Parents' night out: Awesome alternatives to a babysitter

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Benfield Sportscenter, MillersvilleParents Night OutW
All ages will enjoy different sports activities during the monthly Parent's Night Out at Benfield Sportscenter. Call for specific dates.
Hours: Once a month, 6-10:30 p.m.
Rate: $10/child
Ages: 5-13 years
1031 Benfield Blvd., Millersville; 410-987-5100,

SkyZone, ColumbiaSky
Drop your tween or younger teen off for active fun in an indoor trampoline park where kids can bounce, flip and land in a pit of 5,000 foam cubes.
Hours: Fridays, 9-10:30 p.m.
Rates: $19/child
Ages: 10-15
7175 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia; 443-546-4477,

All Sport Kids Academy, Gambrills
Kids, tweens and young teens can enjoy a night full of sports-related activities while you have a night out.
Hours: 6-10 p.m. quarterly or as needed
Rate: $15-20/child
Ages: 6-14 years
740 Md. Route 3 South, Gambrills; 410-923-2100,

Severna Park Gymnastics, Arnold
Kids can run and play during open gym.
Hours: Firdays, 7-8:30pm, starting Sept. 4
Rate: $15/child
Ages: 5 years and up
1244 Ritchie Hwy., Suite 11, Arnold; 410-709-8130

Bricks Galore and More
Themed nights include dinner (usually pizza and fruit) with a Lego-based cartoon,themed free building and a Lego game. Registration required.
Hours: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays monthly; call or check website for upcoming dates.
Rate: $35 and $25 for siblings
Ages: 5 and older
2142 Priest Bridge Court, Ste. 10, Crofton; 443-292-4894

Ladybug's Kids Glam Spa
Kids can come in their pajamas for a movie night with special glow-in-the-dark chairs and arts and crafts. Dinner of pizza and fruit is included. Add-on activities for an additional cost include make your own lip gloss, sugar scrub, T-shirt, manicure or pedicure and other specials.
Hours: Every Friday, 5-9:30 p.m. Call the Wednesday before to register.
Rate: $20 per child with additional cost for extra activities
Ages: 2-14 years
2137 Defense Hwy., Ste. 6, Crofton; 301-257-4045

Odenton Sports Center
Kids enjoy unlimited sports play, a movie and popcorn during Parent's Night Outs, which are usually the last Friday of the month. Register online in advance or walk in for an additional fee.
Teen Friday Nights for ages 10-15 are also held monthly.
Hours: Monthly on Friday, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Rate: Parent's Night Out, $12 first child and $10 for sibling. Walk-in fee is $5 more per child. Teen Friday Nights, $15 per teen.
Ages: 3 and older, potty trained for Parent's Night Out; ages 10-15 for Teen Friday Night.
8266 Lokus Rd., Ste. 105, Odenton; 410-874-7260

Big Vanilla Athletic Club
Kids can swim, play games, watch movies and eat pizza. Registration online or at the front desk by 6 p.m. the Wednesday before.
Hours: Fridays, Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 2015; 5:30-9:30pm
Rate: $25, member child, $20 additional sibling; $30 nonmember child, $25 additional sibling.
Ages: 4-13
26 Magothy Beach Road, Pasadena; 443-305-9618

South River Martial Arts
Take a martial arts class, have pizza, watch a movie, play video games and much more.
Occasional Friday nights, 6-10 p.m.
Rate: $20, member child; $25 non member child.
Ages; 4 and up.
20 Mayo Road, Edgewater; 410-956-7700

If you are a member of a fitness facility, check with your specific gym to see whether it offers a Parent's Night Out program.

By Regina Verow and staff members

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