Summer has just ended and the kids are already whining. The sweaty activity-filled days have now been replaced with school, fall sports, and the inevitable “I’m Bored!” With the days getting shorter and free time becoming scarce, In The Know Upstate wanted to let parents know that all is not lost. Check out this list of some great places for the kids to go for a night out to meet new friends and release some of that pent-up energy. And for parents, a date night is well overdue, right? Yeah, we thought so…… Enjoy Give Me A Break: 5 Ideas For Parent’s Night Out
Give Me A Break: 5 Ideas For Parent’s Night Out
YMCA – Greenville and Spartanburg
Do you have a family membership at your local YMCA? Did you know that some Greenville and Spartanburg locations offer a Parent’s Night Out? Your kids can hang out, play with their friends, and even swim (schedules will vary for individual locations). Dinner is not provided, but you can send a snack with your child. Care providers are trained to YMCA standards and age-appropriate activities are planned for each night. If you do not have a membership but have decided that the time is right, you can find information on the website or one of their membership specialists can help you. Click below to see the schedules for each location.
Greenville YMCA – GHS Program Center / Caine Halter Family YMCA / Eastside Family YMCA / George I. Theisen YMCA
Spartanburg YMCA – Middle Tyger YMCA / Thomas E. Hannah YMCA
Sky Zone – Greenville
Get the kiddos out from in front of the TV and let them get to jumping! Sky Zone in Greenville welcomes kids ages 5-12 on Fridays from 7 pm to 10 pm. Games and activities plus all of the attractions equal a night of fun that will tucker them out for bedtime. Throw in food and drink and your night is taken care of. Your child will have a blast with new friends and you can finally have that glass of wine that has been calling you all week. Click here to see more.
Electric City Gymnastics- Anderson
Kids love to flip, spin, run, jump, scream, laugh and they can do all that at Electric City Gymnastics in Anderson, SC. On Fridays from 7:30-10pm, ages 6 and older can “monkey” around with friends while being looked after by qualified caregivers. Be sure to bring $1 for a pizza slice for dinner. What’s easier than that? Visit Electric City Gymnastics here for more information.
Rhythms Jump Start – Duncan
If you don’t live in Anderson, don’t worry! Duncan, SC also has a fun spot for your budding gymnast. Rhythms Jump Start has a Parent’s Night Out on the first and third Saturday of each month. From 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, kids can enjoy playtime, games, a movie, AND dinner. Teachers and coaches are on hand to supervise to ensure that your child is safe, allowing you to enjoy your dinner date without the worry. Have more questions? No problem – click here for the website.
The Pavilion – Greenville
Ok, here’s a question that we all probably know the answer to – Does your child like pizza, ice skating, movies, and bounce houses? Yes? Then The Pavilion in Greenville is the place to be. Once a month, from 6 pm to 10 pm, kids can come and enjoy these activities while being supervised by trained staff in a structured environment. Who knows? You might get to enjoy a movie yourself and NOT have to share the popcorn! The dates are located on the website here, where you can also register to attend.
Bonus: Hearts of Clay – Spartanburg
Does your little one prefer a creative, quiet space over a rambunctious loud one? Your little artist can come to Hearts of Clay and enjoy dinner and complete an art project. No matter the medium, canvas painting, pottery designs, learning art basics, your child find their inner Picasso while making a project that they can show off. Be the talk of the PTA when your kid has their first gallery opening. Best part – someone else does the cleanup! Visit Hearts of Clay here to register.
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