Updated by Laura Simon
I’m sure every parent will agree they can use a few hours off now and then. Instead of worrying about finding a baby sitter though, try sending your little ones to one of these many well-known, well-established and fun local organizations that offer Parents’ Night Out (‘PNO’) options. Many offer a variety of activities for the kids and it will also give your child an opportunity to make new friends.
This directory separates out places that offer Drop In Childcare Options in the Evening from those that are typical Parents’ Night Out Providers. If you know of another business or organization that offers a Parents’ Night Out option please shoot us an email HERE so we can add it to this list!
For more details or to register please use links and contact information for each PNO listed below.
Address: Three locations in the Triad:
Greensboro – 2500 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408 / Phone: (336) 288-2004
High Point – 3735 Admiral Dr #107, High Point, NC / Phone: (336) 882-3735
Burlington – 3398 S. Church St. Burlington, NC 27215 / Phone: (336) 524-8873
Website: Greensboro: bizikidz.com; High Point: bizikidzhighpoint.com; Burlington: bizikidzburlington.com
Details and Cost: Ages 1 – 11 and can stay up to four hours; Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm; Friday 8:30am-10:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm; call your location for more details.
Drop N’ Play
Address: Three locations in Greensboro:
~ 600 Industrial Way, Greensboro, NC 27406 / Phone: (336) 280-4328
~ Georgia Street, Greensboro, NC 27408 / Phone: (336) 280-4328
~ 406 Hwy 150 W, Greensboro, NC 27455 / Phone: (336) 298-4815
Facebook Page: facebook.com/dropnplayGSO
Details and Cost: Offered to kids from potty-trained age on up. Call for details and dates.
Address: 3206 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem
Phone: (336) 760-2585
Details and Cost: Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-10:00pm; Friday and Saturday: 9:00am-12:00am; two hour minimum stay. Contact directly for costs and further details.
Stay N Play – Greensboro
Address: 5314 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: (336) 895-1040
Facebook page: facebook.com/Stay-and-Play-Hourly-Drop-In-Childcare
Details and cost: Monday and Wednesday 8:30-8:00; Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-6:00 with on call hours from 6:00-8:00 pm; Friday 8:30-10:00; Saturday 9:00-10:00; Sunday 12:00-6:00. $9 Per Hour – One Child ages 12 months-12 years; $13 Per Hour – Two Children ages 12 months – 12 years; $18 per Hour – Three Children ages 12 months -12 years, $20 per Hour – Four Children ages 12 months – 12 years
Address: 6210 Hackers Bend Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone Number: 336-766-3599
Facebook Page: facebook.com/Clemmons-Gymnastics
Details and Cost: Parents night out normally happens on the first Friday Night of every month.
The cost is $25.00 per child. Price includes pizza dinner, a snack later in the evening, and tumbling.
Code Ninjas High Point
Address: 1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 103, High Point
Phone Number: 336-860-0600
Details and Cost: You deserve a night on the town. Meanwhile, your kids want to play and have fun. That’s why we offer Parent’s Night Out – a win-win evening for families. Drop off your kids at Code Ninjas, 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! Ages: 7-14. Call for dates and cost.
Culinary U of the Triad
Address: 1709 Fleming Road, Greensboro
Phone Number: 336-324-3438
Facebook Page: facebook.com/culinaryutriad
Details and Cost: Parents take a break while the kids make dinner with us! Ages 6-12. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Cost: $39, $5 sibling discount. Check out our Facebook page to see the monthly date and theme.
Distractions Art Studio
Address: 2762 NC 68, High Point, NC
Phone Number: 336-888-8990
Details and Cost: Drop off your kids (ages 6-12) at Distractions for a fun evening of art and head over to Goofy Foot for much needed grown-up time. *Details: Limited space at Distractions, purchase ticket in-store or Online BEFORE the event. Distractionsartstudio.com/online-store. Cost: $10 per child includes studio fee, supervision, small beverage and cookies. Projects are not included.
