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Kids Bowl Free Returns for 2024! Here’s How it Works in Mid-Michigan

Kids Bowl Free in lansing Michigan

What is Kids Bowl Free?

Want to keep your kids active this summer?

Fun Fact: Playing two to three games of bowling can burn between 300–500 calories and the Kids Bowl Free Program can help your kids exercise all summer long – FREE.

Read on to get started and find out how Kids Bowl Free works and what to do next. 

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How Kids Bowl Free Works in Mid Michigan

1 – Register Online

Register online at the participating Bowling Alley of your choice. See the list below for participating Kalamazoo locations.

You’ll get a message on the sign-up page that looks like this: Congratulations, (insert your name here)! Your kids will be bowling for free until September or October date, 2024.

2 – Add Family Passes (Optional)

Then, you’ll get an email with lots of other family passes or options to purchase.

If you’re looking to participate in bowling along with your kids, this is a great time to sign up.

3 – Wait For Coupons

Depending on when you register and when your program starts, you may have some time to wait for these.

Once the program starts, you’ll get emails or texts (in April or May) with your coupons for FREE bowling.

4 – Go Bowling!

Every Sunday morning all summer long, you’ll receive coupons via email or text (whichever you choose when you sign up) from Kids Bowl Free for 2 free games of bowling per day, per child.

Download or print your coupons and head to one of the designated locations we’ve listed below to enjoy fun for the whole family.

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Who can participate in the Kids Bowl Free program?

Kids Bowl Free is offered for children ages 2-15 years old. The age range, however, can vary by bowling facility.

Is the Family Pass required for my kids to use their passes?

The family pass is optional, not required.  Kids do bowl free and parents do not have to buy the optional family pass. It’s a great deal of you do want to bowl with your kids but it’s not required.

Do my children have to be there with me in order to play two free games on our Family Pass?

It’s designed to be used with your children during Kids Bowl Free hours at the center.  You may want to contact your local center to see if they’ll allow you to use it without your children. 

You can find their phone number by visiting and then looking on the right hand side of the registration page for your center.

Is shoe rental included?

Each center is different.  Some even offer an unlimited shoe rental pass for the summer.  You may want to call your center about this option.


Where Kids Bowl Free in Mid Michigan & the Lansing Area

Want to know which locations participate with Kids Bowl Free in your area?

We’ve listed participating locations in the greater Lansing to help you navigate which bowling alley works best for your family.


Char Lanes
1780 Lansing Rd, Charlotte, MI 48813

  • 2024 registration unavailable at time of publication.

East Lansing

Pins & Pints
2120 East Old M78, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 337-7000

  • April 30 – September 2, 2024
  • Ages 2 – 15
  • Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Friday: 4 – 5 PM
  • Saturday: Noon – 5 PM
  • Sunday: Noon – 8 PM


Bowl E Drome
907 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
(517) 546-0820

  • 2024 registration unavailable at time of publication.


The Bowling Alley
420 N Dexter St, Ionia, MI 48846
(616) 523-4200

  • 2024 registration unavailable at time of publication.


Spare Time Entertainment
3101 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 337-2695

  • April 30 – September 14, 2024
  • Ages 2 – 15
  • Sunday – Friday: 3 – 6 PM
  • Saturday: Not available


City Limits Bowling Center
801 N Cedar St, Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-2476

  • 2024 registration unavailable at time of publication.


Meadow Bowl / Wagon Wheel
7888 E Grand River Ave, Portland, MI 48875
(517) 647-4055

  • June 5 – August 30, 2024
  • Ages 2 – 18
  • Sunday – Saturday: 11 AM – 9 PM
  • Excludes July 4, 2024


Stockbridge Bowl
900 S Clinton St, Stockbridge, MI 49285
(517) 851-7077

  • April 30 – August 30, 2024
  • Ages 2 – 15
  • Sunday – Saturday: Noon – 5 PM

Will you be participating in the Kids Bowl Free in 2024?

If you’ve signed up and bowled with this program before we’d love to read your comments below about your experience! If you’ve signed up in the past but didn’t use Kids Bowl Free because it was too confusing as to where to go – this is your year!

Sarah Koss

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Sarah is a busy mom of two boys and a dog, juggling work, her family, and husband of 15 years. In her limited free time, she enjoys reading, naps, planning trips, and spending time with loved ones. Every fall, you’ll find this Lansing native cheering on her Spartans—Go Green!🐻 mama bear | 🐾 dog lover | 🔍 fun finder | 📚 book reader

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