Vacationland Bowling & Recreation Center

Vacationland Bowling & Recreation Center

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What's the name of this game in the circle?
Save Vacationland Bowling Center.
I'd like to pass along this bit of information which I received from the owner of Bowl-a-Rama in Sanford. There are still openings in their current leagues (which are all split season leagues) for individual bowlers as well as complete teams. If there are a bunch of teams that would like to form a new league, they would like to accommodate you as well. The split season allows bowlers to compete in one half (ending before Christmas) or the second half (beginning after New Year). Wishing all Vacationland bowlers the best where ever the lanes take them.
Not sure if others have seen this--but proud of these two, and all of their wonderful employees!! Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODbOf2XdyiU
Enjoy retirement Bert & Claire!
Scott Rowe contacted us, Big 20 is opening a Friday night league to accommodate thurday night league bowlers displaced by Vacationland closing, league starts on September 22nd, 2017 at 6:00pm
My son did Saturday morning league for years and had fun and made friends. Thank you for all your years of hard work. It was a kid friendly, fun, affordable option. So appreciated!!!
So sad to hear that you will be closing your doors in mid October but very happy for you to get the chance to enjoy family and friends in your retirement ! Everyone always says "must be nice to own your own business " but many do not understand the sacrifices made to do so ! Tho Vacationland Bowling will be so greatly missed by all you can rest assured that many many people have shared many a good time there! 🙏Bless you all Bert and Claire & family during this time of transition and Thanks for the many years of providing good wholesome family fun! Vacationland Bowling is irreplaceable ! As Bob Hope would say it "Thanks for the memories " ! 👏👍
I, too, share the sadness that many of you express regarding the closing of Vacationland. My parents, Bert and Claire Dube have devoted their lives to their business. I am so happy for them to finally focus on themselves, their family and their happiness. Having a family business brings with it many sacrifices, and I am grateful that they will have this opportunity to enjoy the sunset of their lives. Thank you all for the wonderful comments and for supporting them. I can tell you that this was a heart-wrenching decision for them, and they will miss all of their kind and loyal customers!!
Such a pro! Bryan Carpenter
Great birthday party spot ! Especially when you add in homemade ice cream and cake thank you Heidi

32 lanes, automatic scoring, six billiard tables, and a full arcade with prize redemption!

Just a reminder that this Friday, October 27, from 6-9 pm you will have at least one more chance to bowl at Vacationland before the lanes are gone! Our neighbor and new owner, the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, wants to invite you to a special evening of bowling at a Fundraiser for Hurricane Relief. There will be live music with refreshments at this family-friendly event. Please see the flyer below for all the details. We do ask that you RSVP to [email protected] with the number in your party so we can make sure to have enough of everything on hand. We look forward to a fun evening with bowling and live music, while making a difference!

We are happy to let you know there will be at least one more chance to bowl here before the lanes are gone! Our neighbor and new owner, the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, wants to invite you to come to a special evening of bowling at a Fundraiser for Hurricane Relief. The fundraiser will be Friday, Oct. 27 from 6-9 pm. There will be some refreshments with live music and this is a family-friendly event. Attached is a flyer with all the details. We do ask that you RSVP to [email protected] with the number in your party so we can make sure to have enough of everything on hand. Each family should plan on making a donation if you bring friends, please. So we hope you will join us for some bowling fun while making a difference!

Claire wrote up this nice letter for the newspaper.

[10/07/17]   Last days to bowl with us: Today and Sunday! We have both glow and non-glow bowling. Still selling tshirts and other bowling gear. Thank you!

[09/16/17]   ATTENTION VACATIONLAND YOUTH LEAGUE BOWLERS! BIG 20'S YOUTH LEAGUE STARTS SEPTEMBER 23RD PLEASE CALL BIG20 FOR INFO.

Timeline Photos

[09/12/17]   You can call us with questions but we are working on posting an FAQ with information that will hopefully answer all of our questions. Thank you for your support. This news has come as a shock to all of us.

