Celebrities fill the Lanes

Back in February, NBA star Chris Paul hosted an event showcasing his true sports love..bowling. The seventh annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational drew a range of stars ranging from Super Bowl star running back C.J. Anderson to Olympic and World Cup gold medalist Hope Solo to Grammy-winning singer Shawn Stockman of Boys II Men. 

Having celebrities on the lanes is not unique. Bowling has an incredibly broad appeal and fulfills the needs of those who want to be competitive or just want to have fun. Some stars spotted recently at bowling centers across the country include: 

Justin Bieber – The Biebs recently spent a relaxing afternoon bowling at Bowlmor Lanes in White Plains, New York. 

Taylor Swift – The mega-star showed off her skills at Lucky Strike in LA at the after-party for Zac Efron’s movie, That Awkward Moment

Iggy Azalea & Nick Young – This high profile couple made one of their first public appearances together in some time on the lanes at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. 

From athletes to actors to singers, they all have one thing in common: they love to bowl! Isn't it about time you joined them. Visit North Bowl on Route 1 in North Attleboro for a great bowling experience!

Many thanks to gobowling.com for this great article


Family Fun Activities for February Vacation


It’s that time of the year again: February vacation week. Maybe you haven’t planned your week with the kids at home yet, and are beginning to dread the thought of the next week holed-up at home with kids suffering from “Cabin Fever”. The secret is to get them out of the house and sharing some family fun activities with you. Trust me, everyone will be happier. We all need something to do besides shoveling snow or watching the ice dams on the roof build up.Minimize boredom and stress with these family-fun activities for kids in the Attleboro area.

Beat cabin fever by taking a winter trek to Roger Williams Zoo, and enjoy half-priced admission in January and February. Bundle up and see the snow leopards, moon bears and other cold-hardy animals in a wintry setting. Enjoy seeing Bubba and Action, our two harbor seals, in their improved exhibit. Or, soak in the heat at the Zoo’s Tropical America, Elephant & Giraffe, and Australasia buildings.       http://www.rwpzoo.org/

Alex and Ani City Center lets families take to the ice in the heart of the city. The Center boasts 14,000 square feet of ice, more than double the size of Rockefeller Center's rink in New York. Skating lessons are also available. http://www.alexandanicitycenter.com/

For Family Fun in North Attleboro, visit North Bowl Lanes, the area’s largest family fun center. North Bowl features 40 bowling lanes with “Mom Approved” cosmic bowling available daily during February vacation. North Bowl also offers the largest arcade and prize center this side of Providence with great food and beverage options including real brick oven pizza and a full bar http://www.eatdrinkbowl.com/

The Providence Bruins are the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate for the Boston Bruins. A team filled with the hockey stars of tomorrow, the P-Bruins' home ice is at Providence's Dunkin' Donuts Center, affectionately known as "The Dunk" to locals. To get your tickets http://www.providencebruins.com/

Providence Children’s Museum, Rhode Island’s only hands-on museum especially for children and their families, inspires learning through active play and exploration. It’s fun for the entire family.The Museum presents interactive exhibits and hands-on programs that explore the arts, culture, history and science and embrace a wide range of learning styles and forms of expression. http://www.childrenmuseum.org/

Located in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the Capron Park Zoo features approximately 100 animals in its menagerie. Some of the animals at the zoo include the kangaroo sloth bear, lemur and lion. Educational programs are also featured at the facility. http://www.capronparkzoo.com/

Let’s wear them out a little, with a day of rock climbing at Rock Spot in Lincoln Rhode Island. Rock Spot features 10,000 sq. ft. of climbing space with 50 rope walls and 70-80 boulder problems (reset every 6 weeks) http://rockspotclimbing.com/

We live in a great area where there are lot’s of unique things to within just a few miles driving distance. Get started today to plan an active and fun filled February vacation that will leave everyone happy including Mom and Dad


How anyone can become a better Bowler!

