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Strike-Mor Pro Shop combines the latest and greatest bowling equipment with years of professional drilling and fitting experience to take your game to the next level. We are currently located inside Planet Bowl in Toronto, Ontario.
Are you looking to encourage your child to pick up a bowling ball? If you want to expose your child to the world of bowling there are several things you can do to make kids bowling fun and spark a genuine enthusiasm for the sport in your child.
Bowling alleys are a great place for holding kids birthday parties, gathering kids for team building activities, hosting group events and are an excellent way for kids to get social and have fun at the same time.
A few ways to encourage kids to bowl include hosting a kids bowling party, getting them some cool bowling apparel and gear, trying different bowling techniques, or using bumpers to help them get started and slowly build confidence.
Here Are Top 3 Kids Bowling Ideas That Will Keep Kids Coming Back For More:
Kids Bowling Idea #1 – Kids Bowling Parties
Almost all bowling alleys have special kids’ birthday party packages. If your child’s birthday is around the corner there’s no better way to introduce them to the sport than to throw a kids bowling party. This is also a great way for your child to get social in a gathering of other kids.
At Planet Bowl we are the local bowling alley of choice for the Etobicoke, Mississauga and Brampton area. We offer awesome kids birthday party packages that include an hour of bowling, an hour in the party room, pizza, popcorn and soft drink, party invitations and free shoe rentals.
Just bring your own cake and enjoy the kids bowling party!
Kids Bowling Idea #2 – Kids Bowling Gear
There’s nothing more boring to kids than doing the same thing over and over again. To keep kids bowling a never-ending fun activity, take out your creative hat and your wallet. Buying kids their own personal bowling ball will make them feel special. You can even get branded kids bowling apparel, bowling shoes and bowling gear from all of their favorite branded characters, like Disney for example.
Kids Bowling Idea #3 – Kids Bowling Teams
If your child has a group of school friends and you know their parents, strike up a conversation with them asking how open they’d be to a kids bowling league. You might be surprised at other parents’ enthusiasm. Explain how bowling is a great team building activity and will help build their child’s social skills. If you live in the Mississauga area, head down to Planet Bowl and ask about our kids bowling league packages today.
Remember the most important part about kids bowling is to have fun! Take your family out for an evening of cosmic, glow-in-the-dark bowling to give your children a different kind of kids bowling experience. Get in the “bumper” lanes with your kids.
The easiest way to make sure they’re having an awesome experience and ‘a ball of a time’ is to join in the fun yourself!
What exactly is cosmic bowling?
Picture this: The lights are dimmed. Ear-splitting music rocks the room. The disco ball rolls. Neon lasers flash around the room. Welcome to cosmic bowling – The ultimate glow in the dark bowling experience that will rock your senses!
Cosmic bowling is not just regular 10-pin bowling. Depending on your bowling centre your cosmic bowling experience may include a light show, a fog machine and even a DJ to keep the bowling centre rocking for an awesome bowling event for the whole family or a fun-filled evening for friends.
Take the cosmic bowling tour…
Imagine the pins lighting up. That’s right! In cosmic bowling the pins glow in the dark and so do some of the bowling balls, gutters and more! That is primarily why the game is played in low light conditions. This fluorescent effect gives the entire centre a “cosmic” feel – hence the name cosmic bowling. Many bowling centres offer cosmic bowling for both adults and children. Children especially love the entire glow in the dark bowling experience and are especially entertained when their clothes (whites) glow in the dark! Many bowling alleys may even offer cosmic themed bowling parties for kids birthdays so that is something worth checking out if your child’s birthday is around the corner.
Cosmic bowling is most popular at night especially since a dance club atmosphere is created. Many centres offer this kind of bowling on events or special occasions like New Years or Halloween which can be extra fun and exciting. Some centres even offer a special prize if a pin of a particular colour is at the front of the pins set and you bowl a strike! This adds to the fun and competition.
Bright neon lighting, techno music and bowling in the dark may not be for you if you are a professional bowler – you might find the lights and loud music distracting. In this case it’s best to call the centre and go at a time when regular 10-pin bowling is available. However, if you want to introduce your kids to bowling, cosmic bowling is a fun way to get them to start and enjoy bowling!
If you reside in the Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke or Brampton area check out Planet Bowl for our awesome cosmic “X-treme” bowling nights. The X-treme glow in the dark party starts at 8pm and goes all the way till 2am. If you want to inquire about a bowling party, corporate event or have any general questions feel free to give us a call at 416-695-2695 anytime during our business hours or you can email us at [email protected]
Quite simply put, X-treme bowling at Planet Bowl is like being at a disco, with a bowling ball. You really have to try it for yourself to see what it’s all about!
Check out this wonderfully made video of a recent birthday party at Planet Bowl! Much thanks to the maker of this video and it is our hope that you may have as much fun as this family did!
If you have kids and are searching for things for kids to do in Mississauga, you’re probably like most other parents out there looking for fun activities to do not too far from home. Well, let me tell you, if you are live in the Mississauga area in Ontario, Canada, it’s a great place to be. With numerous malls and great dining attractions at easy driving distances this city offers a lot for both locals and tourists with children.
