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Orlando Bowling Alleys for Kid-Friendly Indoor Fun

Growing up on bowling, I enjoyed birthday parties at the lanes and even participated in several fun leagues throughout high school and college. Florida State University has a bowling alley in their student union, so we always had bowling at our fingertips when we wanted to have a fun and wholesome night out with friends. 

There’s no greater feeling than smashing the pins for a strike and the noise the crash makes, followed of course by instant glee. The fried foods from the concessions and the jumps of joy seen lane to lane are what make bowling a great time. 

For some good old fashioned fun when you need something to do indoors, take the kids to experience a high-octane bowling alley in Orlando with frills, or the more nostalgic old school lanes. Don’t worry about if they hit the pins – there are always bumper lanes and assistant ball rollers (like slides for the balls) should your child need a little extra help. 

It’s fun for all, and this summer some of the bowling alleys are even FREE for kids in participating Kids Bowl Free programs. Read on to the end to learn more!

Bowling Alleys in Orlando with Frills


1494 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Mon – Fri : open at 11:00 am
Sat – Sun : open at 10:30 am

Located at Disney Springs, this swanky bowling alley also serves up lane-side sushi (!!!), creative cocktails for mom and dad, pool tables and more. 

Reserve lanes online in advance to avoid a wait! Average pricing is around $31/person (including shoes) per lane, with a time limit based on number of players (1-2 hrs max).

Splitsville Orlando Bowling Lanes with Retro Disney Themed mural - splitsvilleorlando
Splitsville Orlando Bowling Lanes

Primrose Lanes Restaurant and Bowling Club

400 N Primrose Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

The beloved Primrose Lanes in the Milk District underwent massive renovations over the last several years, recently reopening as a super trendy bar, brasserie and bowling club. Lanes can be reserved online for parties of more than 4 people, or walk-ins for 4 people or less are doable as well.

Although it may seem this hip spot serving pork belly lettuce wraps and street corn dip would just be for adults, think again! They cater to children with a special kids menu and offer bumpers, ball ramps and small shoe sizes for small feet!

Happy hour is weekdays from 4-6pm, or head in on a weekday morning with your kids. They’re open from 10am every day.


8255 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Open at 2pm on weekdays and 12pm on weekends.

Not just a bowling alley, this lounge style space also offers pool tables, arcade games like skee ball and air hockey, giant jenga, connect four and more. While you’re there, be sure to indulge in their huge menu of restaurant offerings and make a day of it!

Timed bowling starts at $19 per person, but they also participate in the Kids Bowl Free program, so read more about that below!

Main Event

9101 International Dr Suite 1032, Orlando, FL 32819
Located in Pointe Orlando
Open at 12pm Mon-Fri, Saturday at 10am, Sunday at 11am

This hot spot for entertainment includes hours of fun for everyone from bowling to arcade games, billiards, and even laser tag! Take advantage of their Kids Bowl Free summer program, details below.

Local Bowling Alleys for Easy Indoor Fun

Bowlero Altamonte

280 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Open 5pm Mon-Fri, Sat and Sun 12pm

Offering classic concessions and an arcade. Timed pricing and shoe rental rates can be calculated online at their reservations link.

Aloma Bowl

2530 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792
Open 10am daily, except for Monday and Friday open at 12pm.

With 32 lanes, this bowling alley has couch seating and a nice arcade for the kids, making the experience a little more upmarket than most classic bowling establishments. Go on Saturdays for cosmic bowling or Sunday for specials like $11/person for 2 games and shoes. Weekday specials also include family bundles with shoes, pizza and drinks as well!

District Eat & Play

1395 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765
Sunday, 12pm – 9pm
Monday, CLOSED
Tues – Thurs, 4pm – 10pm
Friday, 2pm – 11pm
Saturday, 11am – 11pm

Here’s something really cool… boutique bowling! At District Eat and Play the lanes and bowling balls are scaled making it possible for kids and adults to bowl together with ease.

Plus this bowling is located inside District Eat and Play which has tons of arcade games, food and drink, escape rooms, and more. Plus it’s right across from District Kids, a quieter play area for younger kids.

Boardwalk Bowl

10749 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817
Open Monday at 10am, Tues-Fri at 12pm, Sat and Sun at 9am

With 80 lanes, 8 pool tables and an impressive arcade, this East Colonial Drive gem is the largest bowling facility in the Southeast! Go check them out, especially on Tuesdays for $2 games and $2 tacos! Sundays have $2 games from 10am-12pm or all day family packs for $25 an hour with shoes. 

Bowlero Apopka

2160 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703
Open Monday at 5pm, Tues-Friday at 4pm, 9am Sat and 12pm Sunday

Great for a Sunday Funday, they offer $16.99 unlimited bowling after 6pm. Also don’t miss their stellar arcade!

AMF Sky Lanes

7401 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809
Open Mon-Friday at 5pm, Sat and Sun 12pm

Offering online lane reservations, 32 lanes of bowling and an arcade with the same deals as Bowlero Apopka!

Bowling Orlando at Dezerland Park

5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Located at Dezerland Park
Open 11am Saturday and Sunday, Monday-Friday 12pm

Located alongside the massive arcade, it’s in the middle of the action at Dezerland. This bowling alley in the heart of the tourism area of Orlando is great for visitors and locals too. Priced per lane, $51 for 1 hr or $28 for 30 minutes plus shoes.

Arcade and Bowling Alley at Dezerland Orlando - image by Dani Meyering
Dezerland Orlando image by Dani Meyering

Galaxy Bowl

6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819
Inside Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Open at 12pm daily. Bowling reservations are required. Book at the link.

Bringing nostalgic bowling to the Universal park crowd with a touch of park magic, this cool spot has retro decor and a full service restaurant. You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to bowl here – but a parking fee is required, and reservations are necessary.

Other Great Bowling Alleys in Orlando:

  • Winter Garden Bowl
  • AMF Kissimmee Lanes
  • Orange Bowl Lanes
  • Three Point Bowling
  • Oviedo Bowling Center

Kids Bowl Free Summer Programs

There are two programs for kids to bowl free in the summer. The first has enabled over 35 million kids across the US to bowl FREE every summer for the past 15 years! Simply register your children online and bring the coupon code into a participating event center for your FREE bowling. Children may still be required to pay for shoe rental. 

Orlando’s participating event centers include:

  • Kings – Kids Bowl Free Mon-Fri 11:30am-4pm
  • Main Event – Kids Bowl Free Mon-Fri Open-5pm
  • District Eat Play – Kids Bowl Free Tues – Fri

Register your children online for the following great perks, all summer long:

  • 1 hour of bowling per lane (max 2 games per person) FREE
  • Can be used daily during Kids Bowl Free hours

Second, Aloma Bowling Centers has their own Kids Bowl Free Summer Program. The offer is available May 27 through August 9, 2024, from open to 5 p.m. weekdays at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Aloma Bowl in Winter Park and Airport Lanes in Sanford. Parents simply sign their children up online and pick up their pass when they visit.

Two free games are included with shoe rental. Parents or guardians must be present, and the deal is available for children 15 and younger. Holidays and special promotions are excluded, and this deal is not valid for summer camps or daycares.

Parents can join in and kids can keep the fun rolling with additional games at $3/game/person.

  • Register at Boardwalk Bowl here.
  • Register at Aloma Bowl here.
  • Register at Airport Lanes here.

Be sure to register soon to take advantage of a whole summer of bowling fun!

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Maria DiCicco
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