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?

Go Wild: Boo! at the Zoo

Stir up Halloween fun in the company of lions, tigers and bears. Animal lovers of every age are invited to drop in for haunted hayrides, pumpkin craving demos, a creepy cowboy carousel, special zoo chats, a costume parade and contest, and more.

Dates: Oct. 21, 22, 28 & 29; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $10.50/kids; $15/adult
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd.

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

— Maria Chambers