One of the most family-friendly activities you can is bowling. All ages can participate
and even the youngest and oldest of family members have a great time. Plus, it's a good way to get some exercise!
If you have never taken the younger kids bowling you are in for a treat. They absolutely love it! All you have to do is ask the bowling alley for bumper bowling to be set up for the young ones. They also have house balls that are for small children, weighing only six pounds, which is light enough for even a three year old to use.
For those taking young children, most alley's will let them bowl in their own shoes or in their socks, which will help you save on rental fees. Besides, they are usually pretty limited on the sizes they have for smaller children.
You may also want to see if the alley can put the kids next to an empty lane or on the first or last lane, with the adults on a lane next to them. This way they will not disturb other bowlers around them, as they are new to learning about bowling etiquette.
Don't worry about how well the small kids bowl or if they follow all the rules. Just let them get used to the idea of the game, rolling the ball down the lane, and learning some of the basics. They will have a blast and so will you!
By the way, each of the bowling alley's also offer birthday parties for kids. And what kid wouldn't love a bowling birthday party?