[09/12/17]   Dear Bowlers,
It is with a heavy heart that after 34 years we are closing Vacationland Bowling Center in mid October. We had anticipated staying open until March 2018, but the purchaser has exercised their right to take ownership sooner than expected. The building and land are being purchased by Southern Maine Motors for expanded service and vehicle storage.
This has been a really hard decision for us. Because of our age, health and wanting to spend more time with our family, we have decided to retire.
As we make this decision to close, we realize how important the bowling center is to so many people. Friendships were formed here, future spouses met here, family memories were made here, and youth bowlers spent time with friends and families learning a lifetime skill in a safe environment.
"But bowling alleys are always about more than the game." As Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam famously observed in 2000's Bowling Alone, "bowling leagues bring together people from all walks of life." We certainly feel this way too. Words cannot express our appreciation for the loyalty of our customers. We wish the timing of our closing was better and we apologize for any inconvenience we have caused.
We have never closed a business before, but Vacationland Bowling Center and our staff will be working with our customers during this transition to address any concerns or questions. It is our loyal customers and friends that we will miss the most. Thank you for your understanding.
Goodbye for now, Bert and Claire Dube

Thank you for bowling with us this summer! This Thursday, August 31st is the last day to use Kids Bowl Free. Please visit our website for details on our upcoming kids programs! http://vacationlandbowling.com/Youth/Fall-Winter-Youth-Programs

Guess who these young bowlers are!

Guess who these bowlers are! HINT: two of them are getting married :)

Our summer youth program has come to an end and here are the Champions, and champions they are! They won it all, including High Average, High Single, and High Series. Great little bowlers! I loved having you guys to teach, hope to see you all in the fall.

Kids can bowl for FREE this summer! Visit our website for terms & conditions and to sign up. Kids can bowl free starting May 1st through August 31st! http://vacationlandbowling.com/kidsbowlfree

Join the Saco Police Dept. & Saco Parks & Recreation for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1 at Memorial Recreation Fields, Summer St., Saco from 6-9 pm. Great family FUN!!!!!

[07/27/17]   Although it's a cloudy day and we are not accepting the Kids Bowl Free coupons - as a member of our Email Club it's $2.75 per person per game if you come in to bowl before 5 pm. (This rate is valid Mon-Fri. 9-5 pm) Evenings you may use your current email club coupons. GLOW Bowling just started at 1 pm - so come on down and it will brighten your day!!!

[07/26/17]   Our Tuesday morning Youth league is doing great this summer!! We have 2 brand new bowlers at the top of the league! Xander and Isabelle Knox have the high averages on the league right now. Xander has an 80 average and Isabelle a 63. Great Job for these first time league bowlers!!
Second high averages are also new bowlers, Dylan Pellitier 72 and Fiona Mcdougal 53.

Kids can bowl for FREE this summer! Visit our website for terms & conditions and to sign up. Kids can bowl free starting May 1st through August 31st! http://vacationlandbowling.com/kidsbowlfree

Kids can bowl for FREE this summer! Visit our website for terms & conditions and to sign up. Kids can bowl free starting May 1st through August 31st! http://vacationlandbowling.com/kidsbowlfree

NEW GLOW BOWLING HOURS! Monday through Thursday 1PM-10PM, Friday and Saturday 1PM-11PM, Sunday weather depending, please call for hours.

NEW GLOW BOWLING HOURS! Monday through Thursday 1PM-10PM, Friday and Saturday 1PM-11PM, Sunday weather depending, please call for hours.

In celebration, Vacationland will be closed July 2, 3, and 4th (Sunday-Tuesday). We may open if it is not beach weather - in that case, please call for our hours. Have a fun and safe long weekend!

