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5 Wow Alley Rumors

  1. The Wow Alley is fun!
  2. The Wow Alley is for Families of All Ages
  3. The Wow Alley Won’t Make You Leave Hungry
  4. The Wow Alley is Handicap Accessible
  5. There’s No Place Like the Wow Alley for Events

We wanted to clear a few things up for everyone in Coconut Creek. There seems to be a lot of rumors passing around that the Wow Alley is fun. While we do agree, and you should too, take a few facts to clear things up a bit. First, the Wow Alley provides a safe environment with lots of entertainment such as laser lighting, music and a café full of gourmet style food. Not sure who might be spreading this rumor around be we guess it’s EVERYONE!

Next, the other gossip that we’re hearing is that the Wow Alley is for families of all ages. While this fact might be very welcoming, we do want to say so is our staff. Children and adults alike frequent the bowling alley looking for fun and excitement. While this information is adequate, it’s mostly hearsay by our favorite visitors.

If you leave hungry after being at the Wow Alley, then something is wrong! The babble should never stop talking when it comes to bragging about our hand-stretched pizza and craft beer. We don’t want people to get a false impression; they might fall in love with our toasted ravioli or sinking their teeth into one of our delicious burgers. Who would want that?

While the food and fun are two of the most critical chitchat, another comment is that the Wow Alley is handicap accessible. While our facilities are ADA compliant, many people feel their children and the guests around them are yakking about how everyone is catered to at the bowling alley.

Lastly, we do hear a lot of buzzes the Wow Alley is excellent for hosting events such as birthday and corporate parties. In fact, the Wow Alley has many of the community members creating annual events because the facility suits the needs of their members and costs. Event planners like to hold a lot of idle talk about how much our staff is friendly and helpful.

While these may all be rumors, they’re 100% true, and we don’t mind if you spread the word around!

Contact us today, to reserve your lanes.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

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NOT Your Grandpa’s Idea of Bowling

When you think of bowling if you picture people with big blousy shirts, beat-up-two-toned, leather shoes and throwing giant glittery balls down the lanes. Vintage bowling for your grandparents probably meant being in a league and coming home smelling like stale cigarettes and beer. If you picture these ideas when it comes to the game of bowling, then you’ll be happy to know the Wow Alley is NOT your Grandfather’s idea at all.

The local Bowlarama was blessed if it had a juke-box at all back in the day. Music was mostly heard if you happened to meet someone at the lounge area located inside of the facility. Today the Wow Alley has a state-of-the-art sound system that keeps you well entertained throughout your visit. Not only did we consider the importance of music, but we also took it to a whole new level by adding giant video screens to enhance the experience.

Some of you may remember visiting your parents when they went to the bowling alley or perhaps you took lessons yourself? Either way, kids at the lane tend to get bored mainly because of the low lighting. Since we love kids, we want them to get the ‘WOW’ factor, and they will work with both laser and black lights found throughout the alley.

Besides the great music and cool lighting, the Wow Alley also provides a full menu of delicious foods and snacks. Although your grandparents most likely enjoyed a hot dog, burger or some greasy French fries, our café offers nutritious and healthy selections too. We might guess your grandma would have appreciated an order of the toasted ravioli or a hand stretched pizza. Nonetheless, the food is all a part of the adventure.

Now you have three excellent reasons that the bowling alley of today isn’t the same as your grandpa’s idea of one from years gone. While ole’ grandad is kicking back reminiscing, you can show him how much more the venues have advanced.

Bowling is still the same old game it always was before. However, the advancements these entertaining spots have made supersedes what happened back in the 40’s and 50’s. So next time your family plans on getting together, go a day or night of it at the Wow Alley and see how much fun the game and atmosphere still has today.

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Contact us today, to reserve your lanes.

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
Connect with us on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/wowalleyfun/
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Wow Factory’s Top Five Activity Ideas for Kids

If you’re a parent, your child’s welfare is at the forefront of your mind at all times. While their health and safety are number one, there’s a multitude of other issues you’re regularly faced with such as how to keep the little buggers entertained 24/7. Not only is keeping kids active a benefit, it’s also at times a challenge. We put together our top five activities that will be helpful if you find yourself drawing a blank. Ready, set, read!

