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Where Can Kids Bowl Free in New Jersey?

Our Kids Bowl Free listing of New Jersey locations was initially created in 2012 and has been updated annually for Jersey Family Fun readers based on the current year’s Kids Bowl Free program.

Are you planning ahead for the summer months? Are sitting there thinking where can my kids bowl free near me?

Well, no worries we have you covered with bowling alleys in and near North Jersey, Central New Jersey, and South Jersey. We’ve found the bowling alleys offering free bowling again this year and we’re sharing that information with you.

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Summer is my favorite time of year. It’s also “Bowl for free all summer long” time again. And that gets me really excited! But you don’t have to wait till summer for free bowling for kids. From around April until October, each child that you register at these New Jersey Bowling Alleys in your area gets 2 free games of bowling A DAY!

How The Kids Bowl Free Program Works:

  • Kids get to bowl up to 2 free games per day, from late spring to late summer. Some of the alleys start their free game passes as early as April! You can find out start and end dates below and on each location’s registration page.
  • Each child must REGISTER for the program. But you can register all your children on the same page. The link for registration is towards the end of this article.
    • If your bowling alley does not have registration open yet, check back with us or sign up with them to be notified when registration opens. Some bowling alleys open up registration early while others wait till later in the spring or early summer.
  • The Kids Bowl Free playing times are available 7 days a week. Check the registration page for the times your alley allows.
  • Ages vary many bowling alleys only allow kids 15 years old or younger. Some alleys allow slightly older kids and even teenagers up to age 18.
  • Shoe rentals are not included, but some of the bowling alleys do offer a shoe rental pass for purchase. You would have to check with your bowling alley for fees. Click for tips for saving on bowling shoe rental.
  • Some alleys offer a discount on food as well.
  • You’ll receive an email every Sunday containing a link to the coupons for that week. Just print them out and bring them with you. There is also a family pass that allows up to 4 adults to bowl all summer. The pass costs $34.95 for 2 people and $39.95 for 4 people and can be added on to your account at any time. An adult is usually considered anyone 16 and up. Though some bowling alleys allow older teens to participate in the program.
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We love to bowl all summer long after a fun day at the park

To sign up for free bowling for kids just follow the link below: http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

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New Jersey locations with free bowling for kids

If you don’t see a bowling alley that is close to you can contact the staff of KidsBowlFree.com and they will contact the alley and try to get them added. They also do update their list of participating alleys so always be sure to double-check the locations listed on the website. Click on the locations link to be taken right to their registration page.

Safety Precautions in Place for Kids Bowl Free

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for a fun summer of bowling for free in New Jersey.

  • Capacity is limited in New Jersey bowling alleys. Perhaps call ahead to find out when the off-peak times are or if you can reserve a lane. Some NJ bowling alleys have stated that reservations will be required. I imagine as the summer progresses others may do the same.
  • Per state law, masks will be required.
  • Plan to eat before you visit. Many bowling alleys in NJ have stopped food sales and may not allow guests to bring their own food.
  • While bowling balls and rental shoes should be available, now would be a good time to consider buying your kids their own. We have recommendations in our guide to 7 TIPS to Save MORE with Kids Bowl Free.

Free bowling for kids near and in North Jersey

Participating Bergen County Bowling Alleys 

  • Holiday Bowl in Oakland – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free daily from April 25, 2022 through September 25, 2022.
    • Ages 2 – 17 years old

Participating Morris County Bowling Alleys 

  • Circle Lanes in Ledgewood – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free om select days from April 19, 2022 through September 25, 2022.
    • Ages 2 – 17 years old.

Participating Passaic County Bowling Alleys

  • T-Bowl 2 in Wayne – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free select days from April 28, 2022 through September 10, 2022.
    • Ages 2 – 16 years old.

Participating Sussex County Bowling Alleys

  • Sparta Lanes in Sparta – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free daily from May 28, 2022 through September 5, 2022.
    • Ages 2 – 15 years old

Participating Warren County Bowling Alleys

  • Oakwood Lanes in Washington – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free on select days from June 28- August 31, 2022.
    • Ages 2-15 years old

After you register, learn how to save even more with these 7 TIPS to Save MORE with Kids Bowl Free.

7 Kids Bowl Free Money Savings Tips

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Participating Hunterdon County Bowling Alleys 

  • West Hunterdon Lanes in Frenchtown As of June 1, 2022, registration had not yet begun. You can sign up to be notified when registration opens. West Hunterdon Lanes did not participate in 2021.

