Your issue: In need of a mommy/daddy alone night STAT but you have no babysitter
Rx: Try dropping the kiddos off at one of these kid-friendly hangouts and hit the town
134 Hopper Ave, Waldwick, (201)444-7660
The first Saturday of every month kids ages K-8th grade can hit the Superdome running. Soccer, Football, Dodgeball and races are just some of the activities offered, plus pizza and prizes.
Cost: $20 per child
The Little Gym (2 locations)
387 Nordhoff Place, Englewood, (201) 308-5218
28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, (201)445-4444
Offered select Friday and Saturday nights, “Parent’s Survival Night” at The Little Gym offers kids from 3 to 12 years old games and music filled adventures run by trained instructors.
Cost: $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Spots fill quickly so we recommend calling or booking online in advance. Englewood’s next rec night is October 27th!
408A Paulding Ave, Northvale, (201)233-1626
We would trust founder, mom and school teacher Jodi of Raw Fitness with our kids any day. Raw Fitness lets kids 4 to 14 years old climb the rock wall and ropes, play kickball and do crafts while mom and dad enjoy their alone time. Program runs every Saturday from 6pm to 8pm. Saturday, October 20th there will be a special performance of the School of Rock Band to benefit The Ruggiero Family.
Cost: Proceeds go to a family in need in Bergen County (suggested donation is $25).
Jumping Jacs Athletic Club for Kids
207 Kinderkamack Road, Emerson, 201-225-3080
“Parent’s Date Night” happens once a month at this newcomer kid gym in Emerson. Drop your pre-K to 5th grader off for an evening of obstacle courses, pizza, and a movie, runs from 7:00 to 10:30pm.
Cost: $20 for the first child, $10 per additional siblings.
Details: Jumping Jacs only takes about 15 kids so you need to book in advance. Also, all kids must bring a sleeping bag to watch the movie in!
Where Can I Take My 6 Month Old for Swim Lessons? - Nadia M.
There are tons of great places in Bergen for indoor swimming lessons where even the tiniest of tots can get exposure to the basics and feel comfortable in the water. The YJCC Bergen in Washington Township is a spot which is centrally located and you don’t have to be a member to enjoy their heated pool and experienced aquatics staff. The YJCC’s Little Sharks Swim School has programs for kids as young as 6 months, plus the center offers private and semi-private lessons as well. For more details check out their full program here.
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