12 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.

Parents’ Night Out at Pavilion Aquatic Center (Elk Grove Village)
October 6, November 17, and December 15, 2023 | 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.

Dodgeball Night Out (Vaughn Athletic Center, Aurora)
October 6 and 13, November 10 and 17, December 1 and 15, 2023 | 6:45pm – 7:45pm
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 at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center (Geneva)
October 6, November 3 and 17, December 1 and 15, 2023 | 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)
October 20, November 17, December 15, 2023 | 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)
October 20 and November 11, 2023 | 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)
October 21, November 18, December 16, 2023 | 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 (Bloomingdale)
November 3, 2023 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Kids ages 4-10 enjoy games, crafts, pizza, and dessert at the Clubhouse. The park district also offers programs for parents at the same time for an easy date night outing. Register in advance through the park district. Price is $25/resident, $30/non-resident for the first child in a family and $10/resident, $15/non-resident for any additional children.

Friday Fun Movie Nights (Park District of Forest Park)
November 10 and December 8, 2023 | 6:15pm – 8:15pm
Enjoy pizza and snacks during the movie showing. Register in advance. $13 per child.

Parents Night Out – Kids Fun Night at the Lakeview Nature Center (Oakbrook Terrace)
November 18, 2023 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Kids will be inside and out at this nature center’s unique night out with nature activities, games, animals, hiking, pizza, crafts, and a story. Ages 4-12. Register in advance through the park district. $30/child.

Drop and Shop (Schaumburg)
November 24, 2023 | 11:00am – 3:00pm
Children will spend the afternoon swimming at Water Works, playing games, and eating pizza. Advance registration is required. $40/resident, $50/non-resident.

Parents Day Out – Holiday Theme (Brookfield)
December 9, 2023 | 11:00am – 5:00pm
Register your child for a full day of fun at Rec Hall. $35 per resident/$45 per non-resident.

Parents Night Out Programming Previously Offered

The following organizations have offered parents night out programming earlier in 2023, but do not have any thing advertised as of October 6, 2023. Check their website for more details.

Tween Nights (Ackerman Sports Complex, Glen Ellyn)
Kids ages 8-12 kick off the weekend with games, activities, and pizza at the Ackerman SFC. Register in advance through the park district. $25/resident, $40/non-resident.

Nature Night Out (Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles)
The naturalist staff hosts this event for ages 6-9 with dinner, hiking, games, crafts, and a chance to meet some animals. Register in advance through the park district. $35/resident, $42/non-resident.

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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