Participating Mercer County Bowling Alleys

  • Hamilton Lanes in Trenton As of June 1, 2022, registration had not yet begun. You can sign up to be notified when registration opens. Hamilton Lanes in Trenton did not participate in 2021.
  • Slocum’s Bowling Center in Trenton – As of June 1, 2022, registration had not yet begun. You can sign up to be notified when registration opens. Slocum’s Bowling Center did not participate in 2021.
  • East Windsor Bowl – As of June 1, 2022, registration had not yet begun. You can sign up to be notified when registration opens.

Participating Middlesex County Bowling Alleys

  • Woodbridge Bowling Center – As of June 1, 2022, registration had not yet begun. You can sign up to be notified when registration opens.

Participating Monmouth County Bowling Alleys 

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Participating Atlantic County Bowling Alleys 

  • Di Donato Bowl and Lounge in Hammonton Registration has started. Once registered kids can bowl for free daily from May 2, 2022 through September 22, 2022.
    • The ages of participation have changed. It’s now restricted to ages 2 – 15 years old.
  • Strike Zone Lanes in Egg Harbor City – Unfortunately, Strike Zone Lanes has permanently closed.
  • King Pin Lanes in Egg Harbor Township – As of June 1, 2022, registration had not yet begun. You can sign up to be notified when registration opens. King Pin Lanes did not participate in 2021.

Participating Burlington County Bowling Alleys 

  • Burlington Bowl & Rec Center – Burlington Bowl & Rec Center has permanently closed.
  • Thunderbird Lanes in Wrightstown is now ThunderBowl NJ – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free, Monday through Friday, from May 1, 2022 through September 2, 2022.
    • Ages 2- 15 years
  • Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free, Monday through Friday, from June 1, 2022 through September 15, 2022.
    • Changes in age restrictions means that kids ages 2 – 15 years old can now participate.
  • 87 FSS Dix Bowling in Fort Dix – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free, Thursday through Sunday, from May 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022.
    • Ages 2 – 15 years old.

Participating Camden County Bowling Alleys 

  • 30 Strikes in Stratford – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl freedaily from June 15 – September 4, 2022
    • Ages 2 – 15 years old.
  • Westbrook Lanes in Brooklawn Registration has started. Once registered, kids can bowl free daily from April 2, 2022 through October 31, 2022. 
    • Ages 2 – 18 years old.

Participating Cape May County Bowling Alleys 

  • Island Bowl in Wildwood – As of June 1, 2022, registration had not yet begun. You can sign up to be notified when registration opens.

Participating Ocean County Bowling Alleys 

  • Thunderbird Lanes in Manahawkin As of June 1, 2022, registration had not yet begun. You can sign up to be notified when registration opens.
  • Playdrome Lanes in Toms River – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free, Mondays through Fridays, from June 1, 2022 – September 15, 2022.
    • Ages 2 – 16 years old.
  • Lakehurst Bowling Center in Lakehurst – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free, Friday through Sunday, from May 1, 2022 through September 6, 2022.
    • Ages 2- 15 years old.

Participating Salem County Bowling Alleys

  • Wood Lanes in Pilesgrove/Woodstown  – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free daily from June 6, 2022 through September 4, 2022.
    • Ages 2 – 15 years old

How to Sign Up for Free Bowling near you in New Jersey

  1. Free Bowling For Kids in New Jersey with the Kids Bowl Free ProgramFollow the link and get ready by picking the state and one of the participating locations near you. (In New Jersey? Our complete list of bowling alleys participating is below. You can click on the bowling alley name and register that way. ) Complete the FREE registration form on KidsBowlFree.Com for the bowling alley you want to attend. (Please note you can go to more than one participating alley but you will need to register for each one separately using a different email address as per the KidsBowlFree.Com website)
  2. Fill in the email section and when registration opens you will be emailed as a reminder.

Once free bowling for kids starts and you are all registered you will receive your free bowling vouchers once a week on Sunday mornings. Print these out and bring them to the bowling area that you registered at. It’s about a savings of $500 a child!

After you register, save even MORE with these 7 TIPS to Save MORE with Kids Bowl Free.

Find more things to do across New Jersey by visiting our Calendar of New Jersey Events or signing up for one of our newsletters.

 
Have a great time bowling for free with your family! We’d love to see your photos on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram or Twitter using @JerseyFamilyFun and #JerseyFun.

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