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Kids Bowl Free Spring, Summer, & Fall at these New Jersey Bowling Alleys 2024

Our Kids Bowl Free listing of participating 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 New Jersey 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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The Kids Bowl Free Program

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 children can be bowling for free as part of this program.

Kids Bowl Free is a national bowling program that provides free bowling for kids at participating bowling alleys across the country.

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. We’ll update this listing often since bowling alleys release their information at different times throughout the year.

How does the Kids Bowl Free Program works?

Pick your alley and register

Pick a nearby bowling alley that’s participating. We’ve listed where there’s free bowling for kids in New Jersey below.

Each child must REGISTER for the program. But you can register all your children on the same page of the registration site.

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

What if my bowling alley hasn’t opened registration?

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.

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We love to bowl all summer long after a fun day at the park

What will kids need to bowl free?

After kids are registered they will need to present their Kids Bowl Free coupons to the alley they signed up with.

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.

When can my kids bowl free?

The Kids Bowl Free playing times are available 7 days a week. Check the details below and the registration page for the times your alley allows.

Can my teenager participate in Kids Bowl Free?

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.

Can adults bowl free with the kids?

There is a family pass that allows up to 4 adults to bowl all summer. The pass starts at $34.95 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.

What’s not included in the Kids Bowl Free program?

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.

What else should I know?

Some alleys offer a discount on food as well.

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Where Kids Bowl Free in New Jersey

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. Leagues happen. Summer camps visit. Birthday parties reserve alleys. Perhaps call ahead to find out when the off-peak times are or if you can reserve a lane.
  • Plan to eat before you visit. Not all bowling alleys in NJ sell food and some 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

There is 1 Bergen County NJ Bowling Alley where Kids Bowl Free

  • Holiday Bowl in Oakland – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free daily from April 20, 2024 through September 28, 2024. This location offers timed bowling. Each registered child can bowl for 24 minutes per day.
    • Ages 2 – 17 years old

There is 1 Morris County NJ Bowling Alley where Kids Bowl Free

There is 1 Passaic County NJ Bowling Alley where Kids Bowl Free

  • T-Bowl II in Wayne (Pin Street Entertainment)- Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free at designated times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from May 10, 2024 through September 9, 2024.
    • Ages 2 – 17 years old. (This is a new change for T-Bowl where 17 year olds can now participate.)

Participating Sussex County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

  • Sparta Lanes in Sparta – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl 7 days a week from May 24, 2024 -August 31, 2024.
    • Ages 2 – 15 years old

Participating Warren County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

  • Oakwood Lanes in Washington – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl Tuesdays and Thursdays- Sundays at select times from June 19th, 2024 – September 30th, 2024.
    • 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

Free bowling for kids in and near Central New Jersey

The Central New Jersey bowling alleys where kids bowl free currently does not have any locations available for 2024. We will update in the future if we find any locations participating!

Hunterdon County NJ Bowling Alleys

Mercer County NJ Bowling Alleys

Sadly, it looks like the 3 Mercer County bowling alleys where kids used to bowl free are no longer participating in the program. We’ll monitor this for changes before removing them from our list.

Middlesex County NJ Bowling Alleys

Participating Monmouth County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

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Participating Atlantic County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

  • Di Donato Family Bowl Registration has started. Once registered kids can bowl for free daily from April 28, 2024 through September 25, 2024.
    • 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 – King Pin will not be participating in 2024.

Participating Burlington County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

  • 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 – Thursday from May 15th 2024 throught August 15th 2024.
    • Ages 2- 15 years
  • Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free, Monday through Friday, from June 3, 2024 through September 14, 2024.
    • Ages 2 – 15 years old.
  • 87 FSS Dix Bowling in Fort Dix – Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from April 30, 2024 through October 30, 2024.
    • Ages 2 – 15 years old.

Participating Camden County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

  • 30 Strikes in Stratford -Registration has not yet begun as of 4/27/24. You can sign up with your email to be notified when registration has opened. In 2023, kids could bowl freely from June 15 – September 3, 2023.
    • Ages 2 – 15 years old.
  • Westbrook Lanes in Brooklawn Registration has begun. Once registered kids can bowl for free May 1, 2024 through September 30, 2024 during designated times 7 days a week.
    • Ages 2 – 18 years old.

Participating Cape May County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

  • Island Bowl in Wildwood – Registration has not yet begun as of 4/27/24. You can sign up with your email to be notified when registration has opened.

Participating Ocean County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

  • Thunderbird Lanes in Manahawkin Registration has not yet begun as of 4/27/24. You can sign up with your email to be notified when registration has opened.
  • Playdrome Lanes in Toms River – Registration has not yet begun as of 4/27/24. You can sign up with your email to be notified when registration has opened. In 2022, kids could 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 2, 2024 through August 31, 2024.
    • Ages 2- 15 years old.

Participating Salem County NJ Bowling Alleys with Kids Bowl Free Days

  • Wood Lanes in Pilesgrove/Woodstown  Registration has begun. Once registered, kids can bowl free daily from May 31, 2024 through September 1, 2024.
    • 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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