Gift Ideas for Local Classes and Experiences around Dayton

Don’t struggle with the hottest trends in toys or tech: Give the gift of local fun this holiday season! With the help of our trusted advertisers, we’ve compiled a guide of great local ‘experiences’ sure to make them smile.




Gift Ideas for Local Classes and Experiences around Dayton:

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is Dayton’s premier place for families to learn and play together! Featuring educational hands-on learning experiences for all ages, Boonshoft is the region’s children’s museum, natural history museum, zoo, planetarium, and observatory, all in one location.

Phone: (937) 275-7431
Address: 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH 45414

Gem City Swim, LLC

Gem City Swim provides survival-based swim lesson certified by Infant Swimming Resource. Unique results are achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons. Emphasizing competence, which leads to confidence, and a foundation for a lifetime of fun!

Email: [email protected]
Instagram: Gem_City_Swim

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

Since 1991, Aqua-Tots has been an industry leader in swimming instruction. We challenge the status quo in the swim industry, focusing on delivering top-quality swim lessons and providing our swimmers with Lessons for Life. Give the gift of Lessons for Life this holiday season.

Beavercreek: 2451 Lakeview Drive, Beavercreek, OH 45431 (937) 200-1120
Springboro: 716 N. Main Street, Springboro, OH 45066, (937) 886-4321


Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

With magical choreography, dazzling sets, and stunning costumes, the story of little Clara and her Nutcracker prince comes to life in December. The cast of The Nutcracker includes the Dayton Ballet company, Dayton Ballet II, the Dayton Ballet School and over 100 local children! Dec. 13-23, 2019.

Phone: (888) 228-3630
Address: One West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

YMCA of Greater Dayton

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is for ALL. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Phone: (937) 223-5201
Address: 118 W 1st St, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45402

Victoria Theatre Association

The Dayton Children’s Family Series at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton is brimming with incredible arts experiences for you and the children in your life. From DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE to LLAMA LLAMA LIVE and more, these shows are 60 minutes in length and 4-show packages start at $60 per person!

Phone: (937) 228-7591
Address: 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402

The Piano Preparatory School

Give the gift of music this holiday! Specializing in Piano, Guitar, Strings and Voice, Piano Prep School offers children and adults a creative place to grow musically! Mention Dayton Parent Magazine to receive $10 OFF any Winter Class!

Phone: (937) 426-6920
Address: 41 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45430

The Little Gym of Dayton

The Little Gym provides unique enrichment programs for children 4 months – 12 years old. Give the gift that will last them a lifetime and allow them to reach their fullest potential. Structured lesson plans, unique themes and a nurturing environment build confidence during each stage of childhood.

Phone: (937) 975-1116
Address: 2078 E. Dorothy Lane, Dayton, Ohio 45420

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