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Last Minute Gift Ideas – Giving the Gift of Experiences (Hampton Roads)

Activities For Gifting This Holiday in Hampton Roads Virginia

Whether you are tired of toys the kids don’t play with after the first week, are looking for an alternative to bringing in a lot of “stuff” in holiday gifts, or need a last-minute gift idea – many families are looking for opportunities to gift experiences this holiday season.

There are lots of great ideas for active fun in Hampton Roads that will be a big hit as gifts this season, here are some ideas:

Trampoline Parks – this idea is a current favorite with my kids right now. There are lots of local options that can be found within our JUST FOR FUN activity listings, including These Current Discounts!

Museum Memberships – So many museums in Hampton Roads offer programs for kids from toddlers to teens. Check out our listings of local Museums & Historical Places, and don’t miss These Current Discounts on Admission and Membership!

Busch Gardens & Water Country USA – Just a short drive up the road, Busch Williams offers the thrills of roller coasters for older kids, to the familiar faces of Sesame Street friends for little ones. When you purchase a Busch Gardens Fun Card you can visit as many times as you like during the spring and summer season! The 2 Park Pass allows for the same option for both Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Find current discounts and Fun Card options Here!

Classes for Art and Creativity – If your active child has a passion for Art there are lots of great local programs that offer classes and workshops for all ages. Find the best Art Program for your Child Here! or if your child loves Drama and performing check out Local Acting and Theater Programs for Kids Here!

Music Classes & Lessons – Whether your toddler loves to dance their way through storytime, or your teen has decided they want to join a local band, there are music lessons for all levels in our listings for Local Music Programs in Hampton Roads!

Animals and Nature – If your active child adores animals, don’t miss the chance to share these local programs with them: Local Animal & Nature programs for Kids or Local Horseback Riding for Kids. Including the Farm Fun Pass from Hunt Club Farm.

Visiting Shows and Performances: 2023 is bringing some great family-focused entertainment to Hampton Roads! Don’t miss the chance to take the kids to Monster Jam,  Professional Bull Riding (discount!), Bluey’s Big Play The Harlem Globetrotters, Blippi – The Wonderful World Tour, to name just a few!

Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg: Playtime in the water can happen regardless of the weather when it is indoors at Great Wolf Lodge! Don’t miss the Day Passes that are now available if you don’t want to spend the night at the lodge. Check out current discounts and offers Here. 

Local Athletic Team Events: Support local teams at their home games! Gift tickets to the Norfolk Admirals, Norfolk Tides, and the Peninsula Pilots! Support your own young athlete when you sign them up for these Local Athletic Programs for Kids in Hampton Roads!

Racing at Langley Speedway: If your Active Child loves cars don’t miss a chance to take them to the races at Langley Speedway! Get Tickets Here!

Ocean Breeze Water Park: Plan ahead and Save when you get your season passes to Ocean Breeze. Right now on their website passes are $30 off when you purchase by December 31, 2022. Get Passes Here.

Indoor Skydiving with iFLY Virginia Beach: Check current discounts here!

Zip-Line and Climbing Adventures: A great idea for older teens, there are now several opportunities for this outdoor experience in Hampton Roads including The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium (discount!), Adventureworks Zipline Adventures in Virginia Beach, and Go Ape in Williamsburg.

Programs just for Infants & Toddlers: Little ones want to have fun too! Don’t miss these programs that include sections or classes designed just for the youngest in your family – Click Here To Check Out These Programs.

Movie Tickets! Gift cards for movie tickets make awesome stocking stuffers.

No matter how you celebrate this holiday, make sure to plan your family time with our Daily Calendar of Fun in Hampton Roads!