About your 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.

We are unable to offer bowling shoes due to Covid restrictions, so please wear appropriate footwear or you won’t be able to play.

When restrictions are lifted, bowling shoes will be available and shoe hire is included in your game price.

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

Due to Covid restrictions, we are currently only able to accept bookings for up to 6 people.

Parties

Bowling party packages will be available soon. The package will include bowling games followed by a party booth and a meal for each guest. This is dependent on Covid restrictions being lifted. 

Private hire

The bowling centre will soon be available for private hire bookings for corporate events and team building activities when Covid restrictions are lifted.

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