Kids Bowl Free in Des Moines

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Kids Bowl Free in Des Moines, Iowa

Get ready for a summer of bowling! Kids Bowl Free is a nationally recognized program offering two free games of bowling daily to eligible kids all summer long. 

Parents and caregivers can sign up all the children in the home who meet the age requirements for their local center. Most centers in Iowa start at age 2 and many go until age 15-18 years old. Each child signed up will enjoy two free games of bowling daily. Shoe rental is not included in most centers and the rental fee varies by center.

Want to bowl alongside your kids? The Family Pass is your solution! For a one-time fee, up to four people can be added to allow the whole family the opportunity to enjoy a summer of bowling together. The Family Pass provides each adult with the past two games of bowling per day! Starting at $34.95, the Family Pass is an incredible value and easily pays for itself within a couple of visits. 

Participating centers across Iowa include:

  • Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill – 1000 Bass Pro Drive NW, Altoona, IA 50009. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from April 5-September 4.
  • TBK Bank Entertainment Center – 4850 Competition Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from April 4-October 31.
  • May City Bowling Center – 1648 Trent Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from May 16-August 12.
  • Spare Time, Cedar Rapids – 4601 First Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from May 2-September 30.
  • Plaza Bowl – 1119 N 2nd Street, Clinton, IA 52732. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from June 1-August 31.
  • Thunder Bowl – 1900 Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from June 1-August 15.
  • Big River Bowling – 2902 E Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52807. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs April 18-August 19.
  • Bowlmor Lanes – 2952 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from June 1-August 24.
  • Air Lanes – 4200 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50327. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from May 31-September 6.
  • Tiger Bowl – 205 Annex Road, Madrid, IA 50156. Registration is not yet open as of the time this is being published. Enter your email on the Kids Bowl Free website to be notified when registration opens.
  • Legacy Lanes – 901 N Birch Street, Monticello, IA 52310. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from April 15-September 1.
  • Cardinal Lanes – 1300 S 5th Avenue E, Newton, IA 50208. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from April 2-August 21.
  • Great Escape – 655 NE 56th Street, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from April 30-September 5.
  • Spare Time – 340 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs from May 2-September 30.
  • Warrior Lanes – 190 SE Laurel Street, Waukee, IA 50263. Registration is currently open; the summer season runs May 1-September 1.

Other details

Check the Kids Bowl Free page for specific days/hours of availability for each participating center. 

My family participated in this program and appreciated dozens of games of free bowling last summer. We were able to go bowling much more often than we would have otherwise and my son enjoyed it so much that he ultimately joined a bowling league at our center during the school year. We are signed up for Kids Bowl Free with the Family Pass again this year and are looking forward to a lot more fun! 

Register your family for free bowling today!

Check out the Kids Bowl Free promotional video.

Michelle Jarnagin

Michelle Jarnagin

My name is Michelle Jarnagin and I live with my husband Dave and our son Devic in Des Moines. We have two Chihuahuas - Loki and Ollie. I work full time as a social worker and Dave is the stay-at-home parent in our household. Devic is currently in Kinderschool and will be entering Kindergarten this fall. In our free time, our family enjoys walking with the dogs, exploring parks and playgrounds, and visiting bowling/arcade centers. This summer you're likely to find us at the baseball fields for Devic's first season, camping, or enjoying one of the many festivals/activities Des Moines has to offer.

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