Four gift experiences that tweens will love

You’re not the only one. It can get really hard trying to buy birthday and Christmas gifts for our children as they get older. From the age of ten upwards, they seem less and less interested in toys and good old-fashioned on the floor play. Figures become a distant memory, playsets a thing of the past, play-doh and paint… do they even know craft stuff exists anymore?

It’s a hard time for tweens and parents, alike. Watching your children grow older is great but it’s also sad to see them let go of their childhood so willingly. Of course, it’s completely natural, normal, even, but for parents, it can definitely be an emotional period.

I’ve decided that the solution is to get creative about gifts and select stuff that will really enhance their tweenage years. It’s oh-so-easy to fall into the trap of purchasing electronic devices, accessories, and games. They’re everywhere these days, and we can’t deny that it’s not the norm. Scratch that, and take a look at just four alternative gifts I’ve found for your not-so-youngsters.

Up at The O2 Climb Experience for Two

Enjoy some quality time together with your tween with an Up at The O2 for two adventure pass. Climb a suspended walkway up, up, and beyond, to view London City from a height of 52 metres above ground level. All safety equipment and climbing gear is included, all you have to do is turn up with your tween to embark on this urban mountaineering adventure.

Segway Adventures

Segways topped the list of must-have Christmas toys in 2015. Since, they’ve gone from strength to strength, with so many cities across the UK offering Segway tours or off-road adventure safaris. This will definitely be considered a cool Crimbo present.

Family Llama Experience for Two Adults and Two Children

Tear your tween away from the computer screen with the prospect of meeting a real loot llama for the day. That’s got to be better than an afternoon looking out for the Fortnite pinatas, right?

Bounce Below for Two at Zip World, Wales

From way up high Up at The O2 to deep down below at Zip World, Wales, there’s adventure to be found wherever you look online at Red Letter Days. Bounce Below promises to be a magical way for tweens, teens, and adults to rediscover their inner child. This subterranean play park is contained within the chambers and caverns of a slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales.

If these four experiences aren’t for you, or your clan, take a look online. There are hundreds upon thousands of alternative gift ideas on the Red Letter Days website. You’re sure to find an unexpected gift that will even tempt your tween into cracking a smile.

Win an Up at the O2 for two experience

To ensure that the tween in your life has an experience to remember, Red Letter Days are offering one lucky entrant the chance to win an Up at the O2 for two experience.

Prize: Up at the O2 for two experience – Guests aged nine and over are welcome. Min height is 3’9”; max weight is 21 stone. Max waist is 125cm; max upper thigh is 75cm. Not suitable for pregnant women. Climbers must not be under the influence of alcohol or any legal/illegal substances.

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

Red Letter Days – Up at the O2 experience for two

Review Feature



  1. Margaret GALLAGHER
    October 1, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Dream indulgence Thankyou

  2. Lynn Hughes
    October 1, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Nice prize

  3. Danielle Pooley
    October 1, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    This would be amazing to win! Would love to have this experience

  4. Solange
    October 1, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    Sounds like a great experience.

  5. katherine s
    October 1, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    What a great and unique idea for a gift!

  6. October 1, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Emmy would love to do this so much

  7. Carolyn E
    October 1, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    I have wanted to this for ages, but having a little trouble my height-hating-husband. Of course, it would be amazing to do it together. I could definitely convince him to join me if it was a prize win!

  8. Lorrainek
    October 1, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    I would love to do this

  9. Amy Withnall
    October 1, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Have been wanting to do this for ages…

  10. Terrie-Ann Wright
    October 2, 2018 / 8:21 am

    This would be an amazing experience thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Jean Cassell
    October 2, 2018 / 9:45 am

    A great prize for my 9 year old granddaughter

  12. nicola rupawala
    October 2, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    great giveaway

  13. Laura Pritchard
    October 2, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    This would be such a fun thing to do!

  14. patrick quilty
    October 2, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    would love to win this

  15. Catherine Bullas
    October 2, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Fantastic giveaway

    October 2, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Fantastic prize.

  17. Paul Green
    October 3, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Would love to have this experience

  18. Shamina
    October 3, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Would love this for my tweenie!

  19. Jamie Piper
    October 3, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to the )2

  20. Kelly Hirst
    October 4, 2018 / 8:51 am

    Segway adventure sounds like a lot of fun and definitely an experience my whole family would enjoy

  21. Suzanne Gaulton
    October 4, 2018 / 9:53 am

    My son is 13 next year and I’ve been looking at unusual gift ideas/things to do – I completely agree, experiences are better than any item you can buy for them. Memories last forever! Thanks for some great ideas!

  22. Catherine Lennon
    October 4, 2018 / 11:27 am

    Great prize!

  23. Sheila Shepheard
    October 4, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Imagine the view of London from upon the O2! I’d love to surprise my husband with this excursion. It would certainly make me feel brave.

