We recently took our preschool age children to Showtime bowl and we all had a great time. They have gutter guards, just tell the people at the front desk that you've got children in your group and they'll make sure they are up on your lane. It made for a great afternoon of fun. We felt like they are reasonably price ($3.50/per game) and shoe rental ($3.00?). You can also be on the lookout for BOGOF coupons in the paper, great deal!