King-Sized Fun is Coming to Manchester this Spring


This spring, a new flagship, state-of-the-art family bowling & gaming venue, King Pins, is set to open in Trafford Palazzo, with more details on the huge 26,000sq ft new venue revealed today.

The ‘crown jewels of bowling’, King Pins, is designed for fans of all ages with a variety of activities on offer including 15 lanes of Ten Pin bowling, 6 lanes of Duck Pin bowling (a shorter-laned, faster game of bowling, new to the UK), shuffleboard, a mini RoboKeeper (a robotic football goalie who deflects your attempts at goal), ice free curling, air hockey, karaoke booths and arcade games galore.

The venue is also set to announce two independent Manchester food traders to join the F&B line-up with something for the whole family alongside King Pins own dessert kiosk ‘Royal Treats’, which will serve a huge selection of sweet snacks, from donuts and shakes, to endless Pick ‘N’ Mix.

King Pins is a family friendly venue by day, but by night the lights will turn down and the music up with the new eye-catching bar in the venue serving 20 different beers including local Salford brewery, Seven Bro7hers,  alongside a variety of cocktails, alcohol-free options and fresh slushies.

Situated on the upper floor of Trafford Palazzo, the space is currently being kitted out by designers IDA (Inventive Design Associates), and will house the UK’s first 26-metre-long digital screen which will span the length of the 15 Ten Pin  lanes providing a new state-of-the art bowling experience.

Matt Jones, chief executive of King Pins, said: “We’re looking forward to opening the crown jewels of bowling very soon. King Pins is a quality evolution of the rather outdated family bowling alleys. Guests will enjoy stunning-looking bowling lanes of course, but then there’s new interactive, fun games at every corner, fantastic local food operators serving up a tasty menu, plus a brilliant central bar and a great soundtrack.

“During the day, King Pins will be a place for the whole family to have fun, but by night the space will transform into an entertainment venue with music, drinks and bowling, perfect for adults looking for late night fun.”

Mark Whittaker, Executive Director, Property Investment Management at Peel L&P, said: “It is great to see the modern, high-class fit out of King Pins progressing at Trafford Palazzo. The October pop-up was received extremely well, and we know the site is going to be very popular amongst our customers.

“Attracting a tenant as high calibre as King Pins is testament to the environment and experiences we are fostering within Trafford Palazzo and Trafford City.

The venue will be located at Trafford Palazzo near to local venues Legoland® Discovery Centre,  SEA LIFE and the forthcoming Nerf Experience.

To find out more, please visit the King Pins website or follow @kingpinsbowlinguk