Great fun at Hollywood Bowl
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair
A fun family day out at bowling with wheelchair access throughout. There was also arcades, bar, diner and pool tables all wheelchair accessible.
Transport & Parking
There is a large carpark as Hollywood Bowl is located at Glasgow Springfield Quay so there are also restaurants. We managed to park directly outside the entrance.
The entrance was level access and completely step-free. The doors aren't automatic though. As soon as you enter the building you are in the arcades and the bar/diner are immediately on the right. Follow the path around and you'll see the reception desk to get booked in. There was a lowered section at the desk which is ideal for people lower down and wheelchair users. There is a ramp from the reception area that takes you up to the bowling lanes and pool tables. I found it was spacious and I didn't have any problems moving around in my wheelchair. All the lanes and sitting areas for each lane seemed accessible and again I didn't have any problems moving around here. There are ball ramps if you are unable to throw the ball. My nephew and I used the ball ramps which made it a lot easier for us. The arcades were also very accessible with lots of space for moving around.
There was an accessible toilet, which had a radar key - excellent. The toilet was very clean, but it was way too small. I need assistance from someone to lift me out of my wheelchair, to the toilet and back in my wheelchair. The small space made transferring very difficult as there was barely any room between my wheelchair and the toilet so there wasn't enough room for my carers legs and mind to stand up. A larger accessible toilet would make things so much easier or better still a changing places toilet. The toilet roll holder was positioned out of reach of the toilet, so people will struggle to reach it if they are on their own. The emergency pull cord was also out of reach and too short so it was not able to hang all the way to the floor like it should. Also because the toilet was too small the only place where I could position my wheelchair was directly next to the hand dryer so it was constantly setting the hand dryer off, which was annoying and too loud.
All staff were very friendly and helpful. Always happy to help.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
I would definitely go back again to the bowling, but the accessible toilet is an issue so that could possibly sway my decision.