Kids Night Out Drop Off Program: Parents Night Out


There are times when it can be difficult to find a sitter or grandparents to help out and watch the kids to try and find a date night each month. Did you know there are numerous drop off programs around Columbus for kids to enjoy while you get some one on one time with your significant other or a friend? Check out the list below and find a date and time that works for you and your family! Dates and times are listed as a reference, be sure to check with each business directly before heading there. Also, some of them require you to register in advance, so be sure to check out all of the details directly with the business.

Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out/Parents Night Out Options:

We Rock The Spectrum 

Information: The kids stay in while you enjoy a fun night out. At Parent’s Night Out at We Rock the Spectrum means that they keep your kids entertained at the gym so you can hit the town worry-free. They provide them with a night of playtime, arts & crafts, music, food and more. A typical session usually lasts two-three hours. Get an idea of what We Rock the Spectrum is like by reading this post: Visit We Rock the Spectrum Columbus for Family Fun

Cost: $20 per child

Date/Time: Typically once per month/ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Website: We Rock the Spectrum 

We Rock the SpectrumWendy’s Gymnastics 

Information: Please register online or call in advance to register. Snack and a craft will be included in the night, and open gym and play for your little one! 

Age: Ages 3 and up 

Cost: $40 and then $15 for each additional 

Date/Time: First Friday of each month/ 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Website: Wendy’s Gymnastics 

The Bounce Club Parents Night Out 

Information: Everyone gets a three-hour jump pass for $25. This includes pizza, drink and tons of fun! 

Age: Ages 5- 12 

Cost: $25 per child 

Date/Time: Every Friday/ Drop off is between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and pick up is between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. 

Website: The Bounce Club 

The Little Gym: Parents Survival Night 

Information: Your children get some quality “kid time” in a safe, fun, familiar place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games, and fun LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO® Juniors building activities.

Age: Ages 3-12 

Cost: $30 Members/ $35 Non-members

Date/Time: Select Fridays and Saturdays throughout each month. Check their website for updates! 

Website: The Little Gym 

Gym Skills Parents Night Out 

Information: Leave your kids at Gym Skills for a fun-filled evening of gymnastics fun, games, group activities, music, arts & crafts, and a snack. Activities may vary at each Parents Night Out. Relax as you take a break knowing your kids are having fun in a safe and active environment at Gym Skills! Reservations are required and space IS limited. You may drop-off and pick-up at your convenience. Pizza and a drink will be included.

Age: Ages 5 and up 

Cost: $20 per child if a member and $25 per child if a non-member. $5 off sibling discount for each additional child. 

Date/Time: 2nd Saturday of the month/ 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Website: Gym Skills

Premier at Sawmill Parents Night Out 

Information: Your children will be in the caring, experienced hands of our Kid’s Club staff. They’ll play games with them, have fun in the pool, and so much more!

Age: Ages 1- 12

Cost: $25 for members and $35 for non-members. $10 fee for additional siblings. 

Date/Time: Once per month / 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Website: Premier at Sawmill 

YMCA of Central Ohio Parents Night Out 

Information: This program is held at the YMCA, where your children will be supervised by staff with the opportunity to hang out with friends and participate in a variety of fun activities. Be sure to get registered in time!

Date/Time: Dates vary by location. Search your location today! 

Website: Central Ohio YMCA 

Young Chefs Academy

Information: Kids will experience hands-on culinary experience while the adults are out enjoying the evening. Learn about the benefits of kids learning to cook in our post: 7 Mom-Approved Reasons to Send Your Kids to Cooking Camp

Age: varies (some evenings say 6+ and others say 8+)

Cost: $35

Date/Time: Offered twice a month on Friday nights from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Website: Young Chefs Academy

Vertical Adventures Parents Night Out 

Information: Every Friday night, they offer Parent’s Night Out at Vertical Adventures from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. They’ll make sure the kids have a blast climbing and playing in a space where they can literally bounce off the walls.

Age: Ages 4-15 

Cost: Free for Members and $25 for non-members 

Date/Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Website: Vertical Adventures

Integrity Athletics Parents Night Out 

Information: Drop the kids off and enjoy an evening out! This is a fundraiser event for the OSU Club Gymnastics Team. There will be gymnastics, movies, pizza and more!

Age: Ages 5- 14

Cost: $30 for first child / $25 for each additional 

Date/Time: See their website for upcoming dates and times! (The next one is scheduled for March 30, 2019)

Website: Integrity Athletics

Code Ninjas Parents Night Out

Information: Drop off your kids at Code Ninjas, where they’ll play games, assemble puzzles, build robotics, and more. Once you’ve had a chance to unwind, swing by to pick them up and hear about all the fun they’ve had!

Age: Ages 7 – 14

Cost: $40 per child 

Date/Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. / Typically once per month 

Website: Code Ninjas

Creative Art Bar

Information: This is kids-only crafting time. During this three-hour timeframe, kids will make a craft, play board games and eat pizza. There are themes for each of the Kids Night Outs. Must pre-register in advance. 

Age: 5+

Cost: $45 for one child and there is a price discount for siblings.

Date/Time: Once a month on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Check out their calendar to see the exact dates: Creative Art Bar Calendar

Website: Creative Art Bar

Do you have any other favorite Parents Night Out Spots to add to the list? Be sure to schedule your next date night tonight! 

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Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!