Local Experience Gifts Your Kids Will Love!

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Local Experience Gifts Your Kids Will Love!

Christmas is right around the corner!! Are you tired of toys laying around the house and not being played with? You are not alone. Thinking about giving gifts that don’t require batteries and hours’ worth of setup? Well, look no further! The CSRA offers plenty of experiences that your kids will enjoy and that can help your family create memories! Also, be sure to send this list to grandma.

Thank you to Realtor Lisa Christie for this article!

Memberships That Make Great Gifts!

Imagination Station Children’s Museum of Augusta offers monthly play memberships for local families. This includes unlimited play during open hours and free access to programs and events.

YMCA of Greater Augusta and Augusta Kroc Center Memberships are perfect for local families who want an option to swim year-round! Both organizations offer indoor pool options and summer swimming that include water slides and splash features.

Fairytale Dreams Play Cafe is a great option for toddlers and young kiddos! The indoor play cafe has lots of fun options including train tables, play kitchens, soft play, and more! 

Photo Credit: Fairytale Dreams FB Page

Urban Air offers monthly memberships that include unlimited access, free food, discounts, and more! 

Event Tickets That Make Great Gifts!

Carolina Dragway is the home of fast cars! They host local races and events throughout the year. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for announcements.

USC Aiken has a variety of sports they offer throughout the year. Grab some tickets to a local game! 

The Augusta Greenjackets have a great program called Junior Jackets. They offer fun surprises throughout the season. The memberships include tickets, running the bases, perks at each game, and special gifts from sponsors. 

Photo Credit: Augusta Greenjackets FB Page

Twitty’s Mudbog offers mud trucking events and lots of messy action. Check out their website for mudding events throughout the year.

Bell Auditorium and James Brown Arena host a variety of live shows throughout the year like Disney On Ice and the Harlem Globetrotters.

Columbia County Performance Art Center is new to Columbia County and they are already bringing in great live shows. Bluey Live is coming in May! 

Local Classes That Make Great Gifts!

Rainbow Art Factory of Augusta offers art classes for children ages 1 – 18. They also have parent’s night out and seasonal classes. 

Painted Lady Art Studio offers art classes for ages 5 – 18. They also offer paint parties. 

Karate Classes are a great way to teach discipline and get great exercise while learning new skills. Premier Martial Arts, Seigler’s Karate, Aiken Taekwondo, Kims Martial Arts, and North Augusta Martial Arts offer classes.

Art Nook offers art classes for ages 4 – Teens. They also offer paint parties.

Fort STEM offers STEM enrichment classes for ages 5 – 12. Robotics, makers lab, computer programming, and more! 

Photo Credit: Fort STEM FB Page

Skateland of Augusta offers roller skating classes. They are perfect for kiddos who are getting new skates for Christmas.

Eden Farms, Foolin’ Around Farm, and Tranquility Farms offer horse riding lessons and super fun camps during school breaks! 

Experience Gifts: Arcades, Arts and Crafts, and More! 

Cardboard Castle Games offers game nights for Pokemon, Dungeons and Dragons, Digimon, Magic the Gathering, and more! 

Playland of Aiken is an indoor play place that your kids will love. A gift card will make the perfect stocking stuffer.

Photo Credit: Playland of Aiken FB Page

Artsy Me Evans & Grovetown and Bisquecuts and Glazy offer painted pottery and it’s great for kids of all ages.

Bowling is a great family activity! Bowlero, Stars and Strikes, and Northside Lanes offer gift cards.

Day Trip Gifts Near The CSRA

Zoo Memberships make for great gifts! Riverbanks Zoo, Atlanta Zoo, and Greenville Zoo are all under a three-hour drive. 

Georgia Aquarium offers memberships and fun events throughout the year.

Children’s Museums are educational and fun! There are a few within a few hours’ drive.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Edventure Children’s Museum 

Helen, GA is a local favorite year-round! Babyland General Hospital (Cabbage Patch Kids), Tubing, Georgia Mountain Coaster, North Georgia Zoo, and More! 

Summer will be here again before you know it! Splash In the Boro offers season passes to their water park.

Meet Lisa Christie! 

I absolutely love living in the CSRA and exploring all our amazing community has to offer! As a wife, parent, volunteer, local small business owner, and REALTOR®- I am able to combine my passion for our community with my love for helping others reach their real estate goals here in the CSRA! As a top-producing REALTOR® combined with the outstanding team at Summer House Realty, I continue to offer the highest standards of excellence in real estate- whether buying, selling, or investing in the CSRA. I would love to assist you with any and all of your real estate goals. Give me a call at 706.231.0431 or touch base with me via my website,! – Lisa Christie

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