What is Kids Bowl Free?
Is bowling on your list of summer activities this year? Did you know you can work up a sweat bowling?
Fun fact: playing two-three games of bowling can burn 300 – 500 calories and the Kids Bowl Free Program can help your kids exercise all summer long – FOR FREE.
Kids Bowl Free is gearing up for their 2023 season and families around our area want to know how it works.
If you have children between ages 2 – 15, they can bowl two games a day for FREE.
Read on for participating bowling alleys and how to get started:
How the Kids Bowl Free Program Works
Want to participate? Here’s what to expect:
1 – Register Online
Register online at the participating Bowling Alley of your choice. See the list below for participating Kalamazoo locations.
You’ll get a message on the sign-up page that looks like this: Congratulations, (insert your name here)! Your kids will be bowling for free until September or October date, 2022.
2 – Add Family Passes (Optional)
Then, you’ll get an email with lots of other family passes or options to purchase.
If you’re looking to participate in bowling along with your kids, this is a great time to sign up.
3 – Wait For Coupons
Depending on when you register and when your program starts, you may have a bit of wait time at this point.
Once the program starts, you’ll start getting emails or texts (in April or May) with your COUPONS for FREE bowling.
4 – Go Bowling!
Every Sunday morning all summer long, you’ll receive coupons via email or text (whichever you choose when you sign up) from Kids Bowl Free for TWO FREE games of bowling per day – per child.
Download or print your coupons and head to one of the designated locations we’ve listed below to enjoy fun for the whole family.
Kids Bowl Free FAQs
Q1 – When Does Kids Bowl Free Start?
Registration for the program starts in March; most bowling alleys begin the free bowling passes in either April or May.
Q2 – Who can Participate in Kids Bowl Free?
Kids Bowl Free is offered for ages 2 – 15 years old.
Q3 – What does Kids Bowl Free Include?
2 FREE games of bowling each day during the summer. Bowling alleys may place restrictions on eligible days or operating hours.
Q4 – How Does it Work?
You’ll receive a coupon link by email or text every Sunday. Included in the message will be specific times available with the coupon. Download or print your coupons and show them at check-in.
Q5 – Which Bowling Alleys Participate in Kids Bowl Free?
We’ve listed all participating locations below for Kalamazoo.
Q6 – Is Shoe Rental Included?
No. Shoe rental costs vary at each location and are not included in the Kids Bowl Free package.
3 SWMI Bowling Alleys Where Kids Can Bowl Free
We’ve listed participating locations in SWMI to help navigate which bowling alley works best for your family. Note operating hours and Kids Bowl Free schedules differ at each local spot.
1 – Continental Lanes (Kalamazoo)
3645 Vanrick Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Kids Bowl Free from May 3 to Aug 31, 2023
Ages 2 – 15
WEDNESDAY: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
THURSDAY: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SUNDAY: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
3 – Airway Fun Center (Portage)
5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Kids Bowl Free from April 11 to Oct 28, 2023
Ages 2 – 15
MONDAY: 10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
TUESDAY: 10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
WEDNESDAY: 10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
THURSDAY: 10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
FRIDAY: 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
SATURDAY: 10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
SUNDAY: 10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Will Your Kids Go Bowling this Summer?
Will you be participating in Kids Bowl Free this year?
If you’ve signed up and bowled with this program before we’d love to read your comments below about your experience.
If you’ve signed up in the past but didn’t use Kids Bowl Free because it was too confusing as to where to go – this is your year!
Have so much fun bowling with your family all summer long!