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Important Update

Due to the Governor's mandate Idle Hours North and South will close at midnight on March 16 and remain closed until further notice. We thank you for your understanding. Please be safe!

Welcome to Idle Hours North!

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Summer Clubs Now Forming!

Join Today

Calling all people who want to get out and away from the computer and enjoy time with friends! Our fun summer clubs are now forming at Idle Hours North. We have programs for all ages and abilities. Sign yourself up or sign an entire team up today!

Women Bowling With Wine Summer edition Starts Wednesday, May 27th. Ladies, enjoy great wine while youl bowl from Maiolatesi Winery!

christian youth family night

Have Loads of Fun with Family & Friends Enjoying Contemporary Christian Music with DJ Annie!

What's Included?

2 Hours of Cosmic Bowling, Pizza and Soft Drinks. Prizes awarded while you bowl!

Shoe rental is included and bumpers are available upon request. Please reserve lanes as soon as possible. Only reserve the amount of lanes your group will need. Each lane receives a tray of pizza and pitcher of soft drink.

Invite Your Family and Friends to Join the Fun!!

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Tuesdays @6:30PM - Starts June 16

Youth Leagues

Idle Hours North offers youth bowling clubs for kids ages 3-18. Dragon ramps and bumpers are available for the little ones. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a Youth Program where every child receives encouragement & support from Certified Coaches, parents & staff in a clean, friendly, safe & smoke free environment.



We are a family business owned and operated by the same family for over 60 years. Our facilities are providing the same great customer services, by the same awesome staff, in the same locations and offering new exciting attractions with more to come! Only the business names have changed. Please experience both locations for a new level of excitement!

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Boutique Bowling

Planning an event? Our new private boutique bowling area with bar and lounge is the perfect venue for your office, corporate or family celebration. Let our Chef, Tony Grasso, & his culinary team prepare your meal with perfection. Finger foods, small plates, buffet style...the choice is yours, all food is prepared to order using all fresh ingredients. Enjoy full service from our professional staff while you relax and mingle with guests.

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More Options, More Fun!

New Party Packages

We are happy to announce the addition of our NEW Birthday Party Packages at Idle Hours North. We still have our regular and cosmic party packages but now offer arcade party packages. Arcade time can also be added to ANY party package if desired! There are over 30 games available to play! As always, just bring the kids and the cake and we will do the rest!

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Plan Your Next Event With Us!

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Kids Bowl Free

Kids can bowl free this summer at Idle Hours North starting June 1! Register your child today for this great program and be sure to add the family pass so everyone can bowl free. Some restrictions may apply. Shoe rental is not included.

Register Now!

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Virtual Rabbids - The Big Ride

Play Today!

Virtual Rabbids is one of our most favorite games here at Idle Hours North. This virtual reality attraction offers 360 degree views in every direction with a one-of-a-kind audience facing cabinet so everyone can view the action.

Players can choose from three unique experiences, full of twists, turns, thrills and spills, for an all-ages VR attraction that lives up to the hype. Riders are immersed in a unique experience every time they play!

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New Menu Now Available

Eat, Drink, Relax!

Sleepy Hollow Lounge and Restaurant is open daily serving freshly prepared food created by Chef Tony Grasso and his culinary team. Dine in or take-out. The choice is yours.

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Next Session Starts Saturday, February 1

Register Your Child Today!

Idle Hours North offers fun fall and winter youth programs for kids ages 3-18. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a Youth Program where every child receives encouragement & support from Certified Coaches, parents & staff in a clean, friendly, safe & smoke free environment.

Join for the fun of it, for exercise, to learn more about the sport, to socialize, to meet new friends, for some friendly competition, to be part of a team, for the many scholarship opportunities available, for pointers from awesome coaches, to earn awards & recognition for achievements, to improve coordination, for the parties, for a new challenge and to get an awesome t-shirt!!!

Glow Mini Golf

Our INDOOR Glow in the Dark 9 Hole Mini Golf course features life sized sea creatures throughout the handicap accessible's an "Underwater Adventure".  Open Daily Year Round!! Reservations accepted for parties, organized groups, clubs, tournaments, fundraisers.

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Raise Money!

Idle Hours North has many programs available for your next fundraising event. Choose from our successful programs or hold your own event at our facility. Let us help you meet your fundraising goals today!

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2008 Scranton-Carbondale Hwy
Scranton, PA 18508
Phone: (570) 489-7526

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From points North and South take I-81 to exit 191A to US 6 Business Route East toward Dickson City. Continue 2.3 miles and Idle Hour Lanes will be on the right just past the Days Inn Hotel

  • Open 24 Hours
  • 21 Brunswick Anvilanes
  • 8 Boutique Bowling Lanes
  • Giant Arcade Room & Redemption Center
  • Laser Frenzy
  • INDOOR Glow Mini Golf
  • Cosmic Bowling Fri & Sat
  • Snack Bar & Lounge
  • Birthday Parties
  • League Bowling
  • Bumper Bowling & Dragon Ramps

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2008 Scranton/Carbondale Highway
Scranton, PA 18508

Advantage Winner 2016

Honor Roll

readers choice award 2018

Scranton Chamber of Commerce

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125 Beech Street
Scranton, PA 18505