Originally Published 1.31.2011

With V-day around the corner, you’re likely scheming on ways to get some QT with your honey. But before you discover that the neighborhood sitter has been booked for months (who plans ahead like that?!), check out RT’s handy-dandy Parents Night Out list. These seven spots offer childcare on various nights of the holiday weekend—all you need to do is RESERVE—both a spot for your kiddo and a romantic table for two at your fave restaurant.

Crafts and Games at The Nest Fun is in the air at The Nest’s Valentine’s Night Out with crafts, games, and special treats.  Includes dinner and a small after-dinner treat. Sat. Feb. 12, 5 to 9 p.m.; Woodinville; Ages 2 to 9; Must prepay to reserve a spot; Cost: $40 per child; $30 for siblings; Reservations at 425-415-6378. Read more.

Tumbling Fun at Seattle Gymnastics Academy (Lake City location only) Kiddos will love this evening game plan: gymnastics, pizza, Valentine crafts, and a late night movie with snack. Sat. Feb. 12, 6 to 10 p.m.; Seattle; Ages 5 to 12; Cost: $35 per child; Need to show a valid health insurance card; Reservations at 206-362-7447 Read more.

Parent’s Night Out at SJCC The Littles won’t miss you a bit since they’ll be busy eating pizza, playing games, swimming, and doing art projects at Stroum Jewish Community Center. Mon. Feb. 14, 3 to 9 p.m.; Mercer Island; Pre-k and up; Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members; Reservations online only at www.SJCC.org.

Be My Valentine Kids Event at Paint Away! Ceramic Painting Studio While you are getting your Valentine on, the kids get to make an 8 in. glass slump project and a 2 in. “kiss” ceramic tile. Includes snack, it’s a win-win for everyone. Fri. Feb. 11, 6 to 9 p.m.; Redmond; Ages 6 to 12; Cost: $36 + tax per child. Register and read more.

Parent’s Night Out at Northwest Aerials This evening is loaded with activities, from jumping and tumbling to crafts and a sleepover! Bring a sack dinner.  Sat. Feb. 12, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 a.m. Sun.; Kirkland; All ages (must be potty-trained); Cost: $30 per child, $40 for sleepover;  Discounted prices if registering early. Must prepay. Register and read more.

Kid’s Night Out at Dizzy’s Bus Stop Tumbling, crafts, and dinner will keep kids busy plus get them tired.  Sat. Feb. 12, 5 to 10 p.m.;Bellevue; Ages 2 to 8; Cost: $10 per hour, 3 hour minimum; 3 hours for first sibling, $20, 5 hours for first sibling, $30; Register (payment required) at 425-564-8287. Read more.

Kid’s Night Out at Safe N Sound Swim (Westlake location) Valentine crafts, games, and swimming. Instructors will be in the water to help kids who are not comfortable on their own. Saturday, Feb 12, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cost: $40 for SNS members,$50 for non-members 206-285-9279 Read more.


—Kavita Varma-White and Aileen Sabbatani