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Kids Bowl Free registration open for 2013!

Posted March 15, 2013


The annual Kids Bowl Free program is now open for registration for many of the local bowling centers for the 2013 summer season! With this program, your kids can bowl 2 games for free each day all summer long.

Participating bowling centers are offering this freebie as a way to give kids a safe and fun activity to do while they are out of school.

The program starts as early as April 1st for some bowling lanes. The Rainbow Lanes center in Clayton starts the program on May 1st and is now open for registration. The Raleigh and Sanford locations are not yet open for enrollment, but should be open soon.

You will need to register the kids online so they can get their bowling coupons. To register, go to the website and click Find a Bowling Center Near You. Click on your nearest bowling center and you will be able to see if it is open for enrollment yet.

Once you register and the program begins for the season, the weekly free bowling coupons will be loaded into your online account and you can print them each week. You will also receive an e-mail on Sundays with a link to your weekly coupons.

For most locations, the free pass does not include shoe rental. If you have your own bowling shoes, you can usually wear them. Just check with the bowling alley to be sure you are not required to rent shoes from them.

If your kids were enrolled last year, you still need to register again. They do not save the information from year to year for registration purposes.

There is also a family pass option that you can purchase so adults can bowl all summer as well at a reduced cost. The Family Pass starts from $24.95 and includes 2 games per person per day. The pass covers up to 4 adult members. The price of the pass covers all 4 members, according to their website.

We bowled a number of times last summer and it's a great way to get out of the heat and have some fun!

Did you take advantage of this program last year?  What did you think?


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  • useonceanddestroy22 Mar 16, 2013

    Does anyone know the minimum age limit for Raleigh?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 15, 2013

    We really like going there as well, Stephanie. Very nice folks. The kids can bowl for free and they have wi-fi there, so I can work while they bowl with their friends. :-)

    If only I didn't get talked into letting them play the arcade games everytime! lol

  • senglish27529 Mar 15, 2013

    We've purchased the family pass for the last two years, and totally got our money's worth with it. The folks at Rainbow Lanes are fabulous, no doubt!


  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 15, 2013

    Sorry, vogel. You may want to contact your local bowling alley and request that they take part in the program. If they get enough requests, maybe they will join.

  • vogelkb Mar 15, 2013

    No registered places in Durham, Cary, or Chapel Hill. Just one in Raleigh.