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/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
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+)
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.
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