Christmas is soon to fill our houses with endless toys that are played with for like 5 minutes! So why not this year go for family experience days instead?
Check out our gift guide for a range of experience day gift ideas that will create lasting memories and make the perfect present for any occasion.
There are so many awesome family experience days that you will all love.
There will be no waste this Christmas, just super happy faces, and the excitement of spending quality time together.
Why should kids get all the fun? So I thought I would check out the best gift experience for the entire family. This list is broken down into:
- family experience days
- experience gifts for kids
- experience day for couples
- gift experiences for him
- gift experiences for her
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Family Experience Gift Ideas
Paintball for four at over 40 locations around the UK will make a perfect gift for any child over the age of 12.
Football Stadium Tour for two do you know a football fan? This would be a great father and son (or daughter of course) treat.
There are only 8 stadiums included though so check (but they do have Man U, Liverpool, and Chelsea on the list.)
Family Holiday Voucher
Legoland Holidays why not treat the whole family to a stay at Legoland. You can either stay on resort or in nearby hotels and honestly, it is so much fun.
Pontins why not treat the family to a week or even a weekend away at the beach? The star family breaks run over the school holidays and they look so much fun.
How exciting waking up on Christmas to find out you are all going to Legoland or Pontins soon.
Friends and Family Railcard with 1/3 off rail travel for adults and 60% off for kids. With an average savings of £141 it is a great gift for someone who loves to have days out.
Discount on Days Out
Kids Pass – why not treat the family to an annual kids pass? You can have a trial for just £1 for 30 days and the benefits are great.
You get up to 40% off at the cinema, kids eat free deals, up to 57% days off, and up to 10% off family holidays.
Alton Towers Tickets – what an amazing gift for the whole family!
The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros studio. We cannot recommend this enough it was one of our best days out EVER.
The Bear Grylls Adventure Tickets for the NEC, Birmingham. Open all year round and suitable for ages 8+. Choose from 8 Challenges: Archery, Climb, Escape Rooms, High Ropes, iFLY – indoor skydiving, Shark Dive, Shooting, and Snorkel.
Family Photo Treat
Family Portrait Experience Day. Enjoy a photographic session at a professional studio with your family and create precious memories, perfect to display in your home!
Whether you choose a classic or contemporary, structure or freestyle, your professional family photography session will record those special and never-to-be-repeated moments!
After your session, a viewing appointment will be arranged to view your images and select your favourites.
Experience Days for Kids
What better way to treat kids than to give them your time?
So what a great idea for either birthdays or Christmas is to give them a gift experience?
You can wrap the tickets up in cool wrapping paper. Or even a pass the parcel gift with these tickets as the main prize.
Junior Supercar Driving Taster. Ages 11-16 Kick-start their driving experience with a Junior Supercar Driving Taster!
They’ll get the keys to one of the world’s most famous supercars to drive for three unforgettable miles. They’ll choose from a sleek Aston Martin, a sophisticated Porsche, the powerful Ferrari, the fiery Nissan GT-R, the stunning Lamborghini, and the stylish Audi R8.
Other cars including the Camaro ZL1, Mustang GT, or Subaru WRX STI may be available at particular locations. To top off this adrenaline-filled experience, you’ll be treated to a high-speed passenger ride around the track, driven by an expert instructor.
For kids aged 5 – 12 check out our review of the Younger Driver Experience.
Gift Experiences for Couples
Spa Treat for Two
Spa Retreat and Afternoon Tea for 2. Soak up the atmosphere at one of these gorgeous hotels or fine estates.
Enjoy an afternoon of pure relaxation and indulgence with a Spa Retreat and Afternoon Tea for Two at a choice of twenty locations.
Couples that like to drink!
Vineyard Tour Experience for Two. Many do not realise England produces its very own wine!
Well, this is an ideal opportunity to find out about the English wine industry by enjoying a tour of one of England’s finest vineyards followed by a tasting session. During the tour, your experienced guide will explain the history of English wine.
