Love is officially in the air! Take advantage of these Valentine’s Day themed, super kid-centered drop-offs so you and your partner can focus on each other (at least for a couple hours) with actual, uninterrupted conversation. These great parent-night-out options are all on or around Feb. 14 so now there’s no excuse not to celebrate the love-iest day of the year. Read on to see where you can leave the kids and keep them happily entertained while you get a chance to reconnect. Be still our beating hearts!

photo: Art Zone via Yelp

Art Zone: Hermosa Beach

Drop off the kids for Art Zone’s three-hour Valentine’s themed art and pizza party and rest assured that your little love bugs will be up to their candy hearts in creative play as well as hard at work on a very special LOVE poster. Space is limited so go online or call to register.

When: Feb. 9
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 per child, $25 for siblings; Ages 4 years old and up
Phone: 310-318-6011


photo: via Zooga Yoga

Zooga Yoga: Culver City

Forget the parents. Here at Zooga, it’s all about the kids with their appropriately named Kids’ Nite Out. While you’re out on Valentine’s Day, your young yogis will embark on a love-filled cupid adventure as they learn new yoga positions such as cupid’s arrow and heart pose. Once they have tapped into their inner zen, it’s time for Valentine’s Day card crafts, pizza then cozying up in comfy pajamas with their favorite blanket to watch a fun Valentine’s film! Reservations are not required but definitely recommended. An additional Zooga Yoga location is also hosting an event in Redondo Beach.

When: Feb. 10
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $45/child and $35 for siblings; Ages 2 ½ (must be potty trained) – 12 years old
Phone: 310-839-6642


photo: via Pamper and Play

Pamper and Play: Westwood

Valentines Day is in full effect at this play place where four hours of fun for your sweethearts includes creating salt dough heart ornaments and cupcake decorating. Best place about this Parent Night Out is that they take kids as young as 18 months (no potty training necessary!) so visit their website asap to reserve a spot.

When: Feb. 10
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $44 for kids under 3 years old, $36 for kids 3 plus; Ages 18 months – 8 years old
Phone: 310-441-0797


photo: Wondertree Kids via Yelp

Wondertree Kids: El Segundo

Let your little lovebirds dance the night away at this incredibly fun drop off spot bursting with Valentines themed music, art, and creative play. After pouring their hearts into a bunch of super stimulating arts and craft projects, everyone will head into the music room for a full-on dance party complete with disco lights (and maybe even bubbles). Mom and Dad who?

When: Feb. 9
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 for non-members, $30 for members; Ages 3 – 8 years old.
Phone: 310-535-0001



photo: via Jenifer Scott

My Gym: Manhattan Beach

Put a little love in their hearts at My Gym’s Parents Night Out with more fun packed into three hours then you can shake an arrow at. Your cherubs are in fabulous hands with the enthusiastic well-trained staff as they play games, make Valentines themed crafts and even eat heart shaped pizza from Fresh Brothers right next door!

When: Feb. 9
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $45 for the 1st child, $25 for siblings for non-members, $35 for the 1st child and $15 for siblings for members; Ages 3 (potty trained) – 8 years old
Phone: 310-796-1300


photo: via The Awesome Playground

The Awesome Playground: Highland Park

If braving the LA nightlife the weekend before Valentines Day isn’t your thing, then The Awesome Playground makes an actual Feb. 14th date possible with their Parents Night Out Valentines Day party. Kids will decorate Valentines cookies, create love-inspired crafts and even come home with their very own heart shaped crayon. Be prepared for your pint-sized Romeos and Juliettes to fall head-over-heels in love with this insanely fun indoor playground where kids as young as 12 months old are welcome! Call or visit the website to sign up before this very popular night fills up.

When: Feb. 14
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 for the first 2 hours; $10 per hour thereafter (2-hour minimum). Siblings get a 20% discount. Ages 12 months and up
Phone: 323-256-2467

photo: Sophie Dance via Yelp


Sophie Dance: Atwater Village and 3rd Street 

What could be better than a Valentines weekend pajama dance party? How about one that also involves making Valentine cards, creating enchanted roses, decorating sugar cookies, eating cupcakes and ends with snuggling into a sleeping bag to watch Beauty and the Beast? Your pint-sized Casanovas will have the best sleep-over ever…without actually sleeping over. Register online as space is limited.

When: Feb. 10
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Atwater); 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (3rd Street)
Cost: $40 for the first child; $20 for siblings; Ages 4.5 – 10 years old
Phone: 213-280-8074 (Atwater)
Phone: 323-455-7314 (3rd St)
Online: to register for the Atwater location
Email: for the 3rd Street location


photo: Cher M. via Yelp

Pump It Up: Torrance

For another date night option on Valentines Day proper, Pump It Up is offering an evening of playtime, music, and dinner for the slightly older set. Wanna ditch the fancy restaurant reservations and make it a family night out instead? No problem as parents also have the option to stay and play alongside the kiddos if so desired. Visit their website to register in advance.

When: Feb. 14
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $16 per child if pre-registered. $18 at the door day of the event: Ages 5 years old and up
Phone: 310-533-9377



What’s your favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

—Jenifer Scott



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