  24. Vicky russell
    October 4, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    Would love an adventure these sound amazing

  25. Jo Carroll
    October 4, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    I have only one thing to add “Praise the Llama!” 😉

  26. Rich Tyler
    October 4, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    This would be amazing!

  27. Kim Neville
    October 5, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Wonderful experience. My son would love to do something like this 🙂

  28. gemma hendry
    October 5, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    this looks like an amazing experience id love to try

  29. Natalie Newham
    October 6, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Sounds amazing … Just hope I would have the courage to go up there!

  30. Kay Broomfield
    October 7, 2018 / 11:30 am

    I’d love this experience to help me get over my fear of heights.

  31. Laura Skinner
    October 7, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Always wanted to try this with my mum, shes been getting over her fear of heights for a year or so now. This is one shes not yet tried, i know she can do it!

  32. katrina walsh
    October 7, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    This sounds amazing. Would love to have a go!

  33. Gary Topley
    October 7, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    This looks brilliant, thankyou for the competition x

  34. Christina Palmer
    October 8, 2018 / 9:15 am

    This would be amazing and would help me get over my fear of heights

  35. Karen Usher
    October 8, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    An amazing experience! Have had a few friends do it and have loved it!

  36. Amy Bondoc
    October 9, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    This would be an amazing experience xxx

  37. debbie gilbert
    October 9, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Love to win this for my son and daughter

  38. Arrmann Raisi
    October 9, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    Looks amazing

  39. Jackie Howell
    October 9, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    awesome love to win, thanks

  40. Tracey Clarke
    October 10, 2018 / 7:16 am

    Would love to do this what a fab experience

  41. Liam Bishop
    October 12, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Whoa what an experience! That’s very unique.

  42. Theresa Thomas
    October 14, 2018 / 12:40 am

    Amazing giveaway

  43. rebecca smith
    October 14, 2018 / 7:17 am

    this would be the perfect date with my hubby

  44. Stacey Turner
    October 15, 2018 / 9:24 am

    What a great prize. We love doing experience days. Its nice to do something completely diffrent

  45. Mark Johnson
    October 17, 2018 / 12:31 am

    Sounds like fantastic prize!

  46. Christina Palmer
    October 18, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Fantastic giveaway thank you for posting. Fingers crossed

  47. October 23, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    I would love to take my eldest to do this.

  48. Susan Willshee
    October 23, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    I would love to win this for Piper. She is 11 now and it’s really difficult to find gifts or experiences for her that are suitable and that she will enjoy

  49. Alice Colling
    October 24, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    This is a great prize, didn’t know it was possible to do this.

  50. Nicola Andrijauskas
    October 25, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Fabulous competition my son would love this!

  51. Victoria Shiel
    October 25, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    Wow! This would be absolutely amazing to win.
    What a thrill & me & my partner are thrill seekers

  52. Kellie Collister
    October 27, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    This looks fab!

  53. Herbert Appleby
    October 27, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    wonder if its open when its snowing 🙂

  54. Rebecca Whatmore
    October 27, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    This looks great – would love to win for my niece and nephew!

  55. Lucy Carter
    October 27, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Doing this might conquer my fear of heights

  56. Sarah Price
    October 27, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Would love to experience this with my son!

  57. Adrian Bold
    October 28, 2018 / 12:06 am

    Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  58. A.E. ADKINS
    October 28, 2018 / 6:17 am

    What a fabulous opportunity for some lucky winners, the boys would adore this

  59. denise s
    October 28, 2018 / 10:01 am

    would love to do this lived close by for several years would love to revisit and see the amazing sights

  60. chris bull
    October 28, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Would be fab to win, scary but fab 🙂

  61. Lisa Beddall
    October 28, 2018 / 11:17 am

    Great prize- would love to see the o2 from a different vantage point!

  62. Helen Newton
    October 28, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    Would love to climb the O2 would mean a tick of the bucket list xx

  63. Laura Khomutova
    October 28, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    This looks great!!!

  64. Nancy Bradford
    October 28, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Looks to be a fab family experience. Thanks for the chance.

  65. Tracy Gladman
    October 28, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Great experience to be had.

  66. Jacqueline Roberts
    October 28, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    My daughter would love to do this

  67. Derek Wilson
    October 28, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I work close-by so this would be ideal! Many thanks.

  68. Laura s
    October 28, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Going up the o2 must be so exciting!

  69. Jo Hutchings
    October 28, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    This would be a great adventure to have.

  70. John Fowler
    October 28, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Fab stuff

  71. Tammy Neal
    October 28, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    This would be amazing for my partner and me x

  72. Craig Hindle
    October 28, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Hope I win

  73. Chris hindle
    October 28, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Would love to win this prize

  74. Tricia cowell
    October 28, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Oh wow amazing fun

  75. Lynsey Farrell
    October 28, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    My daughter would love this

  76. Catherine Gregory
    October 28, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    What a great different Christmas present

  77. ellie spider
    October 28, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    this would be an amazing christmas gift

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