How vines are grown on a commercial scale. The methods used at the vineyard and the reasons for the choice of grapes grown. You will also learn about the processes behind the production of wines. To complete the experience you will taste a selection of the wines made at the vineyard.
Couples that like to go out
West End Theatre & Afternoon Tea Or Dinner For Two. Take in the bright lights of the big city with our West End Theatre experience!
You can choose from top shows such as Kinky Boots, Motown, and Wicked and either indulge in afternoon tea in the number twelve restaurant or dinner at Fire and Stone, Planet Hollywood, or Spaghetti House.
Comedy Night Experience for Two. If you’re looking for a really entertaining evening, then why not try a side-splitting stand-up comedy club?
This voucher allows two people to enjoy an evening’s comedy at a selection of some of the best stand up comedy venues throughout the UK.
Afternoon Tea for Two with Bubbles. Two people can enjoy this tasty treat at as many as 275 UK locations.
They can relish a traditional and quaint experience in a countryside inn, revel in a taste of the high life at the Hilton, or indulge in chocolatey goodness at Hotel Chocolat.
Whichever location you choose, you’ll be sure to have the ultimate afternoon tea experience. With a winning combination of sumptuous sandwiches, moreish cakes, and tantalising homemade scones.
Ultimate Choice for Two. Choosing the perfect gift for one person is a challenging task in itself, but finding the perfect gift for two people is an almost impossible feat.
However, all is not lost.
There’s good news.
This Ultimate Choice for Two gift package offers the recipients a choice of 70 fantastic experiences to choose from. And this flexible gift has an experience to suit absolutely everyone.
Gift Experiences For Men
If you are looking for even more gift ideas for men who have everything check out our favorites.
First golf lesson. A 30-minute golf lesson with a PGA professional.
They’ll get to choose what they work on for the session, eg., improving distance, accuracy, technique, or a specific part of the golfing process. At some locations, they may also provide a follow-up video analysis of the performance.
Helicopter Buzz Flight Gift Experience. An experience for 2 people and available in over 35 locations in the UK, this experience includes a safety briefing plus a six-mile helicopter ride.
Ultimate Driving Gift Experience. If you know someone who is mad about cars, then a choice of fantastic driving experiences is a perfect gift idea.
Whether they prefer the sleek lines of supercars, the rough and tumble of off-roading, or a chance to learn some new driving techniques.
Steam Train Experience for 2. This is a fantastic chance for you and your guest to enjoy a relaxed, unhurried and civilised journey on a steam train.
The steam train has been around for over 200 years moving passengers from place to place. Seeing the trains in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your day and there is always plenty to see, making this a great day out.
Gift Experiences for Her
If you are looking for gifts for mom who doesn’t want anything check out our recent post.
Relax and Unwind
Ultimate Choice for Her – Experience Day Gift Pack. Take the guesswork out of gift buying with this selection of fantastic days out.
Whether she prefers pampering, dining out, or is an adrenaline junkie, there is an experience to suit.
She can choose from over 100 experiences.
Time to Unwind Pamper Voucher. Unwind and relax with our pamper choice experience!
With locations nationwide, this package consists of a selection of venues offering intensive treatments, and state-of-the-art facilities, some paired with a light lunch or delicious afternoon tea.
Whether they wish to escape their everyday routine alone or with a companion, there’s an experience perfectly suited to their relaxation requirements.
Mac Makeover & Photo Shoot. Treat someone special to some well-deserved pampering!
The MAC makeover experience is a fun experience for two people.
Upon arrival, they will be greeted with a glass of Prosecco and have a personal image consultation, a mini manicure, and a MAC makeover from a makeup artist. (check out the best makeup products for over 40)
They can have up to 4 wardrobe changes, so make sure they take plenty of clothes.
Afterward, they’ll be treated to an express facial which will deep cleanse and tone your face, leaving them feeling fresh.
What is your favourite gift experience? Let me know in the comments below.
Last Updated on 28 August 2023 by homeschoolof1