As Christmas approaches, parents and gift-givers are on the lookout for meaningful and memorable presents for the children in their lives. Move over traditional toys and gadgets (that many of us have too many of); the trend of gifting experiences has taken centre stage. Here are a few ideas that you can choose from for creative gift experiences for kids in the West Midlands, focused on the Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Dudley areas of course.
For budding artists; gift vouchers for creative workshops can be an excellent choice. From painting to pottery, these workshops foster creativity and curiosity.
Local options include
*Saz’s ceramics (Red Cone Glass House)
*Coffee and clay (Stourbridge)
*The Melting Pot (Bewdley)
Theatre and shows:
For a more cultural experience, consider gifting vouchers for family-friendly theatre productions or shows. A number of theatres in the area often host performances suitable for younger audiences. This is a great way to introduce children to the world of performing arts and ignite a love for storytelling.
Have a look at the following venues to see what they have coming up:
*Dudley/Stourbridge Town Halls (Dudley Borough Halls)
*The Rep, The Old Rep, The Alexandra, Hippodrome and Town Hall, all in Birmingham.
*The Wolverhampton Grand
For kids who love to meet their favourite characters, book an event or purchase a gift voucher for Enchanted Tea Rooms in Leamington Spa. One of these events combines live singing from characters with a lovely afternoon tea.
For aspiring chefs, consider vouchers for cooking classes or food-related experiences. Some establishments offer kid-friendly cooking workshops where children can learn basic cooking skills in a safe and supervised environment.
I can’t see much choice in this area near us, but here are two suggestions. If you know of other choices, please let me know!
*Pizza-making parties are available at Stonehouse venues
*Chocolate workshop at The Chocolate Shed in Henley
Hobby’s, sport and recreation:
Active kids will appreciate gift vouchers for sports and recreation centres. From swimming lessons to tennis coaching, these experiences promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
*DB leisure – Crystal Leisure Centre offers lots for a family, including a variety of classes, special events such as ‘the Big Bounce’, and of course it’s Leisure Pool full of waves, slides, rapids, bubbles and more.
*Wyre Forest Leisure Centre again offers lots for a family, including a variety of classes, and as mentioned in an earlier category, a climbing wall.
*Sign kids up to a new class to try;
Wyre Forest Taekwondo,
Fusion dance classes,
Show call performance arts classes,
Show call youth choir for those who love to sing,
KIXX for football lovers,
Little netters for netball fans… the list is endless when you look. There are options around for tennis coaching in Cradley Heath, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Wollaston and Wolverley.
One final suggestion…
Why not gift a child the opportunity to learn and have fun simultaneously? Consider experience vouchers for educational attractions like Thinktank Science Museum or the Ironbridge. These places not only entertain but also provide a valuable learning experience, making it a win-win for both parents and kids.
The West Midlands is teeming with opportunities for adventure, learning, and fun, and experience vouchers make it easy to share these opportunities with the younger generation. Whether it’s exploring the wonders of science, unleashing creativity through art, or embarking on thrilling outdoor adventures, the possibilities are endless. Unwrap joy and create memories that will last a lifetime with experience gift vouchers for children.
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Please, if you purchase from any of the above after reading this article, please let them know that Raring2go! Kidderminster and Stourbridge sent you 😊
Before making a purchase, be sure to read the terms and conditions of the vouchers, including any age restrictions or expiration dates.
Consider the child’s interests and preferences to choose an experience that will truly be enjoyable for them.
Use the likes of Tesco club vouchers and Blue Peter Badges where possible! These often help with big days out if you have limited money.
If you want to gift an experience where purchasing the voucher in advance is not an option for one reason or another, simply make your own voucher, gift that, then actually book and pay for the experience once you are ready!
If you have other suggestions to add to this list, please tell me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.