Get ready to be ‘bowled’ over with excitement because tenpin bowling is fun for all ages! If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained, then this article will be right up your (bowling) alley.
From vintage bowling alleys to late night bars, glow in the dark bowling alleys, and bumper lanes with sideshow games, Melbourne’s best bowling alleys offer an abundance of choice for a fun day or night out!
See our list of Melbourne bowling locations you can visit for your next family day out.
1. Kingpin at Crown, Southbank
Crown’s amazing tenpin bowling is not to be missed at Southbank! The impressive Kingpin at Crown has a range of options from bowling to laser tag, virtual reality (VR) games, private karaoke rooms and arcade games.
Challenge your friends with one of their twelve bowling lanes fitted out with BesX bowling technology. There’s also a fully licensed bar, delectable food options and private function spaces.
They also offer kids and teens birthday party options and spaces for group functions with packages starting from $24 per person.
Kingpin at Crown, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, +61 3 9021 1414
2. Zone Bowling, Melbourne (Various Locations)
Ready for a fun day out? Head to your nearest Zone Bowling location to toss bowling balls down the glowing neon alleys to all of your favourite tunes!
Zone Bowling offers bowling around Melbourne with locations in Clayton, Forest Hill, Frankston, Moorabbin and Watergardens.
Each site offers lane bowling plus a range of unique entertainment options, including glow in the dark bowling fun, laser tag, and arcade machines. Watergardens even features Spin Zone Bumper Cars!
Try your hand at casual bowling lane hire or they cater for kids and teens birthday parties and group functions.
With a delicious food and drink menu, you are spoilt for choice to make your next event extra fun!
Zone Bowling Clayton, 1866 Princes Highway Clayton, 03 9021 1417
Zone Bowling Braybrook, Central West Shopping Centre, 67 Ashley St, Braybrook VIC 3019, 1300 368 067
Zone Bowling Forest Hill, Level 3 Forest Hill, Chase Centre, 270 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill, 03 9021 1411
Zone Bowling Frankston, 228 Cranbourne Road, Frankston, 03 9021 1409
Zone Bowling Moorabbin, 938 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin VIC, 03 9021 1403
Zone Bowling Watergardens, Watergardens Town Centre, 399 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes, 03 9021 1401
3. Strike Bowling, Melbourne (Various Locations)
Strike Bowling has you covered for fun for the whole family. Sink some pins with the kids, and have a dance party in between turns with the music pumped up loud.
You can head to Strike Bowling in Chadstone, Highpoint, Eastland, Glen Waverley, Frankston, QV or Melbourne Central.
Offering some of the best bowling alleys in Melbourne’s CBD and surrounds, Strike also has a range of other entertainment, including escape rooms, laser tag, augmented darts, and karaoke.
Feeling a little peckish? Not to worry, Strike Bowling has a lane service for all bar and kitchen needs.
They can cater for kids and teens birthday parties and group functions. Some sites have the added bonus of a ‘high rollers upgrade’ in collaboration with Furphy and artist Steen Jones. They offer school holiday packages too.
Strike, Bayside Entertainment Centre, 21 Wells St, Frankston, 03 7003 9202
Strike, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, Victoria, 3148
Strike, Eastland Shopping Centre, 171 – 175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, 03 7003 9202
Strike, Century City Walk, 285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley, 03 7003 9202
Strike, Highpoint Shopping Centre 120-200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong, 03 7003 9202
Strike, Shop 305, Level 3, 211 LaTrobe St, Melbourne, 03 7003 9202
Strike, 245 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, 03 7003 9202
Strike, 36 Wallace Avenue, Point Cook, Melbourne, 61 1300 787 453
4. General Public, Frankston and Dingley
General Public is Melbourne’s one-stop entertainment venue boasting groovy beats, sleek bowling lanes and function rooms to host your next event.
From casual bowling to kids’ parties, General Public caters to visitors with delicious food options and cocktails from their fully equipped bars.
Add table tennis, pool tables and digital arcade games to the entertainment on site, and you’re guaranteed a great time at General Public.
