Best Parent Gathering Places In DFW

January 17, 2014 5:00 AM

(Photo: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Parents need adult time; time to meet and make friends with other parents. Here is a list of some of the best places for parents to gather, along with their children.

Bake & Play Cafe
6434 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suites 105-107
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 824-2253

If you want to dine with friends, you don’t have to find a babysitter. You can bring your little one along to Bake & Play where you can order breakfast, lunch or dinner (muffins, salads and sandwiches) all under $10 and get your little one situated in the playroom. You can eat in peace while your children play in the attendant-supervised 1,600-square-foot playroom complete with an indoor jungle gym, dress-up costume closet, a life-size dollhouse and train table. Bring your socks as they are required for children and adults. Bake & Play offers beer and wine by the glass or bottle. A bonus is it has free wi-fi.

6025 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 378-7777

Everything from child-and-parent classes to personal shopping services is offered at Kidville. Kidville is like a miniature town complete with all of the things a child from newborn to six years old could want. A first haircut is less intimating in an airplane chair. A stress-free, themed birthday party where all you have to do is provide the address list and show up is a parent’s dream. Kidville offers different membership levels, but once you register for any class, you receive a silver membership for free.

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Little Gym
6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 410
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 515-0800

Little Gym offers activity classes for children aged four months to 12 years in parent/child development, dance, gymnastics, karate and sports skills. It also offers birthday parties up to age 12. The best thing is Little Gym’s Parents’ Survival Night. For $32 members/$40 non-members, you can drop off your little one and enjoy a night out. While you are taking in dinner and a show, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., your little one gets to enjoy activities with others.

Gymboree Play and Music
11700 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 363-8585
www.gymboreeclasses.comSince 1976, Gymboree has offered a place for families to meet, learn and explore. Gymboree offers a variety of classes including art, music, sports, school skills and family fun. It is best known for its Play and Learn classes – a seven-level series of motor and communication skills education courses geared toward children newborn to age five. Gymboree also has themed birthday parties and you don’t have to worry about having to clean up.

My Gym
5729 Lebanon Road, Suite 120
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 387-0330

My Gym offers activities for children ages six weeks to 13 years. The Cardio Kids program is a great way for children to get in a good cardio workout along with strength and flexibility training. Similar to a Parents’ Night Out, My Gym offers a Drop-N-Shop program where you can drop off your little one while you go shop or run errands. My Gym’s birthday party packages include invitations, party favors and thank you cards.

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