Address: 5250 High Point Road, High Point, North Carolina 27265
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/EdgeFitnessLLC
Details and Cost: Games, crafts, activities and plenty of fun! Event fee will be collect the night of the event. Hurry though we can only hold 25 kids for this night. We will start the night with an obstacle course, fun stations, and a few group games before moving on to a special martial arts lesson for the whole group. After that we will finish the night with Piazza and a Martial Arts Movie. The cost of the event is $15 per child.
Flip Force Gymnastics
Address: 1128 Snow Bridge Lane, Kernersville, NC 27284
Phone Number: 336-996-5158
Facebook Page: facebook.com/Flip-Force-Gymnastics
Details and Cost: Parents Night Out is open gym, group games, and lots of fun. New bounce house for ages six and up. Pizza dinner and drink included. From 5:30 to 9 pm. $15 members; $20 guests. Register the Wednesday before. For dates and more details, call the number above.
Griffin Center Park and Recreation Center
Address: 5301 Hilltop Rd, Greensboro
Phone Number: 336-373-2928
Facebook Page: facebook.com/events
Details and Cost: Have we got a fun Friday night planned for your kids! Drop off your 5-12 year-olds for an evening of games, crafts, dinner and a movie. The cost is $20 per child. Registration is required. Contact Griffin Recreation Center to reserve your spot: 336-373-2928. Dates are ongoing; check the Facebook page for details.
High Point YMCA
Address: PNO offered at TWO locations
Grubb Family YMCA, 609 Trindale Rd, Trinity, NC 27370 / (336) 861-7788
Hartley Drive Family YMCA, 150 West Hartley Dr, High Point, NC 27265 / (336) 869-0151 (Phone)
HP YMCA Website: hpymca.org
Details and Cost: More information for Grubb Family YMCA PNO can be found HERE. More information on Hartley Drive Family YMCA PNO can be found HERE. Prices and details differ at each location.
High Point Gymnastics Academy
Address: 3530 N Main St, High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 869-3589
Facebook page: facebook.com/highpointgymnastics
Details and Cost: Offered a few times a year. Check website for dates to be announced. Ages 5 & up, $25 first child, $45 for two children, $60 for three children. Usually offered on Saturday nights from 6:30-10pm and includes pizza and crafts.
Address: 502 N Broad St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (PNO location tbd closer to date)
Facebook Page: facebook.com/imprintsWS
Details and Costs: Only hosts PNO in December, but just in time for parents to have a few hours to have stress free holiday shopping. Please check their Facebook page and website closer to the end of the year for exact information on when and where their PNO will be located. Cost for Imprints Cares Members is $30 and for Non-members the cost is $35. Price includes dinner and activities.
Address: 390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Facebook Page: facebook.com/kaleideumnorth
Details and Costs: Kaleideum Downston offers PNO several times throughout the year. The fee is $15/Kaleideum member child or $20/non-member child. It is $5 off for each additional sibling. Pre-registration required. Fee includes pizza dinner, museum exploration time, a planetarium show, and other activities.
Address: 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Facebook Page: facebook.com/kaleideumdowntown
Details and Costs: Kaleideum North offers PNO several times throughout the year. The fee is $15/Kaleideum member child or $20/non-member child. It is $5 off for each additional sibling. Pre-registration required. Fee includes pizza dinner, museum exploration time, a planetarium show, and other activities.
Kids Business of Lexington (affiliated with the J. Smith Young YMCA)
Address: 119 West 3rd Avenue, Lexington, NC 27292 (At the Dillon Center at the J. Smith Young YMCA)
Phone: (336) 242-1134
Facebook page: facebook.com/kidsbusinessoflex
Details and Cost: Has PNO, as well as drop-in childcare M-F 8am-6pm ages 1-12 for $8/first hour and $4/each additional hour with sibling $4/hour up to 4 hours, STEM/Robotics, tutoring and camps.
Kids Indoor Playground
Address: 905 Old Winston Rd.
Contact Info: 336-993-7247
Facebook Page: facebook.com/KidsIndoorPlayground
Details and Cost: Monthly Parents’ Night Out events; $35 for first child. $12 for each silbing. Save $5 by pre-registering. Pizza, drinks, & snacks will be provided. Music, games, bounce house, and so much more! Ages 2-12. 4pm-9pm. Parents drop off their kids for a full 5 hours!