5. The Keys, Preston
For a vintage tenpin bowling experience in Melbourne, head to The Keys. A historic Preston warehouse that has been transformed into a bowling alley using repurposed parts from other Australian and American bowling alleys, giving the venue a unique look and feel
Serious bowlers can enter annual bowling premierships to try their hand at competitive bowling, while casual bowlers will find a great space to get together with friends, family and colleagues.
The Keys is fully licensed so under 18’s will need to be accompanied. There is a range of menu items from ‘Gutter Snacks’ to pub classics and pizzas
The Keys 1/188 Plenty Rd, Preston,(03) 8844 4124, firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Xplosions Bar and Bowl, Melton
If you’re in Melbourne’s far west, then head to Xplosions Bar and Bowl in Melton for a friendly game of bowling with the kids.
Xplosions Bar and Bowl brings a fun and colour filled experience to bowling alleys with its supercharged range of activities for kids of all ages.
From casual lane hire to their Junior League and themed game nights, arcade games and pool tables, there are plenty of options on offer. They also specialise in birthday parties, with four packages to choose from to make your child’s birthday the most fun ever!
Xplosions Bar and Bowl, 1 – 25 Bakery Square, Melton, +61 3 9746 7278, email@example.com
7. Bowland, Cranbourne
Bowland Cranbourne amps up the bowling alley experience with 24 lanes and bumpers on every lane for the tiny tots.
Hone your tenpin bowling skills as a league member and join their teams or choose from casual lane hire.
They have a great snack menu, with a selection of share baskets or individual packs. There are arcade games available for added fun.
Bowland Cranbourne, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne, (03) 5996 7355, firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Archie Brothers Cirque Electric, Docklands
Looking for a bowling alley in the CBD? Archie Brothers Cirque Electric is a whirlwind of fun for the whole family. They have spared no expense, with the decor heightening the experience right from entry, plus dazzling lights and excellent tunes.
Archies Brothers have some of the best tenpin bowling in Melbourne at their Docklands centre and soon to open Chadstone. With great bar and snack food options, you can also host your next social function or birthday party for ultimate fun.
Their prices begin with specials from $10 for Kids bowl, which is the cheapest bowling in Melbourne based on our research. There is also a range of packages for casual tenpin bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade games and virtual reality gaming experiences.
Archie Brothers Cirque Electric, The District, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands, 03 7003 9203
9. Healthways, Box Hill
Healthways is home to one of the oldest and most respected bowling alleys in Australia. It’s been operating since the 60’s and while it has been refurbished, there is still a cool retro vibe.
Glow in the dark lights illuminate their eight lanes (with bumpers and ramps for smaller kids). There are party options for kids’ birthdays and social get-togethers, with a separate party room and the choice of catering or self-catering.
Healthways is more than a gym and swim health club, and you can try your hand at tenpin bowling casually or as part of one of their team bowling events.
Healthways, 1-11 Arcade Road, Mont Albert, (03) 9895 2300, email@example.com
10. Oz Tenpin Bowling, Melbourne (Various Locations)
Over eight locations throughout Melbourne, at Oz Tenpin, you will find exciting bowling alleys perfect for your next party or event.
They have a book a lane option for casual games, and for the more serious player, you might like to join their league games and test out your competitive bowling streak.
There are also their signature Esckey puzzle rooms to add a challenging escape room to your next event. With a range of party packages, Oz Tenpin makes your next get together easy and fun.
Oz Tenpin, 901 Doveton Street, Ballarat, (03) 5331 5610, Ballarat@oztenpin.com.au
Oz Tenpin, 445 Grimshaw Street, Bundoora, (03) 9467 4544, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oz Tenpin, 25 Fletcher Road, Chirnside Park, (03) 97270007, Chirnside@oztenpin.com.au
Oz Tenpin, 14-22 Lauderdale Road, Narre Warren, (03) 9704 2955, email@example.com
Oz Tenpin, 41-53 Miller Street, Epping, (03) 9408 3077, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oz Tenpin, 1 Linmax Court, Point Cook, (03) 9369 1400, email@example.com
Oz Tenpin, 49 Reynolds Road, Belmont, (03) 5241 2200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oz Tenpin, 112-122 Fryers Street, Shepparton, (03) 5821 5587, email@example.com