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Struggling with Gift Ideas? Get Everyone a Gift Experience Instead

The Best Experience Gifts For Kids and the Whole Family
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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 a gift experience? There are so many awesome experience gifts for kids that they will just love. There will be no waste this Christmas, just super happy faces, and the excitement of spending quality time together.

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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:

  • experience gifts for kids
  • family experience days
  • gift experiences for him
  • experience day for couples
  • gift experiences for her
The best gift experience for kids and the rest of the family. Perfect for a special Christmas gift

Experience Gifts For Kids

What better way to treat kids than to give them your time? So what a great idea for either birthdays or Christmas 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.

But if you prefer actual presents check out our recent posts:

Christmas gifts for 9 year olds, 10 year olds and 12 year olds.

The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros studio. We cannot recommend this enough you can read our full review here. 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. This would be an amazing experience day for kids who love adventure.

Junior Supercar Driving Taster Ages 11-16 Kick-start their driving experience with our 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, the 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.

experience days for kids - Driving experience gift

Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live at the NEC, Birmingham

School of Rock the Musical at the Gillian Lane Theatre in London. Last year we went to see Annie courtesy of a gift experience voucher, honestly, we had the best fun.

Sister Act the Musical with the AMAZING Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders.

Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival at various locations in the UK.

Kidzania London – this is such a great day out for the kids. We have been a number of times and just love it. If you have slightly older kids you can even leave them and go shopping in Westfield Sopping Centre!!! If you would like to read our review follow this link.

Family Gift Experience Ideas

Why not treat the whole family with a special gift? Or a great idea if someone wants to buy you a present.

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. How exciting waking up on Christmas to find out you are all going to Legoland soon.

Merlin’s Magical London – Save up to 60% on admission to London’s top attractions! Merlin’s Magical London Pass allows you to visit 3, 5 or 6 top London attractions and explore at your own pace. Simply choose which of the following attractions to visit; London Eye, Madame Tussauds, SEALIFE London, Shrek’s Adventure, the London Dungeon and the London Eye River Cruise. Save up to 60% on the gate price of the individual tickets!

Friends and Family Railcard with 1/3 off rail travel for adults and 60% off for kids. With average savings of £141 it is such a great gift for someone who loves to have days out.

Family Experience Gift Ideas  - Friends and family railcard

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.

Wicked the Musical at the Appolo Theatre in London. This is not suitable for children under 7. We went with our 8-year-old and trust me in parts it certainly makes you jump!! But it is definitely worth watching.

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.

Alton Towers Tickets – not only are you saving 41% on the ticket price what an amazing gift for the whole family!

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.

Gift Experience Ideas For Couples

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 four locations.

Gift Experiences For Couples - Spa retreat for two

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. 

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 they choose, they’ll be sure to have the ultimate afternoon tea experience. With a winning combination of sumptuous sandwiches, moreish cakes, and tantalising homemade scones.

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. 

Reviver Pamper Day for 2 with Virgin Active Experience – A perfect gift for a special occasion… Available at a choice of 8 Virgin Active Health Clubs across the UK. The Reviver Pamper Package includes 40 minutes of pampering spa treatments for two. Plus full use of the fantastic health club facilities.

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.

Experience Gifts For Men

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. 

Experience Gifts For Men - Golf lessons with a pro

The Man in the White Suit. If your other half loves a good laugh and particularly likes Stephen Mangan this is an awesome gift experience for him. Playing at the Wyndham Theatre in London.

Helicopter Buzz Flight Gift Experience. Available in over 35 locations in the UK, this experience includes a saftey 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.

Experience Days For Her

If you are looking for present ideas for mum check out our recent post.

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.

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour venues all around the UK

Tina Turner the Musical in Aldwych Theatre London on various dates.

Emmerdale Studio Experience – Go behind-the-scenes on a guided tour of the former ITV studios. Sit on the Dingle’s sofa! Hear insider secrets & stories from your guide. Located in the centre of Leeds.

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, a MAC makeover from a makeup artist, including strip eyelashes and expert hair styling. They can have up to 4 wardrobe changes, so make sure they take plenty of clothes. Afterwards, they’ll be treated to an express facial which will deep cleanse and tone your face, leaving you feeling fresh.

What is your favourite gift experience? Let me know in the comments below.

Last Updated on 17 September 2021 by homeschoolof1

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