Centre News | 17 July 2023

First Look At State-of-the-Art Bowling Experience, King Pins

Flagship King Pins is now open, showcasing its complete entertainment offering, including food from independent vendors, a full-service bar and fun for the whole family.

New flagship, state-of-the-art bowling & gaming experience, King Pins, officially opens its doors from 10am today (Monday 17th July) at Trafford Palazzo, Manchester.

The crown jewels of bowling

The crown jewels of bowling, King Pins, is designed for all ages with a variety of activities on offer including

  • 15 lanes of Ten Pin bowling
  • 4 lanes of Duck Pin bowling (a smaller version of ten-pin, with shorter, lighter pins)
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ice free curling
  • Batting cage
  • Karaoke
  • Arcade games galore


Pricing for activities such as Ten Pin Bowling starts from £8 per adult and £6 per child (15 or under), with Duck Pin Bowling starting from £6 per adult and £4 per child.

Karaoke, the batting cage and ice free curling start from £16 and shuffleboard from £8 per 30 minutes.

Independent food & drink

The new King Pins features two independent food concessions - PLY, the iconic Manchester pizza pros, and Asian street food favourites Little Bao Boy, as well as its very own dessert kiosk, Royal Treats.

The full-service bar in the venue also serves a large selection of bottled and draught beers including beer 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: “We’re excited to open the doors and welcome people into King Pins at Trafford Palazzo. The venue has been in the works for a while, and we can’t wait to showcase everything we have on offer, from Ten Pin Bowling and arcade games, to the top-tier food vendors and bar. We don’t call it the Crown Jewels of bowling for nothing.

Mark Whittaker, Executive Director of Property Investment & Management at Peel L&P, added: "King Pins is a fantastic addition to Trafford Palazzo and the team are thrilled to welcome even more customers to enjoy our entertainment offering. King Pins is more than just bowling, also offering shuffleboard, karaoke, an arcade, and impressive food and drink vendors, making the experience a must for anyone wanting a fun-for-all trip.

"The opening of King Pins adds an exciting opportunity for new leisure and food operators to allowing for those near and far to take advantage of Trafford Palazzo's wide offering."

BOOKings open

King Pins is officially open with bookings available now. To keep up to date with King Pins, follow on Instagram - @kingpinsbowlinguk

The 20,064 sq ft venue is located on the upper floor at Trafford Palazzo near to local venues Legoland® Discovery Centre, SEA LIFE Manchester and the forthcoming Nerf Action Xperience.

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