Baton Rouge Parents’ Night Out Directory


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Sometimes Mom and Dad just need a date night! But finding a sitter can be difficult and expensive. Enter the beauty of Parents’ Night Out (PNO) programs. Churches and local businesses put on a fun evening for kids (and often feed them, too) so that kids actually want to go to PNO, and parents get to enjoy a childfree night out on the town. To help make it easier for you to plan your next date night, I’ve put together this list of organizations in the Baton Rouge area that offer Parents’ Night Out programs.

Baton Rouge

David Vincent’s Martial Arts – This martial arts studio hosts themed PNOs and pizza parties, such as “Nerf Gun Battles,” “Jedi Lightsaber Training,” and “Ninja Turtle Weapons Night.” PNO is available for kids ages 5 through 12, and the cost is $25 per child.

Elite Gymnastics – Every Friday night, Elite Gymnastics holds Kids’ Night Out, a fun evening for kids to play while mom and dad have a night out on the town. Kids’ Night Out takes place from 6:30pm to 10:00pm and costs $20 per child.

Istrouma Baptist Church – This church hosts PNO one Friday out of the month for infants through 5th grade, with a break during the summer. Dinner is provided and all PNO nights are themed, such as Pajamas Night, Water Night, etc. Cost is $10 per child, and for larger families there is a $30 maximum. PNO is from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.

Martial Arts and Fitness Central – This gym hosts monthly PNO for kids ages 5 and up from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Dinner is provided, and they do activities like Nerf wars, fort building and playing capture the flag. Pricing is $20 for the first child and $10 each for siblings.

Playdates – Playdates is an hourly drop-in child care facility. On Friday and Saturday nights, they are open until midnight, making them a great choice for date night childcare. Playdates’ prices are $10 an hour for infants, $8 an hour for older kids and $4 an hour for siblings.

Denham Springs

Leaps & Bounds Sports Center – This gym offers Parents’ Night out twice a month for kids ages 3 and up who are potty trained from 6:30pm to 11:00pm. Pricing is $22.50 if you pre-register and the evening includes movies, obstacle courses, games and dancing.


Athletes in Motion – The AIM gym hosts Kids’ Night Out and even Kids’ Night Out Sleepovers on select evenings. Pricing is $20 per child if being picked up by 10pm, and $30 per child if spending the night. Kids’ Night Out is available to all kids ages 5-11, and to 4-year-olds enrolled at either AIM or AIM Kidz.

Bricks4Kidz – Your Lego-loving kids will love the Kidz Nite Out Program at Bricks4Kidz. Held on the third Friday of every month from 6pm to 9pm, Kidz Nite Out includes pizza, Lego builds, games, movies, challenges and three hours of fun.  The price is $30 for the first child and $25 for each additional child.

Have another PNO to add to the list? Please comment and share with us! Happy Date Night!

Karen is a California native who moved to Baton Rouge about three years ago for her husband's job. She loves Louisiana and the only thing she misses about living out west is In-N-Out burgers. Karen has two toddler boys and two teenaged stepsons. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Karen was a Senior Communications Manager for a software company. She earned her Bachelors degree from (don't hold it against her) the University of Southern California, where she graduated Cum Laude. In addition to spending time with her family, Karen enjoys writing, pretending she's good at making crafts and running.


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