Bright lights, groovy music and the battle for that elusive perfect score. Bowling hasn’t changed much since our childhood days, but now even toddlers can get strike after strike with the help of ball ramps and gutter bumpers. Here’s where you can find your nearest bowling alleys in Essex and the surrounding area.

Chelmsford City Bowl
Rivermead Industrial Estate, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1PD
A.M.F bowling lanes with 6 English pool tables, 11 championship snooker tables, bowling leagues, licensed bar, Henri’s Grill, coffee shop, Sky TV + BT Sport showing all major sporting events.
01245 258117
www.chelmsfordcitybowl.co.uk

CJ’s Bowling
Eldon Way, Hockley, Essex SS5 4AD
Cj’s have 12 Tenpin bowling lanes and cater for all ages, with disabled facilities. There is also a pool and snooker room, large arcade, cafe & bar, and kids soft play area. They offer child, teen and adult parties. Unlimited available Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm (term time) where lanes are available.
01702 207331
www.cjsbowling.co.uk

Clacton Pavillion
Marine Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1QX
10 lane tenpin bowling facility set within the indoor family entertainment centre. With free shoe hire, live sports and lane service.
01255 224 993
info@clactonpavilion.co.uk
www.clactonpavilion.co.uk/clacton-pavilion-tenpin-bowling

Harlow Bowl
32B Terminus St, Harlow CM20 1EY
Harlow Bowl is an entertainment venue that combines bowling, great food, beverages and entertainment under one roof. Located just over the Herts/Essex border, the ally features 14 bowling lanes, a licensed bar, English pool, wall to wall new LCD TV for all the family to enjoy. Karaoke room, kids parties and special offers available.
01279 418841
www.harlowbowl.com

Hollywood Bowl Basildon
Festival Leisure Park, Festival Way, Basildon SS14 3WB
Multi-lane bowling alley with diner, bar, and games and arcade area. They offer child, teen and adult parties/nights out. Family offers available.
0844 826 1451
www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/our-centres/basildon

Hollywood Bowl Dagenham
Cook Road, Dagenham RM9 6UQ
Multi-lane bowling alley with diner, bar, and games and arcade area. They offer child, teen and adult parties/nights out. Family offers available.
0844 2482 364
www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/our-centres/dagenham

Madison Lanes, Maldon
Madison Heights, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex CM9 5JQ
22 tenpin bowling lanes with ramps and bumpers in an entertainment centre with roller skating, a play area and buffet and grill eateries. They offer children’s parties and adult nights out. Family offers available.
01621 850 222
info@madisonheights.info
www.madisonmaldon.com

MFA Fantasy Park, Southend
The Kursaal, Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2WW
Family bowling facility with a licensed bar, diner, pool tables, laser tag and soft play. They offer child, teen and adult parties/nights out. Family offers available. Open from 9am daily.
08432 908 926
mfabowl.com/southend-on-sea

Namco Funscape, Braintree
Freeport Leisure Village, Charter Way, Braintree, Essex CM77 8YH
Ten pin bowling with arcade, ping-pong, licensed bar and diner. They offer children’s parties and adult nights out. Family offers available.
01376 569 069
namcofunscape.com/braintree

Namco Funscape, Romford
The Brewery, Waterloo Road, Romford, Essex RM1 1AU
Ten pin bowling with arcade, pool, ping-pong, an escape room, licensed bar and diner. They offer children’s parties and adult nights out. Family offers available.
01708 732237
namcofunscape.com/romford

Rollerbowl Dagenham
Collier Row Road, Dagenham, Romford, Essex RM5 2BH
34 bowling lanes with a licensed bar, diner, arcade, pool and air hockey. They offer children’s parties and adult nights out.
02089 244 000
info@thecitypavilion.co.uk
www.rollerbowl.co.uk

Tenpin Colchester
Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH
Plenty of lanes and Comsic Bowling with flashing lights during the evenings and at weekends. They offer child, teen and adult parties,  food and drinks and a fully licensed bar, as well as arcades, pool and air hockey. Family offers available. Free parking for up to 4 hours. Venue has disabled access.
www.tenpin.co.uk/our-locations/colchester

Walton Pier
Walton on the Naze, Essex CO14 8ES
9 tenpin bowling lanes with a licensed bar and coffee shop, pool and amusements. Children’s parties and work outing available.
01255 675646
www.waltonpier.co.uk