No doubt grownups need to spend time in a kid-free zone every once in a while, and date nights were invented for just that reason. But sometimes it’s fun to skip the sitter and have the littles crash the party. Click through for family date night ideas that are fun for the whole gang, from crashing at a museum for the night to catching dinner and a show. Adult conversation is a snooze fest anyway, right?

Embrace the Season: Shades of Autumn Fall Festival

You’ll definitely need more than one weekend to visit the Shades of Autumn Fall Festival. Bring the fam as many times as you want because it’s pretty much going on all Fall long. Take a little drive for more than 25 family friendly attractions. Of course you have the traditional hayrides, pumpkin picking and petting zoo. But, the little ones are also going to be wowed by the famous pumpkin cannon, hamster track, semi-truck slide, trikes for tikes, scrumptious apple cider donuts and so much more.

Dates: Thru Oct. 29; Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $10/adult; $15/ages 2-17; $5/ages 65 & up
Stade's Farm & Market
3709 W Miller Rd.
McHenry
Online: stadesfarmandmarket.com

photo: Stade's Farm & Market

What does your family like to do for date night? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers