Kids Bowl Free in Des Moines

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Kids Bowl Free in Des Moines, Iowa

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Get ready for a summer of bowling! The Kids Bowl Free program is nationally recognized, offering two free games of bowling daily to eligible kids all summer. Have a great time indoors on those hot summer days and it’s a great way to stay off screens this summer.

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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. 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 Passes is your solution! For a one-time fee, up to four bowling participants 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:

  • TBK Bank Entertainment Center – 4850 Competition Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
  • May City Bowling Center – 1648 Trent Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
  • Spare Time, Cedar Rapids – 4601 First Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
  • Plaza Bowl – 1119 N 2nd Street, Clinton, IA 52732.
  • Big River Bowling – 2902 E Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52807.
  • Bowlmor Lanes – 2952 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803.
  • Air Lanes – 4200 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50327.
  • Tiger Bowl – 205 Annex Road, Madrid, IA 50156.
  • Legacy Lanes – 901 N Birch Street, Monticello, IA 52310.
  • Cardinal Lanes – 1300 S 5th Avenue E, Newton, IA 50208.
  • Spare Time – 340 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266.
  • Warrior Lanes – 190 SE Laurel Street, Waukee, IA 50263.

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 Kindergarten and will be entering 1st Grade 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 second season or enjoying one of the many festivals/activities Des Moines has to offer.

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