A family have won a trip of a lifetime to Hollywood after they were chosen as the lucky winners of a competition.

Archana Somani says she nearly fell off the cross-trainer at her gym when Hollywood Bowl rang her and told the good news.

The Somani's, who live in Watford, had entered Hollywood Bowl's competition during a night out at the bowling alley at Woodside Leisure Park.

Mrs Somani said: "We were on a regular visit to our favourite Hollywood Bowl for a family night out, when I noticed a competition as we were waiting for our lane and decided to enter, I really didn’t think anything of it. When I found out we had won I had to step off the cross-trainer, so I didn’t fall off."

Watford Observer:

At first, the mother thought a prank was being played on her and she did not believe the news was true until a confirmation email was sent through.

Mrs Somani added: "We can’t wait to visit the walk of fame, and we love hiking as a family, so we plan on doing the popular climb for the best views of the Hollywood sign.

"It still hasn’t really sunk in yet, but the whole family are counting down the days until our trip of a lifetime."

Hollywood Bowl’s Watford Woodside centre manager, Jan Smith, said: "At Hollywood Bowl, we’re famous for helping our guests celebrate in style, and what better reason to celebrate than with a trip to Hollywood, our glittering namesake?

"This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I’m sure the whole family will love the glitz and glamour of Los Angles."

The family will jet out to USA in February 2020.