Kidsport Gymnastic Academy
Address: 3370 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215
Phone: (336) 538-0073
Facebook page: facebook.com/kidsportgymnastics
Details and Cost: Times 6-10 pm. PNO is for ages 4-13 years old. Cash only: $25 first child, $15 for second child. Check Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Little Blank Canvas
Address: 3735 Admiral Dr. Suite 105, High Point NC 27265
Facebook page: facebook.com/LittleBlankCanvas
Details and Cost: PNO offered every second Friday of the month from September through May, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Drop off your kid for a fun evening creating a masterpiece! They will paint a canvas, eat pizza and have a blast while you enjoy your evening! Min. Age: 5 yr. $30/child (2 slices of Pizza and all art supplies included per participant). Register in advance to reserve your spot.
Little Gym of Greensboro
Address: 3369 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone Number: 336-545-1117
Details and Cost: Little Gym of Greensboro regularly hosts what they call “Parents’ Survival Nights’, with each lasting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $22.00 for gym members and $27.00 for non-members. Fee includes games, music and crafts. Upcoming dates include September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, and December 16th, 2017.
Address: 2921-A Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone Number: 336-540-9823
Details and Cost: Parents go out for a nice dinner or relax at home while we have some fun! Drop your kids by for a night of Pottery, Painting, and Pizza! Cheaper than a babysitter and so much fun! Our instructors are will bring a variety of Fall and Halloween pottery pieces for your children to choose from. They will get to paint 1 piece for the evening. *Pieces will then be glazed and fired and will be ready for pick up at Mad Platter the following Friday* This is open to both members and non-members. $40/person.
MindSharing Collaborative Learning Space
Address: 3021 Pinecroft Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone Number: (336) 324-8302
Details and Cost: A Licensed Weekend Childcare Service. Ages 3-9. Children can stay from open to close or can choose flextime in between. All children must complete an enrollment packet. Click here to find all required forms for enrollment. The cost is $10 an hour with $5 sibling discount. Times and days: Friday 4:30pm-11:00pm; Saturday 7:30am-11:00pm; Sunday 7:30am-11:00pm. Parents, we are here for you! Whether it is part-time or drop-in care, parents’ night out, if you are working a non-traditional schedule (weekends) or if you are in need of care consistently Friday-Sunday, MindSharing provides a trustworthy and quality care program in a loving and nurturing environment.
Old Town Gymnastics Academy
Address: 3800 Reynolda Road, Ste 170, Winston-Salem
Phone Number: 336-681-1599
Details and Cost: Check website or facebook for dates. Kids Night Out: 6:30 – 11:15. Ages 4 and up. Kids must be potty trained, must pre-register. Games, food, gymnastics, movies & more! $15/$20. Register by phone.
Salem Gymnastics and Swim
Address: 4870 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem
Phone: (336) 765-4668
Facebook page: facebook.com/salemgym
Details and Cost: Shhh…don’t tell the kids! Parents’ Night Out is really for you! These events are hosted periodically throughout the year. Follow our Facebook page for dates and cost.
Address: 1027 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 410-4555
Facebook page: facebook.com/SproutsNC
Details and Cost: Offered twice a month. Dates to be announced. Dinner is included. Click HERE for more info. Times: 5-9pm. Cost: $25 for one child/$10 for siblings.
Super Science Camps
Address: Greenwood Hills Wesleyan Church, 2937 N. Main St., High Point, NC
Facebook Page: facebook.com/groups/2027258844165435
Details and Cost: Super Science Camps are offered on a monthly basis and include dinner, a science experiment, and craft materials. Activities are typically appropriate for children ages 4-14, and the events usually last for 2.5 hours. Cost is $15 for 1 child, $20 for families with two children, and $25 for families with three or more children. Follow the Facebook page for specific information on upcoming events.
Superior Martial Arts
Address: 1214 Reynolda Road, Suite C, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Facebook Page: facebook.com/superiormaws
Details and Cost: Usually host one Parents Night Out every month, and each one has a different theme. The PNO is usually held on the second Friday of every month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $10 and it includes 3 hours of games, pizza, training and more.
