Kids Bowl Free in Cincinnati

bowl for free textWho doesn’t love bowling on a hot or rainy summer day? With summer break approaching, we looked into the details of the Kids Bowl Free program. We’re happy to report that this year’s program is back and better than ever, with several Cincinnati allies participating!

Here are all the details:

What is it?

Kids Bowl Free has partnered with select bowling centers around the country to offer two free games every day to registered kids. Kids registered for Kids Bowl Free can bowl for free at participating centers every day — two games each and every day this summer!

How long does this program run for?

Now – August 15, 2016 for most centers in Cincinnati (each bowling alley sets its own dates, so be sure to check your center’s dates!)

How do you sign up?

Simply visit the Kids Bowl Free website {}, select your preferred center, register your bowlers {up to 6 per family}, and Kids Bowl Free will email your vouchers at the beginning of each week. Age limits vary by center, but the majority in the Cincinnati area are for ages 15 and under.

Wait, are the centers really far away?

Not at all. Take a peek:

  • Colerain Bowl – 9189 Colerain Ave., 45251 — (513) 385-8500
  • Game of Fairfield – 5181 Dixie Highway, 45014 — (513) 829-8666
  • Heids Lanes – 6341 Cheviot Rd., 45247 — (513) 385-0039
  • Northwest Lanes – 1765 Happy Valley Dr., 45014 — (513) 829-4444
  • Western Bowl – 6383 Glenway Ave., 45211 — (513) 574-2222

Any extra costs to know about?

Shoe rental fees are not included. (We recommend hitting up a consignment store for used shoes!) And, any adult bowlers will need to pay as they go for lane rental + shoes. BUT, Kids Bowl Free also offers a Family Pass option: a one-time $28.95 fee for up to four adult family members. Perfect for older siblings, parents, grandparents or caregivers. Keep an eye on emails because we’ve seen a few Family Pass discounts already for up to 15% off.

And that’s it! No really, it is. No other catches. It’s the perfect family fun outing or backup plan for a rainy day.

MORE INFORMATION: Additional details may vary by bowling center so we recommend calling them for any/all questions not answered on the Kids Bowl Free website. Kids Bowl Free is a national program so if you’re visiting Cincinnati Parent from elsewhere in the United States, there are participating centers in your state. Visit for details.

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