Erica is a writer and yoga teacher based in Melbourne.
Published August 10th 2011
There's something immensely satisfying about hitting a set of pins with a heavy ball. While gutter balls don't give quite the same satisfaction, ten-pin bowling can be just plain good fun for the seasoned or novice player alike.
Oz Tenpin is a group of independent bowling and entertainment centres across Melbourne and regional Victoria. I recently visited Oz Tenpin's Chirnside Park centre in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs, but you'll also find Oz Tenpin in Altona, Ballarat, Epping, Geelong, Greensborough, Narre Warren and Shepparton.
Bowling is fun for the whole family and perfect for a rainy day. You can even host your child's next birthday party at Oz Tenpin – for $18.90 per head you'll get 1 game of bowling, shoe hire, party food, soft drinks, a lolly bag and DVD. Get the details here.
Functions here aren't just for the kids though. On my recent visit to Oz Tenpin in Chirnside Park, we opted for a spot in the Lounge. Gone are the hard plastic seats and the roar of your neighbours. Say hello to sofa seating and a private jukebox in an area that can be completely separated from the main floor. Hire the whole space for your next party, or just enjoy your game in a little extra luxury for only a few dollars more.
While you're there you might like to indulge in some of the good old fashioned non-bowling amusements at Oz Tenpin. Air hockey, pool, car racing simulators – so much fun for a gold coin or two.
For those who take their bowling really seriously, you'll also find League bowling on offer – contact your local centre for more information.
One game starts at $16, though you'll get more for your money if you opt for two or three games at $20 and $24 respectively. Who knows, by your third game, you may have perfected that strike shot (and victory dance). There are special prices for juniors and seniors and also a family package available. Find more information about prices here.
The Epping venue is newer and nicer than the Greensborough one. Disco lights, good music & suprisingly OK food..it's not gourmet but you know what you're getting at such a venue. Grown-ups challenge the kids..game on!
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