Ready to amaze your friends with your bowling skills? Or do you just want to make sure no one realizes you have no idea how to bowl? The great thing about bowling – other than it’s one of the few sporting pastimes where you can feast on nachos while enjoying a beverage or two – is that most newcomers can get the hang of it quickly.

Let's review some bowling basics if you're currently learning to bowl.

Pick the right ball

A good ball should be comfortable in your hand and weigh about 10 percent of your body weight. In other words, if you weigh 180 pounds, don’t choose the ball that weighs nine pounds. The ball should have a bit of heft to it.

Choose your spot carefully

Those little arrows and dots on the lane are there to help guide you. Remember to pick the same spot each time. A consistent motion at the beginning will help with your timing.

Develop good timing

Every step in your approach should correlate with where your arm is relative to your swing, and where the ball is upon release. Take the same number of steps every time and focus on where the ball is in relation to those steps.

Hand and wrist action

Throwing a straight ball is one of the first goals for any new bowler. Keeping your wrist and arm straight through your whole motion helps with this. Beginners frequently allow their elbows to swing side-to-side – a good way to end up with the dreaded gutter ball.

Finish the way the pros do

Maintain a straight position with your arm and wrist and release the ball as it passes your foot. It's a good idea to allow your throwing hand finish at shoulder level or higher. Enough practice and you'll be able to finish in a balanced position.

Practice makes perfect

Your score may not improve dramatically overnight, but if you focus on these tips -- and less on the nachos and beverages -- you should begin to see improvement in time.  

And if you just can't wait to use these tips to bowl your best game ever, please visit North Bowl and get on your way to enjoying the number one participation sport in America..

Exciting Changes – Providence, RI area

Exciting Changes coming at North Bowl Lanes in North Attleboro – Providence, RI area

Thursday, May 21, 2015 

This week was the beginning of the latest round of renovations at North Bowl. We have built some walls to enclose the construction area and temporarily relocated the bar next to the front desk area. For all our friends who have been asking, we will definitely remain open during construction this summer. The latest changes will include a redesigned restaurant and bar area and a function room for corporate parties and events.

There is a trend in the bowling industry that is transforming traditional bowling alleys into more of a full service family entertainment business. We have a made a real effort over the past several years to upgrade the food and beverage component of the business and adding a better defined restaurant area is a natural extension of that effort. Our food and beverage service consistently surprising people who don’t expect to find quality food in a bowling center. How many bowlingalleys offer real brick oven pizza?

We believe that a fun, affordable family restaurant area will nicely compliment and it fits nicely with our efforts to provide family oriented entertainment with bowling and the game room. We want to make North Bowl a destination where the entire family will have a great time in a clean and friendly environment without breaking the bank As we have grown the corporate party segment of our business, we’ve also had a real need for a function room and private meeting space. 

The proposed restaurant area will seat approximately 80 people and feature "hand stretched pizza" and other casual menus items in a sports oriented setting. The function room will accommodate up to 40 guests for private parties, corporate events and meetings. It will also be available on weekends for upscale kids birthday parties. 

Stop by this summer and watch our progress and we continue to work hard to make North Bowl the premiere family entertainment center in Southern New England

Summertime Family Fun in North Attleboro – Providence, RI area


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer time is coming and school year activities are slowing down. If you are looking for family fun this summer, there are many fun things to do in the North Attleboro area. If you're a resident or are just visiting the area, you'll find a wide variety of family fun activities for your children to enjoy


You can take your children for a visit to the Capron Park Zoo in North Attleborough. Inside, you'll get to see animals like lions, monkeys, snakes, red kangaroos, emus and tortoises. Your kids can get a behind-the-scenes view of the zoo through Zoo Quest Adventures or attend one of the special events at the zoo, like Zoocademy for Kids or Zoo Moon. If you make the 30-minute drive to Mendon, your children can visit the Southwick’s Wild Animal farm. Southwick’s Zoo is home to over 100 different species from around the world. Their exhibits allow our visitors to get an up close look at a number of species in naturalistic settings. Visitors can also stop by the EARTH Discovery Center to see the animals used in EARTH Ltd.’s live presentations and education programs


Spend some time at one of the local museums with your children. Family fun can be educational at the same time. Visit the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum. You'll be able to see an assortment of historical artifacts and learn a bit about the history of the area. Or, you could go to the Children's Museum in Easton, a 17-minute drive away. This museum features three floors of hands-on exhibits and activities for your children to explore. You'll find exhibits, like the Space Ship and Command Center, the Old Fishing Boat, Kidspace, the Art Studio and Kidsclinic.


