Holiday shopping without the kids: Places that will watch your kids while you shop

Westfield Annapolis Mall KidCare will watch your kids for up to two hours for free.Since it's easier to get your holiday shopping done without the kids in tow, try dropping them off at one of these places for a couple of hours while you check things off your holiday shopping list.


1. Family KidCare - Westfield Annapolis Mall

Drop your kids off for up to two free hours of childcare while you shop, on a first-come, first-served basis. Located next to Pottery Barn Court adjacent to the new Play Space. For ages 3-9. Free. 410-266-1699


  • Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sun: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

2. Junior's Junction - Severna Park Community Center

Leave your kids for a day or night of games, crafts, and activites. For K-5th graders. $25/kid for four hours, $20 for addiitonal siblings (plus $5/kid for pizza during evening sessions). Sign up online by clicking here.

Dates and Times:

  • December 15 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • December 17 (5-9 p.m.)
  • December 21 (5-9 p.m.)

 3. My Time Drop-in Child Care Center - Annapolis

Date Night:

Every Friday night at My Time drop-in child care center is Date Night. Kids will enjoy dinner, a movie, and other fun events while parents have some alone time. For ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Three hours (6-9 p.m. or 7-10 p.m.):$30 for three hours for the first child, $15 for each additional child. Four hours (6-10 p.m.): $45 first child, $22.50 additional children. Call (410-626-8463) to sign up. (The event will be canceled if fewer than five children are registered)

  • Every Friday night, 6-10 p.m.

Normal Hours:

Drop in hours are also available throughout the week for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. $15/hour for the first child, additional children $5/hour.

  • Mon-Fri: 7 a.m.-8:40 p.m. (Reservations required 5-8:30 p.m.)
  • Sat: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sun: Closed