By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want your kids staring at phones/TVs/computers all summer! No! You want them to get out and do things, and it wouldn’t hurt if those things were cheap or even free. Well, here’s an idea: Kids Bowl Free. (And adults can bowl cheap; more on that in a moment.)
Two Free Games Per Day
Kids Bowl Free is a program in which local bowling alleys allow kids (ages 15 and under) to bowl two free games per day over the summer months, any time the alley has available lanes during open bowling periods. There are a ton of participating alleys, so chances are good you’ll find one nearby.
When you sign up, you choose a specific bowling alley where you’d like the kids to bowl. However, you can set up accounts with multiple alleys, so you’re not really restricted to a single location.
One thing to note: Unless your kids have their own bowling shoes (unlikely), you will still have to pay for shoe rental even though the games themselves are free. Some alleys offer a “shoe pass” for a one-time fee that covers rental for the whole summer. The closest bowling alley to me charges $15.99 for a shoe pass.