Things for Kids to Do In Mississauga for Both Travelers and Locals:
If you’re traveling with kids you’re probably looking for things for kids to do in Mississauga, even if it’s just an evening out.
Mississauga is located just west of Toronto and Toronto’s major international airport, Pearson International Airport, falls within Mississauga city limits, making Mississauga a top city choice for travelers to book hotels. This is especially true if you’ve flown down to see the incredible Niagara Falls with your kids. Niagara Falls is just 105 kilometres from Mississauga and takes approximately 1.5 hours to get there by car.
If you live in Mississauga and you found this post while searching for things for kids to do in Mississauga you’re probably aware of some local attractions but there might be some places you might have overlooked that we cover here. Kids love action and games! Be sure to check out the Playdium, just north of Square One mall. It houses everything from arcade games to mini-golf to go-carting and more!
For a fine shopping experience look no further than Square One mall which offers shopping stores of all the major brands including eclectic stores you might not find elsewhere. Fine dining is also nearby with North American classic restaurants like Jack Astors, Moxie’s Classic Grill and Fazoolis.
If you have a full day to spend a MUST attraction is the African Lion Safari, where you can roam and see wildlife – this is however a 65 km drive west of Mississauga. Another fun attraction is Canada’s Wonderland, a large scale amusement park with over 200 attractions, thundering roller coasters, thrill rides and a water park.
How about playing golf? On way from Mississauga Skate Park you will find Bathgate Andy’s mini golf. It is a perfect solution for parents who have teenage kids and smaller kids. You can take your kids to this mini golf course and introduce them to the world of golf. If they already know how to play, they will surely enjoy this small course.
Yet another exciting thing that you can do with your kids is to take them Erindale Park, Mississauga. The Credit River flows through it which is inhabited by wild trout and salmon. You can see several fishermen fishing. Follow the river upstream and you can see how it is beautifully lined up with boulders that are overlooking deep waters. Downstream is shallow where the river flows over the rock bed. It is a lovely trail that goes on for about an hour.
If you want to take your kids out to admire nature you can take them to Rattray Marsh, which is located between Mississauga and Oakville. There are many view points that attract the young kids. It will take you about half an hour to stroll along the walkway that borders the marsh. This place is inhabited by many birds, so make sure that you stop your kids from time to time and make them watch birds or listen to them.
If you are hungry, how about resting and eating at Chuck E. Cheese. This is a nicely staffed family restaurant that also showcases free-of-charge shows and several games which even adults can enjoy.
If you’ve exhausted most of the major activity places in Mississauga one place your kids won’t get tired of going again and again is Planet Bowl. Located in Etobicoke, Planet Bowl offers a fun bowling experience for the whole family. Featuring a modern facility and a full-size kitchen you and your kids can eat and bowl at the same time!
Plus Planet Bowl does not offer just regular 10-pin bowling. Ask about their cosmic bowling nights – a high entertainment glow in the dark bowling experience that the kids are sure to enjoy.
The next time you’re looking for things for kids to do in Mississauga head over to Planet Bowl and you’re in for a real treat.
Looking for something fun to do without breaking your wallet? Cheap bowling is your answer!
Are you looking for something fun and interactive to do with your family? We understand entertaining the whole family might not be cheap, that’s why cheap bowling is a great way to have fun without being hard on your wallet. Bowling is also a fun activity for a friends get together. With cheap bowling rates bowling can be inexpensive and a great way to get out and meet new people.
When was the last time you visited your local bowling alley?
That’s a question you should ask yourself! Most people might overlook bowling as a fun family activity. Bowling is a great sport to introduce to kids as it has a very low learning curve. If you’ve had enough of your annual season pass at the local zoo, try bowling for a change! By inquiring about cheap bowling rates and times you can have fun and save money all in one trip.
Cheap is not ALL you should look for however. Obviously cost matters but also look at how much value you’re getting in the deal and choose a convenient location that’s close to where you are. Does your local bowling centre have any daily cheap bowling deals running during the week, free shoe rentals, buy 1 get 1 free deals? Do they have a place to buy snacks, drinks or even a complete lunch? This is important to consider if you’re out with the kids.
If you’re in the Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke or Brampton area, be sure to check out Planet Bowl for our daily deals! The daily deals run for 5 nights a week with great deals that both families and friends will enjoy. Taxes are extra and shoe rental is added to some deals.
Here are our cheap bowling daily deals:
- Monday: 2 for 1 Mondays: Every game you buy get one free (after 9:00pm)
- Tuesday: Toonie Tuesday: $2.00 per game – $2.00 shoe rental (after 9:00pm)
- Wednesday: Quarter/Game Wednesday: $5.00 Cover Charge per person $0.25 per game $2.00 shoe rental (after 8:00pm)
- Thursday: Casino Night Thursday: $7.77/2 hours of bowling per person (after 9:00pm)
- Sunday: Family Bowl Sunday: $39.99 per lane 2 hours of bowling & shoe rental included (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
At Planet Bowl, we’ve got you covered. We offer a full sized kitchen with hot pizza and fresh popcorn so you don’t have to worry about food if the kids (or you) are hungry! If you’d like to make reservations for corporate events over 16 people ask about our cheap bowling discounts. To get the best in cheap bowling, join us tonight!