**Updated for 2018**
School is almost out, so it’s time to plan some frugal fun activities for the kids. How about some free summer bowling?
Free Summer Bowling Programs
Kids Bowl Free
This long-running program gives kids two FREE games per day during the bowling center’s eligible hours. Find a participating bowling center near you to see the hours, and register for passes good for that specific alley. On Sundays, you’ll receive an email with that week’s passes for each child. Once you register, you can also purchase a Family Pass good for up to 4 adults to bowl along with the kids.
Summer Blast Pass at Bowl America
Kids in grades 12 and under get two FREE games every day with Bowl America’s Summer Blast Pass, plus parents get a Parent Pass for FREE games as well. Register online and receive an email weekly from June 4th through Labor Day to redeem at your local Bowl America.
Summer Games Bowling Pass at AMF
So, the Summer Games Bowling Pass at AMF Lanes is not free. It costs $26.95/child and $44.95/adult, but it pays off over time because it includes shoe rental. The pass is available now and good from May 21-September 3, and it’s good for three games per day.
What about shoes?
Two of the three programs above do not include shoe rental, so keep that in mind. At our local bowling alley, shoe rental is $4/person, so it wouldn’t take very many trips to recoup the cost of buying your own bowling shoes. Take a look at Craigslist and Ebay, and if you can’t find them used, buy new at Amazon (thanks for using my affiliate link at no additional cost to you!). Then, when the kids grow out of them, you can sell them to someone else!
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