Bowling is safe adventure: your goal is to score points by knocking the pins down by rolling a ball at them. It requires skill rather than physical fitness and there are many options available for children, too.
You will need to wear special white-bottomed shoes, which can be hired from all bowling alleys. For beginners, 10-pin bowling is most suitable: it can be played with friends, balls come in various weights and have holes for easy-throwing. In 9-pin bowling the balls do not have holes which means it’s more difficult.
Best places to go bowling:
There are bowling alleys in all bigger towns and cities in Estonia and Tallinn has plenty.
- Zelluloos Bowling, Tartu mnt. 80B, Tallinn, Harjumaa – located in architecturally unique Zelluloos center (ex cellulose and paper factory); has got both ten-pin and nine-pin bowling and other sporting facilities in the same building such as laser paintball, aerobics, gym and saunas.
- Pühajärve Bowling, Pühajärve, Otepää, Valgamaa, on the shores of Pühajärve lake, also hosts a swimming pool and gym in the same building.