Kids bowl free at more than 30 Chicago-area bowling alleys this summer

There’s something supremely quite like walking out of a sticky Chicago summer day and into the air-conditioned air and 1980s decor of a bowling alley, knowing that you’ve bought at least two hours of fun for just a few dollars, plus some quarters for the arcade.

And for the fourth summer in a row, kids will bowl free at more than 30 Chicagoland alleys. Kids Bowl Free is a national initiative with more than 850 participating centers that provide kids with two free games of bowling every day, all day, from Memorial Day to late August.

Families must register online at and will receive emailed vouchers. Find a complete list of particpating Illinois bowling alleys here.

Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
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