Why Topgolf is the game you have to introduce to your kids

Topgolf offers the perfect social setting for golfers of all abilities. See their Watford, Surrey and Chigwell venues for more information.

It’s time to bolster your summer itinerary with some activities for the family. As the days get longer and the weather more agreeable, there’s no better time to get out of the house and do something active and social; Topgolf ticks both of these boxes.

So what is it?

“Think of it like bowling or darts, but for golf! When it’s your turn, you hit a golf ball containing a personalised microchip into one of 11 targets ranging from 20 to 240 yards away. Every section of every target has a reader that detects the microchip in your clever golf ball. That reader computes your score based on the accuracy and distance of the shot and then sends the score to your bay screen. No pencil and paper needed to keep score in this game!”

1. Everyone can get involved

Whether you’re a complete novice, someone with a vague idea, or a seasoned pro, Topgolf offers something for everyone. With actively engaged associates on hand and a child friendly environment, the whole family will feel comfortable.

2. It gets you out of the house


There’s no excuse to hide away from the weather, you can play Topgolf protected from a hailstorm, if necessary. Why spend a day watching TV because of the rain when you have access to an affordable activity? The summer can let you down at any moment, but Topgolf is open 9:00am – 12:00am Sunday to Thursday, and 9:00am – 1:00am Friday to Saturday*, come rain or shine.

*Topgolf Surrey opening hours differ slightly (Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 11:00pm, Sun: 9:00am – 10:30pm).

3. It’s the best activity on offer

If you consider that the average price of a cinema ticket is £8 and the average price of ten pin bowling is £10, Topgolf‘s pricing* is more than competitive. Starting at £6 per session, Topgolf is the energetic alternative to traditional activities that are in desperate need of a shake up.

4. You can eat (proper food) and play at the same time

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This is where Topgolf distinguishes itself from other family destinations. The menu is made up of quality food and beverage that becomes a central part of the experience as you create memories with your kids. Sitting back and contemplating everyone’s performance is the perfect way to round off a day out.

5. It’s easy to get to

Topgolf’s Watford location sits next to the M1, the Chigwell branch can be found just off the M11, and the Surrey venue is next to the M25 near Addlestone. Easy to get to and you can guarantee there won’t be a chorus of “are we there yets” coming from the backseat.

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