Flagship leisure development set to open in Trafford Palazzo next month

A ‘first of its kind’ bowling and gaming experience will open in Trafford Palazzo next month.

News of the deal for a 20,000 sq ft King Pins bowling alley was announced in March last year.

It has now been confirmed that the flagship venue will open on July 17, with bookings being taken from today (June 8).

Described as the ‘crown jewels of bowling’, the new venue has a plethora of activities on offer including both Ten Pin and Duck Pin bowling, shuffleboard, ice free curling, air hockey, karaoke booths and arcade games for guests of all ages. It will also feature two independent food concessions, a full-service bar and its own dessert kiosk.

The two food partners joining the new flagship site include iconic Manchester pizza pros, PLY, and Asian street food favourites Little Bao Boy.

King Pins’ own dessert kiosk ‘Royal Treats’ will serve a selection of sweet snacks, from donuts and soft serve ice cream, to Pick ‘N’ Mix. The new bar will serve 20 different beers including from local Salford brewery, Seven Bro7hers, alongside a large variety of cocktails, alcohol-free options and homemade slushies.

James Travis, brand manager of King Pins, said: “The offering at King Pins is like no other, we are all about quality as opposed to outdated family fun. We can’t wait to showcase everything on offer, including a truly state-of-the-art bowling experience and some top tier local food vendors.”

He added: “King Pins will be a place for the whole family to have fun, but equally the space will transform by night into an entertainment venue with music, drinks and bowling which is also perfect for adults looking for something different.”

Carl Fraenkl-Rietti, co-owner af PLY, said: “We are very excited about partnering with King Pins and are looking forward to the launch this summer. We are all about bringing great vibes, and who doesn’t love playing games, drinking beer and cocktails with a slice of pizza in hand.“

James Ooi at Little Bao Boy, said: “We are very excited to be opening our restaurant in Manchester alongside King Pins, especially after seeing such a huge success at our home site in Leeds and Manchester city centre.”