You know the drill: pack the pool bag and snacks, suntan lotion up, and grab the noodles before piling into the car. Then, BOOM! Wait 30 minutes for a storm to pass. Wait 30 minutes more… But you can beat those unpredictable summer storms and the heat and humidity, at a great savings, through the Kids Bowl Free program now through August 20th at 10 Park Lanes. Kids ages 2-15 can bowl two games for FREE from 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday until Aug. 20.
Charlotte’s participating location also happens to be one of the city’s oldest establishments. 10 Park Lanes has been serving up old-fashioned entertainment for more than 50 years, and its modern menu elevates typical alley fare. Don’t miss the mason jar ‘cue.
Here’s how it works:
– Visit the Kids Bowl Free site, and select North Carolina, Charlotte, and 10 Park Lanes as the participating location.
– Register the children in your household (ages 2-15 eligible) for free.
– Receive coupons via text or email, or pull them up each day on your account page, for 2 free games per day Tuesday-Friday between 1:00-4:30 pm from June 1st – August 20th.
– Pay only for the shoe rental each visit, which is $5 per pair.
– Parents or caregivers can also bowl at a discount by purchasing a family pass while registering the children. I opted for this, and it’s already paid for itself.
My kids and I have been a few times now, and it’s a lot of fun–even for my tween. He especially loves the silly A.I. scoreboard enhancements. Secretly, I do too. They’re pretty hilarious! When I’m not reminding the kids of bowling etiquette and breaking up petty arguments, we have been able to have a few good laughs at everyone’s unique strike dances.
Benefits of bowling? There are plenty of social, physical, and emotional pluses as United States Bowling Congress, the national governing body, explains. “On top of increased family quality time, conditioning, coordination improvement, and a great stress reliever, the game of bowling can even become an unexpected confidence builder and fitness avenue for non-traditional young athletes.” As U.S. Bowling Congress puts it, “(Given that) strength, speed, and size are non-essential components of bowling, students who may be unable to compete on another playing field can find athletic success in bowling. As skills improve, students will experience a sense of accomplishment…”
Time to start perfecting your turkey dance. Sign up your crew today at kidsbowlfree.com!
10 PARK LANES
1700 Montford Drive
Charlotte, NC 28209