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Battle Warehouse and Krazee Klimb now open

The newest additions to an entertainment centre near Boston means the venue truly has something to offer all ages.

Battle Warehouse and Krazee Klimb opened at Boston Bowl in Rochdale Tower Lane off the A52 Wainfleet Road at the end of last month. Both are for all ages, but are likely to appeal to a certain age group familiar with Nerf guns and looking for high-climbing thrills.

The Leggate family, farming experts who supply supermarkets with vegetables, diversified 24 years ago when they opened Boston Bowl. That has developed over the years, with a full refurbishment three years ago, into the area's premier bowling centre. It features latest bowling technology, a refreshments and entertainment area with a dance floor which has free live entertainment with bands on Saturday nights from 8.30pm through the winter, licensed bar and exotic lighting and a smoke machine for special occasions.

In December, 1999, they then opened Playtowers on the site - an all-ages soft-play area over seven floors including fully-enclosed helter-skelter slides from roof top to floor. This has an area where parents can relax with a bite to eat and a drink but be in clear view of their children. It also includes an enclosed soft-play area for the under-fours with sensory effect such as special lighting, music, sound effects and a magical air-lift bubble fountain, all controlled by the children.

Sliders Diner offers an American-style dining experience for all the family with local ingredients prepared and cooked on site.

Battle Warehouse and Krazee Klimb add entirely new dimensions to the complex. Battle Warehouse has two exciting scenarios for contestants armed with goggles, high-visibility vests and Nerf guns which fire foam bullets. One is a night-time New York City street scene with sky scrapers, a subway train and a subterranean tunnel, all with flashing lights and secret spy holes.

This leads on to the Zombie Zone - a graveyard full of creepy scenes, creepy corners, special lighting, sound effects and a smoke machine to deliver added misty atmosphere.

Before anyone enters the combat zones they have to watch a video, featuring local children, to understand the rules and they get a chance to get their eyes in on a target range.

Fiona Leggate, director and general manager, said: "We saw a gap in the market - there was not much for families to do together on a wet and wintry day in and around Boston, and we have developed the centre from there.

"It means we have a real variety of different things for visitors to do which appeal to all ages."

A variety of different party and play and dine packages are on offer for all the different attractions, including a New Year's Eve special when you can pay for a bowling lane and have it for the night  - for full details, opening times and admission charges  see the website www.bostonbowl.co.uk  and find them on facebook bostonbowllincs.

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Magical fun for the under-fours.

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Battle Warehouse sharp shooters practice getting their eyes in.

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He's there for routine maintenance, but having fun in Krazee Klimb. There are worse ways to make a living.

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Battle Warehouse - battle zone New York City.