Kids Bowl Free in Cincinnati & Dayton

Who doesn’t love bowling on a hot or rainy summer day? With summer break approaching, we looked into the details of the Kids Bowl Free program. We’re happy to report that this year’s program is back, with more participating Cincinnati & Dayton allies than ever!

Here are all the details on Kids Bowl Free Cincinnati & Dayton:

What is it?

Kids Bowl Free has partnered with select bowling centers around the country to offer two free games every day to registered kids. Kids registered for Kids Bowl Free can bowl for free at participating centers every day — two games each and every day this summer!

How long does this program run for?

Sign ups are open now and end when full. Bowling typically starts in May and ends in the fall, exact days vary by location.

How do you sign up?

Simply visit the Kids Bowl Free website {}, select your preferred center, register your bowlers {up to 6 per family}, and Kids Bowl Free will email your vouchers at the beginning of each week. Age limits vary by center, but the majority in the Cincinnati area are for ages 15 and under.

Wait, are the centers really far away?

Not at all! This year, there are more local lanes participating than ever before – 20 in the tristate area! Here are the Cincinnati/Dayton/Northern Kentucky alleys participating in Bowl for Free:



Any extra costs to know about?

Shoe rental fees are not included. (We recommend hitting up a consignment store for used shoes!) And, any adult bowlers will need to pay as they go for lane rental + shoes. BUT, Kids Bowl Free also offers a Family Pass option: a one-time $34.95 fee for up to four adult family members. Perfect for older siblings, parents, grandparents or caregivers.

And that’s it! No really, it is. No other catches. It’s the perfect family fun outing or backup plan for a rainy day.

Please note that additional details may vary by bowling center, so we recommend calling them for any/all questions not answered on the Kids Bowl Free website. KBF is a national program so if you’re visiting Southwest Ohio Parent from elsewhere in the United States, there are participating centers in your state. Visit for details.

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