How to Have a Date Night With Your Kids

By Amanda Chapman, Publisher and Editor, Winchester Macaroni Kid March 23, 2017

We all treasure spending quality time with our kids, but sometimes we forget how much our kids crave spending quality time with us. Life gets hectic. We all get busy. That is why we, as parents, have to make a conscious effort to carve out that one-on-one time. Going on a date with your child once a month will help build a stronger relationship between you and your child, as well as help to open lines of communication between you. Talking to your kids now will make it easier for them to talk to you when it really counts. So take a minute to look at your calendar and plan a date night/day with your kid(s). Here are some ideas for things you and your child can do on a date night/day.

  • Go out to breakfast
  • Go to a movie
  • Go out for ice cream
  • Visit the farmerโ€™s market
  • Go to a thrift store
  • Visit a zoo
  • Have a spa day
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Visit a bookstore
  • Paint together
  • Go fly kites
  • Go to a museum
  • Go swimming or sledding (depending on the weather)
  • Have a progressive dinner - appetizers at your favorite place for fries, main meal at the best burger joint, dessert at the ice cream shop
  • Take a hike
  • Go to the park to feed the ducks
  • Attend a play
  • Go outside and blow bubbles and draw with sidewalk chalk
  • Play miniature golf
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Take a cooking class together
  • Visit the local library
  • Go roller skating or ice skating
  • Visit the fire station
  • Play laser tag
  • Go shopping and then out to lunch
  • Go bowling
  • Have a game night
  • Pack a picnic and head to the park
  • Take a drive and check out a different town
  • Volunteer together
  • Get dressed up and go to dinner at a fancy restaurant