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

Fun 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-friendlyservices and assistance located throughout the park to make it easy for you and your family.



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Meet Julia!

Meet Julia!

Julia is an autistic, 4-year-old girl from Sesame Street who enjoys playing with her friends Elmo and Abby Cadabby.

On weekends, guests can meet Julia in our all-new area, Abby’s Garden!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Preschool Card

Limited-time offer: Kids 5 & younger can enjoy FREE admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island throughout all of 2020 with the Preschool Card.

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Details are now available on Summer Camps here at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Enroll your child in a day camp or a resident camp where they will make new friends and try new things. There is something for everyone!


More Fun for Little Ones

  • Ride Air Grover at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    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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  • Lets Play Together at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Kid-Friendly Shows

    Celebrate showtime at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with fabulous live entertainment from world-class performers. It’s all part of the family-friendly combination of attractions that will make your vacation unforgettable and leave your children with incredible memories!


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  • Animal Connections at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


    Experience up-close, personal encounters with some of nature's most amazing animals in natural habitats such as the expansive Serengeti Plain or in our award-winning Jungala area animal habitats!

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  • 2020 Busch Gardens + Adventure Island Preschool Card

    Children 5 and under can get a FREE 2019 Preschool Card to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island

    Kids 5 and younger can enjoy Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for FREE, now through December 31, 2020.

    • bullet Online registration required
    • bullet Valid for Florida residents only
    • bullet Does not include free parking, separately ticketed events or other discounts

    *Hurry, limited-time offer! Does not include taxes, service fees, free parking, separately-ticketed events or other discounts. Available to Florida residents only. Valid only at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island for children 5 years old and younger at time of redemption. Unlimited admission through 12/31/2020. Guest may be requested to show valid form of ID (a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport) to verify age prior to entry. The Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Preschool Card offer is not available at the park. Advance online registration required. Only the child’s parent/guardian may register online. Parent/guardian does not have to be present to redeem Card, however friend/family member would need to present the required documents listed above. Not valid for student groups/field trips. Offer valid for a limited time and subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Other restrictions apply. Adventure Island is a seasonal park. Please check park hours before your visit.

    Limited-Time Offer
    Child (ages 3-5) $0.00
  • Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour

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    Enjoy an up-close encounter and feeding opportunity with one of the largest tortoises in the world.

    • bullet Opportunities to touch and feed Aldabra tortoises
    • bullet 30-minute walking tour
    • bullet Must be ages 5 & 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 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    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 10% 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. 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.  

    Guest (ages 5+) $19.99 /ea.
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