PTO: Parenting Time Out

I belong to and promote a different kind of PTO than the one you may be used to. My version stands for Parenting Time Out, sometimes also referred to (KNI) Kids Night In. My daughter is at the perfect age for this and we have been lucky to find a ton to share with you, even some we can personally say are awesome; as we’ve tried them before, details below.

New Britain, CT: New Britain Youth Museum offers a Parents Night Out at various times throughout the year. Bring the kids to the museum for an evening of exploration and fun while you go out to dinner or enjoy a quiet evening. $24 per non-member.

My take: My daughter attended one and had the best time. She made crafts, played games, ate pizza for dinner and didn’t want to leave. *****

West Hartford, CT: My Gym offers a monthly Parents Night Out. Cost: $35 per non-member.

My take: We have tried a PTO here before and my daughter really enjoyed her experience. ****

Glastonbury, CT: Parents’ Night Out is held the second Friday of every month (with some exceptions) and is open to members as well as non-members ages 3 – 9. Drop the kids off with us while you go out to dinner, see a movie, or enjoy some quiet time at home. The children will be cared for and entertained with sports, gymnastics, games, and much more in a safe and clean environment. Pizza dinner for the kids is included! $35 per non-member.

Avon, CT: Bring your kids in to Mathnasium’s Game Nights on Thursdays from 6-8pm and get 10% off your entire bill at The Grist Mill Restaurant which is located right above their center. So go ahead and enjoy great drinks and fantastic food while your kids play math-themed games, make some new friends and enjoy pizza and juice. This exclusive offer is available only to parents who drop their kids off at our center from 6-8PM on Thursdays – its our special way of saying thank you to all Friends of Mathnasium. $10 per child. Ages 5-12 only.

Canton, CT: The Little Green Tambourine offers a Parents Night Out. $35 per child. $30 for siblings. Ages 3 and up.

Wethersfield, CT: Romp n’ Roll offers a monthly Parents Night Out. Every kid deserves a special night out and so do you! That’s why we created Kid’s Night Out. Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with our energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with our famous bubble dance party. A perfect evening indeed. Ages 2 through 5. Children do not need to be potty trained. Cost: $35/non-member.

As we learn of new places, we will add them here so check back soon.

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