Monday, July 23, 2012

AMF: Free Summer Bowling

I have to be honest, I was really scared to try this activity out.  A few years ago I took C to Mardi Gras bowl and the over stimulation combined with his young age (read as: lack of patience) made for a loudly frustrated toddler.  However, free bowling is free bowling.  So we went.

See throughout the summer AMF offers free kids bowling.  And I don't know about you but these days, the cheaper the better!  Kids 15 & under get 2 free games per week.  Parents, head to the website (see below) to sign up.  At the beginning of each week AMF emails you a reminder to go online to redeem and print your free vouchers.  You take them in to the counter at your local AMF and voila - free games for the kiddos.  And yes, that is 2 free games per kid.  Do make sure you register in advance.

Excepting that it's not totally free.  You have to pay for shoe rentals and for any games adults might want to pay.  But still, stuff is stuff and any free game is awesome.  This is a great way to beat the heat.

Also, all kids meals for AMF throughout the summer are discounted $1 automatically.

I, personally, found that the AMF lanes in Durham were cleaner, more updated, and less overwhelming for our family and friends (of course, no spot is as cool and impressive as the "boutique" Sparians).  There was still an arcade to be had but it was more removed and had more space.  The huge windows along the front of the building allowed natural light to come a bowling alley...gasp!  That never happens!  And, again, things just felt newer and cleaner.  Of course, Mardi Gras bowl has a different location and is family owned, so pick what matters most to you.  Oh, and since lots of folks have asked - Mardi Gras is dry, AMF sells pitchers of beer.  Just letting you have all the information.

Free kids bowl ends September 3, 2012 this summer.

By the way, C did great.  No frustration and he had a blast - every pin down was a celebration. Thanks so much for asking!

AMF Bowling
Summer Unplugged: Kids Bowl Free

4508 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
Durham, NC 27707 

5501 Commercial Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27612  

301 Nottingham Drive
Cary, NC 27511


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