During the holidays a common conversation between parents is the massive amounts of “stuff” that kids accumulate. There is one solution to this “toy problem” that is absolutely brilliant…giving the gift of an experience!
The joy of an experience can last a lifetime while even the hottest toy often ends up collecting dust in just a few months. Here are some amazing experiences gifts that are perfect for Northeast Ohio families.
Featured Experience Gift Ideas
The Gift of Fun at Make Believe Family Fun Center
It's the season of giving! Who says that “giving" always has to mean more stuff? Gifting Experiences, like a day pass to Make Believe, can give your kids more than just another toy this holiday season.
It offers the chance to experience cool new opportunities and provides fun for the entire family. Nurturing the special bond between kids and parents is what Make Believe is all about. Whether fulfilling a wish-list, encouraging trying something new, or giving just for FUN, an experience gift from Make Believe will delight and create memories that last a lifetime.
Imagine a place where you can become a ninja on our ropes course, climb rock and ninja walls, challenge your family members to laser tag, compete for bragging rights in mini bowling, crash and spin in bumper cars and win big in an arcade... All under ONE ROOF!
SPECIAL SAVINGS -> Use a coupon code NEOFF20 to get 20% off gift cards! That means you can get a $100 gift card for $80, a $50 gift card for $40, and a $25 gift card for $20. Act fast, valid only during the month of December.
There’s truly something for everyone! With so many things to explore, you'll have a new experience every time you visit. This Holiday season give more than just a gift, give an experience at Make Believe Family Fun Center.
Goldfish Swim School's Holiday Package
This holiday season, skip the usual presents and give the gift of Goldfish!
Kids learn safety skills while having fun, making friends, building confidence and learning life lessons. There is no better gift than that!
Goldfish Swim School (with locations in Cleveland East Side, Fairview Park, Hudson and North Canton) has a holiday package option that is perfect for every child.
Choose from three different packages that include:
- Two months of lessons at Goldfish Swim School
- Annual Membership Fee
- Family swim passes so the whole family can enjoy some time in the pool together!
- Bubbles plush toys, a Goldfish towel and more! (so the kiddos do have a little something to open)
Each package offers over a $100 in savings!
More Experience Gift Ideas
Disney on Ice coming to Cleveland in January. Deal Alert -> Get 25% off tickets here
Do you have a basketball fan in the family? Take them to see the Harlem Globetrotters. They come to Cleveland in December. Deal Alert -> Up to 40% off tickets
Give the gits of lessons to try something new or continue an activity they already love. Get inspiration from these Kids Classes & Extracurricular Activities.
Monster Truck fans would appreciate tickets to see Monster Jam coming to Cleveland in February. Deal Alert -> Grab Discounted Tickets here
Get tickets to Cedar Point. Deal Alert -> Sign up for the FREE Pre-K Pass and get free Admission for Kids age 3-5
Passes or gift cards to one of the many indoor play centers or ninja obstacle courses are a fun way to get kids moving. Save the passes for the upcoming winter days when it's too cold to play outside.
Swimming is not only fun, it's a valuable life skill. Deal Alert -> Check out the Holiday Swimming Lesson Packages at Goldfish Swim School
A membership to a local museums or science center is another great option. Many offer reciprocal admission privileges to participating museums across the country. That means you can use your membership to get in free (or with a discount) to another museum when you are traveling.
Tickets to ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad would be a great gift for a train lover.
Take your children to a musical or theater production geared toward children or acting classes and watch their imaginations soar.
Creative Ways to Wrap Experience Gifts
To add to the fun, find creative ways to wrap the experience gift so it is fun to open.
For example, make opening the gift an adventure by drawing a map and sending your child on a treasure hunt for their gift. Frame tickets or gift certificates and then reuse the frame to display a picture of the experience after you've done it. Or put the gift inside a balloon for an exciting reveal!
The Gift of an Experience will last a Lifetime
Whatever experience you choose to give, you'll be glad you replaced some of the holiday “stuff” with an outing that will create a lasting memory.
More Christmas Fun
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