  1. Activity One: Reading
  2. Activity Two: Making Play-Doh from Scratch
  3. Activity Three: Teaching Everyday Skills
  4. Activity Four: Exercise
  5. Activity Five: Cooking

Activity One: Reading as a top five activities. The reason for this being our favorite is because reading gives both parents and children an opportunity to explore new lands, experience unique situations and solve problems. While many children shy away from reading, there are some that absolutely love it and can’t get enough. Encourage your children to read even when not in school. By using this a parent/child activity, you’ll also get a break.

Activity Two: Making Play-Doh from scratch is easy and not as messy as some may think. The best part is you can find most of your ingredients around the house. To explain why this made it to our list, is we enjoy squishing around with the substance too! Who doesn’t enjoy rolling around and forming little dough balls and then creating something awesome? We went the additional step for you and found the recipe, so you can DIY with the kids.

Activity Three: Teaching kids an everyday skill is valuable. Find ways to show them how to work with money. Take them out to the garage and give a lesson on tools and how to use them. The point is kids will retain pretty much everything you teach them at this age so why not give them the skills they’ll need to make a difference? Go the extra mile and activity will be in your top line-up too!

Activity Four: Exercising is one of the best activities for any kid-parent team. Whether you’re out bowling or joining little league, you’ll enjoy the time spent teaching your kid to be physically fit. Another important aspect is kids enjoy challenging and strategizing but it’s also important to teach them how to be okay with losing. Just stay positive and any activity involving athletics will surely be entertaining.

Activity Five: We’ve come to our final interest which is cooking. There’s just something about being in the kitchen, creating something and making a mess that seems to rank high with our attention. This truly is an enjoyable part of any parent’s day when they get to be side by side with their kids in preparing food. Even if it’s baking cookies from a package, there’s a bond that takes place. Don’t worry you can clean up the clutter in the kitchen later.

The important thing to remember here is by spending quality time with your kids, you’ll be keeping them busy and teaching them a wide variety of personal attributes. Any one of these activities will allow you to enjoy the process no matter what these entails.

Of course, our sixth activity we are extremely partial to is taking your child to the Wow Factory for some fun. But, we figure you already knew that to be number one! We hope to see you soon.

Call to plan your next event at The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

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Too Old to Celebrate Halloween?

Wow Factory Tips, and Topics for Parents

No matter how old, people still get excited about Halloween. In most cases, children and adults love to put on a costume and parade around their friends. Whether you’re looking to get dressed up for a party or some other celebration, you can be sure the laughs and excitement will keep on coming. But, at what age do you think kids are too old to participate? In this week’s article, we share some valuable insight with you on this controversial topic. Ready, read on if you aren’t too scared!

A Neighborhood Story About Teen Goblins

A few years long ago a parent in our Coconut Creek neighborhood reported seeing a group of teenage boys and girls dressed in costumes. Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and they typical witch and ghost were among these tall teens. There was no problem with wearing this attire, except this parent raised a bit of a stink as one of the girls was smoking a cigarette and another boy was heard using profanity. The parent describes these as pre-teenagers who were just out to cause trouble, and it took away the spirit of Halloween with the exception, it was downright chilling to see the kids acting this way.

If Older Kids Use Manners is it Still an Issue to Trick or Treat?

While this example may seem a bit harsh, some stories circulate this time of year whether to let your teenage kids go out for Halloween with friends. In most cases, the kids do the right thing, acting appropriately. You might even hear the “Trick or Treat” and “Thank You” responses if they’ve been raised with manners.

Help Teens as Halloween is About Building Strong Communities

Besides the friendly older group of ‘trick or treaters,’ there’s plenty of other reasons why Jr. High and High School aged children can allow the evening to be filled with fun for everyone. Halloween is a community event. Carried down through the ages, continuing to be favored by many US citizens, Halloween carries a memorable annual event. That being the case, if you think your children are too old to go out for the evening, perhaps finding essential tasks such as passing out candy or managing the props would be a great way to keep the older kids involved? No matter what the case is, making older children feel they are a part of the festivities is the key.

Now that we’ve covered our perspective on teens and Halloween, what is yours? We’d love to hear from our parents and how they handle these types of situations.

Don’t forget to book your parties early this year at the Wow Factory. We book up fast!