Address: 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Phone: (336) 222-5134
Facebook page: facebook.com/Burlington-Recreation-Parks
Details and Cost: Hosts a variety of programs for youth and teens. Including: Preteen Night Out, Middle School Night Out, Family Trivia Night, Burlington Youth Council, Teen 2 Teen Video, and holiday events. Activities can include dance, games, arts and crafts, the Wii, board games, and corn hole. Concessions and arcade games are available for a small fee. Cost: varies.
The Kids’ Clubhouse
Address: 745 Cinema Ct Suites G and H, Kernersville, NC 27284
Phone: (336) 992-0881
Facebook page: facebook.com/The-Kids-Clubhouse
Details and Cost: If you would like a night out without the kids, go ahead and mark your calendar now!! Check the Facebook page for upcoming dates!
Details: Pizza, drinks, dessert, and hours of entertainment will be provided with plenty of adult supervision.
Age: Must be K-8th to attend
Cost: $20/1 kid, $35/2 kids, $45/3 kids, $50/4 kids (CASH ONLY, PLEASE!)
For questions, give us a call 336-992-0881 or email email@example.com
TRU Taekwondo Centers
Address(es): TWO locations – 12201 N NC Highway 150, Winston-Salem, NC 27127 AND 5065 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Phone: 336-788-5333 (Peters Creek #) and 336-418-0152 (Country Club #)
Facebook Page: facebook.com/trutkd
Details and Cost: Check website or Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Ultimate Gym – Home of Tumblebees
Address: 6904 Downwind Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409
Details and Cost: Tumblebees Ultimate Gym hosts Parents Night Out events throughout the year. Parents Night Out is from 6 pm – 9:30 pm on selected Saturday nights. The cost for current students is $20 if pre-registered or $25 day of event. For non-students the cost is $25 if pre-registered or $30 day of event. The price includes gymnastics, games, arts & crafts, movies, pizza, and more. Children must be potty trained.
YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
Address: Multiple locations throughout Triad, visit ymcanwnc.org to find locations
Facebook Page: facebook.com/YMCAofNWNC
Details and Cost: Below is a listing of dates and costs for PNO at various local YMCA’s. Click HERE to see some of this information posted online. Select sites also offer Parents’ Time Out, which allows parents to pay for childcare during Childwatch hours.
William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, Check the schedule online for dates. 5:00-9:00pm, Cost to sign up in advance: Members: $15 for 1 child / $10 for each additional child, Potential Members: $15 for each child, Cost to sign up day of: Members: $15 per child, Potential Members: $20 for each child;
Robinhood Road Family YMCA $15 for members and potential members; Hours: 5-8pm; 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, late registration fee of $5.
Stokes Family YMCA, “Date Nite Late Nite” Monthly (contact the Y for dates) Ages 1 – 12 years, Date Nite (7pm – midnight Friday) $15 members/$18 potential members, Late Nite (7pm – 8am Saturday morning), $25 members/$28 potential members (dinner is served at every event).
Jerry Long Family YMCA, 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 5:30-9:30 pm, $15/Members and Potential Members, Additional $5 per child if signing up the day of the event, Ages 6 weeks-5th grade.
Kernersville Family YMCA, “Drop and Shop” Ages 6-11 Morning Days/Hours: Monday-Saturday, Session 1 8:30 am-11:00am, Session 2 9:00 am-11:30am, Session 3 9:30 am-12:00pm, Afternoon Days/HoursMonday-Thursday Session 1 5:00 pm-7:30pm, Session 2 5:30 pm-8:00pm, $15 for first child/ $5 additional child.
Davie Family YMCA, Parents’ Time Out Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:00pm; Monday-Thursday, 4:00-7:30pm, Members: $10 per child, Potential Members: $15 per child, Ages 0-5 mornings, 0-11 on mornings when school is out, and 0-11 in the evenings; Kids’ Night Out (check schedule for dates), Ages 4-12, 5:30-9:00pm.
Yadkin Family YMCA, 1st or 2nd Fridays of every month from 5:30-9:30pm, Ages: 6wks – 12yrs, kids 5 and up will swim. Members: $15 per child, Potential Members: $25 per child ($15 for 3rd child+)