Need a break from your kids? Chances are, they need a break from you too! Good thing the DMV offers tons of options for fun childcare so both you and your child can enjoy a stress-free night out! So, put on those heels and lipstick, go out with your partner and don’t think twice about the kiddos. Here are some fun kids-night-out activities that will give you that necessary date night—while the kids have a blast.
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Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
Best for the older set (ages 7-10), Labyrinth Games & Puzzles is ideal for the game obsessed kid! Think four hours of Scrabble, Stratego, or Settlers of Catan. Conveniently located near Eastern Market, they’ll get pizza and puzzles while you’re nomming at Pineapple and Pearls. This amazing opp is only offered once a month so check the website and plan accordingly. You won’t regret you did!
645 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
MagicGround is a unique children’s entertainment center and indoor playground designed to create a fun, educational, and memorable experience for children. They even offer a casual restaurant with a coffee lounge. Child friendly attractions include an indoor playground, beauty and customs salon, toddlers play area, arts and crafts, building skills, and educational computer games. On Friday and Saturday nights, they offer Parents Nights Out/Date Times from 6 p.m. until closing. For $40, kids get full access to the park and DINNER! MagicGround is truly magic in the city!
3100 14th St., NW, 3rd Level
Photo: My Gym
My Gym is a DMV fave! With several locations in the area, there’s probably one near you. This is the perfect place for you to enjoy a date night while the kiddos jump around and let off some steam. Drop the kids off for three hours of nonstop action including fitness games, active play, pizza and fun! $40 for members; $45 for non-members; Siblings – 20% off 2 children, 25% off 3 children.
Various Locations around the DMV
Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
A church, yes, a church that has parents night out! A great occasion for local kids to be with other kids while their parents enjoy some adult time. PNO typically takes place on a Saturday evening (4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.) but check the website for specific dates/times. Drop-off and pick-up is flexible and children of all ages are welcome.
421 Seward Sq., SE
You need a night away and your kids love ZAVAZONE? Win, win! Drop them off for a safe, fun-filled evening of play while you get a break from them! ZAVAZONE madness occurs every second and fourth Friday of the month, from 6-9 p.m. They get 90 minutes of supervised play, followed by dinner, a movie, and then more play! You get a fun night around town! $45 for kids ages 5-14 and that includes food, drinks and memorable adventures!
40 Southlawn Ct. (Rockville, Md)
45685 Oakbrook Ct., #110 (Sterling, Va)
Busy Bees is not a sit-down and watch a video kinda place! This is a FUN place where your little one will be active…..spinning, running and jumping. Can we say, Good Night’s Sleep! Yes please! Their monthly date nights are from 6–9 and cost $35 first child, $30 siblings. Kids get pizza and you can even bring them in their PJs.
6110 D Arlington Blvd. (Falls Church, Va)
11 Wisconsin Cir. (Bethesda, Md)
Do you have a favorite parents night out place? Tell us in the comments.