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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Parents' Night Out - Babysitting and More

If you're looking for a different kind of babysitting for your kids, try a "night out" service offered by these organizations. You have to bring your kid to them, but then they feed and entertain them while you're out.

Seesaw - Hayes Valley, San Francisco
This playspace and coffee house offers occasional nights out for parents - and kids. Dinner included.

Upcoming Nights Out:

DATE:  Friday, October 15th 
TIME:  5 - 8 PM
AGES:  Ages 3 - 8 years

COST: $25 for 2 hours, $35 for 3 hours. Siblings get 10% discount
LOCATION: 600a Octavia Street, SF
RSVP: 48 hours ahead recommended. Call 415-553-8070

Tree Frog Treks, San Francisco

The kids may have more fun than you, doing crafts, interacting with lizards and frogs, and watching movies. Plus pizza and snacks.

Upcoming Nights Out:

DATE:  every Saturday night 
TIME:  5:30 - 9 PM
AGES:  Ages 4+
COST: $30 first child, $25 for each additional sibling
LOCATION: 2114 Hayes Street, SF
RSVP: Register online for Kids' Play Night - last minute spots may be available. 
Refund info here. 415-876-FROG

Kids can explore this great hands-on museum WITHOUT the parents! Activities, games, films and more.

Upcoming Nights Out:

DATE:  Saturday, November 20th 
TIME:  5:30 - 10 PM
AGES:  Ages 5+
COST: $40 for one child, $25 for additional kids in same membership family
LOCATION: 3601 Lyon Street, SF
RSVP: Must be an Explorarorium member. Registration form is a PDF under the event info here.

Crafts, gym time, stories and short movie

DATE:  third Friday of every month 
TIME:  4:30 - 8:30 PM
AGES:  Ages 2-8
COST: $25 per child for facility members, $50 per child for program members
LOCATION: 3601 Lyon Street, SF
RSVP: Call Veronica at 415-447-9650 or email her at

Halloween fun! Kids in pajamas enjoy art, story time, pizza and games. (Cubes and Crayons is a creative workspace for parents, with babysitting options and classes for kids.)

DATE:  Friday, October 29th
TIME: 6 - 9 PM
AGES:  Ages 4+
COST: $35 per child for members and non-members
LOCATION: 154 E. Dana Street, Mountain View
RSVP: 650-209-4846 or online

This indoor climbing/play structure and party place for kids occassionally has parents' nights out. Includes light snack, games, movie and play time.

Upcoming Nights Out
DATE:  website only lists summer events 
TIME:  6:30 - 9:30 PM
AGES:  Ages 4+
COST: $25 for one child, $20 for additional kids 
LOCATION: 341 N. Amphlett Blvd.
RSVP: Contact for dates of upcoming events. 650-342-1977 

This hands-on kids playspace offers pizza and fun for kids, while you go out to play too.

Upcoming Nights Out
DATE:  Friday, October 22nd (and every 4th Friday)
TIME:  5:30 - 9:30 PM
AGES:  Ages 2-7
COST: $30 for one child, $20 for siblings 
LOCATION: 341 N. Amphlett Blvd.
RSVP: Strongly recommended. Call Lydia at 510-647-1111 x 14. 

First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo
Games, crafts, LEGOs, pizza and stories/movies

DATE:  Saturday, October 16, November 20...
TIME:  6 - 9:30 PM
COST: suggested donation is $25 for one child, $10 for siblings (money goes to church's youth group's trip to the Gulf Coast for post-hurricane rebuilding projects)
LOCATION: 72 Kensignton Road (Duncan Hall), corner of Ross/Kensington in San Anselmo
RSVP: Bond at 415-457-1296 (this is a home/work number, not a church number) or

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