Are you living in the Pacific Northwest and considering giving your family experience gifts this year? Some of the best experience gifts for kids in Seattle offer hours of active fun. These experiences gifts will encourage kids to play indoors because we all know that living in Washington State means a lot of rain during the winter season.
The weather doesn’t have to stop anyone from getting out of the house. Experience gifts encourage the family to explore. This creates bonding experiences and memories that are precious.
Experience gifts for kids are also a gift for their family. Everyone gets to be a part of the interaction and fun. I personally enjoy giving and receiving experience gifts because I feel like we treasure these moments far more than any material item that will come and go.
Kids love to have toys under the tree but sometimes it can feel like a bit much. Experience gifts are perfect for grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, etc. to give. Plus. experience gifts keep the magic going with anticipation of an upcoming outing.
If you are new to the Seattle area or are lost on what are some of the best experience gifts for kids in Seattle, let me share with you today some of the places we enjoy as a family.
As I mentioned above, all of these locations are indoors so you will not have to worry about the weather. Every location is a guarantee to keep kids active this winter, learning, and enjoying a great time.
Best Experience Gifts for Kids in Seattle
Tukwila Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant
This is one of the most fun indoor/outdoor locations near Seattle, Washington. You can literally enjoy just about everything here. Bowling, video games, laser tag, Go-Karts, it is all here.
One of the things I like about Tukwila Family Fun Center is that kids can easily win prizes from some of the games. Do you ever go to locations with ticket winning games or prize drops where it seems like you have to invest in a stuffed animal?
At Tukwila Family Fun Center there are prize drops that continue play until you win and it doesn’t take a lot of tickets for kids to exchange for a decent prize.
Tukwila Family Fun Center offers gift certificates for the perfect experience gift. You can purchase them through their Amazon Store for easy delivery. Any family is going to have a blast here with so many things to do.
Photos with Santa at Westfield Southcenter Mall
This is an experience gift that will have to be given prior to Christmas. However, as a mother, I can honestly say that if someone offered to gift us with a Santa photo package, it would take a weight off.
During the holiday season, everyone is pinching pennies to spend a little bit here and there. A gift of reserving a meeting with Santa and offering to pay for a Santa photo package means capturing memories. It might not seem like much but these little moments matter.
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight is a place of wonder. If you are wanting to experience a place where kids can learn and explore, this is the place.
With space exploration activities and flight simulators, kids get hands-on experience at the Museum of Flight. Your whole family can explore real planes and what it’s like inside of s space shuttle. Who says learning can’t be fun?
The Museum of Flight also offers a great holiday gift guide for their gift store this Christmas. A perfect way to end your experience by taking home a little something for your aviation lover.
An evening out bowling can be a lot of fun with the kids. I did not think our kids would love bowling as much as they do but it has become one of their favorite outings. ACME Bowl in Tukwila offers a great time.
My favorite thing at ACME Bowl is the private lanes. Having your very own lounge is relaxing and perfect if you have kids. Plenty of space to dance to the music while bowling.
I also will mention that their food is fantastic. An entire evening can be planned at ACME Bowl. Gift cards are available online for some of the best experience gifts for kids.
These are some of the best experience gifts for kids in Seattle. I would like to thank Seattle Southside for allowing us to first-hand enjoy these this year. Experience gifts are non-toy gift options that I think are the perfect alternative.
If you are considering experience gifts for your family, I highly recommend them. Any parent will thank you to have the opportunity to enjoy an outing. Being honest, I will mention that less clean up of toys is also a gift in itself.
Enjoy some of the best experience gifts for kids in Seattle and get indoors to have fun this winter season.
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