It's time to sign up for the Kids Bowl Free program. My kids and I do this every summer and we LOVE it! There are so many times during the long summer break when it rains or it's just too stinkin' hot to do anything outside. Those are the days we head to the bowling alley.  Often, I just let the kids bowl and I sit and read. It is bliss!!!  My local bowling alley has lots of seating, bumpers for kids bowling, clean restrooms and a reasonably priced snack bar. Make sure you check out your own local place before signing up. But honestly, it's kind of a ‘no lose' situation.  Even if you never go, it's free. So you haven't lost anything except the short time it takes to register.

The program gets you two free games for each registered child every day all summer long. Shoe rental is not included but that's generally not a huge cost.

Each location has specific times and days that this promotion is valid. Look for those on the sign up page or in a follow up email. Kids Bowl Free also offers an option where you can purchase unlimited summer bowling for up to 4 adults for a reduced fee. Registration is usually open to kids under age 15 but this limit may vary by location so make sure to double check when you sign up.

Some locations also offer school break specials to enrolled kids after the summer is over.  Keep an eye out for those special deals and you may be able to entertain your kids all year round 🙂

You can save even more by purchasing your own bowling shoes.

Here are the participating Middle Tennessee Locations (Click on the name to get to the registration page.)

Hendersonville Strike & Spare and Circus World – Hendersonville, TN – (Map)

May 1 – August 31, 2018

Monday   8AM- 4pm
Tuesday   Friday  8AM – 7PM
Saturday   8AM – 1PM
Sunday  11AM – 4PM


Donelson Plaza Strike & Spare – (Map)

May 1 -August 31, 2018

Monday   10AM – 5PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday   10AM – 9PM
Friday  10AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday  12PM – 5PM


Tusculum Strike & Spare – Nashville, TN – (Map)

May 1 – August 31, 2018
Monday – Saturday  Open – 5PM


Hermitage Strike and Spare – Hermitage, TN – (Map)

April 15 – September 30, 2018

Monday – Thursday  10AM – 11PM
Friday & Saturday  10AM – 2AM
Sunday  12PM – Midnight


Lanes, Trains & Automobiles – Murfreesboro, TN – (Map)

April 15 – August 31, 2018

Monday & Thursday  11AM – 9PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday   11AM – 5PM
Sunday  5PM – 9PM


Murfreesboro Strike & Spare – (Map)  

May 1 – September 15, 2018
Sunday – Thursday  Open – 9PM
Friday & Saturday  Open – 5PM


Smyrna Bowling Center (Map)

May 1 – August 1, 2018
Monday – Thursday  7AM – 11PM
Friday, Saturday & Sunday  12PM – 5PM


Thunder Alley  – Dickson, TN – (Map)

May 6 – September 2, 2018

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday  10AM – 11PM
Tuesday 10AM – 5PM, 9PM – Close
Friday & Saturday  10AM – Midnight
Sunday  12-11PM


Tullahoma Bowling Lanes  – (Map)

May 7 – September 3, 2018

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday  10AM – 9PM
Tuesday  10AM – 5PM
Friday & Saturday  12PM – 9PM
Sunday  1PM – 7PM


Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center – Clarksville, TN (Map)

May 15 – August 15, 2018

Hours vary each day – click this link for schedule.


You can find a complete listing of all participating locations in the state of Tennessee at this link.

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About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)