Parents Night Out

I keep seeing these posts for Parents Night out around town.  I am all for parents cultivating they relationships outside the kids.  But, it must be affordable.  When you have multiple children, the cost for a dinner and movie out as well as a babysitter can break the monthly budget.  Because of this, our kids have become used to eating with us at restaurants (manners are KEY here) and heard us say multiple times, ‘No we are not going out to eat because children do not eat out FREE tonight’.

But, when you can afford it, a date night awesome. So, in an effort to help all those other parents out, who like me, want to do a date-night, but might not want to drop $70 on a babysitter I have compiled a list of Parents Night Out where the kids can have as much fun as the adults!

In the North Sound area aka: Seattle and surrounding areas, check out this great resource! Red Tricycle online has a great list of Parent/Kid night out events.

Tacoma/Pierce County

Children’s Museum of Tacoma – 3rd Friday of the month

  • Ages: 3-10 (Must be potty trained)
  • Drop off: 6  Pick up: 9:30
  • $25 1st Child +$10 add’l Children
  • Registration is Required
Pizza will be provided and the children will participate in both open play and guided art projects.
    • November 16th
    • January 18th
    • February 15th
    • March 15th
    • April 19th

Annie Wright School – Kids Night Out

Open for kids ages Kindergarten through 5th grade
$25 for first child & $5 per sibling
Drop off 5:30pm and Pick up 10pm at 10th street entrance
Registration is a MUST.
Pizza, Juice and snacks are provided

  • Nov 16
  • Dec 14
  • Jan 11
  • March 22
  • April 19
  • May 17

Tacoma Stars Center

Kids night for children 6-12 with crafts, games, a movie and pizza! Register 
6pm -9:30pm
$10 (Star card holder) or $15 per child

  • November 16
  • December 14th

YMCA Lakewood branch – Kids Night Out 

This is an overnight event that serves ages 5-10yrs.  Please use your best judgement if you think your children will be okay to stay overnight, without you.  If they are, then by all means, this is a great adventure for both you and the child/ren.  If not, see below for the Parents night out that is just for a few hours. 
  • November 17-18
  • Dec 15-16th *Special drop off times
Registration is REQUIRED and the cost is $27/member and $28/non-member

Drop Off Time: 5:30-6pm Saturday
Pick Up Time: 8:30-9am Sunday
Location: Lakewood Family YMCA

Ages: 5-10 years
Fee: $27 for YMCA members/$28 for non-members

For more information or specific questions, contact Don Brevik at 253-460-8822

Know of any others in the area?  Let me know!  


One thought on “Parents Night Out

  1. To help keep the costs down, and effort to a minimum, upstairs from the Children’s Museum on Third Fridays, Meditate In Tacoma offers the Friday Night World Peace Cafe. It is a relaxing guided meditation and some helpful advice from Buddha, followed by delicious food (professional chef!) and live music for the adults to enjoy while the kids are downstairs having their night out. $12 includes cafe items!

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