No Childcare? No Problem! Parent Night Out Drop-ins
Have you been dreaming of a quiet night away from the kids? Have an event to go to and can’t find a sitter? Luckily, there are options that can help you take a well-deserved night off! For the times you can’t find childcare, many local businesses provide drop-in “Parent’s Night Out” evenings. A perfect arrangement – perfect fun for your children, and the convenience of not having to find a babysitter. And best of all, there are options all over Metro Vancouver.
Parent’s Night Out Childcare Drop-Ins in Metro Vancouver
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center
Address: 108-6375 202 St, Langley, BC
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Langley provides Parents’ Night Out on select Fridays or Saturdays for children age 3 yrs 6 months to 9. Includes a variety of fun games, rides and activities, as well as dinner! Pre-registration is required. Cost: $38.
Address: 108 Thunderbird Blvd Unit 1, Vancouver, BC
UBC Gymnastics in Vancouver provides Parents’ Afternoon/Evening Out for children ages 4-12 to enjoy a fun-filled day of gymnastics, games and activities. Please bring a healthy nut free snack for break time as well as a water bottle. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $25 per child.
Note: They are currently offering Parents Afternoon Off 12:30pm-3pm (2.5hrs) only.
Address: 88 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Üphoria Yoga provides fun activities, including yoga, music, arts & crafts, dance, and pizza dinner for the little ones on the last Saturday of every month.
Each child will have their own designated space/ props with safe distancing. Masks are encouraged but once children are on their mat, they may remove them.
Age: 3-5yrs old: 4pm-6pm – $38
Age: 6-12yrs old: 4pm-7pm – $48
Pre-registration required, sign up here!
Address: 1270 Marine Dr, North Vancouver, BC
Code Ninjas offers a Parent’s Night Out program for kids ages 7+, where they’ll play games, assemble puzzles, build robotics, and more! Once you’ve had a chance to unwind, swing by to pick them up (please) and hear about all the fun they’ve had!
Address: 110-5940 No 2 Rd, Richmond, BC
Drop your kids off for Kidtropolis’ Kids Night Out for kids ages 6 years old and up. From 5:30pm to 9:30pm you can enjoy dinner, some shopping or nothing at all! Tickets are $30 + GST per child and $25 + GST for siblings, admission includes a slice of pizza, juice and popcorn!
Stay tuned for booking here: www.kidtropolis.ca/kids-night-out
Address: #2-1485 Welch Street, North Vancouver, BC
98 Brigantine Dr, Coquitlam, BC
Drop the kids off to “hang” with Climb Base5 for 3 hours every last Friday of the month! For kids ages 6 and up to have some climb time and pizza. Cost: $60+tax per child (all gear included). Offered at both their Coquitlam & North Vancouver location. Grab your tickets here!
Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics
Address: 4588 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC
On Friday night, 7-10pm, drop off your kids for a fun night at Vancouver Phoenix gymnastics! Kids will have access to the entire gym, including the big foam pit! Please bring a healthy, peanut- and nut-free snack. Cost: $32. Pre-registration required here.
Richmond Martial Arts
Address: 11780 Hammersmith Way #150, Richmond, BC
Drop your kids off at Richmond Martial Arts school for 4 hours from 5 to 9pm, where they’ll have a blast participating in fun games, legos, video games, martial arts, and so much more! Includes pizza, snacks and juice. Open to kids ages 5 and up. Cost for 4hr drop in: $40.
Reserve your spot here (fill up fast!)
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Great Article! We will be starting Date Nights at our North Vancouver location in the fall. Initially it will be for members only, however that will include children under 2!
Such a helpful article!!! I have been in Vancouver for 3 years and have not found a solid babysitter yet. Now that my boys are getting older I can try some of the options above. Thank you!
Thanks for the date night list 🙂
Hey Kristy, super tips for busy moms. I had no idea this service existed. What a great idea. All we need now is a venue where you can go excercise (a gym) and bring your pre-teen to work out with you. Now that would be useful, especially for moms with crazy boys with too much energy. Hope all is well on your end. It was nice seeing you this summer.
Looks like I have another 3 or 4 years before our next date night but, hey, better late than never! 😉
Thanks a lot for the list. I did not know it existed and we really need some «couple time» without the kids, and don’t have a babysitter.
We’ll try it soon.
Great list … we’ve got another one for the downtowners like us … “Kids Night Out” at the YMCA on Burrard. It happens once or twice a month and fills up pretty quickly.
I think this is such a great idea. Excellent of the businesses featured to offer this! My only complaint would be I wish there were inclusive options for disabled children, like mine. They would love to play with other kids too. This is the same reason I have to work nights because we can’t access regular childcare either (daycare, preschool). I’m hoping future generations are more accepting of differences than ours is.
Hi Michelle, thanks for your comment. You are absolutely right that there is a need for inclusive programs within our community and for our families. Reaching out to you to connect. Thank you. – VancouverMom team