Take your kids to bowl at North Bowl, the area’s premier family entertainment center. North Bowl offers two great summer time programs for kids. FREE Bowling for Kids is available during summer vacation and North Bowl also provides a Learn to Bowl program on Wednesday mornings during the summer. Kids have fun and learn lifelong bowling skills. North Bowl is always a great stop for family fun in North Attleboro

Parks and Recreation

Check out all of the activities available through the North Attleboro Park and Recreation Department. At the WWI Park and Zoo, your kids can play on the playgrounds, have a picnic, walk the nature trails or visit with some animal friends, like ducks, sheep, pigs and llamas. During the summer you can take the kids for a swim at the World War II Pool or participate in the Summer Playground Program. Throughout the year, your children can sign up for an array of sports, including flag football, baseball, volleyball and field hockey. Children's programs include dance, gymnastics, theater, robotics and Kids Night Out.


Want to escape the crowds and get a unique beach experience? Head to Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville, where you can still play arcade games for a penny and compete in a sandcastle contest. Visiting Spring Lake is like taking a step back in time. It is home to one of the oldest penny arcades in the country. Opened in 1931, the Spring Lake Arcade still features wooden baseball, driving, shooting and other games — many for a penny or a nickel. 

Bowling Birthday Parties and More Fun Ideas – Providence, RI


Thursday, April 23, 2015

It is time to start thinking about your kid's birthday party. Hosting the party at a venue away from home makes the party easier and less stressful. Rather than bringing all those kids to the movie theatre, where they can't interact and the cost can really skyrocket, how about a bowling birthday party!

At North Bowl Lanes your child and all the guests can laugh, talk, play and have a ball. Kids love bowling birthday parties, and you only have to bring the cake. Our parties include all of the essentials and they are very affordable.

But, want to make your child's birthday party extra special? Here are some "bowling birthday" ideas from Parent's Magazine.

Party Ideas:

Send each bowler home as a champ! Personalize plastic trophies from the party store with gold letter stickers or a gold marker. Fill the trophy cups with wrapped chocolate balls.

To go along with the bowling theme, dress up black party balloons with round white adhesive labels from the office supply store. They'll look just like bowling balls!

We have an arcade at the bowling alley too. So, if you are so inclined, bring a big stack of quarters for your guests.

Want to inspire a little "tom foolery?" Here are some Bowling Game Ideas:

Write each of these wacky variations on a slip of paper and have kids draw one before each turn:

  1. Bowl backward.
  2. Do a silly walk as you approach the bowling lane.
  3. Bowl in slow motion.
  4. Bowl pretending that one of the boards in the lane's wood floor is a tightrope.
  5. Do the following as the ball is rolling down the lane:
  6. Predict whether you will knock over an odd or even number of pins.
  7. Speed-sing as much of a song as possible.
  8. Spell out loud the birthday child?s name backward.
  9. Call out as many pizza toppings, ice-cream flavors, or kinds of candy as you can think of.
  10. For more information on bowling birthday parties for kids, contact North Bowl Lanes.

Family Bowling Night Brings Family Together for Fun and Conversation - Providence, RI


Thursday, April 16, 2015 

Days and nights get more and more busy. Work, school, kids sporting events, parent meetings, and trips for work all take time away from family. Time becomes more and more precious, and it seems the only time we have to spend with our kids or our family is rushed and not usually geared towards relaxation.