Call to plan your next event with The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

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South Florida Winter Festival Ideas

No matter if it’s the first part of the season or the last, you will have a multitude of festivals to attend in South Florida. Besides, most of these incredible fun events will keep you and the whole family happy when partaking in the festivities. From hot buttery corn on a stick to take a chance at winning a prize or jumping on the rides, you can never be bored at one of the many winter festivals. In this article we point out some ideas for Winter Festivals and events, you won’t want to miss.

Take a peek at the Sun-Sentinel, and you’ll be in the know when it comes to upcoming events for the whole family. The month of October provides plenty of fun when it comes to hay rides, Oktoberfest, and Haunted Houses. The best part when attending one of these events is you don’t have to get all bundled up to enjoy them. For those who grew up in the North or Mid-West, you will be walking down memory-lane sipping warm cider or munching on a candy apple. No matter what your favorite food may entail, there’s always plenty of treats to go around for everyone. Don’t forget to check out the Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch and the Growfest as a way of supporting local businesses and turning your kids onto winter wonderlands.

Next, everyone enjoys a good concert during the winter months. Whether you want to be indoors or out, South Florida has incredible venues for you to enjoy every tune the artists put out. You can preview the month’s calendar on the New Times site for Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami Counties. If you plan on bringing along the kids, be sure to check the ratings or the music ahead of time to ensure the children won’t be subjected to language issues. Other than the parent guides, these types of winter events will keep you busy throughout the year.

We also find the local news tends to mention these festivals. But, so does SouthFlorida.com. Pull up the calendar any day, and you’ll quickly see there is an event every day and a celebration just about each weekend. There are even events where the dogs can take part. K-9 Water Festivals are ultra-pet friendly and allow you to bring Fido in at the right times.

No matter what the case may be or what you feel like doing, there are tons of choices. Don’t forget when you aren’t ready to head outdoors for fun, you can always spend a day with us!

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Halloween Bowling Parties are Sweeping the Lanes Nationwide!

The Wow Factory is the Perfect Way to Close out Halloween 2017

Forget about putting the kids down early, on Halloween. Leave their costumes on and head to the bowling alley. This year the nation’s bowling alleys are reporting an upswing with people heading over to their favorite place to celebrate the holiday. Who can blame them? Bowling is one of the best places to applaud tricks and treats along with a plethora of other fun party favors!

The Daunting Tasks to Halloween Madness

In most cases, Halloween means a mad rush to get the kids ready, head out the doors, hitting up every house in the neighborhood. After your children dash door to door, it’s time to head home and rummage through the mounds of candy only to throw away a vast majority because it looks suspicious. Then it’s time to tuck the lads and lassies in bed. Just when you think the house is finally quiet, you hear a little voice from the other room “I can’t sleep.” While you may be thinking, of course, you can’t sleep, you’re full of sugar, preservatives, and junk.

A Solution to Getting Kids to Sleep Sooner After Trick or Treating

We have a solution for you before you spend the night taking care of tummy aches, pack the kids in the car and head over to the Wow Alley for a grand finale to a spooky day. Not only will the kids be having a great time, but they’ll also be burning off steam and calories. Rather than giving them a ton of sweets just before bed, you can enjoy the rest of the evening doing something fun and enjoyable for the whole family.

Make Bowling a Tradition and an Escape

Now some may argue this is a ridiculous idea, but we know it to be a tradition for many people. Even if you do decide to escape from the kidlets, you can enjoy some social time where you don’t have to clean up after everyone. How is fun that?

Not only is the Wow Alley the perfect solution to ending your 2017 Halloween Holiday, but it’s also a fantastic solution to keeping your kids from getting sugar-high overload and keeps them in shape. We’re sure you’ll have such a great experience, you’ll want to make it an annual event yourself.

Contact us today to reserve your lanes. Especially for Halloween!

For more information on bowling times and events, contact us!

Call to book your lanes today!  (954) 380-8600

For more information on bringing the family to The Wow Alley,

visit our website at http://wowfactoryfun.com/index.php/wow-alley-bowling/
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It’s the Little Things that Count

Showing Your Child Love is Easy with These Wow Factory Tips

Children aren’t always easy to please. As parents we know it’s our duties to ensure our babies have a happy childhood. Kids don’t always require expensive trips, toys, and items to give them joy. Sometimes it’s the little things that count, and in this article, we’ll give you some ideas that will not only surprise your child, but it’ll also put a smile on your face as well.

