Sometimes even 100 things to do aren't enough to keep kids happy. If you're looking for a family-friendly activity, but keep striking out, why not try your hand at bowling?
Plenty of alleys across Suffolk County offer kid-friendly options and even leagues for little ones. Some alleys even have options for adults to enjoy while their kids bowl. Check out our list of Suffolk alleys that are sure to bowl you over with fun.
AMF — Various locations across Suffolk
2183 Jericho Tpke., Commack
5660 Sunrise Highway, Sayville
30 The Green, Shirley
200 Landing Ave., Smithtown
430 Sunrise Highway, West Babylon
Parents can easily book their kid's bowling party online in minutes. Depending on location, there's more to do than just bowl at AMF lanes, including arcades, billiards, and a pro shop. AMF alleys offer plenty of lanes and several different dining options, including pizza, healthy, grilled, and more.
Coram Country Lanes — Coram
615 Middle Country Road
Here, kids can enjoy mini bowling, complete with pint-sized lanes and balls. Perfect for kids ages 2 to 6. The alley also offers mini bowling leagues. Email for more information. Youth leagues and programs are available for older kids.
East Islip Lanes — East Islip
117 East Main Street
From paint nights to youth leagues, this alley has tons for kids to do. Youth leagues include bumper bowling basics, Rock 'n Glow, and Pee Wee & Me, a league for adults and their younger children.
Bowling is not baseball: A strike-out is a good thing at Farmingdale Lanes.
Farmingdale Lanes — Farmingdale
999 Conklin Street
This alley has been family owned for three generations. Families can get a Fun Pack that offers two hours of bowling and use of shoes for up to six people. It also offers a Kids Bowl Free summer program starting May 1 and continuing through Labor Day. Kids can join a youth league, where they can choose a bowling ball or bag/shoe package. Cosmic Bowling (glow-in-the-dark) is offered on Fridays from 6pm to closing and Saturdays, 9:30pm to closing.
Strike 10 Lanes — Deer Park
849 Long Island Avenue
This alley offers Bowlympics competition for youth bowlers, and has a grill and lounge with big-screen TVs for adults and kids looking for a break from the lanes. On Friday and Saturday nights bowlers can enjoy Rock 'n Bowl, and on $2 Tuesdays everything cost $2, including shoes, games, food, and more.
Glow-in-the-dark options make bowling at The All Star in Riverhead a colorful experience.
The All Star — Riverhead
96 Main Rd., Riverhead
Backlights, movies projected over the lanes, music, and glow-in-the-dark bowling make this alley experience extraordinary. The game room features arcade-style games, skee ball, air hockey, basketball and redemption-style games.
Top photo: Mini bowling at Coram Country Lanes will be a big hit with your little one. Photo by jillbonner1 via Instagram. Unless otherwise noted, photo courtesy of the lanes.