Kid-Friendly Bowling Alleys

There are many kid-friendly bowling alleys in our neck of the woods that offer great options. Bumper rails and rolling ramps are awesome ways to build confidence in young bowlers until their skills grow. Most of the options locally are very kid friendly, offering birthday parties as well as specials on select days of the week. Explore one near you on your next rainy day outing – the kids will love it!

Striker Lanes
6728 W. 16th Street
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 484-7831
Bumper rails and one ramp for a handicap lane
Summer youth leagues and candlelight bowl

Lucky Strike
322 E. Illinois
Chicago, IL
(312) 245-8331
Bumpers, rolling ramps, and low-weight balls

Rolling Lanes
6301 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-7262
Bumper rails that go up or down depending on the bowler, one ramp to share for the bowling alley
Candlelight bowl

Tivoli Bowl
938 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 969-0660
Bumper rails go up and down depending on the bowler (7 ramps are available)
Game day jersey specials

Circle Bowling Lanes
7244 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-2810
Bumpers
Special rates 4 days a week just for kids

Hillside Bowl
4545 W Harrison Street
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 449-5350
Bumper rails that go up or down depending on the bowler with multiple ramps available
Youth leagues

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Lisle Lanes
4920 Lincoln Avenue, Ste. 1
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-1300
Bumper rails go up and down depending on the bowler (2 ramps are available)

AMF Forest Lanes
7700 W 47th Street
Lyons, IL 60534
(708) 447-7547
Bumper rails per lane (do not go up or down per player), a couple of ramps are available.

Bowlero Naperville
1515 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-7622
Specials offered 5 days a week

Pinstripes Oak Brook
7 Oakbrook Center Mall
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 575-8700
Bumper rails go up and down depending on the bowler with multiple ramps available
Bocce and weekday kids specials

Eden Lanes
10159 W Cermak Road
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 865-0515
Bumper rails for the lane, not per bowler, no ramps

Suburbanite Bowl
201 W. Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-2200
Six lanes with bumpers that go up or down depending on the bowler, the rest have bumpers for the lanes (not per bowler)
One ramp designated for bowlers in wheelchairs only

Fox Bowl
1101 Butterfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 690-2400
Cosmic bowling on the weekends and youth lessons available

Wheaton Bowl
2031 N. Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-4102
Bumpers, candlelight and laser bowling as well as junior league program

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Brunswick Zone Woodridge
1555 W 75th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 985-1115
Bumper rails go up and down depending on the bowler for most lanes, 2 ramps are available (with priority given to handicap players)
Specials 5 days a week

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About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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