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Want to enjoy a fancy dinner without sippy cups or ketchup hands? Good news: There’s plenty of places that will watch your kids on Valentine’s Day. Drop the kids off for the night at one of these places so you can spend some time with your partner for friends. All of these spots require advance registration, so call today for more info and to save your kids’ spots.

Chocolate in the Oven

February 15


Ages 7-14 can bake and decorate their own candy heart cake (filled with cake truffles) at Chocolate in the Oven Bake Shop from 3-7 pm while you and your SO hit a restaurant (or just relax). Class includes pizza. Registration required. $75/kid.

D-Signed For You

February 14

Mullica Hill

Drop off the kiddos at D-Signed For You from 5:30-8:30 pm for crafts, games and dinner while you hit the town with your sweetheart. Registration required. $30/child, $25/additional child.

Flippin’ Out Tumbling and Gymnastics Parent’s Night Out

February 15

Flippin’ Out Tumbling and Gymnastics
263 Hillside Ave., Nutley

Your children will enjoy four hours of tumbling fun from 5-9 pm while you catch up with your sweetheart. Pizza, drinks, fun and games are part of the evening’s entertainment for your kids. Cost is $50 and pre-registration is required, call 973-667-1090 to secure your spot.

The Little Gym Parent’s Survival Night

February 14

Various locations

The Little Gym hosts a “Parents’ Survival Night” that gives moms and dads time to spend some quality time with each other. Kids will enjoy a safe, fun night with trained professionals who lead them through games, music and activities. This is open to children ages 3-12 yrs from 6-10 pm and is $30 for members, $40 for non-members.

My Gym Valentine’s Day Parents Night Out

February 14

Various locations

Let the experts at My Gym take care of your children so you can have a nice romantic evening with your Valentine. Eating pizza, drinking juice and enjoying games, stories and gymnastics are great ways to ensure your kid will barely notice you’ve gone. Available 6-9 pm and open to potty-trained children ages 3-10. Cost is $35 per kid for members and $40 for non-members, plus discounted rates for siblings. Make sure you call your local My Gym ahead of time to reserve your spot!

Parent’s Night Out

February 14

Our Lady of Visitation, Paramus

Scouts from Venture Crew 138 (and adults) will entertain your kids from 6:30-10 pm with games, crafts, movies and more while you spend some much-needed time with your SO. $20/first kid, $10/additional sibling with pre-registration. $25/first kid, $15/additional sibling day of.

Power Play Gaming

February 14


Think thousands of LEGOs, music, video games, board games, movies and more. If this is your kid’s idea of a perfect night, they’ll have no qualms about hanging out at Power Play Gaming from 5-10 pm while you spend some time with your honey. A slice of pizza and drinks are included. Registration required. $29/child for three hours, $36/four hours, $42/five hours.

Pump It Up Parent’s Night Out

February 14-15

Various locations

Let the professionals at Pump It Up take care of your children ages 4 and up from 6-10 pm pm for four hours so you can spend some time with your Valentine. Your kids will enjoy pizza, drinks, snacks and hours of fun filled activities and a movie. They’ll also make an awesome craft to take home. Children must be potty-trained and the cost is $21.95 per child. Space is limited so register now.

Riverside Kids

February 14-15


Ages 3 and over can eat pizza, work on crafts and play games from 6-9 pm while you spend some alone time with your partner or friends. Reservations required. $25/first kid, $15/additional kids.

Wish Upon A Jar

February 14

Point Pleasant

From 6-9 pm at Wish Upon A Jar, kids in grades 2-6 can paint three ceramic pieces, work on crafts and watch a movie. There’ll also be light snacks and refreshments, plus kids can come in comfy clothes or even PJs. $45/child, $40/additional sibling.

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