Riverside Bowl FAQs & Tips

What age does my child need to be to do Bowling or Glo-Golf?

We feel that Bowling and Glo-Golf would be more enjoyable and beneficial for children aged 5 and above. We provide push rails if needed to aid the younger generation if required.

Are there age restrictions for the venue?

There is no age restriction to take part in any of the activities

Under 12’s must be supervised by an adult at all times.

12 – 17 year olds are allowed to take part in activities in the venue without adult supervision during the day time.

After 7pm 12-15 year olds must have adult supervision.

After 9pm 16-17 year olds must have adult supervision.

Can I book activities in advance?

Activities must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. This can be done through our website or by giving us a call on 01264 568192.

The pool table, amusements and diner are not bookable in advance.

Is there a dress code for Riverside Bowl?

There is no set dress code however, we ask that you dress appropriately for your activity.

The centres bowling shoes are only to be used if the customer does not have suitable shoes to bowl in i.e. open toed shoes, high heeled shoes or heavily soiled shoes.

Are there discounts for large groups?

Due to Covid-19 and the Government Guidance, we’re not currently able to provide Group Bookings or Birthday Parties. We’re continuing to better understand how we can introduce this in the near future. If you’re interested in booking one of the following:

  • Birthday Party
  • Corporate
  • Meeting Room
  • Group Gathering
  • Private Hire
  • Educational Package

Please fill out the form here, and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

Are we allowed food and drink at the bowling lane?

NEW to Riverside Bowl: Stone-baked Pizzas! Please speak to a member of the team for more information.

Drinks can still be purchased on site. We will not be allowing drinks to be brought in. 

Please note: Food and drinks cannot be consumed in our Glo-Golf area.

How many people can bowl on one lane?

Each lane can run at a maximum of 6 people.

How long is a game of bowling?

A game of bowling takes approximately 10 minutes per person. So if four people were bowling, it would typically last 40 minutes.

Do you have wheelchair access?

Yes there is a lift at the entrance, and a portable ramp for area’s within the venue.

What are your opening hours?

Due to Covid-19 and the significant impact it has had on our facility we’ve had to make changes to our operating hours. Click here to find out more!

I have never been Bowling before do you have any hints and tips on how to bowl?

How to hold the bowling ball is key.  If you are holding it for the first time the holes are the spots where your fingers are placed.  You walk, aim and roll the bowling ball at the pins, do not cross the line or it will be a foul. Try not to drop the ball.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Special Offers

Lane Quencher

Wednesday – Friday

2 Games of Bowling

Quench your thirst with our large
range of selective drinks



Find Us

Riverside Bowl,
2nd Floor,
22-30 Bridge Street,
SP10 1BN

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Tel: 01264 568192
Email: [email protected]

Opening Times

Term Time
Monday: Closed (Except Local School & Bank Holidays)
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 3pm - 10pm
Thursday: 11am - 5pm
Friday: 3pm - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

School Holiday Hours (Hants) 
Monday: 11am - 5pm
Tuesday: 11am - 5pm
Wednesday: 11am - 10pm
Thursday: 11am - 5pm
Friday: 11am - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Click here to check out our festive opening hours. Let the good times bowl on!

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