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Summertime Skills

Instead of hearing the kids complain that they're bored this summer, why not hook them up with a new hobby of bowling?

While bowling is fun for the occasional family adventure or date night, the sport takes real skill. And how does one improve a skill? Practice, practice, practice!

Kids Bowl Free Program

Thanks to the nationwide Kids Bowl Free program there are a handful of bowling alleys that will allow kids to come in and bowl up to 2 games per day at no charge all summer long!

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So, what's the catch?

There is none! All you have to do is sign your child up under your local bowling alley on the Kids Bowl Free website. Each week they'll send you coupons so your child can get their bowl on at no cost to you! This program is available at bowling alleys nationwide so spread the word. Below you'll find all participating locations in Maine and New Hampshire.

Bowling Locations

There are 7 bowling centers in Maine that are welcoming this awesome program:

Brewer
Bangor-Brewer Lanes

Gorham
Junction Bowl

Hallowell
Sparetime Bowling

Newport
Newport Entertainment Center

Portland
Sparetime Portland

Sanford
Smitty's GameLAB

Skowhegan
Central Maine Family Fun Bowl

And there are 5 bowling centers in New Hampshire that are welcoming this awesome program:

Dover
Dover Bowl

Keene
Yankee Lanes

Manchester
Yankee Lanes

Portsmouth
Bowl-O-Rama Family Fun Center
Pinz Entertainment

To sign up your child and to get all the details on this program visit the Kids Bowl Free website here.

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