I've never really been a fan of bowling alleys, probably because you have to wear borrowed shoes. I am, however, a fan of free stuff.
Summer is now here and many stay-at-home parents or people who work irregular hours, like me, know the horror of suddenly-home-all-the-time kids. You love your kids, sure, but you desperately want to find something for them to do for a little while every day. There are pools and there are parks, but really in the end is there that much to do in Northern Virginia on an average Tuesday afternoon?
, fortunately, are offering free bowling for kids all summer long. If you register online, you'll receive a coupon each week good for two free games for kids any day you decide to stop in. You may have to pay for shoe rental, sure, and lord knows those kids will hound you for video game money and french fries from the snack bar, but the bowling itself is free. Which means for a couple of hours every day, they'll take their aggression out on the pins; not each other.
I can't tell you how happy that makes me.
In addition to the free bowling for kids, adults can also purchase a summer pass for $27.95, which will allow them to bowl right alongside the kids all summer long. You still, however, might have to rent shoes and, as I said before, pay for video games. But still.
To learn more, go to freebowling.amf.com.