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Day out: Bowling and pizza in Manchester for Father’s Day

We decided to go bowling for Father’s Day. Little did I know when I booked All Star Lanes that the weekend would be such a hot one! But it was actually a great way to keep cool for a couple of hours.

We love Manchester

Father’s Day fell on the same date as Manchester Day. Although we missed the street parade by the time our train got in, the city was bustling with people enjoying the festivities and sunshine. There were lots of food stalls in the squares and we could hear live music.

Family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog - Play & Adventure. A day trip into Manchester for Father's Day.

A family and parenting lifestyle, leisure and travel blog - A family day out in Manchester for Father's Day

All Star Lanes, Deansgate

We headed straight to All Star Lanes – a cool, retro-inspired bowling alley and diner. The prices are comparable to your standard leisure park bowling alley (off-peak – which includes Sundays – is £6.95 per person per game), but it’s a bit more of a fun and quirky experience thanks to the décor, soundtrack (lots of Motown tunes!) and restaurant-bar refreshments.

Bowling in Manchester for Father's Day - a great family day out. Read more at Play & Adventure - a family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog.

Family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog, Play & Adventure, covers a fun family day out in Manchester with bowling and pizza.

Play & Adventure - family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog. All Star Lanes bowling on Deansgate, Manchester, for a Father's Day family day out.

Read about a fun family day out in Manchester at Play & Adventure.

It was fairly quiet, but there were a few other families playing games too. Our three-year-old really enjoyed the bowling and took his time by running up in an extravagant way to get his ball to go further. Check out the vlog at the end to see what I mean!

A fun family day out in Manchester at All Star Lanes. Read more at the family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog, Play & Adventure

A family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog takes a visit to Manchester fo Father's Day to go bowling at All Star Lanes on Deansgate

Bowling is a great treat for the whole family. Read more about what All Star Lanes in Manchester has to offer at Play & Adventure - a blog for modern, busy parents who want to make the most of their free time with family

Play & Adventure - family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog. All Star Lanes bowling on Deansgate, Manchester, for a Father's Day family day out.

A family day out bowling at All Star Lanes in Manchester

Ply Pizza, Lever Street, Northern Quarter

After our two games (Noel and Charlie won one each, I lost both!), we headed to the Northern Quarter to try the pizza at Ply. The restaurant is really spacious and airy inside – perfect for a hot and sweaty day.

What is Ply Pizza in the Northern Quarter like for families? A family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog - Play & Adventure - tries it out

Ply in Manchester is spacious and airy - a good place for pizza loving families to grab a bite to eat

Family lifestyle, leisure and travel blog, Play & Adventure, tries out the pizza at Ply in the Northern Quarter, Manchester

Although we felt welcome as a family, there wasn’t a children’s menu and they weren’t able to do a small pizza for us. It’s worth noting though that they do offer a smaller Pizzeta during the week for lunches. Despite this, the sour dough pizzas were fresh, tasty and arrived quickly. This was a bonus as our little boy was tired and grumpy by this point. The prices were what I’d expect, around £10 for a pizza. I’d recommend Ply as somewhere for pizza-loving families to get lunch or an early tea.

Ply in Manchester is a great place to grab a yummy fresh pizza

A family eating pizza at Ply, Manchester. A great place for pizza lovers in the Northern Quarter, according to the family lifestyle blog Play & Adventure.

Little boy photobombs a picture of the interior of Ply Pizza in the Northern Quarter in Manchester

Check out the first Play & Adventure vlog  to see what else we got up to over the weekend:

A family review of All Star Lanes bowling in Manchester - a fun day out for Father's Day. Find out how we got on here.

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