Indoor Entertainment Center Has Thrills for the Young and Young at Heart.
The air is cooler, the pools are closed and the days are getting shorter, but you still have plenty of options for fun in Hendersonville with Holder Family Fun Center. Over 96,000 square feet of fun in fact, according to Barbara Holder. She and husband Dan Holder introduced the fun center concept to Hendersonville in the mid-90s and haven’t looked back.
Since their renovation in 2011, the Holders have truly created a space that has “something for all ages.” Barbara continues, “It’s our attractions that make us unique, the indoor go-karts, two-story laser tag, mini glow golf, those are things that no one else has. We even own our arcade games so we can always try to have something new and different.”
It’s always been a favorite spot for my kids. When asked their favorite attraction my son said, “I love them all.” And my daughter couldn’t decide either, listing bungee jumping, bumper cars and their indoor playground area as her top picks. As many times as we’ve been there, we’ve yet to do it all, with roller skating and the rock wall next on the list.
While their list of attractions, for the young and young at heart, is nearly endless, Holder also boasts two banquet rooms and three birthday party rooms with onsite catering and audio visual equipment. Barbara notes that they’ve hosted everything from company events, holiday parties and birthdays to family reunions, anniversary parties and even a wedding.
Their bowling center, open 24 hours a day, offers 36 lanes, eight of which are in a private area with its own bar. And their 11th Frame Nightclub has karaoke on Friday and live entertainment on Saturday.
But Holder is not just known around Hendersonville. “We draw from a 150-mile radius,” says Barbara. “We had a family drive in from Atlanta last winter to bring their son for his birthday. All he wanted to do was ride go-karts and do putt putt, but when they searched the Internet we were the only ones that had both indoor. We get a lot of groups from Kentucky, Clarksville and all around Nashville. It’s hard to find the quality, newness and variety that we have. People will drive farther for that. Plus our wristbands are for six hours so you can make a day of it.”
Above all, Barbara believes it’s that personal touch and sense of community and fun that keeps people coming back. She explains, “We are locally owned and operated and we are here daily, dedicated to total family fun. And many of our staff have been with us for years as well. It’s like we’re family.”
And that’s what keeps Holder going strong, whatever the season.