Tip 1.) The Day of your child’s birthday, use a washable paint marker and write on the mirror before they hit the bathroom. This little surprise sets the pace for their whole day, and it will put them in a festive mood first thing in the morning.

Tip 2.) Leave a note in their lunchbox or book bag. When kids are at a reading level, they need to have positive reinforcements. By writing them a note with a nice quote or an expression of your love for them, you’ll be teaching your child to be thoughtful or maybe even more!

Tip 3.) Introduce new activities such as sports, dance or art. Children need to have their minds always stimulated. Learning new skills or developing their cultural side can lend to a lifetime of benefits. Don’t hesitate to ask them what they want to do before signing them up to something they may not have any interest. By exposing your child to adventures, you’re giving them the memories that are everlasting.

Tip 4.) Treat your child to a day at the spa. Kids love to be pampered and spoiled. Even babies benefit from massage therapy. Look for Groupon to local resorts that offer child services and book a day to hang out with them in this gratifying environment.

Tip 5.) Take a walk with your kids. Whether you hit the nearest hiking trail or you decide to stroll around the block, walking is a real asset for both. Not only does walking promote good health, but it’s also an excellent way to clear stress and opens discussions necessary for a healthy kid-parent relationship.

In reality, your kids are looking for attention from you as a parent. By taking the time to do something out of the norm, you re-kindle your special bond. The best part is these things take very little time, effort and are affordable for everyone. When it comes to the little things that count, the little things ARE your kids! Now make it a good day!

Contact us for your child’s birthday party or event today.

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Tips and Tricks for Halloween 2017

Fresh Ideas to Help You with the Holiday Season

As you’ve already guessed, people in Coconut Creek are prepping for Halloween. From setting up the decorations to rushing out to the store to buy the treats keeps us parents in busy overload. We at the Wow Factory decided to give you a few tips and tricks to make this Halloween season a breeze without even scaring you!

Keep Your Decorating Fun, by Introducing Something New

One of the most exciting events around the spooky Halloween season is decorating your house. Each year, many of the neighbors will most likely use the same decorations they purchased previously. While there’s nothing wrong with keeping up with the Joneses, or re-purposing last year’s décor, this year you can surprise them with a whole new theme! One fresh and the cheap trick is to use what’s called a wall tapestry from Dresslily.com. If you’re creative, then you can create your fabric. Be sure to use waterproof paints and material that will hold up in inclement weather. Regardless, these tapestries are an excellent way to surprise your goblins, ghouls, and community!

Select Healthy Halloween Snacks

Next, don’t splurge on candy to pass out to the locals or your child’s school class. Instead, there are plenty of fresh ways to present the crowd with healthy snacks as an alternative to the sugary confections that cost a boatload. You can pass out caramel apple slices, boo nanas, and homemade gluten-free cookies. Of course, for the little trick or treaters, fruit snacks and roll-ups are excellent and not as bad as sugar.

Pick a Costume

In addition to the yummy snacks and treats, everyone knows Halloween is about dressing up in your favorite costume. You can make your costume or dredge through the crowded costume shops and places such as Target for the outfit to scare the masses. No matter what you do, be sure the costumes have good visibility and are clear from hanging material on causing accidents.

Safety First!

Now that you have the décor and the candy don’t forget to make this year’s Halloween the best by choosing safety first. Be conscious of using candles for pumpkins and seek other creative ways to illuminate your pumpkins. For instance, glow sticks are easy to open, safe and won’t start a fire.

Whether you’re looking to throw your own Halloween Party or just want the kids to have a great time this year, we think these tips will come in handy. Be sure to contact the Wow Factory for any party reservations ahead of time.

We look forward to hearing about your tips and tricks for the year!

 

Call to plan your next event with The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

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Cooking With The Kids

One of the most fun and educational experiences you can enjoy with your children is cooking. Not only are you teaching them how to feed themselves (which is one of the most important life skills); you are also spending quality time with them and allowing them to learn important skills such as measurement, timing, patience, and self-control. The best way to make your kids enjoy cooking with you is to make it a fun activity; they might lose interest if they feel like they are performing a chore. Here are some tips on how to cook with your kids.

