Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys Now Open in Chicago

Waveland Bowl. Photo courtesy of the bowling alley
Waveland Bowl. Photo courtesy of the bowling alley

Ready to be bowled over by the fun at these family-friendly bowling alleys in the city and suburbs? While a few didn't survive the COVID-19 pandemic (RIP Southport Lanes), plenty of our favorites are now open and ready for a family night out or a bowling birthday party for kids. These venues are the perfect place to get out of the house for some family fun and provide a refuge from Chicago's unpredictable spring weather. It's time to strike out and get rolling to some fun times at Chicago's bowling alleys!

If bowling isn't up your alley (pun intended), check out some of the other things that are open in Chicago right now or see what tickles your fancy from our list of what to do during spring break in Chicago.

Almost all of these venues require reservations, so make sure to visit the website before hauling your bowling ball to the L stop. While bowling centers are a great way to get kids together for a small birthday party, indoor dining is still at limited capacity, so if you plan on eating while bowling be sure to limit your group size.

Places featured in this article:

Midnight Circus in the Parks
Chicago Parks - various times Pick
Free Days at the Field Museum
Field Museum - 9:00 AM
Free Tuesdays at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art - 10:00 AM
Community Playgroup
Irish American Heritage Center - 10:00 AM
Rewired Pizza Cafe Family Fun Night
Rewired Pizza Cafe - 4:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides