Give the Gift of Worcester

Have you ever received a memorable gift? Perhaps the item had a lovely sentiment behind it, or it had been on your wish list since you should remember. But, here at Crompton - we believe some of the most memorable gifts are those that you can experience together. The city of Worcester has so many opportunities to make a certain someone's birthday, holiday or occasion all the more special. Here we have compiled some ideas for 'giving the gift of Worcester' - a present everyone can appreciate together.

 

Art and Theater

 

Worcester Paint Nite

Worcester Paint Nite

 

Paint Nite art class

Paint Nite  is Central MA's favorite creative night out. Great gift for a girlfriends,  The best part? No artistic experience is required!

Claytime, art class

From beading to pottery and glass, Claytime has a variety of artistic activities. There are several classes and workshops that are offered as well as the option of hosting a birthday party in their studio!

Craftworks, crafting class

Craftworks specializes in yarn and fiber arts. Whether it is knitting, weaving or spinning, they have it! Daily classes and workshops are held for all levels of experience. This is a perfect gift for those who enjoy hands on activities!

The Hanover Theatre, tickets

Located in downtown Worcester, The Hanover Theatre is a elegant performing arts center that hosts comedians, plays, musicals and formal events. A night out on the town is sure to please! 

Paint Nite Worcester, gift certificate

Paint Nite Worcester is a unique gift as it combines art and alcohol. Paint Nite's are hosted by different artists at different venues. You also have the option to choose your Paint Nite based on what picture will be painted. So break our your brush and a bottle!

Worcester Arts Museum, membership

With over 35,000 paintings, the Worcester Arts Museum (WAM) has a world renowned collection of art. A membership is an ideal gift for any art enthusiast as it may be hard to see it all in just one visit!

The Worcester Historical Museum, membership

Founded in 1875, this museum has an extensive history. As the name suggests, The Worcester Historical Museum is entirely dedicated to the city's rich history. There are hundreds of artifacts and collections specific to the area. A great gift for someone visiting Worcester!

 

The Great Outdoors

 

Broad Brook Meadow

Broad Brook Meadow

Broad Meadow Brook, trip

This wildlife sanctuary is over 400 acres, making it the largest in New England. There are a variety of marked trails through scenic environments. You will find over 30 species of butterflies, 164 bird species, 700 varieties of plants and several wildlife. This is a refreshing adventure for nature lovers.

EcoTarium, tickets

The Ecotarium is a unique indoor and outdoor science and nature museum with a planetarium and several wildlife. A great trip for all ages, there are interactive exhibits. A great outing for families!

The Heifer International Farm, tour

Open to the public and free of charge, The Heifer Overlook Farm is a fully operating farm and educational center. From pigs to chickens, cows, yaks, goats, sheep, rabbits and llamas - there is so much to see and experience! The staff is friendly, informative and willing to give drop in tours. Before leaving, don't forget to check out the gift shop!

Massachusetts Audubon Society, membership

When becoming a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society you are granted access to several sanctuaries and trails. The best part? Members contribute to protecting 35,000 acres of beaches, forests and wildlife habitats across the state. 

Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, membership

Tower Hill Botanical Gardens is a beautiful point of interest all year round. Perfect for picnicking or simply admiring the several gardens on the grounds,  There is even a cafe on site if you would rather dine in. No matter the season, this venue is full of unique flowers and plants that anyone will a green thumb will appreciate.

 

Be Active

 

AMF Bowling

AMF Bowling

 

AMF bowling, outing

At AMF bowling you get more bang for your buck with $2.00 Tuesdays and several weekly beverage specials. There is even an all you can eat bowling offer for parties of three or more. So why not bowl the night away?

Build Me Up, gift certificate

Build Me Up gives children the opportunity to unleash their creative side by experiencing hands on play. Drop in hours and classes are all offered to the little ones. Legos, games, blocks, crafts and a variety of fun activities are available!

Green Park Golf, gift certificate

Golf at Green Hill Park is a great way to make your gift last a whole day! The City of Worcester first opened the course in 1929 and thousands have enjoyed it since. 

Mount Wachusett, ski pass

Wachusett Mountain is a family friendly ski area in Princeton, MA. There are options for lodging if you would like to extend your stay. Out of season, there are often events and various clinics. Be sure to check out their calendar!

Skylight Roller Skating, outing

Family owned and operated for over thirty years, Skylight Roller Skating is your classic roller rink. Every Tuesday is Family Night and they can easily accommodate public and private events.

Skyzone, outing

Skyzone is any kid's dream - a massive indoor trampoline park. There are even adult trampoline fitness classes and trampoline dodgeball tournaments. Skyzone is for all ages!

Southwick Zoo, outing

The Southwick Zoo is not your typical zoo. There is a Skyfari Sky Ride and free petting zoo in addition to the African Plains area where you can view wildlife unique to the African continent. Make your gift worth - wild! 

Ward Hill Tubing, outing

For winter gifts, Ward Hill snow tubing is perfect! They have been in operation for over 75 years and know how to accommodate any needs.

Relax and Recline

 

Flow Forms at Crompton

Flow Forms at Crompton

Flow Forms, yoga class

Whether you are a beginner or expert, yoga at Flow Forms is a wonderful experience. The teachers are knowledgeable and willing to cater to the needs of the class.

NKD Local Salon or Spa, gift certificate

Know someone who enjoys being pampered? Get them a gift certificate to a local Salon! Their services include nails, hair, waxing, massages and makeup. After a visit to a Salon or Spa, you'll be saying: Nails done, hair done, everything did - Oh you fancy, huh?

 

Worcester Sports

 

The Worcester Bravehearts

The Worcester Bravehearts

DCU show, tickets

The DCU Center is New England's premiere arena and convention center. Concerts, sporting events and family shows are held in the indoor complex. A ticket to any is sure to be a memorable experience!

Worcester Bravehearts, tickets

Take me out to the ball game! When in Worcester, that's the Bravehearts. In their second minor league season, the team is already the reigning champions of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). When in season, the Bravehearts is a fun outing for any sports enthusiast.

Worcester Railers , tickets

Hockey anyone? The Worcester Railers are the city's newest Hockey Team.  Family fun at in the DCU Center all winter! 

 

Food and Drink

Bocado dance night

Bocado dance night

 

Bocado, dance night

Bocado is Worcester's best tapas restaurant. In addition to food and drinks there is also salsa on Thursday nights! So dance the night away with your significant other or a group of friends.

Wormtown Brewery, Local made beer! 

What more do you need to know? Everyone loves beer! 

Deja Brew, beer making classes

Deja Brew has given DIY an entirely new meaning. At Deja Brew you can craft your own beer perfectly to your liking. A creative gift for someone with taste!

The Cookie Clubhouse, make your own cookies

At The Cookie Clubhouse you are able to make and bake in house! A cozy treat for the holidays with their rich hot chocolate. Now all you need is some milk!

 

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List by: Olivia and Amy