One of the most rewarding parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give gifts to your family, and there is no better gift than spending quality time together. Fortunately, Southgate at Shrewsbury is located nearby to a variety of fantastic experiences that can make fabulous gifts for your loved ones.
Give the gift of art: Southgate is conveniently located between Worcester and Boston, so you have your pick of art museums to choose from! Consider gifting your loved ones a membership to The Worcester Art Museum or the Massachusetts Fine Arts Museum, both of which offer many different membership levels that everyone will enjoy. You can plan multiple days in the new year to spend with your family exploring exhibits, programs, and seeing breathtaking works of art.
Give the gift of cooking together: Sign yourself and your adult kids or older grandchildren up for a cooking class so you can learn something new together! You could even learn a recipe that could become a new holiday tradition! Central Massachusetts has several places to give this thoughtful gift, including Patty’s Kitchen.
Give the gift of science and nature: At Southgate we know that lifelong learning is a key to a happy life, which is why we host so many educational experienes for residents. You can help your grandkids get started on that journey early with a membership to the Ecotarium, where they can explore STEM activities, botanical gardens, and zoos. Plus, with a Family Base Membership, up to four people can be admitted at once, meaning that you can go alongside your grandkids for a day of fun, adventure, and learning. It’s less than 20 minutes from Southgate so it will be the perfect place to meet up with the whole family.
Give the gift of arts and crafts: Spend quality time with your loved ones creating your own beautiful pieces of art with a gift certificate to Claytime! Together, you can visit the local pottery studio to unleash your creativity through painting. Not only will you leave the studio with a new piece of art, but you’ll also have created special memories that will last forever, plus Claytime is located right here in Shrewsbury!
No matter what kind of gift you choose to present your loved ones this year, they will be extra appreciative that you took the time to think of such a thoughtful gift for them. Giving experiences is a great way to plan ahead for the new year and focus on things you can do together, instead of just material objects. These local experiences are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime!