Stop Giving Things, Give an Experience to Remember with Buyagift

On the way to school today I was talking to my boys about the amount of stuff we have. They were commenting that we have too much. Too many toys, clothes, books, just things. We have too much clutter that fills the house. It is impossible to use it all, particularly the piles of toys in the garage or the 300 (as Josh estimated!) cuddly toys in the loft. 

So this Christmas we vow to not add to the clutter. Not to buy gifts for the sake of it. And the perfect gift that popped into my mind was to give an experience to remember. Something that the boys will remember and something different to do at on a weekend.

Here is a pick of some the best ideas of experiences I have found for my boys. 

Go Ape – Tree Top Climbing

A dare-devil adventure for any child. Climbing through the treetops, very high up, jumping from ropes and zip-lining. This is so much fun for the family. There is a range of packages on the Buyagift website. I found this one which was entry for one adult and two children for £68. It can be used at any of the 31 Go Ape location across the UK

The Slide at The ArcelorMittal Orbit – Family Ticket

We have wanted to go to this park and try out this slide for years but have never got round to it. It looks huge and so much fun. You can book a family ticket for £52.

Instantly recognisable as the symbol of the 2012 Olympic Games, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is a remarkable sculpture and now one of the most talked about attractions in London. You and your family can enjoy an unforgettable experience here as you dive from 178m high through the famous loops, curves and corkscrews of the complicated structure on a heart-pounding slide ride. However, before you embark on your speedy adventure, you can take in the spectacular 360-degree views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and iconic London buildings such as The Gherkin, Big Ben, and The O2 from the spectacular viewing platforms.

Meerkat Experience for Two Adults and Two Children at The Animal Experience

How cool is this experience a trip for the family to experience meerkats up close! A chance for the whole family to feed the meerkats and get climbed on! Meerkats love to interact with us humans. This sounds like such a great experience for a special offer price of £69. Note that this experience is at The Animal Experience in Ely.

iFly Indoor Skydiving and Three Course Meal with Wine at Prezzo for Two

This looks like an incredible amount of fun that would be perfect for the adventure loving child. Indoor sky diving!! You learn to skydive  with powerful wind turbine and embrace the thrill of anti-gravity. An expert instructor will be on hand to guide you, so that you can make the most of every second of your iFLY skydive. 

And then after your thrill seeking experience head to Prezzo for dinner that is included in the package you can purchase from Buyagift. All for £85.99.

White Water Rafting for Two at Lee Valley – Weekround

Lee Valley is the course used for the 2012 Olympics so is a brilliant course to be used for this white water rafting. How much fun to race down the course, getting soaking wet and (me!) clinging on for life. 

The experience for two people is priced at £119, including full safety training and you will always be with an instructor.




Prices are correct at 20th Nov 2019. This post contains affiliate links, if you click through and purchase an experience I will receive a small commission. This in no way effects the price you pay.


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Lynn Beattie

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