  1. Teach them kitchen safety

Even for adults, the kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in the households. When introducing your children to cooking, the first step that you should take is to teach them kitchen safety. Ensure that they understand that they are working with sharp objects and fire. If a child is too young to understand kitchen safety, then they are probably too young to participate in cooking. If you are using gas to cook then your children need to know how to safely turn your cooker on and off. Ensure that they understand the smell of a gas leak and drill them on how to react to it. As an additional precaution, you should teach them how to put out grease fires, and possibly, how to perform first aid on small burns and cuts. You should only proceed once everybody is aware of how to keep themselves, and others, safe in the kitchen.

  1. Cook what they like

Every child has a favorite meal, and one of the best ways to get children interested in cooking (at least in the early stages) is to teach them how to cook their favorite meal. If your children love cookies, then you should introduce them to cooking by teaching them how to bake cookies. By learning how to make their favorite meals, they will be more interested in improving their cooking skills.

  1. Introduce them to healthy meal options

Once they grow up, your children are more likely to cook the food items that you taught them to cook. Therefore, take this opportunity to introduce them to healthier meal options. Incorporate vegetables, white meats, and other healthy food items into your cooking lessons. Teach them how to make simple salads or healthy pasta dishes, and educate them on the benefits of healthy eating. Not only will they save money by cooking for themselves, they will lead much healthier lives too.

  1. Don’t be too serious

Ensure that your children have fun in the kitchen. If you take your joint cooking sessions too seriously, you might negatively affect their enthusiasm to learn how to cook. When your child makes a mistake they should not be scolded, show them what went wrong and encourage them to try again. Children are very sensitive to negative feedback, especially if they were not initially enthusiastic about the activity. Make it a fun experience and your kids will learn an important life skill.

Call to plan your next event with The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

For more information about The Wow Factory and The Wow Alley fun, visit our website at
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Fall Arts & Crafts

The fall season presents an awesome opportunity for you and your kids to enjoy some fun art and crafts together. The changing colors of the foliage and the excitement of the upcoming holiday season create the perfect backdrop to inspire the inner artist in all of us. Art and craft projects create the perfect opportunity for you to spend some quality bonding time with your children and help them gain a finer appreciation for the arts. While most of these activities are supposed to appeal to young children, you and some of the older kids will have lots of fun taking part.

  1. Leaf Painting

The defining feature of the fall season is the changing foliage cover and the trees shedding off their leaves. Leaf painting involves using leaves to trace out drawings on a piece of paper. With the abundance of fallen leaves during fall, gathering the required materials will not be difficult. You can enjoy simple leaf painting with colored pencils or introduce paintbrush-applied paints to make it more interesting. Encourage your kids to collect different types of leaves and use this as an opportunity to educate them about the trees and plants that are around them. Allowing your kids to express themselves in their paintings will also increase the hand-eye coordination, thereby improving their environmental awareness. It will also make them more artistically inclined.

  1. Pumpkin Carving

The biggest fall holiday for children is Halloween. Engage your children’s creativity and imagination by introducing them to pumpkin carving. As with any art project involving your children, their participation in the activity is more important than the quality levels they achieve. Get different pumpkin sizes for the different age groups you are dealing with to make it easier for them to carve their pumpkins. Before they start doing the actual carving, ensure that they are aware of the fact that they will be handling sharp objects to avoid an unscheduled visit to the emergency room. As a bonus, you can display their carved pumpkins for Halloween to increase their sense of accomplishment.

  1. Nature Photography

While everyone has their favorite season, the fall, with its vibrant colors, creates one of the most aesthetically-pleasing environments. Introduce your children to the field of nature photography by encouraging them to go out and take photographs of the stunning scenery. You don’t need to give them expensive professional cameras. Just get a few budget disposable cameras and let them enjoy the scenery. Being out in the fresh air will also give them valuable exercise and they will be more aware (and appreciative) of the natural environment around them.

  1. Hand Turkey drawing

As Thanksgiving approaches, and the weather becomes colder, keep your children engaged indoors by teaching them hand turkey drawing. If you have older kids that have surpassed the hand turkey drawing age, you can encourage them to create thanksgiving inspired paintings at home. This will keep them occupied and increase their motor skills and art awareness.

Apart from the skills that your children will learn by doing art and craft projects, the whole family can enjoy quality bonding time together and create fond memories.

Call to plan your next event with The Wow Factory!  (954) 380-8600

For more information about The Wow Factory and The Wow Alley fun, visit our website at
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