If you are looking for a way to spend some quality family time together, consider family bowling night. When you bowl together, you can have fun and have great conversation while you have fun playing on teams. Time flies and now is the time to enjoy the kids and the family before your kids older and it is more difficult to get them to "hang-out".

Family night doesn't have to be expensive, or break the bank. At North Bowl Lanes you can bring the whole family for one low package price. The family night bowling packages include bowling and shoes for up to 5 people! This is an economical and fun way to get in some quality family time for less than $7 per person.

Want to enjoy dinner and fun with your family? If so, that's no problem at North Bowl Lanes. We offer our "Eat Drink Bowl Specials!" by adding drinks, a pizza, nachos, or a Grand Slam Platter. Dinner, conversation and bowling - that makes for a fun family night!

There is no better way to enjoy your family than bowling. For more information, contact North Bowl Lanes


Corporate Parties and Team Building Events, Go Bowling! – Providence, RI


Thursday, April 2, 2015 

Corporate parties and team building events are very much gaining in popularity. The point is to create a team feeling, foster partnerships and grow relationships and trust. There is no better way to do this than by having fun at these events. Corporate bowling events are the solution.

Bring your team back to their childhood. Bowling events for companies reminds your people how to have fun, builds easy competitiveness, and foster team-building and sportsmanship. North Bowl Lanes provides the perfect venue for corporate events; with great food, drinks and fun for everyone.

Is someone in your office celebrating a milestone birthday, is a boss retiring, are you looking for a venue for team building events? If so, a corporate bowling party is a great option no matter what the occasion.

At North Bowl Lanes our food packages for corporate events are based on delicious finger foods that are easy options for eating while bowling and socializing. The food is set up on a banquet table behind your lanes so everyone can Eat, Drink and Bowl during your event. You can choose from one of our great packages which include Wings and Pizza or the Mama Mia Buffet. 

For more information on corporate bowling events, contact North Bowl Lanes.

Bowling Birthday Parties, No Set-Up or Clean-Up - Providence, RI


Thursday, March 27, 2015 

Kids love bowling parties, especially at North Bowl Lanes. If it is time for your child's party, but you don't want to mess with the details, we can do it for you. Bowling birthday parties are designed especially for kids.

If you're looking to throw a party, let us know whose birthday it is, when, and how many guests will be coming; we'll manage the details and do the rest. Your birthday girl or boy will have a blast, and everyone will enjoy the fun and the colorful bowling shoes. 

What is better than throwing a birthday party with no set-up and no cleanup? Just show up. You'll enjoy bowling, food and games, as well as the ambiance of our great space.

Mothers love bowling birthday parties. You child will be happy, the guests will be amazed, and you can sit backand enjoy while leaving the set-up, service, and clean-up to us. Your birthday girl or boy will feels extra-special while all your guests have fun that they will be talking about for a long time to come.

For more information on a bowling birthday party for your son or daughter, contact North Bowl Lanes.

Bowling Birthday Party: Fun for Kids, Relaxing for Mom - Providence, RI


Thursday, March 19, 2015 

If it is time for your child's birthday party, make it easy on yourself and fun for your child. Bowling birthday parties at North Bowl Lanes is your ideal choice for a party. We offer great food, drinks and fun for all of the guests.  Best of all, bowling birthday parties are fun for kids and easy for mom.

Featuring 40 bowling lanes, an incredible game room, and upscale food choices, this is the perfect place to hold your child's birthday party event.  Birthday parties are a blast here. Bowling birthday parties are a celebration your child will never forget. And, we do all the work for you. After this winter of cabin fever, you need a break! It's time to sit back and relax while your son or daughter enjoys their special day.

We know for a fact that kids love Bowling Birthday Parties! And the kid-friendly staff at North Bowl Lanes will make sure your child has an amazing party experience; one their friends will be talking about for a very long time. We offer affordable packages to fit any budget. You bring the cake we'll take care of the rest!

For more information, contact North Bowl Lanes.