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Bowling reopens today in Crawley as shops prepare for rush of customers



As shops across the town open their doors today following the recent lockdown there is expected to a welcome rush through the doors from shoppers.

Hollywood Bowl is one of those businesses who has spent thousands on a revamp format within their premises and is excited to be able to welcome customers once more.

With the Christmas countdown underway, Hollywood Bowl Crawley is reopening with the launch of its festive family package in which guests can get into the spirit with two games of bowling, a meal and drinks for all, plus Santa Claus hats, balloons and a winner’s trophy to ensure maximum fun. 

The Crawley venue has also installed new lane dividers for when it reopens which allow guests to feel secure in their own private space when bowling. But wait, there’s myrrh…. Each lane in the centre also has its own distinctive bowling balls with no two adjacent lanes the same, to help mitigate the risk of touching a ball that another group has used. The centre team are also continuing with the extra Covid safe measures, including cleaning the balls, touch screens and seating area after each customer group. 

Lewis Harvey, Centre Manager at Hollywood Bowl Crawley, said:

We’re delighted to welcome back family and friends to have fun and make memories together this festive season. With extra safety measures in place throughout the centre, we’re very much looking forward to offering a variety of packages for our guests to enjoy some bowling fun this Christmas.”

Guests are encouraged to make bookings in advance via the Hollywood Bowl website. Bookings will be restricted to a maximum of six people, from your household or support bubble and guests are advised to check on for restrictions in their local area. 

Hollywood Bowl is proud to have a ‘Book without worry’ guarantee in place, offering refunds or amendments should bookings need to be changed due to Government guidelines.

Book now at for some fun this Christmas at Hollywood Bowl Crawley, with Christmas family packages starting from just £11.99 per person.


Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park



Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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