Spice up your next family day with a visit to Playtime Bowl, an upscale alley that offers an experience your kids will never forget. Call ahead and reserve a “back alley” lane before you head over to this aptly-named North York landmark. There, secluded from the weekend leaguers by a curtain, you’ll enjoy your own private bowling party for up to six people, complete with soft drinks, snacks, and plush couches to relax on while you wait for your next frame. When you step up to the line—looking great in your rented bowling shoes, of course—things get interesting. During “cosmic bowling,” the house lights go down and the Brunswick Lightworx system kicks in, with hundreds of colorful LED lights, 2,000 square feet of video screens, and 5,000 watts of high-energy music turning the place into a family-friendly nightclub. (Try not to dance while you’re holding your ball—your toes might pay a heavy price.) Special offers abound, like the ultra-affordable bottomless bowling nights, when for just $9 a head you can surprise your family with a few games from 9pm to midnight Sunday through Wednesday. That’s right, kiddos. Have fun on a school night. Teach your kids the finer points of trash talking: funny, but never cruel. Then find out who can back up their playful barbs with bowling skills. Break into teams, so everybody has a shot at victory. Will it be parents versus kids, or boys versus girls? However it happens, try not to rub in your victory too much – you might want to spare the other team’s feelings.

Playtime Bowl

33 Samor Rd Toronto ON M6A 1J2

(416) 787-4533

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