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Manchester’s premier bowling alley where there’s way more to do than just bowl

The fun at Tenpin extends beyond the alley.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 17th June 2024

Most of us know that Tenpin is the best and biggest bowling alley in Manchester, with 14 lanes to show off your skills.

But did you also know how many other activities there are within this huge entertainment complex at Manchester Printworks?

This massive hub of fun opened back in 2020, promising to create a space where visitors can drink, eat and play all under one roof.

With its prime location near Manchester Victoria station and being right on the edge of the Northern Quarter, it’s become something of a local landmark. 

And inside, it’s not all just about the bowling – though with colour-changing LED lighting, huge scoring monitors, and interactive lanes, the bowling experience is pretty impressive. 


If you’re wanting to pack some more activities into your evening, here are five other things you can do at Tenpin in Printworks in Manchester. 

Pool and table tennis

Show me a better noise on the planet than the clunk of a pool ball sinking into a pocket… 


That’s right – you can’t, which is why you’ll always find The Manc team stood around the nearest pool table having a bit of a friendly (ish) competition. 

Tenpin has several pool tables and table tennis tables too, and you don’t need to book these in advance – just rock up and bring your best game face. 

Arcade games

The childish glee you can get from mashing buttons on a bright, glowing arcade machine is unmatched, and at Tenpin they have loads to choose from. 


From racing simulators to dance mats to air hockey tables, there are plenty of activities to entertain you in the state-of-the-art arcade area.

Dare you to try and beat our high score on Pac-Man… 


Ready to show your mates your best vocals? Start warming up your best Adele impression because Tenpin has its own private karaoke rooms you can book. 

You can reserve each room for up to 10 people then flick through a comprehensive list of ballads, chart-topping pop songs and rock anthems. 

Love or loathe karaoke, you’re guaranteed a few laughs.


Beer pong

Who doesn’t love a game of beer pong?

At Tenpin, they have specially-made beer pong tables where you can get competitive trying to sink balls into each other’s American-style red cups. 

It’s just £2.50 to get the table set up, then add whatever booze you want to play with on top of that. 

We’ll leave you to argue about the rules amongst yourselves…


You’re going to need your energy to get round all the activities at Tenpin, and to us, that means snacks. 


The menu here is packed with classic American-style food, from loaded nachos to chicken wings to pizza. 

There’s also a Munchies menu filled with fries, mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese bites, onion rings and more, with a three-for-£13/99 deal. 

AND you can get delicious cocktails from the two bars inside the venue. 

To book your activities at Tenpin Printworks Manchester, head here

Featured image: The Manc Group