Do your kids have too many toys? Looking for some other gift options for your kids this Christmas season? You can’t go wrong with a Rockford area experience gift! These gifts make lifelong memories for your family and keep clutter out of your house. It’s a win-win!

Here are eleven Rockford area experience Christmas gift ideas for kids.

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1. Discovery Center Museum family membership. Membership starts at $90 per family and includes reciprocal admission to Madison Children’s Museum, Discovery World in Milwaukee and hundreds of other museums around the world. More on the Discovery Center here.

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2. Music Together classes will bring the joy of music to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Winter classes start in January. Ten week sessions are $162.

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3. Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters game at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford on December 29th at 4 pm. Harlem Globetrotter games are entertaining and family-friendly.

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4. Swimming lessons at Dolphin Swim Club for kids four months old and up. Give your kids the gift of learning how to swim. Tuition starts at $50 per month.

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5. Tinkergarten classes get your toddlers, preschoolers, and young kids outdoors and into nature – rain or shine! Winter session starts January 25, 2020. Sessions are $105 per child.

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6. Tickets to PJ Masks Live tickets at the Coronado on January 23, 2020 at 6 pm. Your kids will love watching Cat Boy, Gecko and Owlette save the day in the historic theater. 

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7. Rockford Rivets tickets to a 2020 game. Get 5 tickets and 5 hotdogs for $25. Rockford Rivets offers theme nights throughout the summer and fireworks shows after some games.

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8. Rockford IceHog tickets to watch a game in the BMO Harris Bank Center. Tickets start at $11 per person, there are theme nights and games continue into April 2020.

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9. Sapora Playworld membership or play pass. Get a year of playing for $60 per kid or a ten punch pass for $40. Sapora has indoor play equipment for kids 0-5 and 5-12. More about Sapora Playworld here.

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10. Sand Park Pool season passes. Sand Park Pool will reopen in summer 2020. Pool passes are $45 per person, $15 per kid 0-3 years old. 

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11. Public ice skating pass at Carlson Ice Arena. The pass is good for the entire year and is $99 per person. You can also buy at 10 punch pass for $50.

Two Bonus Ideas:

Exploring Chicagoland attractions

If you head into the city or Chicagoland suburbs often, a POGO Pass would be a great experience gift for your family! Passes are $34.98 each. The POGO Pass offers free entry into Chicagoland attractions such as Legoland! More information about Pogo Pass here

Indoor Waterpark Getaway in Gurnee or Wisconsin Dells

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If you’d like to get out of town, there are some great deals on indoor waterpark getaways. Take a family getaway to Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee starting at $89 per night! The stay includes waterpark passes.

Or get a day pass to Kalahari’s waterpark and adventure park for $49 per person.

Or stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells for $88 per night. 

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