Thursday, 22 August 2013

Bowling - a fun Summer holiday activity

Isla starts school in September and from that point onwards we will be tied to school holidays for day trips and vacations. I'm so excited about her starting school but I'm also sad that the time I will be able to spend with her will be limited and that Noah will see his sister less. I can also say that this summer I feel like I have had a real taste of how long the holidays can feel as we get closer towards term starting. For a lot of parents there is a real pressure to keep entertaining the kids and stave off the words "I'm bored". Having to do fun stuff with the kids in busy periods can also mean that activities are more expensive but VoucherCodes.co.uk have set out to show parents that they can make days out and activities more affordable.

Vouchercodes.co.uk gave us £80 to use as we wished to entertain the kids and then report back on how we did and if we saved money. I decided that it might be fun to take the kids bowling so I went to the Voucher Codes website and tapped in the name of our local bowling alley Tenpin and found that there was a deal advertised .It was an Eat and Play deal, from £6.99. In total 1 game of bowling and a meal for 6 (2 adults and 4 children) with ice cream added as an extra cost just short of £60 which I think is great value. We also bought drinks and that more or less finished off the £80.

who knew bowling shoes could look so cute!?
The kids had a really great time, if I was to do bowling with them again I would probably leave the adults out of the equation for the bowling as anyone who knows what bowling is like with small children, it takes a really long time to finish 1 game of bowling so for kids under 5 I would definitely advise one game IS enough. It took over an hour and a quarter to finish including all the trips to the toilet - the random disappearances and need for drinks etc. Also keep in mind that they may not have shoes for really small feet - Noah is an 8 and they had from that size upwards. Definitely make sure that you have the ramps up in the gutters so that the kids don't feel too deflated every time the ball ends up in the gutter and most alleys will have ramp that the little ones can use to roll the ball down when they're too young to bowl it themselves.



There were so many offers on the site, so do check it out before you decide on a day out with your family, there is anything from days out to Drayton Manor (home of Thomasland!), money off meals in your favourite family friendly restaurants and cinema offers.,
 
We had a great afternoon of fun thanks to VoucherCodes.co.uk - all views expressed here are my own.

9 comments:

  1. Awww, that sounds like a fun afternoon and I'll definitely check out Voucher Codes.

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  2. We haven't taken Kitty and Ozzy bowling for ages so this is one for us - I didn't realise they do offers like that on Voucher codes - will be sure to give them a look!

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  3. Wow, I've never thought to take Ruby bowling, what a great idea.

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  4. I haven't been brave enough to take my children bowling yet, they are so clumsy I can't just imagine the pain from them dropping the ball on my toes. Looks like you had a great time though.

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  5. My eldest daughter loves bowling but it can get expensive, so its great to know that you can get offers on Vouchercodes! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Looks great fun, think we are going to hit thorpe park x

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  7. i love bowling but never thought about taking Kara to it. "writes down on the list

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  8. Sounds like a fun day. I've bowled twice and never once hit a single pin. Lamesauce.

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  9. Definitely agree with you that one game is enough. It takes ages!

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