Ten pin bowling

Includes: bowling, ten pin bowling Indoors, Sports

Activity time:
1 meeting


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Can you knock down all ten pins? Bowling is a fun social activity that will improve girls' aim.


Bowling is a competitive sport in which players roll heavy balls down a wooden lane to knock down the tenpins at the other end and score points.

Bowling can be enjoyed by young players and beginners. Bowling centres often have a ‘chute’ to help younger players bowl their ball. For beginners, barriers can be raised which stop the balls going into the gutters and failing to score any points.

Ensure girls use the correct weight ball for their size. They are more likely to injure themselves if they try to roll a ball that is too heavy.

To take girls bowling, find your nearest centre via the British Tenpin Bowling Association (BTBA)

Planning checklist

Safety notes

Before the session starts, ensure that all participants are clearly briefed on:

  • boundaries
  • the rules of the centre
  • where to meet if the building needs to be evacuated.
Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed


  • An Activity Information and Consent form is required to participate in this activity - PDF | Word
  • A Risk Assessment form is required for this activity - PDF

Remember - you can use one consent form for multiple activities