parents night out

Have you ever found yourself searching aimlessly for a babysitter at the last minute with no luck or been following a strict budget that doesn’t allow for dinner and the high price of childcare? I’m certain as Moms we’ve all shared one or both of these dilemmas at some point. Luckily, there is another, pretty great alternative available. Austin and its surrounding areas have a wide variety of businesses that offer Parents Night Out or Kid’s Night Out. This service allows you a few hours away while your children eat, play and socialize. The best part: most are equal to or much less than the going hourly rate of a babysitter!

We’ve rounded up a list of those programs for parents night out to make your next date night easier on the kids and your wallet. Follow the links to the websites for dates and additional details!

Brushy Creek MUD

Twice a year the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District offers a themed parent’s night out. Each event features dinner, sports, crafts, outdoor play, snacks and a movie.

  • Ages: 3-10 (must be potty trained)
  • Time: 5:30pm-10
  • Location: 16318 Great Oaks Dr. Round Rock 78681
  • Cost: $15 BCCC, $20 BCMUD Resident, $30 Non-Resident
  • Registration: Call 512/255-7871 or in person at the Brushy Creek Community Center

Café Monet

The first Friday of each month both the Westgate and Triangle locations offer a Kid’s Night Out program. Although this one is more expensive and shorter, it does include a pizza dinner and mosaic or pottery painting that they will be able to display at home.

  • Ages: 6+
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: The Triangle – 4700 W Guadalupe St #11, Austin, TX 78751                                                                    Westgate – 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
  • Cost: $40, $35 each additional child
  • Registration: Call The Triangle, 512/906-2200 or Westgate, 512/892-3200

Capital Gymnastics

Drop your kids off at one of their three locations two Friday evenings a month. Activities will vary by location, but always include games and plenty of gym time. No food is provided, but snacks and water are welcome.

  • Ages: 4+ (must be potty trained)
  • Time: 7:00pm-10
  • Location: Cedar Park – 504 Denali Pass Dr, Cedar Park 78613                                                                                  Pflugerville– 419 Kingston Lacy Blvd, Pflugerville 78660                                                                        Round Rock – 4600 Campus Village Drive, Round Rock 78665
  • Cost: $25 if pre-registered, siblings $20
  • Registration: Call Cedar Park, 512/259-9995 Pflugerville, 512/251-2439, Round Rock, 512/244-4999

Champions Gymnastics & Cheer

Every Friday of the month Champions offers Parents’ Night Out at both their Austin and Lake Travis locations. Each Friday is themed and the kids will have pizza, access to the gymnasium equipment including trampolines and play games. Summer schedule is subject to change.

  • Ages: 3-10
  • Time: 6:00pm-10
  • Location: Austin – 1314 Exposition Blvd, Austin 78703                                                                                             Lake Travis – 2105 RR 620 South, Lakeway 78734  
  • Cost: $20 pre-registered member/$25 day of or non-member/$30 non-member day of
  • Registration: Online

Clubhouse for Kids

If you are looking for a state-licensed drop-in hourly childcare center this is for you. Every employee has been background checked and is certified in CPR and First Aid. They also offer late care until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays which is a huge plus!

  • Ages: 18mo-12
  • Time: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10pm/Friday 7:30-midnight/Saturday 8:30-midnight/Sunday 11:30am-8pm
  • Location: 3601 W. William Cannon Dr, Ste 600, Austin 78749
  • Cost: See Rates Here (it’s less than a babysitter!)
  • Registration: Call 512/892-CLUB

Creative Brick Builders

If your child is into Legos than this is a perfect place to drop them off while you enjoy a night out. Parents’ Night Out is offered once a month on Saturdays. Price includes pizza, fruit, juice, an after dinner frozen treat, games, crafts and lots of Lego building and creativity.

  • Ages: 5-13
  • Time: 6:00pm-9
  • Location: 220 Sundance Pkwy, Ste 300, Round Rock 78681
  • Cost: $25 per child
  • Registration: Online

Crenshaw Athletic Club

Kid’s Night Out is offered monthly and includes gymnastics, trampolines, swimming, games, a full-length (G or PG) film on a huge screen, late night snack and beverage. Summer KNO is subject to change.

  • Ages: 5-11
  • Time: 6:30pm-11
  • Location: 5000 Fairview Dr, Austin 78731
  • Cost: $30 first child/$20 for siblings
  • Registration: Online Application (Begins 2 weeks in advance)

The Hive

This new concept offers a place for parents to work, visit with friends or enjoy various activities while their children are supervised in a fun and safe play area. Rather than the traditional Parent’s Night Out, children can be dropped off and while parents attend creative events throughout the week/weekend hosted on site. Check their Facebook page for a list of events. Some highlights are Moms Meet & Mingles, ATX Goat Yoga Happy Hour and Massage Monday.

  • Ages: 6mo+
  • Time: Depends on Event
  • Location: 10415 Old Manchaca Rd, Austin 78748
  • Cost: See Rates Here
  • Registration: Online


This is an early preschool through pre-k program that offers drop in care after hours for date nights or throughout the week/weekend so you can get shopping done or visit the doctor kid free. If you work fulltime, this is a great solution for days your child has a school holiday, but your business does not.

