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Parenting in the Midlands: KA Content for Parents

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Are you a parent in the Midlands of SC? You have a full-time job on your hands. Some days you thrive, while others you simply survive. Many times it takes a little creativity on our part to have a successful day. At Kidding Around, we occasionally have experts in the field who can answer many of your questions. We’re covering topics on sleep, internet safety, meal prep, and lots more! You’ll find all our parenting content right here on this hub. Hopefully, you can find some tips to help you have more thriving days than just surviving ones.

Parenting in Columbia, SC

5+ Parent’s Night Out Programs in Columbia, SC

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Looking for a kid-free date night or just need some alone time but can’t find a sitter? Parent’s Night Out programs in Columbia, SC are the perfect solution! Check out our list for places to choose from. We’ve got gymnastics to cooking options; there’s something for everyone. Your kids are sure to have a great time, all while you enjoy the quiet. See details below for times, dates, and specifics that each program offers.

Parents night out in Columbia sc

Empire Gymnastics

Known as “Kid’s Night Out” here, Empire Gymnastics offers great fun for your kiddo – including pizza, free play, games, and crafts. Space is limited, and pre-registering is a MUST. So be sure to get on their list ASAP. They generally offer this program on the 2nd Friday of each month, but occasionally it changes. Check out Empire Gymnastics for more information.

Location: 116 South Lake Court, Lexington
Phone: 803.359.2420
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost : $25/child ($5 off if you bring a guest)
Ages: 5+ years

Palmetto Athletic Center

Palmetto Athletic Center offers everything from bounce houses to rope swings for their “Saturday Night Out” fun! Your kiddos are sure to get their energy out and have loads of fun while you enjoy a much deserved night away. They offer this program on select Saturdays throughout the school year. So check out Palmetto Athletic Center here for more information.

Location: 1193 North Lake Drive, Lexington
Phone: 803.951.2090
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $20 (includes pizza)
Ages: 5 – 13

Lake Murray Gymnastics

Lake Murray Gymnastics offers a 10,000 sq. ft. facility for your child to run, jump, and play in on Friday nights. Your child is sure to laugh and have fun while getting their wiggles out. Enjoy your evening, knowing that your child is safe and well-cared for – and filling up on some yummy pizza! Visit Lake Murray Gymnastics for more information.

Location: 110 Hunter Village Drive, Irmo
Phone: 803.233.1460
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Fridays)
Cost: $10 – Members/$15 – Non members
Ages: 4+ years

Flour Power Cooking Studio

Your child will enjoy all sorts of fun, themed cooking and baking activities when attending one of Flour Power’s “Kid’s Night Out” events on Friday nights! From whipping up a breakfast dinner to baking muffins and cookies, your child is sure to find a yummy treat to enjoy making. These tickets sell out fast, so be sure to get yours soon. Visit Flour Power Cooking Studio for more information.

Location: 4517 Forest Drive, Columbia
Phone: 803.231.9635
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $52
Ages: 5-12 years

Here’s an example of one of Flour Power’s Kid’s Night Out events.

Kids Play Garden

Ready for your child to be able to play, learn, discover, and be creative? Kids Play Garden is the perfect spot! Not only do they offer Parent’s Night Out on Saturdays, but they also offer drop-in afternoon enrichment classes, summer camps, birthday parties, and more. The Columbia location is coming soon! Check back for more information. In the meantime, check out the Kids Play Garden website here.

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Mommy and Me Classes in Columbia, SC

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Looking for “Mommy and Me” classes in Columbia and nearby areas? Well, look no further. We have compiled a great list of things for you and your little one to enjoy! “Mommy and Me” time is a great way to give your child that one-on-one attention that is so needed, and it’s a great way for them to release their built-up energy. So pick out a few and give them a try. Be sure to look them up before you go to verify days and times since some may be subject to change.

Mommy & Me Classes in Columbia, SC

Where to find Mommy and Me Classes in Columbia


Young children learn through playing. Tinkergarten provides outdoor and nature playing for children ages 1 – 8. From weekly sessions to activities that continue the fun at home, there’s something for children and parents the whole year long. This program provides three levels of monthly plans. You’re welcome to try a class for free or enroll in a class for the season.

Tempo Music and Arts

Learn rhythms and harmonies with your child through this fun music class! Be sure to bring a blanket or towel to sit on. You can sign up for individual classes or pay for a Tempo Membership. Individual classes must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.

Tempo Music and Arts
  • Cost: Memberships range from $120 – $150
  • Individual classes range from $20 – $30
  • Where: 302 Senate Street
  • Ages: 0 – 5 years old

Tempo Music and Arts

Old Mac Donald Music and Farm Class

Is there anything more magical and dreamy than singing nursery rhymes, reading children’s books and riding miniature horses all in one place? At Horse Crossing Farm’s Old MacDonald Mommy & Me Musical Farm Class, you’ll experience exactly this…and more. 
More information is coming for spring classes.

Carolina Gymnastics Tot Time

Got a tumbler on your hands? The Parent and Me class at Carolina Gymnastics will introduce basic gymnastic skills to your little one. You will also get to be involved and learn how to safely spot your child. This program includes many cognitive development learning opportunities too; such as, color sorting, counting, etc.

Carolina Gymnastics
  • Classes are once a week for 50 minutes
  • Cost: $69 per month
  • Where: 437 Rabon Road
  • Ages: Walking – 2 years old

Carolina Gymnastics

Freedom Yoga: Mom & Baby Yoga with Heather

Heather Nieves offers a mom & baby yoga class at Freedom Yoga every other week. Follow Freedom Yoga on Facebook to see upcoming classes. Each Mom & Baby drop-in class is $25.

112 Main Street, Batesburg-Leesville


Library Toddler Times

Looking for a fun way to let your little get their wiggles out? Check out Lexington County Library for locations and times near you. You and your little will enjoy singing, dancing, and fun stories together!

Flight Adventure Park

Need a rainy day activity for your kiddos? Flight Adventure Park with all kinds of trampoline activities has just the ticket! Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays they have a special hour from 10:00 am – 11:00 am that is reserved for just children ages 6 and under. The cost is $13 for that hour.


Irmo: 1019 Broad Stone Road, Irmo; Phone: 803.732.1900

Sandhill: 741 Fashion Drive, Columbia; Phone: 803.360.7300

Want more classes?

Check out the Kidding Around Columbia Guide to Classes and Activities for Kids!