Want A Date Night In Boston? Top 5 Daycare Options To Leave The Kids

on April 30, 2013

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If you’re looking to get some rest and relaxation without the kids and live in Boston, we have you covered. It doesn’t matter if you want to do something romantic with your husband or just need to finish off your shopping list, there are a few Beantown spots that will watch your kids for the day.

Here are our five picks.


Imagine That In Lawrence
Imagine That (354 Merrimack St., Building 1, Entrance A, 2nd floor, Lawrence MA). www.imaginethat.com

Imagine That puts together a date night every Friday and Saturday. Kids can enjoy free playtime, arts & crafts and even some exercise while parents take the night off. A pizza dinner is served. The best part? The Imagine That In Lawrence staff will even change diapers.

The deets:

On Fridays and Saturdays, parents choose a two-hour time slot between 5 and 8 p.m. For more than 2 hours, pay an additional $8 per hour. $16.95 per child, 10 percent off additional children. For kids who are walking up to age 9.


Mamas Move Fitness Center
Mamas Move Fitness Center (45 Pond St., Norwell MA). www.mamasmove.com.

Drop off the little ones any day of the week at Mamas Move Fitness Center. Your children will enjoy the “Explorazone Drop And Go” where kids can stay for up to three hours per visit (during business hours). Kids enjoy ride-on toys, coloring books and other “keep busy” activities.

The deets:

$10 per hour for members and $12 per hour for non-members. $5 per hour for each additional sibling, third child or more free. For kids age 6 and under.


Inside Playground
Indoor Playground (100 Parker St., Watertown MA). www.indooroutdoorplayground.com.

Parents can drop kids off at the Inside Playground in Watertown, which offers a plethora of entertainment ideas for the kids. These include playing with inflatables in the water, Legos, mini furniture, a ball pool, dress-up clothes and computer games.

The deets:

$15 per hour for one child, $5 extra an hour for each additional child. For kids age 8 months to 6 years.


Exxcel Gymnastics And Climbing
Exxel Gymnastics and Climbing (88 Wells Ave., Newton MA). www.exxcel.net.
For moms and dads who insist on keeping their kids active, Exxcel’s once-a-month program is the answer. Kids can enjoy gymnastics, a zip line, crafts, games and contests.

The deets:

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. once a month. For ages 4 and up. $40 per child; $65 per family.


Jump On In Lowell
Jump On In (100 Phoenix Ave., Lowell MA). www.jumponinfun.com.

Every Friday night, parents can enjoy a date-night while leaving the kids in the capable hands of the Jump In On staff in Lowell. There are obstacle courses, inflatable equipment and slides (for the kids, not on your date night!)

The deets:

Fridays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For kids age 5 to 12. $20 first child, 20 percent off additional children