  • Ages: 2-5
  • Time: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10pm/Friday 7:30am-12:30am/Saturday 9am-12:30am/Sundays Closed
  • Location: Avery Ranch – 10526 W Parmer Ln, Ste 501, Austin 78717                                                                   Circle C – 5700 W Slaughter Ln, Ste 380, Austin 78749
  • Cost: See Rates Here (it’s cheap!)
  • Registration: Online

Little Land Play Gym

Parents’ Night Out is offered two Fridays a month at this developmentally sound play space. Dinner, juice, snack and plenty of playtime are included in this fun evening.

  • Ages: 18mo+
  • Time: 4pm-8pm
  • Location: North Austin – 13776 N Highway 183, Ste 107A, Austin 78750                                                                  Bee Cave – 3620 RR 620 South, Bee Cave 78738                                                                                      Buda – 17301 IH35 N, Buda 78610
  • Cost: $35 per child/$20 per additional sibling
  • Registration: Online

Mu Sool Won of South Austin

This martial arts space hosts a Kid’s Night Out one Saturday a month, which is great if you have a very active child. The night includes pizza, nerf battles, dodgeball and a movie.

  • Ages: 5+
  • Time: 5:00pm-9pm
  • Location: 1901 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste 121, Austin 78745
  • Cost: $20 per child(member/non-members welcome)/$5 off if you refer a non-member
  • Registration: In studio or email [email protected]

My Gym Austin

Once or twice a month your child can enjoy a night of games, relays, rides, obstacles courses, songs and dance while you have some time to yourself. Pizza dinner is also included.

  • Ages: 2-9 
  • Time: 5:30-8:30pm
  • Location: 5307 W Highway 290, Austin 78735
  • Cost: $30 member/$35 non member/5% off if siblings enrolled/Buy 3 get one free!
  • Registration: Online

Olympia Hills Gymnastics

The Friday Night Fun program is offered twice a month for kids in the Buda area. The evening is filled with pizza, gymnastics, games and more, and at only $15 is a steal!

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Time: 7:00-11pm
  • Location: 2122 Green Meadows Lane, Buda 78610
  • Cost: $15/$10 for siblings
  • Registration: Call 1-800-906-FLIP or email [email protected] 

Rolly Pollies

On scheduled Friday nights kids can wear themselves out with funtastic fitness and entertainment while you enjoy a night off. The first half of the evening is spent playing on gym equipment- think zip line, rock wall, moon bounce- while the last includes a snack and movie.

  • Ages: 3-8 (must be potty trained)
  • Time: 6:30-9:30pm
  • Location: 12700 Shops Parkway, Ste 450 Austin 78738
  • Cost: $25/$15 for siblings
  • Registration: Call 512/263-3777 for advanced registration or show up night of

The Thinkery

Spend an evening in the Mueller area while your children live it up at The Thinkery. They will enjoy pizza, hands on STEAM activities, museum exhibits without all the crowds. As an added bonus, The Thinkery has partnered with Mueller businesses to offer food and entertainment discounts exclusively to those parents with children attending their Parents’ Night Out! Check their website for specifics.

  • Ages: 4+ (must be potty trained)
  • Time: 5:30-10pm
  • Location: 1830 Simond Ave, Austin 78723
  • Cost: Member- $40 first child, $20 additional siblings/Non Member- $45 first child, $25 additional siblings
  • Registration: Online

Tree Tops Learning Center

This is a child care center that offers full time or drop in day time to late night care six days a week. With plenty of activities and a wonderful outdoor playground, your child is sure to have an entertaining night!

  • Ages: 18mos-12yrs 
  • Time: M-TH: 3-10pm, F: 3pm-12:30am, SA: 8am-12:30am
  • Location: 1700 W. 32nd Street, Austin 78703
  • Cost: See Rates Here
  • Registration: Online

YMCA of Austin

Some of the Austin YMCA’s offer Parents’ Day Out every Friday and/or Parents’ Night Out on Saturdays. Check the schedule of your closest YMCA for details. These progams are offered to Members and Non Members and are reasonably priced!

  • Ages: PDO: 5-12/PNO: varies by location
  • Time: PDO: 9am-1pm/PNO: varies by location
  • Location: see website for locations
  • Cost: PDO: Member – $25, Non Member – $40/PNO: varies by location
  • Registration: Online Here

**Let us know if you’ve used any of these programs for parents night out or have any others to share! We’d love to hear your feedback!


  1. Life Ki-do Martial Arts offers Parents Night Out for students and non-students once per month. Drop your kids off feeling confident they are safe in the hands of our instructors and knowing they’ll have a blast with martial arts games, an obstacle course, movie AND pizza!

    Ages: 5yrs-12yrs
    Time: 5:30-8:00pm
    Location: 3636 Bee Caves Rd. #212, Austin 78746
    Cost: $25-$32 (discounts for siblings)
    Registration: Online


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here