When was the last time you and your partner hit the town for a date night? Before kids, most of us didn’t realize what a luxury it was to be able to go out for dinner solo, or head to a movie, or go to a concert with our significant other.
But now, with the little ones in tow, date nights can sometimes feel like the unattainable holy grail. Sure, you can bring the kids along or ask grandparents to babysit, but sometimes those options aren’t available.
So we’ve rounded up 7 different ways you can finally have a date night… with a little help of course!
Who says your kids can’t love date night too? Send the kids to Spartan Gymnastics one Saturday every month for fun, games, prizes, open gym time, and they finish the night with a movie in their theater setting. All Parents Night Out events include pizza and drinks. For kids ages 4-15. Learn More.
The Summerhill Club
The Summerhill Club Inc. is a babysitting agency based out of Toronto with the mission of connecting families to trustworthy, engaged, and highly experienced babysitters any time they need child care. Whether you need occasional date night coverage, regular assistance or a vacation sitter, they can help! Learn More.
One Friday per month, Kidz Kare offers a complete themed evening for kids that includes crafts, events, dinner, dessert, and snacks. And don’t forget their PJs—they’ll be ready for bed by the time you pick them up! For kids ages 12 months and up. Learn More.
If the name didn’t make it clear, Datenight is all about providing parents with babysitters to cover, you guessed it, date night! Datenight is a service that connects parents with experienced local babysitters. All of the babysitters on the platform are pre-interviewed by the staff. Parents can set up an in-person or video interview with babysitters before booking. And you can book and pay using the Datenight mobile or web app, meaning no last minute trips to the ATM to make sure you have enough cash to pay the sitter! Learn More.
Sitter.com is the one-stop resource for all your babysitting, nanny, and child care needs. This online community is dedicated to connecting families to a nationwide network of babysitters, nannies, daycares and childcare providers. Find the perfect babysitter for your next date night with just a few clicks. Learn More.
Kids get to enjoy a themed evening at Kidz360 in the Junction that includes a pizza dinner while the adults relax on their Date Night for parents. Physical activities are combined with pop culture programs in these monthly, 2½-hour Friday events. Snacks and drinks are also included. Bonus: as long as your little one is walking, they are welcome to attend! Learn More.
SOSsitter provides a link between families looking for babysitters. They believe that every family knows what suits them best. SOSsitter’s caregivers must be 18, have experience, and offer flexible availability to fit the modern family’s needs. Each has a detailed profile, making it simple to find a sitter with the right set of skills and experiences. Contacting caregivers is easy – either post a job offer and have qualified sitters come to you or contact them directly either by phone or email. Learn More.