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Experience presents for family with a 10 and 14 year old

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AutumnalBliss Thu 07-Nov-19 06:51:17

I am really struggling with what to buy my DS's for Christmas. They are not really into stuff and the things they are interested in they generally have all the things they want. They like going out and doing things so I think I will get them some "experiences".

I need ideas though. So far,

I have already booked to go see Star Wars at the Cinema
Going to book a local Escape Room experience.

Please add to the list if you can.
Thx

AutumnalBliss Thu 07-Nov-19 06:51:50

They are 10 and 14 and I'd like to do these things as a family.

lovelyupnorth Thu 07-Nov-19 06:53:17

Go ape or similar. Escape rooms good.

Depends on how much you want to spend.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Thu 07-Nov-19 06:55:09

my DC loved 10 pin bowling at that age. For the cinema, you could make a voucher and wrap with a bag of popcorn.

georgialondon Thu 07-Nov-19 07:24:27

People keep buying us experience presents and it a royal pain in the arse to be honest.

dontdoubtyourself Thu 07-Nov-19 07:28:27

It's for her own ds'..

Harriett123 Thu 07-Nov-19 07:38:15

Theme park. Depending on location you are in. We got our DS tickets to legoland for his birthday this year and he loved it. For that age mabey Thorpe park or Alton towers.
Or other cheaper options
Is there a water park near you?
Could try rock climbing theres clip n climb centres all over the UK.
As a PP has said go ape is pretty fun.
Tickets to local attraction so in London say London eye, or bristol say the ss great britan. Obviously these ones depend on what's near you.

Also love the idea of family days out rather then stuff for Christmas.

Patchworksack Thu 07-Nov-19 07:38:55

Treasure hunt - we've done several from the website Treasure Trails. Cheap but fun.
Go karting.
Ice skating - do you have a pop up rink for Christmas near you?
Try a new sport - taster session for velodrome cycling, skiing, indoor surfing - depends what's available in your area.
Craft or cookery workshop?

Missillusioned Thu 07-Nov-19 07:40:08

Merlin passes, or a season ticket to a local attraction?

BonnesVacances Thu 07-Nov-19 07:53:56

I was going to say an Annual Pass for somewhere. It makes it so much easier to go for a couple of hours instead of needing to go for a whole day and get your money's worth. So you have more family days out.

Toporama Thu 07-Nov-19 07:59:46

At the same age we did an indoor skydiving experience.

Or there are indoor skiing places (would recommend Milton Keynes one but don't know where you are based) with beginner lessons or open skiing.

Both pricey if you want a good package, and depends where you are based. But totally worth it imo and have the "wow" factor if they haven't tried it before.

10 is old enough for driving experiences as well.

Toporama Thu 07-Nov-19 08:01:28

Bonus with indoor stuff is that you can book it for just after Xmas and not worry about weather.

stridesy Fri 08-Nov-19 20:23:58

Where do u live?
Indoor sky diving
Bear gryllis experience
Go ape
Insomnia gaming festival

PhantomErik Sat 09-Nov-19 15:12:47

Ice skating
Climbing wall
Waterpark - outdoor for windsurfing/sailing

reluctantbrit Sat 09-Nov-19 17:29:36

We bought/got in the past

Zookeeper day for DD at London Zoo
Merlin pass for the family
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Musical/Theatre Tickets
Concert tickets
Baking workshop
Baking subcription
Meet the favourite animal for all of us (well DD's and my favourite one, DH came with us and got us lots of photos)

Leeds2 Sat 09-Nov-19 19:50:02

Llama walking.
Walking over the top of the O2 Arena in London.
Pottery painting.
Chocolate making.

PrettyPurse Tue 12-Nov-19 19:32:00

I've just purchased a driving lesson for my 12 and 16yr old.

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