Inside Fun for Kids in Lake Placid: Bowlwinkles Family Entertainment Center
By Diane Chase
We are a bit stir crazy and I need a break from the winter. I just want to grab a quick bite to eat and not think about snow. Bowlwinkles has specials each day for those on a budget. For example, each Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – noon it is $5 all you can bowl with free shoe rentals. (Subject to change).
My son suggests Bowlwinkles Family Entertainment Center in Lake Placid. He lobbies hard and wins. My son would live at Bowlwinkles, if possible. He thinks it a slice of heaven to have an arcade, food, laser tag and glow-in-the-dark bowling in one location.
For our family, bowling is something we do for fun. We are not part of bowling leagues in Lake Placid but come to enjoy an inside activity that suits a variety of ages and interests.
Tokens can be purchased from a machine for all the games. There are a variety of levels from racing car games to more advanced (for an older) audience.
Our group combined tickets so my daughter could get a prize. Her choice: disappearing ink.
Our last activity is Laser Tag ($5/person/10-minute game). I was a bit reluctant thinking guns and shooting but the kids ran around and spent the same amount of energy as throwing snowballs at each other outside.
Bowlwinkies 2750 Main Street in Lake Placid. 523-7868
Current hours are as follows: Monday 2:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Tuesday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - midnight, Saturday and Sunday1:00 a.m. – midnight.