Last summer was the first time in many years that I wasn’t able to take part in the Kids Bowl Free program. As a stay-at-home dad/work-at-home dad, I am always in search of things to do with kids that are cheap and that can cool us off. Kids Bowl Free was the perfect summer activity for us.
If you’re not familiar with the Kids Bowl Free program, it is exactly how it sounds. Parents sign their kids up through www.KidsBowlFree.com. There are locations all over the United States, so hopefully, you will be able to find a bowling alley near you. Once you sign up, tickets are emailed to you. Each kid will be able to play two free games of bowling each day. The only thing you’ll have to pay for is the shoe rental. Parents that want to bowl with their kids will have to pay.
Most bowling alleys are pretty relaxed and don’t mind if you bring your own snacks and drinks. Of course, you might want to try out your local bowling alley first. I can only speak for the ones near us.
Unfortunately, there are no locations open in New York City this year. If we are going to take part in free bowling, we must travel outside our area. We might swing into a bowling alley while on vacation to keep our costs down and to relax in the alley’s AC.
Sign your kids up here Kids Bowl Free. You never know, you might have a future bowler on your hands.
Looking for more ways to stay cool this summer? Try the $1 Movies at Regal Cinema.