[07/01/17]   Summer Fun for the kids! We still have a few openings on our Tuesday Morning Youth League, and our Adult Youth League on Wednesday nights at 6pm. Anyone interested please email [email protected]

[07/01/17]   Beat the heat! Come in and bowl - we're air conditioned! :D

Your kids can learn the lifetime sport of bowling this summer! This 8-week program starts June 27th, Tuesdays at 10:00AM. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

[06/28/17]   Adult Youth league starts tonight 6pm. Still time to join! Two on a team, 1 adult and 1 child, $8.00 each a week for 8 weeks. The child gets a free candle pin bowling ball on the 8th week! Call or email 207-284-7386 or [email protected]

This summer you can teach your child how to bowl, or learn together! This 8-week program starts June 28, Wednesday nights at 6:00. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

[06/27/17]   Youth league started this morning!
We had a blast! We still have a few openings on the bumper club and the Bantams. If anyone is interested please call Kim 284-7386 or email [email protected]

Kids can bowl for FREE this summer! Visit our website for terms & conditions and to sign up. Kids can bowl free starting May 1st through August 31st! http://vacationlandbowling.com/kidsbowlfree

[06/24/17]   Well, the Vacationland Bowling Center ladies fared very well last night in the Vermont vs Vacationland tournament! Juanita & Margaret Gronlund win by 1 point! With last years Champs Rose Plant & Shirley Harrison placing 2nd! Third place team went to Michelle Ronco & Carol Morin. ( Michelle's first tourney!) Nice Job Ladies! Hard to believe this tourney has been going for 15 Years!!

Your kids can learn the lifetime sport of bowling this summer! This 8-week program starts June 27th, Tuesdays at 10:00AM. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

[06/23/17]   Hey Everyone! The Vermont Ladies are coming tonight at 6pm! Come on down and watch Vacationland Ladies bowl against the Vermont ladies for the 15th year! Do you believe it!

This summer you can teach your child how to bowl, or learn together! This 8-week program starts June 28, Wednesday nights at 6:00. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

Kids can bowl for FREE this summer! Visit our website for terms & conditions and to sign up. Kids can bowl free starting May 1st through August 31st! http://vacationlandbowling.com/kidsbowlfree

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Red Sox Journal: Farrell not impressed with record night

If you think candlepin is a challenging game, it's not just you. Even professional athletes struggle :)

"Mookie Betts just shook his head when asked before the game about his candlepin bowling experience. Betts, a pro-level tenpin bowler with 300 scores to his credit, tried candlepins once.

'It was a 70, maybe lower. I had the worst score, or maybe my mom did, but I think it was me. It’s too hard,' he said, 'so I quit.' Reminded that candlepin bowling is considered to be a distinctly New England game, Betts replied, 'You can have it.'”

providencejournal.com BOSTON — John Farrell is definitely a nuts-and-bolts manager. A day after his team recorded what turned into an historic 6-2 win over the Rangers,

Your kids can learn the lifetime sport of bowling this summer! This 8-week program starts June 27th, Tuesdays at 10:00AM. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

This summer you can teach your child how to bowl, or learn together! This 8-week program starts June 28, Wednesday nights at 6:00. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

Kids can bowl for FREE this summer! Visit our website for terms & conditions and to sign up. Kids can bowl free starting May 1st through August 31st! http://vacationlandbowling.com/kidsbowlfree

Your kids can learn the lifetime sport of bowling this summer! This 8-week program starts June 27th, Tuesdays at 10:00AM. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

This summer you can teach your child how to bowl, or learn together! This 8-week program starts June 28, Wednesday nights at 6:00. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

Kids can bowl for FREE this summer! Visit our website for terms & conditions and to sign up. Kids can bowl free starting May 1st through August 31st! http://vacationlandbowling.com/kidsbowlfree

Your kids can learn the lifetime sport of bowling this summer! This 8-week program starts June 27th, Tuesdays at 10:00AM. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

This summer you can teach your child how to bowl, or learn together! This 8-week program starts June 28, Wednesday nights at 6:00. To sign up, please call 284-7386 or email [email protected]

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Vacationland Bowling Center

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812 Portland Rd
Saco, ME
04072

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 23:00
Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
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