Parent’s Night Out in Houston {Child Care Series}

When is the last time you and your husband went out on a date without the kids? As our family has grown, it has become harder and harder to have regular date nights. Life gets busy, and all of a sudden we realize it has been months since we have gone to dinner just the two of us. I don’t want our marriage to just get lost in the hustle and bustle of caring for little ones. I want to be intentional about having quality time together where we can have meaningful conversation and just focus on each other.

Our church offers childcare for a Parent’s Night Out on a quarterly basis, and we finally used it for the first time in February. It was wonderful. Why did we not do it sooner? We must be crazy for waiting 2 years to take advantage of this. I guess I was nervous how the kids would do away from home past their bedtime. I pictured picking them up and seeing a room full of completely exhausted, hysterically screaming 2 year olds. Now, we did get back before 9pm, but that wasn’t the case at all. Our toddler was full of energy, dancing around in the indoor play area happy as can be. Our baby apparently did a bit of crying, but she was happy when we picked her up. We got to enjoy a nice dinner together, as well as coffee and dessert. And guess what? We are already signed up for the next Parent’s Night Out!

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I didn’t realize it, but there are so many places around Houston that offer childcare for Parent’s Night Out on a regular basis! So I put together a list {by area of town} of all the places that offer this service. I would definitely encourage you to see if there is one by you and look into scheduling a date night with the hubs. If you don’t want to stay out late, even a quick dinner is better than no date at all. So check it out! {A little FYI – I haven’t tried any of the places except one, so I am not endorsing them. Obviously, you should thoroughly look into any place before trusting them with your kids!}

Parent's Night Out{Click image above for more posts within the series…
and click links below to find out more info on specific locations.}

Central / Inner Loop

Christ the King Lutheran Church

Discover Gymnastics

Faith Lutheran Church

First Friends {First Evangelical Lutheran Church}

Height’s Preschool

Houston’s First Baptist Church

Houston Gymnastics Academy

The Little Gym of Houston {Bellaire}

Pump It Up {Central}

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Weekley Family YMCA

West U Baptist

 

West

Adventure Kids Playcare {Katy}

Ascension Episcopal Church

Grace Presbyterian Church

Kingdom Kids Learning Center

The Little Gym of Houston {Memorial}

The Little Gym of Katy

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

My Gym {Katy}

 

Northwest

Basel’s All Star Gymnastics & Cheer

Bear Creek United Methodist

Great Play of Cypress

Houston NW Church

John Wesley United Methodist Church

Jump On In

The Little Gym of Houston {Copperfield}

The Met Kids

Parents Night Out Houston

 

North

The Little Gym of Spring

The Little Gym of the Woodlands

My Gym {The Woodlands}

Spring Baptist Church

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church

The Woodlands United Methodist Church

 

NorthEast

Crayon Club

The Little Gym of Kingwood

 

Southwest

Adventure Kids Playcare {Sugarland}

Great Play of Sugarland

The Little Gym of Sugarland/Missouri City

 Pump It Up {Bellaire}

Sugarland Baptist Church

 

South

The Little Gym of Friendswood

The Little Gym of Pearland

 

If you know of any other places that I left off, please mention them in the comments. And if you have ever used childcare for a Parent’s Night Out, tell us – how did it go?

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7 Responses to Parent’s Night Out in Houston {Child Care Series}

  1. Autumn McGuire April 19, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    We love PNO at Reflex gymnastics in Pearland!

  2. Lisa Burt May 3, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Cypress academy gymnastics, I believe that’s the name. They have a fantastic PNO. Also K2 Academy it’s fantastic and very consistent.

  3. Heather August 23, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    Bookmarked!! Thank you.

  4. Carey M September 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Hello I am new to Houston and saw this article. I was wondering if any places in the LaPorte, TX area offered a parent’s night out on weekends? If anyone could let me know, i would be most grateful. Thank you

  5. Shannon Thorne January 25, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

    St. Paul’s UMC in the museum distract hosts kids night out twice a month! http://www.stpaulshouston.org/nursery-child-care

  6. Brianna January 30, 2015 at 2:34 am #

    I will definitely be bookmarking this page. I didnt even know this was offered. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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