There’s No Striking Out at These Fun Kids Bowling Alleys with Bumpers, Arcades, and More

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There’s something about the experience of being at a kids bowling alley that can’t be beat! From the feel of the shoes to the sound of the ball striking down pins, it’s a sensory experience from start to finish. On a day when we’re looking for an indoor activity, one of my kids’ favorite choices is heading to our local bowling alley and seeing if they can knock down more pins than I can (spoiler alert: my 6 year old has gotten pretty good!). Below, you’ll find information about fun opportunities for kids bowling in the western suburbs to help you plan a trip to have some friendly competition — bumpers optional!

A child stands in front of a bowling lane.

Local Kids Bowling Alleys in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Stardust Bowl
37 E Lorraine Avenue
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 833-1040
This 84-lane bowling alley is family owned and operated. It has bumper rails for kids, as well as an arcade room and a restaurant. There are youth leagues for kids as young as three. Multiple birthday party options are available.

Parkside Lanes
34W185 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 898-5678
This 54-lane family owned and operated bowling alley has bumper rails, lightweight balls, and dragon ramps; it also has an arcade, restaurant, and pro shop. There are junior bowling leagues and party hosting.

Round 1 Bowling and Amusement
2480 Fox Valley Center, B13
Aurora, IL 60504
(331) 208-9270
This amusement center features a bowling alley with bumper rails and dinosaur ramps, as well as an arcade, billiards, darts, karaoke, and ping pong.

Striker Lanes
6728 W. 16th Street
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 484-7831
This 12-lane facility is family owned and operated. It has bumper rails and can also host parties.

Town Hall Bowl and Banquets
5025 W 25th Street
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 863-0300
This 28-lane bowling alley is also a banquet hall and can host parties. It has bumpers and ramps available, as well as billiards, a pro shop, and on-site food.

Rolling Lanes
6301 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-7262
This 24-lane family owned bowling alley has bumper rails and dinosaur ramps; it also has a restaurant, barber shop, and pro shop. Kids as young as five can join youth leagues.

Tivoli Bowl
938 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 969-0660
This 12-lane bowling alley has bumper rails and ramps available, as well as low-weight balls and small shoe rental sizes. It’s currently forming youth summer bowling leagues; see the website for more information.

Circle Bowling Lanes
7244 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-2810
This nostalgic 18-lane bowling alley is family owned and operated. It has bumpers available on eight of its lanes for children eight and under, prior to 5pm. Some outside food may be brought in; it is a cash only alley.

Bowlero Glendale Heights
558 E North Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
(630) 858-1300
This 32-lane bowling alley with arcade also features lane-side food delivery and a pro shop. In addition to being wheelchair accessible, it has bumper rails, soft lounge seats, and multiple ramps. There are specials offered daily and party packages are available; you can reserve a lane online.

Hillside Bowl
4545 W Harrison Street
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 449-5350
This recently renovated alley has 36 lanes with bumpers and a restaurant. It also offers youth leagues for kids as young as 3 and a 7-week summer camp program.

Lisle Lanes
4920 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 1
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-1300
This 32-lane bowling alley has bumpers and ramps available. While outside food is prohibited, there is an on-site restaurant. There are also party options and specials (call for details).

AMF Forest Lanes
7700 W 47th Street
Lyons, IL 60534
(708) 447-7547
This 32-lane bowling alley is becoming a Bowlero property. It boasts a deluxe arcade, lane-side food delivery, and billiards. It is wheelchair accessible and has bumper rails and ramps. There are specials offered daily and party packages are available; you can reserve a lane online.

Bowlero Naperville
1515 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-7622
This 40-lane bowling alley with arcade also features laser tag and billiards. It is wheelchair accessible and has bumper rails and ramps. There are specials offered daily and party packages are available; you can reserve a lane online.

Round1 Bowling and Amusement
7503 W Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 762-3113
This activity complex features a bowling alley with bumper rails and dinosaur ramps, over 250 arcade games, billiards, and karaoke. It also has party room rentals available.

Pinstripes Oak Brook
7 Oakbrook Center Mall
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 575-8700
This bistro features a bowling alley and bocce courts. The bowling alleys have bumper rails and ramps available. Reservations are recommended; lanes accommodate up to eight people. Lane-side food service and party packages are available.

Bowlero River Grove
3111 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
(708) 456-4100
This 48-lane bowling alley with arcade also offers billiards and a pro shop. It is wheelchair accessible and has bumper rails and ramps. There are specials offered daily and party packages are available; you can reserve a lane online.

Bowlero Romeoville
735 N. Center Boulevard
Romeoville, IL 60446
(630) 378-2695
This 48-lane bowling alley with arcade also features laser tag, billiards, ballin’ court (mix of football and bowling), and a pro shop. It is wheelchair accessible and has bumper rails and ramps. There are specials offered daily and party packages are available; you can reserve a lane online.

Bowlero Roselle
1100 W. Lake Street
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 351-2100
This 32-lane bowling alley with arcade boasts billiards, mini golf, and a pro shop. It is wheelchair accessible and has bumper rails and ramps. There are specials offered daily and party packages are available; you can reserve a lane online.

St. Charles Bowl
2520 W Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 584-9400
This 24-lane bowling alley has been in business for over 60 years. It boasts automatic bumper bowling for kids, a restaurant, several arcade games, cosmic bowling, birthday parties, and youth leagues.

Eden Lanes
10159 W Cermak Road
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 865-0515
This bowling alley has bumper rails and an on-site restaurant. Party packages are also available.

Suburbanite Bowl
201 W. Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-2200
This 32-lane facility had new Brunswick lanes installed a few years ago. Bumpers are available. It also boasts an arcade with foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard tables, billiards, and darts. Party packages are available.

Fox Bowl
1101 Butterfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 690-2400
This bowling alley has bumpers and dinosaur ramps available. There is an arcade game room that includes air hockey, as well as a pizza restaurant and pro shop. Party packages, cosmic bowling, and family/kid leagues are available.

Wood Dale Bowl
155 W Irving Park Road
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 766-6800
This 24-lane bowling alley has been around for decades and has bumper rails. Parties and candlelight bowling are also available.

Bowlero Woodridge
1555 W 75th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 985-1115
This 40-lane bowling alley with arcade also features billiards and a pro shop. It is wheelchair accessible and has bumper rails and ramps. There are specials offered daily and party packages are available; you can reserve a lane online.

If you’re looking for more indoor fun ideas, check out our roundup of arcades, laser tag and game rooms.

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