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Hours/Health & Safety Measures

Idle Hours Entertainment values the health and safety of our guests and staff. We have taken many steps in conjunction with state and federal guidelines assure that our customers enjoy themselves in a safe atmosphere.

For your health and safety, we continue to sanitize all surfaces using appropriate chemicals such as BioCide 100 between guests.  BioCide 100 kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria plus cleans and deodorizes in one easy step and continually sanitizes surfaces for up to 21 days.  We are using a backpack fogger that has been proven to be safe in order to sanitize the entire center regularly.  All bowling balls and shoes are thoroughly sanitized and will be re-sanitized after each use. Sanitization stations are available for use by all guests throughout the facility.  We will socially distance bowling groups by maintaining one lane separation between parties.  Masks will be required for anyone entering the building, in common areas and in restrooms. Masks may be removed once your group is on your assigned lane.  Within the arcade, all high contact areas will be sanitized following a strict schedule and social distancing guidelines will remain in effect in this area. 

All staff will be temperature checked prior to beginning their shifts, will wear face masks, and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

We welcome you back to our family entertainment center and hope that you enjoy your time here!  

Important Update

We want to be the safest place to work, have fun and eat. We have diligently worked to update our service model and trained our team members to provide a fun and safe environment to all who walk through our doors. We value your health and safety, and we are committed to this promise, but we will also need your help to achieve it.

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parent child bowling club

Warm Up To Family Time! - Have-It-All Child/Parent Bowling Club

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Looking for a fun activity for both you and your child? We have just the thing!! It's our Have-it-All Parent/Child Bowling Club. This program provides 8 weeks of family fun and will create memories that last a lifetime! Eachb week all kids receive a $5 arcade game card, use of rental shoes and a NEW BOWLING BALL at the completion of the league. Other merchandise options and upgrades are available. Give us a call today to register at 570-489-7526

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craft beer league

Short Season Craft Beer League

Join Today!

The next Craft Beer League session starts Monday, February 8th at 7:30pm. This fun, short season league is for the casual bowler looking to enjoy a night out, roll a few games and of course enjoy some craft/specialty beers each week! At the end of the season all bowlers receive an awards party AND attend a beer bus run trip to several breweries. You deserve a night out! Register today by calling 570-489-7526.

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bowl your brains out special

Bowl Your Brains Out

Sunday - Tuesday - Thursday 9:00pm to 12:00am

Our Bowl Your Brains Out Special is back every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00pm to 12:00am. Choose any two hours you'd like from 9:00pm to midnight and get UNLIMITED bowling with shoe rental for only $12.95 per person.

Get some practice games in for the upcoming fall league season or just roll a few games with friends!
3 people per lane minimum.



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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kids birthday parties

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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virtual rabbids game

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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Cosmic Bowling

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Indoor 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


  • 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

idle hours entertainment north
2008 Scranton/Carbondale Highway
Scranton, PA 18508

Advantage Winner 2016

Honor Roll

readers choice award 2018

Scranton Chamber of Commerce

idle hours entertainment south
125 Beech Street
Scranton, PA 18505