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



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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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  • Families enjoy an entertaining show Let's Play Together at Sesame Street at Busch Gardens located in Tampa Florida

    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.


  • 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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  • 2021 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, 2021. Must register online by February 28, 2021 and redeem by March 31, 2021.

    • 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! 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 12/31/2021. Does not include taxes, service fees, free parking, separately-ticketed events or other discounts. Guest will 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 20-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 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.  

    Guest (ages 5+) $19.99 /ea.
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