Bowling alley strikes back with £500,000 refit

Nottingham indoor bowling venue has had a £500,000 refit, with a whole host of new attractions including escape rooms and karaoke rooms, an upgraded laser tag experience and a new cocktail machine.

The investment also includes 17 new jobs.

Tenpin, which is next to Showcase cinema on Clifton Boulevard, has been a mainstay of Nottingham’s leisure scene since it first opened its doors in 1996.

The bowling chain, which operates 46 venues up and down the UK, also plans to refurbish its Bristol, Plymouth and Kingston centres over the coming months.

In Nottingham, the 26 bowling lanes have been updated with new lane end boards, seating, lighting and scoring systems. There are also two brand new karaoke rooms and four Houdini escape rooms – real-life, themed escape room games that require players to work together to find clues, solve hidden puzzles and decipher codes to escape a locked themed room before time runs out. The Sector 7 laser tag arenas experience has also had a refit, with a new briefing room area.

General manager at Tenpin Nottingham, Donna Walsh said: “Tenpin Nottingham has totally transformed into a venue that provides a full Tenpin experience. Being a venue with lots of activities to enjoy, it’s a destination for everyone. We think the results are great and we hope that our customers think so too.

“We’re really pleased to finally be able to reveal the new Tenpin Nottingham venue. We’ve been working hard over the last few weeks to bring together all the elements of Tenpin. The addition of the karaoke rooms and Houdini’s escape rooms mean there’s an element of fun for everyone!”

“Tenpin Nottingham is a site with so much potential but needed modernisation. We’re confident the transformation will make Tenpin one of Nottingham’s go-to entertainment centres for friends and families to enjoy a memorable day or night out together.’’

One additional assistant manager has been recruited, boosting the management team by 25% and the business is actively recruiting an additional 16 team members as part of the relaunch.