Bowling in NJ: The Best Places To Roll With Kids


What better way to bond as a family than to plan a day of bowling in NJ? Sure, it’s the go-to activity on a rainy or chilly day, but we love it anytime because all ages can get on board to knock down the pins, and even sneak in a little friendly family competition. But bowling in NJ is more than just a bunch of lanes—many offer arcades, laser tag, games, and gourmet cuisine that have come a long way from your grandma’s bowling leagues. Scroll down to find places where you can rack up and strike out with the fam. (featured photo credit: @STRYXE)

Bowling in NJ: Roll away at these 20+ spots

Bowling in Northern NJ

Circle Bowl and Entertainment
With over 20 lanes and a charged-up vibe, kids will have a ball hoping for a strike. And after that, the arcade has over 30+ games and a laser tag room.
1107 Route 46 W., Ledgewood, NJ 07852
(973) 584-8600

Holiday Bowling Center
You can find bumpers for the under-5 set at Holiday Bowl and a jukebox to bowl and rock out. End the games with some fun in the arcade.
29 Spruce St., Oakland, NJ 07436
(201) 337-6516

Bowling, an arcade with prizes, batting cages, and a laser maze? Humdingers has plenty of unique activities that both parents and kids will love.
64 E Midland Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 701-1900

Laser One
Littles will go crazy for the bowling and indoor activities, including mini-golf, bowling, and a multilevel laser tag arena. End the night with a few games in the arcade for a day of fun.
205 NJ-23, Wantage, NJ 07461
(973) 702-0500

Lodi Lanes
A family-owned bowling alley since 1961, bowl with a live DJ at night and make sure to try cosmic bowling.
58 Terhune Ave., Lodi, NJ 07644
(862) 591-1160

Parkway Lanes
Parkway Lanes offers a fresh twist on old-fashion fun. With a chill vibe and cafe for burgers and nachos, you can kick back and relax while rolling with the family.
200 US-46, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
(201) 791-4680

Rockaway Lanes
This family-friendly alley offers bumper bowling days with a wide variety of lightweight shoes and bowling balls suited for all ages.
365 US-46, Rockaway, NJ 07866
(973) 627-5800

Bowling like you’ve never seen it—at Stryxe, families can have fun customizing their bowling lane by adding photos, a theme, or chatting between lanes to have a friendly competition.
300 Main St., Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 377-8919

T-Bowl Lanes Inc
At T-Bowl, you can find a glow bowl and an arcade the littles will love. Stop by on Mondays for a special on two hours of unlimited bowling and $4 games.
300 Preakness Shopping Center, Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 694-5800

Bowling in Central NJ

AMF Strathmore Lanes
With 54 bowling lanes, an arcade, billiards, private rooms, a lounge area, and more, bowling at AMF Strathmore is fun for the whole family.
1061-G NJ-34, Aberdeen, NJ 07747
(732) 566-7500

Colonial Bowling
Bowl every night to get a deal—there is a special price for almost every day of the week. Beyond the 24 bowling lanes, you can also play a friendly game of laser tag.
2420 Brunswick Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 882-7700

East Windsor Bowl & Rec Center
Shoot some hoops in the arcade or bowl some turkeys in the lanes—kids will love the bowling, arcade, and special menu with all their faves, like mac and cheese bites and chicken nuggets to feast on while they bowl.
529 US-130, East Windsor, NJ 08520
(609) 448-2258

Howell Lanes
Howell Lanes has been a spot catering to families since the ’50s. With cosmic bowling and billiards, there’s something for everyone.
1002 US 9, Howell Township, NJ 07731
(732) 462-6767

Majestic Lanes
As a family-run bowling center for 40 years, Majestic Lanes has it all for adults and kids. With touchscreen games, kids can choose to take a break from the pins and head over to the arcade while you grab a craft brew from the bar.
525 US 9, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 826-6800 

Woodbridge Bowling Center
Thanks to a family-friendly atmosphere, Woodbridge bowling is a go-to spot for anyone that wants a chill bowl night.
346 Main St #1226, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(732) 634-4520

Bowling in Southern NJ

DiDonato Family Fun Center
Lace up your bowling shoes and challenge your friends and family to 10 frames in one of 26 lanes at DiDonato Family Fun Center. Comfy seating, a dining area at each lane, and food and beverage service.
1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-3040

The Big Event
Bowling, shuffleboard, ping pong, and arcades! Enjoy tons of fun at The Big Event with the family.
Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-0672

Round1 Bowling and Amusement
Karaoke and arcades on top of bowling? Yes, please–kids and tweens love the upscale lounge and lanes and want to get in on the friendly competitions of darts and billiards.
1750 Deptford Center Rd., Ste 2350, Deptford, NJ 08096
(856) 879-9070

Westbrook Lanes
Lights down, laser lights on! With cool special effects while bowling, kids can bowl with a light show.
1 Creek Rd., Brooklawn, NJ 08030
(856) 456-2692

30 Strikes Lanes
With excellent prices and bumpers for the littles, this place will appease both parents and kids. At night, enjoy their light-up, galactic-themed bowl.
501 S White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ 08084
(856) 783-0558

Bowling in NJ – Multiple Locations in NJ

Bowlero has multiple locations throughout the state, and these are the standouts for kid-friendly areas. The arcades have crowd-favorite games, including the world’s largest Pac-man.
Belleville- 679 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109 – (973) 751-2111
Deptford- 1328 Delsea Drive, Deptford, NJ 08096

Fair Lawn- 22-22 Maple Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 – (201) 797-5400
Green Brook- 380 US Highway 22, Green Brook, NJ 08812 (732) 356-0011
Hazlet- 1400 NJ-36, Hazlet, NJ 07730 – (732) 264-0800
North Brunswick- 1 Carolier Ln., North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902 – (732) 846-2424
Turnersville- 100 American Blvd., Blackwood, NJ 08012 – (856) 629-2422
Wallington- 299 Paterson Ave, Wallington, NJ 07057 – (973) 773-9100

The Funplex
There’s no lie in the name. Funplex is the ultimate place for the littles, with bowling, rides, and laser tag. With two locations in Jersey, you can head to a day or night of fun near you. 
182 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936 – (973) 428-1166
3320-24 NJ-38, Mt. Laurel Township, NJ 08054 – (856) 273-9666

Nationwide Bowling Centers
Thirty-two bowling lanes, a sports bar, and bumpers for the littles will keep your whole family happy while working on their strikes and splits.
Boonton- 720 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005 – (973) 335-0123
Hackensack- 85 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack, NJ 07601- (201) 343-3545
East Hanover- 119 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936- (973) 887-1400
Linden- 741 North Stiles Street, Linden, NJ 07036- (908) 925-3550
Jersey City- 1 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305- (201) 432-5900
North Arlington- 200 Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington, NJ 07032- (201) 998-9621

Bowling in NJ, where are your favorite spots?

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