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Parents’ Night Out! Drop-Off Evening Child Care Around Seattle

You get a date night, your kids have a blast. Deal?

Published on: February 15, 2023

Parents’ Night Out! Drop-Off Evening Child Care Around Seattle

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Eastside parents’ night out offerings

Adventure Kids Playcare (Bellevue, Issaquah)

This drop-in play care center offers extended hours six days per week, making it especially attractive for adventurous day dates with your partner or friends (hiking at an adult pace or paddle boarding, anyone?).

Ages: 6 weeks–12 years

Price: After an annual registration fee of $40 per family, $16–$17.50 per hour for first child; $9–$10 per hour for second child; $6–$6.50 for third and any additional siblings.

Time: Both centers are open Monday–Saturday with daytime and evening hours. Call Bellevue or Issaquah to confirm as hours may vary based on staffing.

The Ridge Activity Center (Bothell)

If your kids can’t get enough of this forest-themed indoor play area during an epic day outing, drop them off for a fun-filled night out. Parents’ night out events aren’t a regular offering at the moment, but if you don’t see one on the calendar, drop in for play during evening hours and at least enjoy a beverage from the café and some adult convo while the kids play independently.

Ages: 3–11

Price: $35 per child

Time: 5–9 p.m. on select Fridays

Samena Swim & Tennis Club (Bellevue)

This athletic facility, popular for its swimming lessons, also offers two parents’ night out care options. Quarterly Preschool PJ Nights include dinner, story time, crafts and a cartoon movie for potty-trained kids. Older kids can attend a monthly Kids’ Night Out that features pizza, swimming, games and a movie. Also watch for occasional longer Kids’ Night Away events that include an off-site field trip.

Ages: Preschool PJ Nights for ages 3–5; Kids’ Night Out program for ages 5–12 (5-year-olds must be in kindergarten)

Price: Preschool PJ Night $40 per nonmember child and $30 per member; Kids’ Night Out $46 per nonmember child and $36 per member.

Time: Preschool PJ Night takes place roughly one Friday per quarter, 4:30–8 p.m.; Kids’ Night Out happens one Friday per month, 6:30–10 p.m.

Arena Sports (Mill Creek, Issaquah)

Two of Arena Sports’ locations currently offer a Parents’ Night Out so your kids can bounce the night away (fueled by pizza, of course) while you head out for dinner. Can’t make the timing work out quite right? Schedule a family date instead at Issaquah’s new Family Entertainment Center.

Ages: 3–12

Price: $65 per child; $55 for each additional child

Time: Dates and times vary by location; check the Mill Creek and Issaquah schedules for details.

My Gym (Bellevue)

This is one of the spendier options on the list, but it’s hard to top gymnastics fun for kids. Pack a light (nut-free) dinner, water and a change of clothes for these monthly themed nights.

Ages: 4–10

Price: $80 per child for nonmembers; $70 child for members

Time: One Friday per month, 5–8 p.m.

Pacific Reign Gymnastics (Woodinville)

This gym is located near Woodinville’s town center, so catch a movie or go wine tasting while your kids enjoy games, snacks and pizza. Dress them comfortably (think leotards or shorts and a T-shirt with long hair pulled back) and pack a water bottle — they’ll be active!

Ages: 4–12

Price: $80 per participant

Time: One Saturday each month, 5–9 p.m.

Old Fire House Teen Center (Redmond)

About once a quarter, Redmond Parks and Recreation hosts a very affordable parents' night out (book well in advance — these sell out quickly). Kids can choose from crafts, board games, foosball, air hockey and more before chowing down on the included food and drinks. You don’t even have to move the car for date night — walk from the Teen Center to your pick of multiple restaurants nearby!

Ages: 4–10

Price: $14 per non-Redmond resident child; $12 per Redmond resident

Time: One Saturday per quarter, 5–8 p.m.

Redmond Art Works (Redmond)

Have a budding artist in your family? Make sure they've eaten dinner and then drop them off at this studio where art teachers will guide them through themed art projects.

Ages: 4–12

Price: $45 per child

Time: Generally two Saturday nights per month, 5–7 p.m.

Northwest Aerials (Redmond)

While technically in Redmond, this gym is less than 10 minutes away from south Woodinville wineries and five minutes away from Kirkland’s Village at Totem Lake shopping center. Needless to say, you’ll have a number of options to entertain yourself while your kids get out their energy in the gym. They'll also enjoy crafts, games and pizza.

Ages: 4–13

Price: $65 per child, $60 for siblings

Time: Typically one Saturday per month, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

The Gymnastics Connection (Kirkland)

Kids join in on gymnastics free time, games and a themed craft before pizza dinner at this space near the Village at Totem Lake shopping center. Enrollment isn’t required, but be sure to sign up in advance to save on registration fees and ensure availability.

Ages: Kindergarten and up

Price: $40 per child with advance registration; $45 with day-before or day-of registration

Time: Typically one Friday per month, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Vertical World (Redmond; also Lynnwood and Seattle)

Kids climbing the walls at home? Send them to the professionals! Enjoy dinner nearby while instructors help your kids develop their climbing skills.

Ages: 6–12

Price: $45 per participant

Time: Second and fourth Fridays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

MAKE Apothecary (Bothell)

Is your elementary-age student ready to experiment with new art materials? Sign them up for a three-hour art night and they’ll get to try out watercolors, collage materials, beading supplies and more.

Ages: 6 and older

Price: $40 per participant

Time: Approximately one weekend evening per month, 5–8 p.m.

Next: South Sound–area parents’ night out options

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