Fun for All Generations

Graphic of bowling ball and pins


Bowling is one of the few activities a whole family can do where every family member is able to participate. Trying to bring Grandpa out on the volleyball court or football field isn’t usually the best idea.. But the bowling center, that’s a whole different story! When done properly, bowling can be great fun for the whole family. It’s a great cross-generational activity for all ages!

A lot of parents feel like their families spend way too much time on their phones and other forms of technology. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a night where everyone set their phones down and spent time together? Having a family bowling night would be the perfect opportunity for everyone to step away from their devices and interact a little!

Out of all sports, bowling isn’t hard to learn. You can make relatively easy adjustments if you pay attention to where your ball is going, and where you want it to go. If you keep hitting the pins a little too far to the left, a simple adjustment to the right is most likely all you need. It’s great practice for hand-eye coordination. Bowling can also help a young person learn about cause and effect, and develop problem-solving skills. With our automated scoring system it’s easy to stay focused on bowling itself, without worrying about keeping score.

At Laurel Lanes we carry a ton of shoe sizes, everything from a kids 6 to a men’s 16!(Sorry Shaq, no size 22’s..) Just about anyone is able to come enjoy this fun sport! As well as owning enough shoes to practically open a shoe store, we also have a vast range of house balls. All of our balls are drilled to be able to fit as many size hands as possible, so there are no excuses! Our balls range in weight from a super light 6 pound ball, which would be appropriate for a child, to a 16 pound ball, which is the maximum weight allowed by the USBC. Will you be bowling with someone needs to use bumpers? Have no fear, they can be set to pop up automatically for anyone who needs them. If you have any issues with lifting and rolling a bowling ball, we have ramps available that will surely help.

It is not uncommon to see a Grandfather or Grandmother take their Grandchild bowling. It goes to show you that this sport truly knows no age. Many people start bowling as a child and continue on well through their senior years. It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you get a strike you can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment! Some families come to bowl with 3 generations of family members, after all, the more the merrier!

Since anyone can bowl, it shouldn’t be hard to find someone to join you. Any age family member, neighbor, coworker, or friend can be a potential bowling buddy! While anyone can bowl, it’s important to pass healthy traditions and hobbies down to the next generation. It doesn’t take much to bring a kid bowling, so why not create a lasting memory and be the one to teach them how to bowl? The learning and bonding experiences are priceless, and you’ll see how great it is for two people relatively far apart in age to have fun doing the same activity at the same time!

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