Kids Bowl Free: Your Kids Can Go Bowling for Free All Summer Long

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Have kids who like to bowl? Kids can bowl free all summer long with the Kids Bowl Free program. They’ll get two free games every day at participating bowling alleys. Plus, the Kids Bowl Free people thought of everything with a heavily discounted Family Pass so the grown-ups can join the kids in the summer bowling fun. What a great opportunity to make memories this summer without breaking the break. We have done all the research so you can fill out the registration form and start bowling!

2023 Kids Bowl Free Registration is Open Now!

Is the Kids Bowl Free program legit? You bet. We have the answers to all your questions about the program so you can plan your summer and register now.

Kids bowling free in summer.

This article includes:
How Can I Sign-up for Kids Bowl Free?
Where Can My Kids Bowl for Free this Summer?
When Can My Kids Bowl?
What Ages Can Bowl Free?
Is it Actually Free?
Can Adults Bowl With Their Kids?
What is the Kids Bowl Free Family Pass?

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I’m terrible at bowling but hey, maybe if I did it for free over the summer when I was growing up I could now be a professional bowler – or at least not get gutter balls every time. Thankfully, parents can cultivate a pint-size bowler, or just have something free to do during hot summer days with the kids at several Upstate bowling alleys through the nationwide Kids Bowl Free program.

Kids Bowl Free gives your kids something to do this summer, that isn’t staring at a screen. AND, it gives parents and grown-ups a fun way to spend time with the important kids in their life. We love free things to do that bring families together, especially in the summer.

You’ll get two free games every day. Bowling shoes are not included, but that’s ok. Some centers will offer a discounted shoe rental pass, OR look at used sporting goods stores like Play It Again Sports, or even online for some inexpensive bowling shoes.

Last but not least, we know the grown-ups will probably want to bowl, too. And, Kids Bowl Free hasn’t forgotten that either. You can purchase a heavily discounted family pass. It starts at $34.95 and it allows up to 4 adults to bowl free all summer long. That’s not per person, just one fee for the whole group, all summer.

So, how does this whole free bowling games thing work?

Kids Bowl Free logo

Start Here: How to Sign Up for Summer Free Bowling

Parents first need to sign up their kids to participate in the Kids Bowl Free program. If you’re interested in the family pass, you’ll get an email invitation to purchase that after registering your kids.

Where Can My Kids Bowl Free This Summer?

When you register for free bowling, you’ll need to pick a bowling alley.

There are participating bowling alleys across the United States and even in Canada. You can easily search for a bowling area near you by location in the directory.

You will need to sign up individually for each bowling alley where you plan on bowling.

In Upstate SC, the bowling alleys participating are:

  • Spare Time in Greenville, SC (May 1 – September 30, 2023)
  • The Big E in Gaffney, SC
  • Paradise Lanes & FEC (June 1 -August 31, 2023) in Spartanburg, SC
  • Oconee Lanes in Seneca, SC

In Western North Carolina, the bowling alleys participating are:

  • Tarheel Lanes (May 27, 2023 – August 27, 2023) in Hendersonville, NC
  • Sky Lanes (May 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023) in Asheville, NC

Near Columbia, SC, the bowling alleys participating are:

  • Anchor Lanes (May 15 – September 3, 2023) in Irmo, SC
  • Stars and Stripes (April 24 – August 18, 2023) in Irmo, SC
  • Royal Z Lanes (April 10 – August 18, 2023) in Columbia, SC

Near Charlotte, NC, the bowling alleys participating are:

  • Strikers Family Sports Center in Rock Hill, SC
  • Stars and Strips (April 24 – August 18, 2023) in Concord, NC

What Dates are Free Bowling Available

We’re pumped and ready for bowling! When can our family start bowling for free?

Each bowling alley has different dates and hours available so be sure to check each link to make sure you go when the program operates. Most are at least Monday-Friday for the summer months when kids are out of school and some have weekend hours.

What Ages Can Bowl for Free?

Each location has different age requirements but most are fairly broad. Kids Bowl Free is available for kids ages 2-15 at Spare Time and Paradise Lanes and ages 2-18 at The Big E.

Remember, your family pass will cover older siblings as well as adults!

Kidding Around kids bowl free in summer.

Does It Cost Anything to Sign Up?

No, you can sign your children up by filling out a simple email form.

With the family pass, you can pay a small summer-long fee to include adults. The Family Pass is not required for children to participate.

What is the Kids Bowl Free Family Pass?

Once you sign up your kids, you’ll be emailed an opportunity to purchase a Family Pass. The Family Pass starts at $34.95 and allows up to four adults or older siblings on each Family Pass to bowl for free two games per day with their kids.

It’s a one-time payment for the whole pass, not per person.

Can I Use the Family Pass Without My Kids?

The Family Pass is intended to be used with the Kids Bowl Free coupons but location policies differ, so it’s best to call your chosen bowling center to find out their policy.

Am I Required to Rent Bowling Shoes?

Kids and adults that bowl have to wear bowling shoes, which can be rented for a few dollars at each location. Check your location for their fees.

Some centers may offer summer-long shoe rental options so it’s worth checking with your center if you plan to bowl a lot over the summer.

Also, you can bring your own bowling shoes. If you want to keep it cheap, check out used sporting goods stores and online shops and see what deals you can find on used bowling shoes.

Bowling with kids.

Can I Sign Up My Daycare or School?

This program isn’t recommended for daycares, school field trips, camps, or birthday parties.

How Do You Get the Free Bowling Coupons to Bowl Over the Summer?

Once you sign your kids up, you’ll be emailed coupons for each week that you bring to the bowling alley. Coupons are only good for that particular bowling alley you sign up for.

How Many Games Do You Get for Free?

The coupon allows each child to bowl for two games for free every day of the program.

Sign up for Kids Bowl Free today, right here.

For more free or cheap things to do over the summer, see our huge list of Free Things to do this summer in Greenville.

Will your kids participate in the Kids Bowl Free program this summer?

Love free things to do for kids? We do, too! Don’t miss free kids workshops at Home Depot, and free kids workshops at Lowes, and kids eat free deals across the USA.

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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