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Free activities for kids in St. Louis

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Not many people are aware of the numerous children’s activities the St. Louis area has to offer for free this summer. You probably know about the free museums and the zoo but did you know that many bowling alleys in the area offer free bowling? Check out and select a bowling alley that is convenient for your family. Your children can receive two free games of bowling every day! You print the coupons and bring them with you. Olivette Lanes offers free bowling between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday and 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday. For $34.95 you can purchase a pass for four adults to bowl also – two games per day for the entire summer!

“Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.”

For kids who enjoy cooking and want to learn how to make new recipe’s, Williams-Somona offers free cooking classes on Saturday mornings. Saturday, June 28 at 9:30 a.m., the Plaza Frontenac store will teach kids how to make ice-cream.

Lowe’s has a kids Build and Grow program that teaches kids how to make things such as a TurboTaco Truck and a Monsters vs. Aliens Robot. The clinics are offered on Saturday’s at 10:00 a.m.

Bass Pro is offering free workshops for kids from June 7 through July 13. The workshops are offered on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the hour. Each workshop is about twenty minutes in length. Some of the topics covered are: bird watching, fishing, archery, kayaking, travel safety, water safety, camping and more. Kids earn a pin for each activity they participate in. Bass Pro is offering other fun family activities throughout the summer such as a shooting arcade and casting challenge.



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