Kids’ Experience Gifts

Child's hand outstretched feeding sheep at White Ridge Farm.

You will find here some of the best kids’ experience gifts we could find that no doubt your recipient will love you for. Gift buying as a parent can sometimes feel like a never-ending process.  Just when you think you are finally ahead of the game, yet another date reminder flashes up on your phone or a crumpled-up party invite is pulled triumphantly from a school bag.  Between family, extended family, friends and kids’ birthday parties finding new and interesting gift ideas from your local store often begins to feel impossible.  

One of the easiest ways to solve the, and become hugely popular in the process, is to look at gifting an ‘experience’ as your present.  .

Family Experience Gifts

girl takinger her shot on Victorai Park putt putt course with easter eggs and easter bunnies in the background.

Victoria Park Putt Putt (Easter themed)

Sometimes the best gift is one that the child can enjoy with their entire family.  Nearly every fun experience that they may share with their loved ones probably offers a gift voucher via their online booking system or by calling them directly.  Online experience specialists like Red Balloon, Groupon and Scoopon also offer a huge range of family-focussed experiences that can be catered to suit both your budget and their interests.  Many experiences also offer some great family passes or booking discounts as well.

Some great family experience gift ideas might include things like:

  • Family pass to an Escape Room
  • Kayaking tours
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Putt putt 
  • Family movie vouchers
  • Theatre show passes
  • Zoo Day Pass
  • Tickets to a favourite sporting event
  • Segway tours
  • Family cooking classes
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Gift card to a favourite family restaurant
  • Drive-in Movie Pass
  • Camping weekend away to favourite spot

Gift Vouchers for Kids

WB Kids zone sign at Movie World

Rather than simply adding to the endless mountain of plastic toys and games, why not present your child with something that they can actually get out and experience for themselves?  Something that will create lasting memories (rather than lasting mess).  Below is a list of some fun gift vouchers and experiences you can give to your child.

  • Timezone Gift Voucher
  • Kids cooking classes
  • Subscription to a kids magazine
  • Movie vouchers
  • Music store voucher
  • Surf lessons
  • Riverlife Voucher (abseiling, kayaking, canoeing, segway ride etc)
  • Art workshop vouchers
  • Museum or art gallery membership
  • Theme Park tickets
  • Plane ticket to visit someone special or a train ride to somewhere new
  • Voucher to indoor rock climbing
  • Music Classes or lessons
  • Horse riding lesson
  • Adrenaline or Red Balloon Gift Voucher (let them choose the experience)

Experience Gifts for Toddlers

Three koalas cuddling.

Not just for the older kids, there are also plenty of brilliant experience gifts that cater perfectly for the toddler age group.  Whilst they might not quite be up to scaling cliffs, kayaking in the Brisbane River or problem-solving their way out of an escape room, there are some wonderful experiences that they would no doubt love to be gifted.  Some ideas for toddler-related experience gifts are:

The truth is, getting an experience over yet another toy is something that will stay with your child forever.  Experiences create memories, they get kids out and about and are also a lot of fun! If you have another experience gift idea we haven’t thought of, let us know in comments below! 

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