While bowling might not be the FIRST activity that springs to mind when it comes to your kids, it is something that I bet they'll actually enjoy if they give it a try. After all, you don't really expect them to go pro, you just want them to try something new and get them out of the house for a few hours. So might as well do it for FREE, right?
Here's a list of BIG chain bowling alleys that offer free bowling for kids during the summer months:
- KidsBowlFree.com is a program that includes bowling alleys in the US and Canada. Visit the website to see if they have a participating bowling alley near you. Once you've found a participating bowling alley, register each child, and you'll be sent coupons each day for two free games (per child). You'll only need to pay for shoe rental.
- AMF Bowling Centers offers an AMF Summer Games program. Visit the website to see if they have a participating bowling alley near you. Once you've found a participating bowling alley and register each child, you'll be able to visit your account and print vouchers for up to three free games per child every weekday Memorial Day through Labor Day. You'll only need to pay for shoe rental.
And if you're still looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained, make sure to check out these Summer Fun Lists: