Planning a night out with a significant other or just with friends? Instead of hiring a sitter, keep kids busy by dropping them off at an activity center. Kids will have fun and so will the adults. Our list below features Long Island venues holding Parents Night Out events.
Drop the kids off for three hours of open play. The center has lots of soft mats to cushion little ones. Kids can try out their tumbling skills, climb a rock wall, balance on beams, flip on bars, and more.
When: Usually held the last Friday each month – call to confirm dates. From 7-10 pm.
How Much: $40 for non-members, $35 for members
Where: 975 W. Jericho Turnpike, Unit 15 (Morewood Plaza), Smithtown, NY 11787
Contact Info: 631-863-FLIP
Give It Your All Sports
Dodgeball night takes place every Friday at this 4,000 square foot sports training facility. Kids can test their throwing and dodging skills while dad and mom enjoy a nice evening out.
When: Every Friday from 8-10 pm
How Much: $10/person
Where: 2127 Lakeland Avenue, Suite 5, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact Info: 631-676-4412
Gymboree – East Northport
Don’t worry about the kids…they’ll be happily occupied at Gymboree with games, crafts, a movie, and more. Come in pajamas for extra comfort. RSVP Required.
When: 3rd Friday of every month from 6-9 pm
How Much: Members – $30, Non-Members – $35, $5 per additional child
Where: 510 Larkfield Rd. East Northport, NY 11731
Contact Info: 631-368-2059
Hop N Bop
Preteen Night Out Drop Off is open to kids age 9-12 years. Preteens can enjoy two hours of jumping in huge inflatable play centers. As a bonus, admission includes pizza and drinks.
When: Last Saturday of each month from 7-9 pm
How Much: $15/person
Where: 975 W Jericho Turnpike, # 14, Smithtown, NY 11787
Contact Info: 631-265-2695
Just One Wheel
Just One Wheel is the first unicycle training and core balance center in America. The 5,200 square feet center offers unique balance sport activities such as unicycling, slackline, and many others. The facility schedules open play each month where parents can drop off kids for two hours.
When: First Saturday every month from 7-9 pm
How Much: $20/person
Where: 191 Newtown Rd., Plainview, NY 11803
Contact Info: 516-586-8444
The Little Gym
Parents’ Survival Night Out is held at The Little Gyms throughout the U.S. While parents enjoy time away, kids ages 3-12 can have fun in a safe place. Trained instructors will lead kids through games and music activities. Call your local center to find out when they will be holding their Parents’ Survival Night Out. In Long Island, The Little Gym is located in Smithtown, Huntington, Levittown, Stony Brook, Merrick, and Roslyn. We’ve listed Smithtown’s details here. Registration required.
When: Select Friday and Saturdays from 6:00pm – 8:45
How Much: Members – $30 for the first child and $24 for siblings. Non-members – $36 and $30, respectively.
Where: 138 E. Main St., Smithtown, NY 11787
Contact Info: 631-360-7777
At Tumbling Tunes children can play in the gymnastics area, book nook, pretend play space, baby corner, craft area, and music space. The center offers a 4 to 1 ratio of children to adults. Local restaurants that offer Tumbling Tunes Parents Night Out adults a 10% – 20% discount includes: Benkei, The Tasting Room, Feed & Grain, Ships Inn, Gino’s Pizza, Mascali, Madison’s, Crossroads Cafe, La Villini, and Gyro Time.
When: Every Friday from 6:30-9:30 pm
How Much: 1 child – $10/hour, 2 children – $15/hour, 3 children – $18/hour
Where: 212 Laurel Road, East Northport, NY 11731
Contact Info: 631-697-0140
By Maria Wen Adcock