's great parking facilities underground, but it's really easy to get there by bus too, and there's usually a lot of taxi's available in the immediate area.

    • Qype User jemmap…
    • Edinburgh
    • 7 friends
    • 89 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    23/2/2011

    Really awful place. Somewhere to kill time before going to the cinema if you're not in the right frame of mind for a Nando's. The food is overpriced and greasy, there are loads of chavvy teenagers running about causing chaos, and threatening looking 'yoofs' hanging out around the pool tables. The bar service is super slow, and it has a grotty arcade. The best thing that ever happened here was when one of my friends decided he wanted some candy floss from the candy floss machine. He put his £1.50 or whatever in, the machine made a whirring noise, and a wooden stick (with no candy floss on it) plopped out. Brilliant. Oh and the Mario Kart game with a webcam where you can stick your face on the character is pretty cool I suppose. They get a star for that.

    • Qype User KevCam…
    • Manchester
    • 2 friends
    • 360 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    11/6/2012

    Great fun expected each time you appear at this venue. 26 lanes of bowling, 14 pool tables, other amusements and games are also in this massive venue. Easy to book online or via phone. Bar and food are also available here and it is easily accessible at the end of the 142 bus route where buses are extremely regular down Oxford Road.
    Prices can vary and student offers are available.

    • Qype User Ospa2…
    • Edinburgh
    • 1 friend
    • 44 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/4/2008

    Been there a few times with my friends to bowl and to play some pool. Great place to spend some time in a group of friends and to enjoy some friendly rivalry. Prices ok (best deal is an unlimited number of games on the alley - just under £10 - you play till your hand falls off), tasty food (especially burgers!) and cheap beer jugs! Try it out but try to avoid busy holiday days or weekends as it's absolutely overcrowded!! Best to come in during the week if you happen to have a day off!

    • Qype User drew…
    • Glasgow
    • 1 friend
    • 47 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    24/11/2008

    If you can get past the awesome blue lighting, its a pretty good place to go bowling and has some pretty decent (hard to find in Edinburgh) pool tables. Worth bringing cash if you are going - every time I have been there there has been a massive queue at the cash machine for reasons unknown. Can be busy.

    • Qype User mrtomj…
    • Edinburgh
    • 7 friends
    • 187 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    29/4/2010

    Bowling! Yeah! Awesome!

    • Qype User paga_m…
    • Edinburgh
    • 5 friends
    • 232 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    23/5/2010

    One of the best bowling alleys and pool table salons in the city. There are also good areas for children to play, a bar, a cafe with snacks (usually fast food stuff but quite tasty and cheap). I visited the place two years ago to play bowling. It turned into a very fun night because we were celebrating the birthday of a new friend of mine from Ghana. Since it is very popular, it is usually decently crowded so be a bit patient and ready about entering a very busy environment.

    • Qype User Super_…
    • Edinburgh
    • 0 friends
    • 14 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    7/2/2011

    Not bad at all. Great for the kids. Lot of shady looking teenagers hanging around though, wouldn't send my kids alone. Maybe I am just being paranoid.

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