It’s great doing things together as a family, but every so often parents need to have some time to themselves, to reconnect, run errands, or just relax without kids. The GTA offers a number of parents’ nights out where you can drop your kid off to have their own exciting night out filled with fun and activities. It’s a guiltless way to enjoy some rare free time!
Hooray for Play wants to give parents a break, too, so once or twice a month on a weekend evening they offer a Parents’ Night Out. Kids get three hours of supervised play on Hooray for Play’s two-story play structure with slides and snacks and juice during this event.
486 Evans Ave., Unit 1B, Etobicoke
Check the schedule for available nights; 5–8 pm
$29 per child, $45 for two siblings
Call 416-255-5885 to book.
The three-hour-long Kids Night Out at Just Bounce includes an hour of instructed trampoline by their experienced coaches. Kids also get to watch a child-appropriate movie and indulge in pizza and snacks at this monthly or bi-monthly event.
3731 Chesswood Dr., North York
One or two nights per month, 6–9 pm
$36 per child
Register online for Just Bounce Kids Night Out.
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.
3431 Dundas St. W., Toronto
All children of walking age
One Friday per month, 6–8:30 pm
$20 per child
Register online for Kidz360 Date Night.
A complete themed evening for kids 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!
15 York St., 3rd floor, Toronto
Ages 12 months and up
One Friday per month, 6–9 pm
$40 per child, $20 per sibling
Book online for Kidz Kare Parents’ Night Out.
Parents need recess too! The Little Gym of Mississauga East’s Parents’ Survival Night gives the adults three hours to go out while the kids get to enjoy music, games, and Lego-building activities. These themed events take place on select Friday or Saturday evenings, once or twice a month.
220 Dundas St. E., Unit 6, Mississauga
One or two Friday or Saturday nights per month, 6–9 pm
$30 per child members, $35 per child non-members
Book online for Little Gym Parents’ Survival Night.
Your little monkeys can have some fun, craft, and play some games while you get out and about at Monkey Magoo’s Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night Here. Pizza, veggies and dip, and a drink are included.
1212 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
Select Friday nights, by the hour until 7 pm
$12 per hour/child or $10 per hour/2 children (siblings)
To reserve, call 416-693-1048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reconnect with your partner while your children enjoy one of the monthly Kids’ Night Out events at Oaks ‘n Acorns’ east end location. Lots of playtime at the craft table and in the gym, a pizza party, and a movie with popcorn that kids make with the caregivers fills out the kids’ evening.
1856 Danforth Ave., Toronto
One Friday per month, 5:30–8 pm
$31 per child; siblings save 20%, members save 10%
Sign up online for Oaks ‘n Acorns Kids’ Night Out.
Perfect for animal-loving kids, the Date Night program at Pawsitively Pets includes hands-on interactions with animals like tortoises, rabbits, hedgehogs, and parrots. On select Friday evening, also enjoy a pizza dinner, crafts, and enrichment activities for three fun hours.
Spartan Gymnastics’ monthly Parents’ Night Out is full of fun, with games and prizes, and open gym, pizza and drinks, finishing off with a movie. And kids can bring their pajamas to finish the night in.
25 Connell Court, Unit 2, Etobicoke
One Saturday per month, 6:30–11 pm
$40 per child
To book, call 416-837-0342 or email email@example.com.
This spa for ages 5 and up offers age-appropriate treatments that are all about affirming a tween girl’s positive spirit. Drop-off night PJ parties have seasonal themes. Leading up to the holidays, for example, there’s Glam Jam, with a “DIY glam lab” station, pizza, a movie, hot chocolate and cookies, and the chance to make new friends.