Experience Gifts: 100+ Ideas in Southern New England & Beyond

Experience gifts for families in Rhodes Island (R.I.) and Southern New England
Experiences are the perfect gift for any family! Here are 100 local ideas in RI, MA & CT to get you started

Family Experience Gifts in Rhode Island & Beyond

“How could it be so? It came without ribbons!  It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags! And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store… What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”

Give them them a little bit more this holiday season! Experience gifts are universally adored by parents, because they promote family time, reduce clutter and are zero waste. Weather you give them a zoo membership they can enjoy all year, tickets to a one-time only event, or swim lessons that will last a lifetime, you are sure to make even the Grinch-iest soul on your list smile. (No packages, boxes or bags required)


100+ Experience Gifts for Families in RI
& Southern New England

Zoo Passes & Memberships: Roger Williams Zoo, Franklin Zoo, Buttonwoods Zoo, Southwick Zoo, Zoo New England, CT Beardsly Zoo

Aquarium Passes & Memberships: Mystic Aquarium, New England Aquarium, Biomes, Maritime Aquarium, Save the Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium

Children’s Museums: Providence, Fall River, Boston, Stepping Stones (Norwalk, CT), Cape Cod, Easton

Science Centers: Mobile Quest Stem Center, Boston Science Center, Ecotarrium, Hartford Science Center, MA Air & Space Museum

Historical Museums: Mashantucket Pequot Museum 20, Plimouth Plantation, Old Sturbridge Village, Battleship Cove, Newport Mansions, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Cogshell Farms, Mystic Seaport

Nature Centers & Experiences: Audobon Society, National Parks Pass, Beach pass, Whale Watching Tour, Seal Watching, Adventure Base Camp, Wolf Hollow, C & L Stables

Gardens & Farms: Blithewold Mansion, Garden & Arboretum, Green Animal Topiary Garden, RWP Botanical Gardens, The Fantastic Umbrella Factory

Tours & Other Attractions: Providence River Boat Tours, Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Rail Explorer’s Tour, Federal Hill Food & History Tour, Providence Ghost Tours

Theme Parks: Edaville, The Dinosaur Place, Adventure Land, Yawgoo Valley Ski & Waterpark, Lake Compound Amusement & Water Park, Six Flags, Dino Safari (Boston)

Local Theaters: PPAC, The Vet, Park Theater, Trinity Rep, Festival Ballet Providence,     The Gamm Theater, The Wilbury Theater Group, RI Philharmonic, Apple Cinema,   Showcase Cinemas, Cinema Pub, Stadium Theater & Performing Arts Center, Rustic Tri Drive-In

Active Family Gifts: Warwick Baseball Institute, Tangy’s Indoor Archery, Mini Golf, R1 Indoor Karting, Rock Spot, Battle ground Z, Goldfish Swim School, YMCA membership, Launch Trampoline Park, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Warzone Paintballe, Mulligan’s Island, Central Rock Gym, United Skate of America

Sporting Events: RI Football Club, Newport Polo, PC Friars, PVD Bruins, URI Football

Indoor Play Spaces: Fawn & Cub, Simply Play, Kidz Castle, PlaytimeRI, Go Play,

Arcades: Freeplay Arcade, Pinballl Arcade & Museum, Dave & busters, Chuck E. Cheese, CW Lanes & Games, VR Lounge

Family-Friendly Eats: Camp Nowhere, Wrights Farm, Igggy’s, Flatbread Company, Thirsty Beaver, Bettola, Knead Doughnuts, Wrights Dairy Farm, Newport Creamery, PVDonuts, Bayberry Beer Hall, Tree House Tavern & Bistro

Escape Rooms: The Great Escape, Oceanstate Escape, RI Riddle Room, Escape Room RI, Escape Rhode Island, Lock & Clue

Other Museums: Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Gardner Museum, Dr. Seuss Museum, Eric Carl Museum, Newport Car Museum