This weekend we were very lucky to be invited to Roxy Lanes in Leeds for a very special event, Roxy Juniors! Gabriel, Willow and I headed into Leeds and made our way across town to the Roxy Lanes HQ for our day of bowling, food menu sampling, ping-pong and competitions ahoy! The kids were massively excited as they seem to think they are the champions of bowling since I took them a few weeks ago for the first time to celebrate Gabriel’s Birthday! To be honest though, I was also looking forward to the day too, Roxy Lanes is not only a cool place to visit and of course, bowl but they also have an excellent range of beers and food to sample too. I had been once before a few months back, so I knew that the kids would enjoy it, plus it’s easily accessible from the train station which makes all the difference when arriving in Leeds at the weekend, with two small people!
Once we arrived, we swapped our trainers for our bowling shoes and were all set to go. Roxy Juniors at Roxy Lanes is basically bowling, for the under 18’s. The space is saved for smaller people to enjoy bowling and food deals, in fact it’s on Sunday-Thursday 3pm-6pm and also on a Saturday 10am-3pm so there is plenty of time to get yourself and the kids down there for some hypster-style rock n roll bowling action.
The menu is pretty good too and I think it’s fairly priced. An example is below, however I can assure you that the food is tasty. As part of the event we were treated to a huge buffet with samples from the menu (and more!) and it was good. Nice fresh ingredients, excellent pizza and accompaniments. Couldn’t fault it at all, especially as we are all vegetarian, I think that says a lot!
The great things about Roxy Lanes Leeds are it’s atmosphere and the fact that it’s well, cool. Every part of the decor is thought out and very current, which is great for bowling because let’s face it, we’re all bored of the 80s themed, brightly lit, chicken in a basket type establishments. For Roxy Juniors there are also flashing lights bowling balls (yes, really!) and extra light weighted balls which can be used without the finger holes. This is a great idea, especially as Willow insists on trying these and often ends up dropping the ball!
There are bumpers, ramps and there’s plenty of seating available for spectators too. My only gripe with the place is that there aren’t that many lanes… But as long as you book, or can wait this probably isn’t likely to be an issue anyway.
Gabriel and Willow had an awesome time bowling and seem to really enjoy the game and get pretty competitive, maybe it’s on their genes.. They both managed to score some half -strikes and really liked watching the screens afterwards, which showed them their scores and had several different animations on, which is super cute.
An added bonus to our day at Roxy was the colouring competition. Gabriel did a sterling job, and won! You can see his efforts below, but I am super proud of him. The prize was a game of bowling and a meal with drinks, so thank you very much to my little King Pin for that! All the kids at the event did really well however and I’m pretty sure there was some excellent ping-pong being played too, judging by the amount of balls flying about and giggling going on!
Special thanks to Roxy Lanes Leeds for inviting us to the event, we had a wonderful day and are very pleased with our prize, as it means we get the chance to do it all again soon!
Opening Times for Bowling
Sunday – Friday from 3pm
Saturday from 10am
Sunday to Friday 3pm til 6pm
Saturday 10am til 3pm
*Disclosure: We were invited to the Roxy Juniors Event at Roxy Lanes Leeds in exchange for a review. All words and opinions are my own, for more information please see my Disclosure Policy*