Young kids and parents alike enjoy riding a carousel at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay animal theme park, located in Florida.

Kid-Friendly Attractions

Tampa Attractions & Things to Do for Families

Our fun theme park's attractions for kids are perfect for toddlers and kids of all ages. Our kid-friendly rides, water activities, play areas, games and shows will provide your children with hours of fun, designed just for them. There are kid-friendly services and assistance located throughout the park to make it easy for you & your family.

Sesame Street® Safari of Fun

Join your favorite furry friends on a family-friendly safari adventure! Little ones can enjoy kid-friendly rides, cool water fun and plenty of memorable shows and excitement with Sesame Street friends.

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Grover with a young fan at Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Kid-Friendly Rides

Young adventurers can choose from several kid-friendly rides and roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! From the Air Grover roller coaster to the splash zone, your little ones are in no shortage of fun rides.

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Ride Air Grover at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Let's Play Together!

Come have a play date with your Sesame Street friends, and enjoy a heartwarming show all about the beauty of friendship! Dance and sing while celebrating that being different is a big part of being friends. Show times vary at the Sunny Day Theater.

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Let's Play Together

Animals

Experience up-close, personal encounters with some of nature's most amazing animals! Take a tour on the Safari Plain or view our award-winning Jungala area. Make sure you leave time to check out the Animal Care Center or take one of our animal insider tours. There's so much to do!

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Animal Connections at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Kid-Friendly Tours

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    Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour

    Enjoy an up-close encounter and feeding opportunity with one of the largest tortoises in the world. Must be ages 3 & up to participate.

    Hailing from the Seychelles' islands, this reptile is one of the largest tortoises in the world. Guests on this special tour will help prepare treats in the Animal Care Center as well as visit the Aldabra Tortoises that call Busch Gardens Tampa Bay home.
     
    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 3 and up to participate. Anyone 13 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    • 20-minute walking tour.

    Due to the nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time. This tour requires significant walking in unpaved areas and on uneven terrain.
    Please check in for your tour directly at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

    Pass Members save up to 20% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    The Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.


    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax.  Advanced reservations must be made before day of visit. Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.  

    Kid-Friendly
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (ages 3+) $19.99 /ea.
  • Animal Ambassador Insider Tour

    Animal Ambassador Insider Tour

    Experience an interactive training session with unique Animal Ambassadors up-close at Animal Connections. Must be ages 3 & up to participate.

    Get an insider’s look into what makes our Animal Ambassadors so famous! Be a part of the fun as you get to step into the Animal Connections’ flamingo habitat and feed flamingos their favorite treat! From there, join our Animal Care Experts on an interactive training session to see unique Animal Ambassadors demonstrate their wild behaviors and adaptations.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 3 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • 30-minute walking tour.
    Due to the nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time. This tour requires significant walking in unpaved areas and on uneven terrain.
    • Please check in for your tour directly at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

    Pass Members save up to 20% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    The Animal Ambassador Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before day of visit. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.
    Get Up-Close to Animal Ambassadors
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (ages 3+) $19.99 /ea.
  • Orangutan swinging on a rope

    Orangutan Insider Tour

    Swing over to Jungala and get an insider's view of the group of orangutans that call Busch Gardens home. Meet with the animal care specialists that enrich the lives of these critically endangered species and get the exclusive opportunity to participate in a private training session in front of the windows at the Orangutan Outpost.


    Please check in for your tour at Tiger Lodge in Jungala at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.


    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 3 & up to participate. Anyone 13 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • 30-minute walking tour.
    • Participate in orangutan training activity.
    • Meet & greet with animal care specialist.
    • This experience is wheelchair accessible. 

    Pass Members save up to 20% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 

    The Orangutan Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before day of visit. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (Ages 3+) $29.99 /ea.
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