Frequently Asked Questions

What time do you open and close?

Our opening times are:
Mon – Thurs 10am – late
Friday 10am – 3am
Saturday – 8am-3am
Sunday 8am – late

What food and drink is available?

We serve lots of tasty food at our Barcelos Flamed Grilled Chicken restaurant – take a look at the online menu to see what you fancy. Adjoining Barcelos is our fully licensed Bowlennium Bar which can provide a wide range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Both the restaurant and bar are open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.

I’m allergic! What’s in the food?

To see what’s in our food, click here to visit our page and view the allergen information.  But remember, we can’t guarantee that any of our food products are free from nuts, seeds or other allergens. If you have any special dietary requirements you’re welcome to bring your own home-prepared food.

Do you hold children’s birthday parties?

We do indeed! Airport Bowl is perfect for celebrating birthdays – take a look at our children’s party packages to find out more or call 0208 7597246 to discuss your requirements with a member of the team. Our lines are open 7 days a week between 10am – late.

How do I book for a party or large group?

Give us a call on 0208 7597246 to chat to a friendly member of our team. Our lines are open 7 days a week between 10am – late. Alternatively drop us an email to

What’s the age of a junior?

Anyone aged 15 and under is classed as a junior at Airport Bowl.

How many people can you fit on a lane?

For the ultimate bowling experience and to give your game a real sense of competition, we recommend six people per lane. But of course, you can have just as much fun with two or three people. Part of a bigger group? We can accommodate up to a maximum of eight people per lane.

How do I play a game of bowling?

Take a look at our bowling tips page to find out some handy hints from Airport Bowl’s Professional Bowling Ambassadors. Please see here for more bowling tips.

How many turns do I get?

Every game of bowling is made up of 10 frames. In each frame, the players get two balls, unless you knock all the pins down on your first ball, this is called a Strike!

I really enjoy bowling and would like to take it up more seriously, what options are available to me?

For those of you aged 3-21 years old we have our award winning Youth Bowling Club. You can find out more information on the Airport YBC page here. For you adult bowlers we have a variety of leagues running throughout the week on our League & Tournament News page. Why not pop down to the centre when one of the leagues is on, speak to a member of the league committee and see if there is a spare slot in one of the teams.

Where can I find directions to Airport Bowl?

Take a look at our About Us page to find out the easiest way to Airport Bowl.

What shoe sizes are available?

We provide all shoes sizes for bowling from a child’s size 6 up to an adult size 15, and shoe hire is included in your game price, so you don’t have to worry about that.

What discounts do you offer?

Take a look at our offers section to see all prices and discounts.

How can I give feedback or make a complaint?

We love to hear from you – if you’ve got something to say about Airport Bowl, good or bad (we hope it’s good!) you can contact us using our online feedback form.

Do you have Sky/BT Sports?

Our Bowlennium bar has BT Sports the only place where you can watch the UEFA Champions League live! BT Sports also has the UEFA Europa League, Barclays Premier League and top European football matches, Aviva Premiership Rugby, Moto GP, UFC and MLB live throughout the week.

Can I book directly with Airport Bowl rather than online?

Yes, by calling the centre on 0208 7597246, we recommend that you book this way as our bookings email is not constantly monitored.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Unfortunately gift vouchers are not currently available.

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