How Tenpin Gloucester is a Fantastic Venue

Advertorial: We were invited to Tenpin Gloucester for a VIP Event.

Tenpin Gloucester has had a refurbishment for 2023 and now includes additional Laser tag, Karaoke and Escape Rooms!! We were invited along to their VIP event to take a first look and here’s some more information on it.

Tenpin Gloucester

Where to Find Tenpin Gloucester

Centre Severn, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3HR

Tenpin Gloucester is easy to find and is not far from the M5. Those who have visited previously will be initially pleased that now the dual carriageway is traffic light controlled. Thus making both access much easier in and out of the complex.

There is ample free parking.

What’s Different at Tenpin Gloucester

You would expect it to look fresh after a refurbishment and indeed it does! It is clean, modern and looks more spacious. As stated above there are exciting new additions of Laser tag, Karaoke and Escape Rooms. This gives Tenpin Gloucester so much more to offer and definitely a great venue for a party!

laser tag at Tenpin Gloucester

There’s some great new arcade games; as well as table tennis, pool and air hockey.

Escape Rooms at Tenpin Gloucester

There is the choice of Escape Rooms – Escape from Alcatraz (breaking out of the infamous prison) or Hexmore – the school of witchcraft and wizardry. With 60 minutes to escape.

Escape rooms are fantastic for team building or to test problem solving skills, as each player needs to use their communication skills, intuition, and brainpower to accomplish a unique and difficult task. 

Hexmore Escape room at Tenpin Gloucester

We had a 10 minute taster of Hexmore and can indeed give away that you need team cooperation. It was different to any other Escape room we have tried before where they have really focused on individual strength. If you visit let me know what you think.

Escape room games from £15. 2-6 players. Hexmore is suitable for 8+ and Alcatraz 12+.

Current promotions:

Pizza deal

  • All day Sunday: £15 per person
  • 2 Free pizzas with a minimum of 4 players
  • Use promo code PIZZA before you checkout

Half price Tuesday

  • All day Tuesday: 50% off
  • Minimum 4 players
  • Use promo code PRICECUT before you check out.

Food and Drinks

There is a fully licensed bar serving food and drinks. Here you can also catch up on the latest sports from BT and Sky. Food can not only be ordered at the bar but from your table or lane. Just scan the code and follow the instructions. When it is ready it will be brought to you.

The only thing I found with this is that there was nothing to clean your hands with. Well, and if I am really honest, that the sharing nachos weren’t very big.

nachos at Tenpin Gloucester

Personally I was pleased to see some non-alcoholic drinks available as well as the soft drinks option. Although it was only three it is still a good start.

Bowling at Tenpin Gloucester

Of course you’d expect the main attraction at Tenpin to be the bowling and you will not be disappointed! With amazing dynamic LED lane lighting and fun features such as putting a selfie up above your lane!

This is all managed via the digital bowling controls. Not only is there a group selfie option but you can also take them for each of the players. Also as well as making it easier to input who is who, and whether they want the bumpers up or not – but it also displays the score. This made it so much easier for someone who is short-sighted like myself to keep track of what was happening. Yes I won.

But also you can use it during the game to make changes. This includes name changes, photo changes, putting the bumpers up, or down. This kept two teens occupied whilst they waited for their turn!

We were also impressed that there was more choice of bowling ball sizes – with size 9s!

bowling balls at Tenpin Gloucester

One game of bowling from £8.55

Tenpin Gloucester Bowling deals

Family of four from £30.30 – with additional player paying a junior rate. With a burger meal just an additional £3.50 per person. Available until 6pm every day. There must be at least one under 16 in the party.

Student Deal – 50% off standard price of bowling. From 6pm Sunday to 5pm Friday. Over 16s – a student or nus card is required.

Bowling with Food Deals

Bowl & Pizza – 1 hour of bowling and a 12” pizza from only £30 for the whole team! All day Monday and Wednesday; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday until 6pm. 1-6 players. Available on Bank Holidays and during school holidays!!

Eat & Play – 1 game and a meal from £9.49; 2 games and a meal from £14.49. Available all day, every day. Offer excludes drinks.

bowling lane at Tenpin Gloucester

Bowling Deals Depending on the Day of the Week

Tenpin Tuesdays – 50% off bowling and selected drinks.  Available all day, apart from school holidays when it is after 6pm.

Tenpin Thursdays – 2 games of bowling and a burger meal for £10 per person. From 6pm, online bookings online and must be made at least 30 minutes before. Minimum of 2 players.

Friday Frenzy – book online to get 25% off the standard bowling price of 3 games. After 6pm booked online at least an hour prior to the game.

Sunday Sessions – £9 for 3 games every Sunday from 7pm. Not available on Bank Holiday Weekends.

Download the Tenpin App for even more offers.

Additional Things we didn’t try

There are also 3 Karaoke rooms for up to 10 people. This is 30 minutes for £20. It looks such a laugh as you can see from the picture – with plenty of inflatables and a nice big seating area opposite the screen.

Karaoke room at Tenpin Gloucester

Soft play is 2 hours from £2.75

And not forgetting the Laser tag – which has offers if you have bowled also, or if you want to eat and play.


VIP Event to the Refurbished #TenpinGloucester now with added lasertag, escape rooms and karoke! #Tenpin #Gloucester #familynight #Gloucestershire @Tenpin_UK

♬ Sunroof – Nicky Youre & dazy

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