21 Local "Experience Gifts" For ALL Ages!
Many of the listings below have links to purchase memberships and gift cards.
For the rest, we encourage you to visit the provided links to their websites to find the perfect gift, and then give them a call to learn about gift opportunities.
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Their facility is designed for kids, adults, and groups of any size, age or ability. With a variety of active and relaxed options, their guests (aka Warriors) will experience adventure for hours at a time. Adrenaline Monkey features Ninja courses, rock climbing walls, aerial ropes course, and arcade games. Gift cards available.
Adventure Zone (Geneva-on-the-Lake)
Open May through OctoberThe region’s favorite family entertainment center is the best gift for kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews and neighbors. Go karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, The Rock, The Wall, bungee tramp, giant arcade, two escape rooms. Gift cards available online in denominations of $10, $25, $50 and $100.
Atlas Cinemas (Euclid, Mayfield Heights*, Mentor*, Shaker Heights)
Private auditorium rentals, concessions, birthday parties, arcade, *luxury seating with recliners.
Theatre performances, dance classes, visual arts classes, music classes.
Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio (Mentor)
It’s easy to create lasting memories at Busy Bees® Pottery & Arts Studio. Paint pottery, make a mosaic or glass fusing piece, take a clay hand building or canvas painting class. Visit the studio anytime during our posted hours and create a piece of art in one of our several mediums.
e-Gift cards available.
Cleveland Zoological Society
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo memberships include an entire year full of adventure and make for a lifetime of memories!
15% off discount code: BRIGHTTF
En Pointe Danse (Chagrin Falls)
Their goal is to provide a nurturing environment for beginner through adult dancers, inspiring the joy and passion of dance by fostering creative expression. Classes are available for ages 3 through adult in creative movement, ballet, pointe, tap, and modern dance. Gift cards available.
Fairmount Center for the Arts (Novelty in Geauga County)
Ceramics, painting, sewing, drawing classes, dance classes, music lessons, theatre, creative writing and more!
Fine Arts Association (Willoughby)
Offering classes, private music lessons, theatre performances, concerts and cultural activities.
An hilarious 90-minute tour of Downtown Cleveland and some of its cool, hip neighborhoods with a comedian as your host. You can bring your own beer and wine too! Great for company outings, wedding parties, or anytime you want to laugh with family and friends. E-Gift cards available!
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place by helping their community. When your girl becomes a Girl Scout, she will make new friends, learn and practice new skills, earn Girl Scout badges and awards, have hands-on activities focused on the four Girl Scout pillars (STEM, Life Skills, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship) and...have fun!
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
From weedy seadragons to a giant Pacific octopus, you can see more than 2,700 animals representing 320 species. Many of the exhibits in their seven galleries offer unique views–including an 11,000-gallon touch pool inhabited by cownose and Atlantic stingrays and an 175-foot seatube that takes you to the ocean floor where barracuda, pufferfish, angelfish and three species of shark swim beside and above you.
Save 10% on an Annual Pass Use code Holiday10Aq
Great Lakes Science Center
With hundreds of hands-on exhibits, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, and a six-story high screen in the DOME Theater, there is something for families with children of all ages at Great Lakes Science Center! Gift cards can be used for tickets or toward a membership!
Jump Start Gymnastics (Beachwood)
The facility is over 14,000 square feet and is fully equipped for athletes of all ages and levels. Coaches are USAG safety certified and bring years of experience to their classes and inspiration to their coaching. Whether you're new to the sport or have been flipping your whole life, Jump Start promises a great gymnastics experience for everyone.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark (Kirtland)
Daily activities include demonstrations and educational programs related to farming and gardening. Special events occurring on a monthly basis include: Ice Festival, Maple Sugaring Weekends, Sheep Shearing Weekend, HorseFest, Fall Harvest Weekends and more.
Little Gym (Shaker Heights)
Give the gift of serious fun this holiday season. For more than 46 years, The Little Gym has helped children grow physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively in a fun, nurturing environment. We offer classes for kiddos 4 months of age through 12 years. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Gift cards available.
Lost Nation Sports Park (Willoughby)
Batting cages, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, virtual golf, Zumba, The Players Club restaurant and more. Featuring Lil Kickers Youth Development Program, Junior Hoopers Academy and summer camps. Gift cards available.
North Coast Aikikai (Mentor)
Aikido is entirely defensive and does not rely on physical strength or competition. Our classes are designed to teach adults, children and youths basic awareness along with self-defense and self-protection techniques. Aikido is excellent for building coordination and confidence for male and female students. Ask about family and holiday rates. FREE first class for everyone!
Playhouse Square (Downtown Cleveland)
One card gives the choice of so much entertainment: Broadway, concerts, comedy, dance, family shows and more. Great for Corporate giving too! Give a memorable night out... give a memory to cherish... give the gift of entertainment!
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association (Madison)
A comprehensive fine arts association offering private and group instruction in all the major disciplines of the fine and performing arts including dance, music, theatre and visual arts.
Valley Art Center (Chagrin Falls)
Valley Art Center is the hub of the visual arts in the Chagrin Valley, providing art classes for over 50 years. Each year, they offer over 400 classes, one-time workshops, and summer camps for students of all ages and experience levels. Give the gift of lessons in drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, and more! Gift certificates for classes & memberships available.