About your visit

Do Your Bit

We are asking customers to:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Use the sanitiser provided
  • If using equipment please clean before and after use
  • We recommend customers wear face masks when moving around the building
  • We regularly clean and sanitise our facilities throughout the day and end each day with a deep clean.
  • There will be cleaning stations available for customers to use in each business area.
  • NHS track and trace posters available around the building for you to check in should you wish.

Have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Arrival times

Please arrive approximately 10 minutes before your start time and come bowling ready with appropriate footwear.

Please have your booking confirmation ready when arriving at DC Bowl reception which is located in the Bistro on the first floor.

Please arrive on time as late arrivals may not be able to bowl and could lose the total amount paid. Please leave plenty of time for your journey.

Equipment

Footwear

Flat shoes are required for bowling participants. You can wear your own shoes providing they are flat and are not sandals, open toes, wedges or heels.

Bowling shoes are available if you don't have suitable footwear.

Bowling balls

We have a wide variety of weights and sizes so everyone can enjoy a game. Balls range from 6lbs to 15lbs. The light weight balls have smaller finger holes for children.

Ramps and lane bumpers

Young children and can use the ramps and lane bumpers to make bowling easier for them. The ramps are also suitable for wheelchair users as their chair can usually fit underneath.

Bowling Hints and Tips

For some useful tips on brushing up your bowling skills you can visit the tenpin website [external link]

Groups and Parties

Parties

Bowling parties are now available, please email us for availability [email protected]

Private hire

The bowling alley is available for private hire bookings for corporate events and team building activities, please email us for availability [email protected]

Gift Vouchers

Dolphin Centre gift cards area available to purchase, please email [email protected] for full details.

Special Effects

Flashing lights and special effects are in use during play, this may affect individuals with photosensitive epilepsy. 

View of the bowling alleys