Don’t have a babysitter on the love-liest day of the year? Don’t despair! Take advantage of local Valentine’s Day-themed drop-offs so you and your sweetheart can leave the kids in good hands while you get to have an actual (un-interrupted) conversation for a few hours. All of these options are available on or around Feb. 14 so there is no excuse not to celebrate this crazy little thing called love. Read on to see where your kids can have a fun night in Los Angeles (fully supervised) while parents get a romantic night out themselves.
photo: The Awesome Playground via Yelp
The Awesome Playground
You’ll all be feeling the love this night at The Awesome Playground’s Valentines themed Parents Night Out. Kids will create love-inspired art and craft projects and even come home with their very own heart shaped crayon. Your pint-sized Romeos and Juliettes won’t want to leave this insanely fun indoor playground where kids as young as 12 months old are welcome!
Good to Know: Call or visit the website to sign up before this very popular night fills up.
When: Feb. 15
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: $25 for the first 2 hours; $10 per hour thereafter (2-hour minimum). Siblings get a 20% discount. 12 months and up
5158 York Blvd.
photo: Pamper and Play via Facebook
Pamper and Play
Valentines Day is in full effect at this indoor play place where hours of fun for your angels includes love-themed crafts and dessert decorating. The best part about this Parent Night Out? They take kids as young as 18 months (no potty training necessary!) so visit their website ASAP to reserve a spot.
When: Feb. 9
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 for kids under 3; $45 for kids 3 plus; Discounts for siblings. Ages 18 months – 8 years old
2279 Westwood Blvd.
photo: Fun & Fit Gymnastics via Yelp
Fun & Fit Gymnastics
Everyone will fall head over heels for Fun & Fit’s Valentines Party Night where gymnastics, games, pizza and a movie round out the entertainment lineup for your little loves. Drop them off with their favorite pillow and blanket so they can cozy up during the movie while you and your main squeeze get cozy at a nearby watering hole. Call to reserve your spots as these fill up quickly!
When: Feb. 15
Time: 6:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per child (members); $57 per child (non-members); $5 sibling discount; Ages 3 years old (potty trained) and up.
1919 W. Burbank Blvd.
photo: Adventureplex via Facebook
If braving the LA nightlife the weekend before Valentines Day sounds a little like opening your birthday presents two days before the big day, then check out Adventureplex. They make an actual Feb. 14th date possible with their Parents Night Out “Hearty Party.”
Give your darlings more fun than they can shake an arrow at with heart-themed arts and crafts, Valentine’s games, pizza from Fresh Brothers and quality time climbing all over the Adventureplex signature play structures. After you’ve had lots of time to sizzle in the South Bay, go grab your tired tots and get ready for lots of sleepy snuggles!
When: Feb. 14
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per child; $20 for siblings. Ages 4 – 12.
1701 Marine Ave.
photo: Art Zone via Yelp
Drop off the kids for Art Zone’s three-hour Valentine’s Day themed art and pizza party and rest assured that your little love bugs will be up to their ears in creative play as well as hard at work on their very own puffy heart craft. Friendship love is the theme of the month here, so while the littles have a blast, you and your special someone can paint the night fantastic!
Good to Know: Space is limited so go online or call to register.
When: Feb. 8
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 per child or bring your best friend and get $5 off. Use code “bestie” when making your reservation by phone or text message! Ages 3 years old (potty trained) and up.
1102 Aviation Blvd.
When: Feb. 15
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $35 per child, 10% sibling discount; 3 years old (potty trained) and up
10944 W Pico Blvd.,
photo: Pump It Up Torrance
Pump It Up
For another date night option (this one is also on Valentines Day proper), Pump It Up is offering an evening of active play, a movie, love holiday crafts, and dinner during their Parents Night Out Valentines Party. After four hours of jumping fun, your sleepy cherubs will be ready for their pillows and bedtime will be a snap. It’s a win-win situation.
When: Feb. 14
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per child; $45 for 2 children; 4 years old and up (must be potty trained).
1780 Oak St.
photo: Snooknuk via Yelp
Snooknuk & Larchmont Sanctuary Spa
Snooknuk, the super charming indoor play space, offers supervised drop off play for kids of all ages during the day. This means you and your funny Valentine can duck across the street and hit up Larchmont Sanctuary Spa to take advantage of their movie-themed Valentines Day couples massage specials while your cutie pies play ‘till their hearts’ content. This is a great option for those not into the dinner reservation scene or for kids who might need an earlier bedtime.
Cost: $15/hour per potty trained child; $20/hour per non-potty trained child; 2-hour minimum. At least 24 hours advance notice for supervised play reservations.
506 N Larchmont Blvd.
Larchmont Sanctuary Spa
Cost: $379 & Up (for two people)
331 N. Larchmont Blvd.
photo: We Rock the Spectrum via Yelp
We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
Another daytime option for those early (love) birds is We Rock the Spectrum’s Valentine’s Kids Party. Designed for children of all ability levels, this indoor play gym’s fully inclusive mission makes sure all kids are welcome and supported while parents get two hours to reconnect and rekindle. Throw in make and take your own crafts, Valentines treats and playtime in the gym and everything is coming up roses!
When: Feb. 10
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per child; Age 1 — 10
5520 Crebs Ave.
Feature photo: Helena Lopes via Unsplash
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