A POPULAR bowling alley will close its doors after almost two decades of service in Workington

The Eclipse Leisure Centre, which is on Derwent Street in the town, will close at the end of this month due to a 'few tough years trading'.

The centre is home to a bowling alley, glow in the dark golf course and bar, and is a popular place for many families across West Cumbria.

In a statement, Eclipse Leisure Centre team said: "We as a family have decided that after 19 years of business it is now time to close permanently on the January 30, 2022.

"We like other leisure / hospitality businesses have had a few tough years trading, Covid hasn't helped and rising costs have made it very difficult to return the significant investment needed to grow, expand and refurbish the centre.

"We would like to say that we have been and are proud, privaliged and loved serving the people of West Cumbria and beyond for all these years and thank everyone of you and your families that have frequented our establishment."