Kids Bowl Free & Cheap This Summer - 510 Families
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Kids Bowl Free & Cheap This Summer

The Kids Bowl Free program is nationwide, and several East Bay locations are participating. For the bowling alleys that are not participating, there are still discounts to discover.

Bowling with Kids and other weekend ideas
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Kids bowl free in the East Bay

Go to the website to register your child to bowl at the center nearest you. Every week, free bowling passes will arrive in your email.

Throughout the summer, your child can usually bowl twice per day, every day, as long as they are under 15. There is no minimum age.

Some places to bowl free with kids in the East Bay

Sadly some of our old favorite bowling alleys have closed from the challenges of the pandemic. We hope that these community centers come roaring back to life soon. Dates vary for this program. Here are a few lanes in the {510} and {925} with free bowling:

See all the participating free bowling centers (including a few more in the Bay Area) and remember to register!


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Discounts on bowling in the East Bay

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Bowlero, Alameda

While none of these deals sounds as good as “free” you can get discounts on arcade games and $5 games on Sunday Funday. Adults and children can buy summer passes that pay for themselves inside of three visits. Learn more on the website.

Plank, Oakland

Timing is everything when it comes to bowling at Plank at Jack London Square. Families should go on Mondays to avoid the steep lane charges of later in the week. Learn more on the website.

AMF Pinole Valley Lanes

Summer passes available for children and adults pay for themselves in three visits.

Round1 Entertainment in Hayward and Concord

Round1 is so much more than bowling you may have trouble focusing on the pins. Hayward offers $5.50 games Monday through Thursday before 4 pm plus $4 shoe rental. Website.


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Pins & Pizza, Concord

The upgraded Diablo Valley Bowl offers $6 bowling on Tuesday through Thursday. Shoe rental is $5. Track daily specials on the website.

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