16 Parents Night Out Programs with Dodgeball, Pizza, Hiking, Swimming, and More

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Finding time to fit in a date night can be tricky, and adding the task of finding reliable childcare can make things even more difficult. No need to worry: we’ve rounded up Parents Night Out programs for both you and your child to enjoy a night out.

These events are filled with games, food, crafts and other activities. While your child is off having fun while you can relax at a peaceful dinner date, enjoy an exciting outing with friends, or enjoy some good old-fashioned alone time. Sounds like a win-win!

Nearly all of these events require advance registration, so don’t delay in scheduling your night out.

Flying High Pizza Fun Night (Countryside)
First Friday of each month | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Enjoy slices of pizza between rounds on the trampolines, balance beams, and foam pits. Advance registration, which costs $18, closes 2 days in advance. Register after that, or at the door for $22.

Tween Nights (Ackerman Sports Complex, Glen Ellyn)
March 15, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kids ages 8-12 kick off the weekend with games, activities, and pizza at the Ackerman SFC. Register in advance through the park district. $30/resident, $35/non-resident.

Kids Night Out (Wheeling Park District)
March 15, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
This month’s programming is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day fun with crafts, activities, and games. Registration includes pizza. $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents.

Pizza and PJs (Bolingbrook)
March 15 and April 5, 2024 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Themed nights including pizza for all. Children can wear PJs or regular clothes, must be potty trained. $25 for residents, $37 for non-residents.

Parents Night Out at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center (Geneva)
March 15, April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31, and June 14, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Crafts, games, movies, and more for ages 2-11. Advance registration through the park district required. $20/resident, $25/non-resident.

Kids Night Out (Fort Hill Activity Center, Naperville)
March 15, April 12, and May 17, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Themed kids nights out with games, activities, and more, including include dinner and juice for kids ages 4-12. Advance registration through the park district required. Price is $21/fitness member, $26/resident, $39/non-resident.

Parents Night Out (ARC Center, West Chicago)
March 15, April 19, and May 17, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Games, crafts, and activities, including free time to play in the ARC’s TreeTop Escape. Register in advance. $12/resident, $14/non-resident.

Kids Night Out (Tri-Town YMCA, Villa Park)
March 16, and April 20, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Activities, games, pizza, and plenty of fun at the St. Alexander Parish School. $0 for residents/$10 for non-residents. Dates are also announced for 2024.

Parents’ Night Out at Pavilion Aquatic Center (Elk Grove Village)
March 22, April 5 and 19, May 3 and 24, 2024 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Kids will swim, play games, and make a craft at this event for kids aged 5-12. $15/resident, $18/non-resident; register in advance through the park district.

Kid’s Night Out (Hoffman Estates)
March 23, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Your 7-12 year old child will enjoy a night of gaming in the ESports Zone. Registration is required, $15 for residents and $17 for non-residents.

Friday Night Out (Downers Grove)
April 12, 2024 | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Meant for younger visitors, this program is similar to Wild Night Out. Games, campfire food, and crafts will fill your child’s night. $35 per child. Register in advance.

Dodgeball Night Out (Vaughn Athletic Center, Aurora)
April 19, 26 and May 20, 2024 | times vary
Variations like Swamp Ball and GAGA Ball mix things up at this one-hour, dodgeball-themed night out for kids ages 6-11. $10/child; register online through the park district.

Parents Night Out (Batavia)
April 20, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy pizza, play games, and have fun while your parents are out. $25 per child, register in advance.

Friday Fun Movie Nights (Park District of Forest Park)
April 26, 2024 | 6:15pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy pizza and snacks during the movie showing. Register in advance. $13 per child.

Wild Night Out (Downers Grove)
April 27, 2024 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy campfire food, night hikes, and outdoor adventures. Register in advance, $35 per child.

Parents Night Out (Berwyn)
May 10, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Registration is required for this fun night out with the Berwyn Park District. $20/child.

Parents Night Out Programming Previously Offered

The following parents night out programming was offered in the past, but are not advertised as of March 11, 2024. Check their websites for more details:

Looking for ideas for a one-on-one date night with your kiddos? We have plenty of ideas for that, too!

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