South Sound and South King County parents’ night out options
My Gym (Kent)
Little gymnasts will spend their evening joining in games, navigating obstacle courses and making crafts. Pack a peanut-free dinner, water bottle and change of clothes. Also check out this spot's Parents' Morning Out and monthly Drop-Off Movie Night options.
Ages: 2.5–10 (must be potty-trained)
Price: $49 per child
Time: Typically two Saturdays per month, 5–8 p.m.
STAR Center (Tacoma)
It’s pretty tough to beat playing in the STAR Center’s 5,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor Treetops playground, but add on themed games and crafts and you’ve got a recipe for a spectacular night out. To reserve, head to Metro Parks Tacoma’s events calendar, uncheck the “Featured Events Only” box and filter for the category “Kids’ Night Out” for your desired month.
Time: Typically one Friday per month, 5–9 p.m.
PenMet Parks (Gig Harbor)
Themed nights such as Mario Kart Tournament and Ice Cream Social are sure to delight your elementary-age child (especially when a pizza dinner is included). Gig Harbor also hosts a Snapology night out where kids can plan and build collaborative Lego masterpieces. To sign up, search for “night out” in the PenMet Parks portal and you’ll see options for regular Kids' Night Out events and Snapology.
Price: $45 per child for Kids' Night Out, $40 per sibling; $64/child for Snapology
Time: Kids' Night Out is typically offered two Saturdays per month, 5–9 p.m.; Snapology is offered one Saturday per month, 4–8 p.m. Note that these two programs take place at different locations in Gig Harbor.
Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center (Bremerton)
The activities for this night out might make parents jealous: swimming, ping-pong, dodgeball, games and pizza are all on the docket for the evening.
Price: $10 per child, $8 per sibling, or $25 for a family of three or more kids
Time: Second Saturday of the month, 6–8:30 p.m.